01:146:245 Fundamentals of Neurobiology
This course is intended for Life Science majors or those with a strong background in the Biological Sciences.
This course may be used to fulfill the elective requirements of the Biological Sciences major.
Fall, Spring, and Summer
General Biology 119:115-116 or 119:101-102
Knowledge of the basic principles of chemistry and physics is important to success in this course.
This course is an intensive and demanding survey of neurobiology. It is the prerequisite for upper level undergraduate courses in neurobiology and is required for students majoring in Cell Biology & Neuroscience.
* Neurophysiology, Neurotransmission and Neuroanatomy
* Sensation: Vision, audition and somatic sensation
* Motor Systems: Spinal cord, cortex, basal ganglia and cerebellum
* Nervous System Control of Behavior: Motivated behavior, sleep and reproduction
* Neural Circuitry: Circuit formation and function
* Higher Cortical Function: Learning and memory
Course satisfies Departmental Learning Goal(s)
1. Master factual and conceptual knowledge in neuroscience that will provide a solid foundation for success in advanced training and professional careers.
2. Develop an ability to summarize, integrate and organize information.
3. Use scientific reasoning to evaluate the potential for current research and new discoveries to improve our understanding of the nervous system and its relevance to human health and to our society.
Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy
There will be three exams:
1) neurotransmission 2) sensory and motor systems and 3) final exam covering specific aspects of higher cognitive processes and a comprehensive section with questions covering the entire semester.
Exams 1 & 2 are given during regularly scheduled class periods. Exam 3 is given during final exam period.
Required Text: Neuroscience, Dale Purves, 4th edition, Published by Sinauer
If this course is closed, please use the following link to add your name to the wait list: Wait List Sign Up for Spring 2017 Courses . If you have any questions, please contact the Division of Life Sciences - Office of Undergraduate Instruction at 848-445-2075 or visit our office at Nelson Biological Laboratories B112, Busch Campus.
Dr. Anthony Uzwiak
** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.