Neuroscience

Course details for Summer 2017 will be available on December 15. The courses below were offered in Summer 2016 and can serve as a guide to what is typically offered.

College of Arts & Sciences

Introduction to Neuroscience

CAS NE 101

An introduction to the biological basis of behavior and cognition. Includes theoretical and practical foundations rooted in psychology, biology, neuropharmacology, and clinical sciences (e.g., neurology and neuropsychiatry). Neuroethical dilemmas are highlighted and integrated when relevant to discussion topics. Carries natural sciences divisional credit without lab in CAS. 4 cr.


Top

Biology of Neurodegenerative Diseases

CAS NE 525

Prereq: (CAS NE 102 or CAS BI 203) and (CAS NE 203 or CAS BI 325). An in-depth look at molecular mechanisms of neurodegenerative diseases and their impact and relevance in clinical diagnosis and treatment. Topics include the molecular pathways of Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, Huntington's, and Creutzfeldt-Jacob Disease, and Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis. 4 cr.


Top

Neural Control of Movement

CAS NE 526

Prereq: (CAS BI 325 or CAS NE 203) or consent of instructor. In-depth examination of the neural mechanisms underlying body movement, with attention to current research techniques and applications to neuroprosthetics. Surveys literature that has shaped our understanding of brain regions including the primary and supplementary motor cortices, brain stem, basal ganglia, and cerebellum. 4 cr.


Top

Courses of Related Interest