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.


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.


Topics in Neurobiology

CAS NE 594

Prereq: (CAS BI 325 or CAS NE 203). Examines contemporary topics in neurobiological research, drawing from recent literature. Students critically evaluate papers, assess the soundness of methods, distinguish correct from incorrect interpretations of data, and discuss the soundness of conclusions. 4 cr.


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