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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:Nature to Knowledge: Natural Hist Role in Scie

  • 18197BIONB 1220  SEM 101

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  • For more information about First-year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:Flocks, Swarms &Crowds--How Order Emerges

  • 18198BIONB 1220  SEM 102

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  • For more information about First-year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

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

  •  1479BIONB 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

  •  1480BIONB 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).

  •  1482BIONB 2210  DIS 201

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  •  1483BIONB 2210  DIS 202

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  • 18077BIONB 2210  DIS 203

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  • 18078BIONB 2210  DIS 204

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  • 18079BIONB 2210  DIS 205

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  • 18080BIONB 2210  DIS 206

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  • 18081BIONB 2210  DIS 207

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  • 18082BIONB 2210  DIS 208

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  • 18083BIONB 2210  DIS 209

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  • 18084BIONB 2210  DIS 210

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

  • 5 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1481BIONB 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).

  • 18085BIONB 2210  DIS 211

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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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  •  4646BIONB 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 3240

This course is designed to provide an introduction to experimental research on the neural basis of behavior and cognition in animals.  Topics will include basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, neural ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PSYCH 3240

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16627BIONB 3240  LAB 401

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  • Prerequisite: PSYCH 2230 or BIONB 2220, may be taken concurrently with these courses. Course fee: Lab fee $100. Permission of instructor required.

BIONB 3250

Insects are the most diverse organisms on earth, with equally diverse behavior. This course will introduce you to the fascinating world of insect behavior. You will gain familiarity to insect behavior ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: ENTOM 3250

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

BIONB 3920

Introduction to neuropharmacology, with an emphasis on the neural mechanisms of psychoactive drugs. Topics include a brief introduction to neuropharmacology and a discussion of the major neurotransmitter ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16224BIONB 3920  LEC 001

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  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 or equivalent course in neurobiology by permission of instructor. Recommended prerequisite: knowledge of biochemistry. Dis TBA.

BIONB 4200

Courses on selected topics in neurobiology and behavior; can include lecture and seminar courses. Topics vary by section. view course details

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  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

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  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Evolution of Acoustic Communication

  • 18471BIONB 4200  LEC 002

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  • BIONB 2210 preferred but not required as a pre-requisite or co-requisite, intended for juniors, seniors. See department website for description: http://www.nbb.cornell.edu/Courses/index.html

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

  •  3897BIONB 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

  • 17104BIONB 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 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 4980

Designed to give qualified undergraduate students teaching experience through actual involvement in planning and assisting in biology courses.  This experience may include supervised participation in a ... view course details

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3611BIONB 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.

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. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  1484BIONB 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. view course details

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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  1485BIONB 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

  •  1526BIONB 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

  •  4219BIONB 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.