Neuroscience Department Courses
NEU 252 – Physical Neuroscience, 4 credits. A2 (2013-2014). This course will build upon the physical principles underlying neuroscience that were surveyed in NEU 109 – Introduction to Neuroscience. Topics include passive and active potential propagation, membrane and ion channel energetics, and the physical events underlying neurotransmitter release and binding. Prerequisite: NEU 109 – Introduction to Neuroscience
NEU 328, PSYC 328 – Human Neuropsychology, 4 credits. A2 (2012-2013). This course will provide a comprehensive understanding of brain and nervous system physiology. The focus will be on how the nervous system governs behavioral and cognitive processes. Functional and dysfunctional physiology and what this tells us about maladaptive behaviors will also be discussed. Prerequisites: NEU 109 – Introduction to Neuroscience or PSYC 321 – Introduction to Physiological Psychology
NEU 380 – Special Topics, 1 to 4 credits. D. Courses covering various topics of interest in this particular discipline are offered regularly. Contact program director for more information.
NEU 400, BIOL 400 N – Neurobiology, 4 credits. E2. An in-depth exploration of many aspects and functions of the nervous system, with particular emphasis on humans. Topics include neuroanatomy, neurotransmission, information processing and integration, neurodevelopment, neuroregulation, psychoneuroimmunology and diseases of the nervous system. Three lectures and four hours of laboratory per week. Prerequisite: NEU 109 or BIOL 222
NEU 406 – Senior Seminar, 2 credits. E2. This senior-level course will serve as the capstone for the minor. The purpose of this class is to summarize and integrate experiences from the neuroscience minor by revisiting numerous topics of study. Students will also demonstrate the skills they have acquired during the minor by writing a research proposal and presenting this proposal to peers. It is expected that students will have completed most other requirements for the neuroscience minor before enrolling in this course.
NEU 475, CHEM 475 Z – Neurochemistry, 4 credits. A1 (2012-2013). This junior/senior level course studies the chemical and biochemical aspect of neuroscience including ligand binding, pharmacokinetics and second messenger cascades. Prerequisites: consent of instructor. Recommended: NEU 109 – Introduction to Neuroscience and CHEM 373 – Biochemistry I
NEU 480 – Independent Study, 1 to 4 credits. D. This course provides an opportunity for individual students to conduct in-depth research of a particular topic under the direct supervision of a faculty member. Contact the program director for more information.
NEU 490 – Directed Research, 1 to 4 credits. D. Individualized supervision of advanced research in a specific area of neuroscience. Minors may register by permission.