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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

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: Females, Males, and All the In-Betweens

  • 18775BIONB 1220  SEM 101

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Falk, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

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Syllabi: none
  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:Social Neurobiology:Evolution of Social Brain

  • 18776BIONB 1220  SEM 102

    • MWOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Vogt, C

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://knight.as.cornell.edu/.

BIONB 2210

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

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BIONB 2210

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1253BIONB 2210  LEC 001

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Dietz, S

      Reeve, H

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    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. Enrollment limited to 15 students per 4-credit disc. Four-credit option required of students in neurobiology and behavior program of study. Three credits with no discussion section; 4 credits with one disc per week and writing assignments.

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BIONB 2210

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1254BIONB 2210  LEC 002

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Dietz, S

      Reeve, H

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    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. Enrollment limited to 15 students per 4-credit disc. Four-credit option required of students in neurobiology and behavior program of study. Three credits with no discussion section; 4 credits with one disc per week and writing assignments.

  •  1255BIONB 2210  DIS 201

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Dietz, S

      Reeve, H

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  1256BIONB 2210  DIS 202

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Dietz, S

      Reeve, H

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  2674BIONB 2210  DIS 203

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Dietz, S

      Reeve, H

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  2675BIONB 2210  DIS 204

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Dietz, S

      Reeve, H

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  2900BIONB 2210  DIS 205

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Dietz, S

      Reeve, H

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  2676BIONB 2210  DIS 206

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Dietz, S

      Reeve, H

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  2901BIONB 2210  DIS 207

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Dietz, S

      Reeve, H

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  2677BIONB 2210  DIS 208

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Dietz, S

      Reeve, H

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  2678BIONB 2210  DIS 209

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Dietz, S

      Reeve, H

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  2902BIONB 2210  DIS 210

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Dietz, S

      Reeve, H

  • Instruction Mode: Online

BIONB 3220

Covers comparative and evolutionary approaches to the study of the relationship between peripheral hormones and neuroendocrine mechanisms in vertebrates, including humans, with sexual behavior, affiliative ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PSYCH 3220PSYCH 7220

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  2524BIONB 3220  LEC 001

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Freeman, A

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 16623BIONB 3950  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person Transition to Online
    Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 or BIOMG 3300 or BIOMG 3320.
    Enrollment limited to students who are able to attend in-person classes in the Ithaca area.

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 20783BIONB 3950  LEC 002

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Deitcher, D

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    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. Topics vary by section; see Class Roster. view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Sound Signals for Survival

  •  3027BIONB 4200  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Hoy, R

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Compared to vision the sense of hearing is vastly under-rated and under-appreciated. Most animals, including humans, live in world of sound. Social behavior is a matter of communication and auditory signals mediate the predator-prey and reproductive interactions that are prominent in both natural and sexual selection. This course is aimed at students interested in the ways that animals hear and communicate using acoustic signals and in humans—how and why “music works.” The sensory neurobiology of hearing and listening to sound as well as the neuromotor mechanism for producing sounds will be examined in the context of the behavioral acts that are acoustically mediated. The course will consist of Zoom lectures and discussions by instructor followed later in the term by class presentations.

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: The Neurobiology of Depression

  •  3191BIONB 4200  LEC 002

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Harris-Warrick, R

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisites: BIONB 2220; BioNB 3920 recommended.

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Neuromodulation, Brain States, and Behavior

  • 17494BIONB 4200  LEC 003

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Warden, M

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisites: 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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16622BIONB 4320  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Goldberg, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 or ECE 2100 and permission of instructor. Please send a brief statement of your interest in the class and what year you will be in Fall 2018 (e.g., senior, junior) to jhg285.

BIONB 4330

A seminar series examining current and classical ideas in human sciences and the humanities.  Themes vary from semester to semester view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COGST 4310PSYCH 4320

  • 4 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Practical Approaches to Saving the World

  • 17567BIONB 4330  SEM 101

    • MOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Edelman, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

BIONB 4700

Overview of the diversity of modern biophysical experimental techniques used in the study of biophysical systems at the molecular, cellular, and population level. Emphasis is placed on groundbreaking methods ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: AEP 4700BME 5700VETMM 4700

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2921BIONB 4700  LEC 001

    • TROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Lambert, G

  • Instruction Mode: Online

BIONB 7200

Designed to provide several study groups each semester on specialized topics. A group may meet for whatever period is judged adequate to enable coverage of the selected topics. Discussion of current literature ... view course details

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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • Topic: Academic Skills for Biologists

  • 20150BIONB 7200  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    1 Credit. Prerequisite: Intended for graduate students, post A-exam preferred. Postdoctoral fellows may audit with permission of instructor (Prof. Raguso, rar229@cornell.edu). S-U grades only. Day and time TBD. In-depth discussions of career choices for academic biologists to empower them to manage their careers. Topics to be covered include developing strong CVs, personal statements, public speaking and interview skills, competing for postdoctoral, faculty and other professional positions, interviewing, dual careers, where to publish, grant administration, dealing with editors, tenure, promotion and other issues. Workshops will include panel discussions with postdocs, former NBB graduates and faculty members.

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  •  1257BIONB 7201  DIS 201

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Raguso, R

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  •  1258BIONB 7202  DIS 201

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Fetcho, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Permission of instructor is required for undergraduates.

BIONB 7210

Designed to assist students in mapping their graduate careers and in choosing and pursuing transformative and tractable thesis topics. The core of the course will be open-ended discussions directed by ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  2755BIONB 7210  SEM 101

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Goldberg, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BIOEE 7640ENTOM 7640

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  2394BIONB 7640  SEM 101

    • FOnline Meeting
    • Sep 2 - Dec 16, 2020
    • Agrawal, A

      Kessler, A

      Poveda, K

      Raguso, R

      Thaler, J

  • Instruction Mode: Online
    Permission of instructor is required for undergraduates. May be repeated for credit.