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BIONB 1220

The First-Year Writing Seminar is about introducing concepts in neuroscience and behavior and writing extensively about them. Topics vary by section. view course details

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:Sex and the Wild: How Animals Find a Mate

  • 17462BIONB 1220  SEM 101

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS: Addiction Unwoven: Expl Drugs, Brain, & Behav

  • 17463BIONB 1220  SEM 102

    • Topic: FWS: Addiction Unwoven: Expl Drugs, Brain, & Behav
    • TRKennedy Hall 105
    • Johnson, E

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BIONB 2210

General introduction to the field of animal behavior. Topics include evolution and behavior, behavioral ecology, sociobiology, chemical ecology, communication, orientation and navigation, and hormonal ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: BIONB 2210

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1535BIONB 2210  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: two majors-level biology courses. Priority is given to students studying neurobiology and behavior. Not open to freshmen. May be taken independently of BIONB 2220. 3 credits with no discussion section; 4 credits with one disc per week; 5 credits with one or two disc per week and participation in Writing in the Majors program; 4- or 5-credit option required of students in neurobiology and behavior program of study. Limited to 15 students per 4-credit disc (contact lmm8 to choose disc section). Limited to 12 students in 5-credit option (students may not preregister for 5-credit option; interested students complete application form on first day of class).

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BIONB 2210

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1536BIONB 2210  LEC 002

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  • Prerequisite: two majors-level biology courses. Priority is given to students studying neurobiology and behavior. Not open to freshmen. May be taken independently of BIONB 2220. 3 credits with no discussion section; 4 credits with one disc per week; 5 credits with one or two disc per week and participation in Writing in the Majors program; 4- or 5-credit option required of students in neurobiology and behavior program of study. Limited to 15 students per 4-credit disc (contact lmm8 to choose disc section). Limited to 12 students in 5-credit option (students may not preregister for 5-credit option; interested students complete application form on first day of class).

  •  1538BIONB 2210  DIS 201

    • TBA
    • Shaw, K

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BIONB 2210

  • 5 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1537BIONB 2210  LEC 003

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  • Prerequisite: two majors-level biology courses. Priority is given to students studying neurobiology and behavior. Not open to freshmen. May be taken independently of BIONB 2220. 3 credits with no discussion section; 4 credits with one disc per week; 5 credits with one or two disc per week and participation in Writing in the Majors program; 4- or 5-credit option required of students in neurobiology and behavior program of study. Limited to 15 students per 4-credit disc (contact lmm8 to choose disc section). Limited to 12 students in 5-credit option (students may not preregister for 5-credit option; interested students complete application form on first day of class).

  •  1539BIONB 2210  DIS 202

    • TBA
    • Shaw, K

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BIONB 3220

Covers comparative and evolutionary approaches to the study of the relationship between reproductive hormones and sexual behavior in vertebrates, including humans. Also hormonal contributions to other ... view course details

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  •  4922BIONB 3220  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisites: Any one of the following: Psych 2230, NB2210, NB 2220 or one year of introductory biology plus a course in psychology.

BIONB 3950

Focuses on how different molecular and genetic approaches have led to major advances in neuroscience.  Lectures, student presentations, and discussions examine original research articles.  Topics include ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 15579BIONB 3950  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 or BIOMG 3300 or BIOMG 3320.

BIONB 4200

Courses on selected topics in neurobiology and behavior; can include lecture and seminar courses. See course roster for offerings. view course details

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  • 2 Credits Grade(GRV)

  • Topic: Animal Behav & Conserv Biol

  • 16448BIONB 4200  LEC 001

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Topics Computational Neurosci

  • 16449BIONB 4200  LEC 002

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  • Prerequisites: Intro to Computational Neuroscience or permission of instructor.

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  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Evolution of Conflict&Limits

  • 16719BIONB 4200  LEC 003

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  • Prerequisites: BIONB 2210.

BIONB 4230

Studies the relationship between structure and function in the central nervous system, stressing the importance of evolutionary and mechanistic approaches for understanding the human behavior ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PSYCH 4250PSYCH 6250

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4050BIONB 4230  SEM 101

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  • Prerequisite: two majors-level biology courses or; biopsychology or neurobiology (e.g.,Psych 2230 or BIONB 2210, BIONB 2220); and an introductory course in perception, cognition, or language (e.g., Psych 1102, Psych 2090, Psych 2140, or Psych 2150).

BIONB 4280

The goal of this course is to provide students with an appreciation of the current challenges facing researchers studying neurodiseases. The focus is on the etiology, epidemiology, cellular and molecular ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15581BIONB 4280  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisites: two courses from BIONB 2220, BIOGD 2800, BIOBM 3300 or 3310; co-registration in one of the courses is acceptable by permission of instructor. Open to advanced undergraduates.

BIONB 4310

Our genes influence how we behave. This lecture course explores the current understanding of how genes influence the behavior of a variety of animals, including humans. Topics include the genetic basis ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15586BIONB 4310  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220.

BIONB 4320

Almost all behaviors-from speech to a cross court forehand-are mediated by the contraction of muscles. This course examines the neural origins of motor behavior, from simple reflexes to complex learned ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15583BIONB 4320  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 or ECE 2100 or permission of instructor.

BIONB 4330

Topic: Imagination and Creativity view course details

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  • Topic: Consciousness & Free Will

  • 16829BIONB 4330  LEC 001

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BIONB 4340

An intensive course for upper-division students interested in behavorial ecology and sociobiology. Lectures, discussions, and student presentations examine topics including adaptation, communication, mating ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15584BIONB 4340  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisites: BIONB 2210, BIOEE 1610 or BIOEE 1780 or permission of instructor.

  • 15585BIONB 4340  DIS 201

    • TBA
    • Koenig, W

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BIONB 4700

Overview of the diversity of modern biophysical experimental techniques used in the study of biophysical systems at the cellular and molecular level. view course details

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BIONB 4970

How does the brain evolve? One of the fastest-growing areas of study in neuroscience is the evolution of developmental mechanisms that have shaped the remarkable diversity in brain organization observed ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15587BIONB 4970  LEC 001

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  • Intended for juniors, seniors, and graduate students; BIONB 2220 or equivalent.

BIONB 4980

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3736BIONB 4980  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

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  • Prerequisite: previous enrollment in course to be taught or equivalent. Arts students may not count this course toward graduation but may, upon petition (one time only) to their class dean, carry fewer than 12 other credits and remain in good standing. This would affect Dean's List eligibility but not eligibility for graduating with distinction. Students from all Colleges must submit a CALS Special Studies Form (Available online: http://cals.cornell.edu/academics/registrar/policies/#independent-study). Do not sign into section 601. You will be put in the course after submitting form online.

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  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18169BIONB 4980  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Shaw, K

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  • Undergraduate Teaching Experience in BIONB 2210 - Introduction to Behavior. Enrollment form can be found here: https://dust.cals.cornell.edu/IndStudyPolicy.aspx.

BIONB 6702

An advanced graduate seminar designed to examine selected topics in behavioral ecology in depth. Topics change each year and address a critical sub-field or cross-disciplinary area of investigation. Examples ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: NTRES 6702

  • 2 Credits Sat/UnSat

  • Topic: Underpinnings of environ behav

  • 17313BIONB 6702  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Dickinson, J

      Koenig, W

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  • This is a graduate course; undergraduates are welcome but must have taken BIONB 2210 or PSYCH 1101 and have permission of the instructor. Organizational meeting 5:15pm Thursday, 28 August 2014, A305 CMH (Rosenblatt).

BIONB 7201

A weekly journal club-style discussion. Graduate students may be expected to present a summary of their research or a summary of research in the literature related to their thesis once per year. BIONB ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/UnSat

  •  1540BIONB 7201  DIS 201

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  • Permission of instructor is required for undergraduates.

BIONB 7202

A weekly journal club-style discussion. Graduate students may be expected to present a summary of their research or a summary of research in the literature related to their thesis once per year. BioNB ... view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/UnSat

  •  1541BIONB 7202  DIS 201

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  • Permission of instructor is required for undergraduates.

BIONB 7210

A graduate-level seminar with presentations from lecturers in BIONB 2210 and BIONB 2220. Discussions of current research in the area of neurobiology or behavior that have been presented in the lecture ... view course details

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  • 2 Credits Sat/UnSat

  •  1583BIONB 7210  SEM 101

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  • Requirement for: graduate students majoring in neurobiology and behavior. Corequisite: BIONB 2210 and 2220.

BIONB 7640

Group intensive study of current research in plant-insect interactions. Topics vary from semester to semester but include chemical defense, coevolution, insect community structure, population regulation, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: BIOEE 7640ENTOM 7640

  • 1 Credit Sat/UnSat

  •  4398BIONB 7640  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Agrawal, A

      Kessler, A

      Poveda, K

      Raguso, R

      Thaler, J

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  • Permission of instructor is required for undergraduates. May be repeated for credit.