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Courses with the NEUROSCI Subject

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Neuroscience (NEUROSCI)

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105 [BSCI] Meet Your Brain 3 Introduction to the brain and nervous system and how they are affected by your environment and everyday activities.

138 Neuroscience Seminar 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 credits. Introduces new students to individual faculty research interests and helps students link personal interests to academic majors. S, F grading.

150 [BSCI] Art and the Brain 3 Explore networks involved in sensory perception; learn how art integrates perceptual experiences into works that affect our understanding of ourselves.

201 [COMM] Introduction to Communication in the Molecular Life Sciences 3 (1-4) Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 106 with a C or better or BIOLOGY 107 with a C or better. Analysis of primary literature and an introduction to scientific communication skills in the molecular life sciences. (Crosslisted course offered as NEUROSCI 201, MBIOS 201). Recommended preparation: Pre-admitted or admitted major in Biochemistry, Genetics & Cell Biology, Microbiology, or Neuroscience.

275 Special Topics: Study Abroad V 1-15 May be repeated for credit. S, F grading.

301 Foundations of Neuroscience I 3 Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 107, CHEM 105, or NEUROSCI 138. Enrollment in NEUROSCI 301 not allowed if credit already earned for PSYCH 372. Structure and function of the nervous system from single neurons to behavior.

302 Foundations of Neuroscience II 3 Course Prerequisite: CHEM 106; BIOLOGY 107; NEUROSCI 301 or PSYCH 372. In-depth concepts, analysis, and discussion of the experimental foundations for understanding nervous system function.

305 Neurons, Genes, and Behavior 3 Course Prerequisite: NEUROSCI 301, 302, MBIOS 301, or PSYCH 372. In-depth exploration of the organization of the brain, and how this organization underlies behavior.

333 Techniques and Experimental Design in Neuroscience Research 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: NEUROSCI 301 or PSYCH 372; MATH 140, 171, PSYCH 311, STAT 212, 360, 370, or 412. Representative modern neuroscience experiments are explored from a conceptual, technical, and design perspective.

403 [M] Cellular Neurobiology 3 Course Prerequisite: NEUROSCI 302; MBIOS 301; admitted to the major or minor in Neuroscience. Cellular and molecular interactions occurring within the nervous system. Recommended preparation: NEUROSCI 430.

404 Neuroanatomy 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: NEUROSCI 302. Fundamental principles of the organization and plans of circuitry of the nervous system.

409 Affective Neuroscience 3 Course Prerequisite: NEUROSCI 302 or PSYCH 372. Brain mechanisms of human and animal emotions. Credit not granted for both NEUROSCI 409 and NEUROSCI 509. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

425 Foundations of Medical Physiology 3 Course Prerequisite: BIO ENG 210, MBIOS 301, MBIOS 303, NEUROSCI 301, NEUROSCI 302, or PSYCH 372. Integrated functioning of organ systems, focusing on mechanisms of disease, organ dysfunction, and disturbances to whole-animal homeostasis and health. (Crosslisted course offered as NEUROSCI 425, VET PH 425).

426 Foundations of Medical Physiology Lab 1 (0-3) Course Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in NEUROSCI 425. Optional laboratory component of NEUROSCI/VET PH 425. Practical analysis of organ function and health using medical diagnostic equipment and clinical cases. (Crosslisted course offered as NEUROSCI 426,VET PH 426).

430 [M] Principles of Neurophysiology 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: NEUROSCI 302; 4 credits of PHYSICS 102 or 202, or PHYSICS 102 and 112, or PHYSICS 202 and 212, or PHYSICS 206. Advanced exploration of the principles underlying cellular, sensory, motor and integrative functions of the nervous system. Recommended preparation: MBIOS 303.

450 Honors Thesis Research V 1-3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major in Neuroscience; admitted to Honors College. Laboratory research with emphasis on honors thesis or project directed by faculty.

480 Special Topics: Study Abroad V 1-15 May be repeated for credit. S, F grading.

490 [CAPS] Senior Project 3 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major in Neuroscience; senior standing. Senior capstone course for students majoring in Neuroscience.

491 Senior Project-Poster 1 Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major in Neuroscience; senior standing. Research project poster or oral presentation. S, F grading.

495 Directed Research V 1-3 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major or minor in Neuroscience. Introduction to neuroscience research literature.

496 Special Topics V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Course Prerequisite: NEUROSCI 302 with a C or better or junior standing. Reading, discussion, and exploration of contemporary topics in Neuroscience.

499 Special Problems V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the major or minor in Neuroscience. Independent study conducted under the jurisdiction of an approving faculty member; may include independent research studies in technical or specialized problems; selection and analysis of specified readings; development of a creative project; or field experiences. S, F grading.

509 Affective Neuroscience 3 Brain mechanisms of human and animal emotions. Credit not granted for both NEUROSCI 409 and NEUROSCI 509. Offered at 400 and 500 level.

520 Fundamentals of Neuroscience 4 (3-3) Functional aspects of the brain from cell membrane to higher integrative processes. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

529 Integrative Neuroscience 3 Basic biochemical processes in the nervous system and their significance for normal and abnormal function.

531 Neuroscience Laboratory Rotation 1 (0-3) May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 2 credits. Fourteen-week rotation through each of two research laboratories; learning procedures and techniques in neuroscience. S, F grading.

540 Special Topics in Integrative Neuroscience V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Concepts and controversies in neuroscience involving integrative properties of cell systems. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

541 Special Topics in Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Concepts and controversies in neuroscience that involve nerve cell function and regulation. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

542 Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Concepts and controversies in neuroscience that revolve around traditional approaches to nervous system study. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

543 Special Topics in Behavioral/Clinical Neuroscience V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Concepts and controversies in neuroscience that involve normal and pathological aspects of behavior. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

563 Deconstruction of Research 3 Course Prerequisite: Graduate standing in a WSU biomedical based graduate program. Nature and development of scientific investigation through oral and written avenues, and methods of critical analyses applied to questions of biomedical interest. (Crosslisted course offered as NEUROSCI 563, GLANHLTH 563, MBIOS 563, VET MICR 563, VET PATH 563, VET PH 563).

564 Topics in Biomedical Experimentation V 1-3 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Examination of the philosophy of experimental design and practical application and analysis of various experimental approaches in biomedical research. Recommended preparation: graduate standing in a WSU biomedical-based program, and an advanced undergraduate or graduate statistics course. (Crosslisted course offered as NEUROSCI 564, GLANHLTH 564, MBIOS 564, PHIL 564, VET MICR 564, VET PATH 564, VET PH 564).

590 Seminar 1 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 7 credits. Presented by advanced graduate students and faculty (both in INP and around WSU) on their research areas. (Crosslisted course offered as NEUROSCI 590, VET PH 590.) S, F grading.

592 Research Writing and Seminar 2 May be repeated for credit; cumulative maximum 6 credits. Course Prerequisite: Graduate student in Neuroscience program. Essentials of oral and written scientific communication.

600 Special Projects or Independent Study V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent study, special projects, and/or internships. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor before enrolling in 600 credit, which cannot be used toward the core graded credits required for a graduate degree. S, F grading.

700 Master's Research, Thesis, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their master's research, thesis and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 700 credit. S, U grading.

800 Doctoral Research, Dissertation, and/or Examination V 1-18 May be repeated for credit. Course Prerequisite: Admitted to the Neuroscience PhD program. Independent research and advanced study for students working on their doctoral research, dissertation and/or final examination. Students must have graduate degree-seeking status and should check with their major advisor/committee chair before enrolling for 800 credit. S, U grading.

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