• NEUR 127: Foundations in Neuroscience and Lab

    This course is an introduction to basic neural function. Topics include neural transmission, development of the nervous system, anatomy, sensory systems, learning and the corresponding change in the brain, and the role of the nervous system in behavior. Team-based learning will be used to understand the experiments that shape current knowledge.

    6 credits; Science with Lab, Quantitative Reasoning Encounter; offered Fall 2022 · Eric Hoopfer, Sarah Meerts
  • NEUR 238: Neurons, Circuits and Behavior

    Neurons are the building blocks of the nervous system. Molecular and cellular neuroscience seeks to understand the fundamental principles that govern how neurons function, how they communicate with each other, and how they assemble into circuits that generate behavior. This course focuses on the molecular and cellular basis of nervous system function from the level of genes and molecules to neural circuits and behavior. We will take an integrative approach to examine the genetic, molecular and cellular mechanisms that underlie neuronal communication, the molecular basis of sensation and innate behaviors, neural plasticity, and nervous system disorders. This course will emphasize the experimental evidence and techniques that have built our understanding of the molecular and cellular basis of behavior through team-based learning, analysis of primary literature papers and laboratory experimentation. A grade of C- or better must be earned in both Neuroscience 238 and 239 to satisfy the LS requirement.

    Prerequisites: Neuroscience 127 or Biology 125.; Concurrent registration in Neuroscience 239. 6 credits; Science with Lab, Quantitative Reasoning Encounter; offered Spring 2023 · Eric Hoopfer
  • NEUR 239: Neurons, Circuits and Behavior Lab

    This laboratory course will provide experience in performing experiments to elucidate the structure and function neurons and neural circuits using classical and cutting-edge techniques. Students will apply these techniques to develop and carry out an independent research project.

    Prerequisites: Concurrent registration in Neuroscience 238 required 2 credits; Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Spring 2023 · Eric Hoopfer
  • NEUR 395: Neuroscience Capstone Seminar

    This capstone seminar will cover current approaches and techniques in the field of neuroscience. Guest speakers in neuroscience and related areas will present their research.

    Prerequisites: Biology 125, Neuroscience 127, Neuroscience 238 & 239, open only to seniors 3 credits; S/CR/NC; Does not fulfill a curricular exploration requirement; offered Spring 2023 · Sarah Meerts