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Courses with the NEUROSCI Subject

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Neuroscience (NEUROSCI)

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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. Typically offered Spring. S, F grading.

150 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.

150 (Effective through Summer 2024) [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.

301 Foundations of Neuroscience I 3 Course Prerequisite: BIOLOGY 107. 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. Recommended preparation: CHEM 105, NEUROSCI 105. Typically offered Fall.

301 (Effective through Summer 2024) 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. Typically offered Fall.

302 Foundations of Neuroscience II 3 Course Prerequisite: NEUROSCI 301 or PSYCH 372. In-depth concepts, analysis, and discussion of the experimental foundations for understanding nervous system function. Recommended preparation: CHEM 105, CHEM 106.

302 (Effective through Summer 2024) 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.

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. Cellular and molecular interactions occurring within the nervous system. Recommended preparation: NEUROSCI 430. Typically offered Fall.

403 (Effective through Summer 2024) [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. Typically offered Fall.

404 Neuroanatomy 3 Course Prerequisite: NEUROSCI 301. Fundamental principles of the organization and plans of circuitry of the nervous system. Typically offered Spring.

404 (Effective through Summer 2024) Neuroanatomy 4 (3-3) Course Prerequisite: NEUROSCI 302. Fundamental principles of the organization and plans of circuitry of the nervous system. Typically offered Spring.

405 Neuroanatomy Laboratory 1 (0-3) Course Prerequisite: NEUROSCI 301; NEUROSCI 404 or concurrent enrollment or instructor permission. Laboratory investigation of 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. Typically offered Fall.

430 [M] Principles of Neurophysiology 3 Course Prerequisite: NEUROSCI 301. Advanced exploration of the principles underlying cellular, sensory, motor and integrative functions of the nervous system. Recommended preparation: previous or concurrent enrollment in PHYSICS 102 and 112, or PHYSICS 202 and 212, or PHYSICS 206. Typically offered Fall.

430 (Effective through Summer 2024) [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. Typically offered Fall.

431 Principles of Neurophysiology Laboratory 1 (0-3) Course Prerequisite: NEUROSCI 301; NEUROSCI 430 or concurrent enrollment or instructor permission. Advanced laboratory exploration of the principles underlying cellular, sensory, motor, and integrative functions of the nervous system. Recommended preparation: MBIOS 303.

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

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. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer.

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: By department permission only; 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. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. 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. Typically offered Fall.

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

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. Typically offered Fall. 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. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. 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. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. 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. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. 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. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. Cooperative: Open to UI degree-seeking students.

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.) Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. 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. Typically offered Spring.

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. Typically offered Fall, Spring, and Summer. S, U grading.

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