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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

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 & Gender Politics in Scientific Research

  • 19491BIONB 1220  SEM 101

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

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:Ethical Invest of Neuroscience of Perception

  • 19492BIONB 1220  SEM 102

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

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:Nothing in Bio Makes Sense:Wtg Persuasive-Evol

  • 19493BIONB 1220  SEM 103

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

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:Natural Hist Collect-Windows Onto Envir Chang

  • 19494BIONB 1220  SEM 104

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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:Alien Evol:Using Earth To Predict Life

  • 19495BIONB 1220  SEM 105

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BIONB 2210

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1249BIONB 2210  LEC 001

    • MWFUris Hall G01
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Dietz, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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

  •  1250BIONB 2210  LEC 002

    • MWFUris Hall G01
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Dietz, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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.

  •  1251BIONB 2210  DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  1252BIONB 2210  DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2659BIONB 2210  DIS 204

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2880BIONB 2210  DIS 205

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2660BIONB 2210  DIS 206

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2881BIONB 2210  DIS 207

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2661BIONB 2210  DIS 208

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2662BIONB 2210  DIS 209

    • WWeill Hall 224
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Dietz, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2882BIONB 2210  DIS 210

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PSYCH 3220PSYCH 7220

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  2515BIONB 3220  LEC 001

    • MWFUris Hall 202
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Ophir, A

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

BIONB 3230

This course provides hands-on experience with modern methods for studying animal behavior both in the field and in the laboratory. Class projects will be complemented with a series of workshops ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  3127BIONB 3230  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: BioNB 2210

  •  3128BIONB 3230  LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PSYCH 3240

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 20062BIONB 3240  LAB 401

    • WUris Hall B15
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Smith, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3068BIONB 3920  LEC 001

    • TRCorson-Mudd A106
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Harris-Warrick, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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; see Class Roster. view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Genomics and Social Evolution

  •  2981BIONB 4200  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisites: BioNB 2210

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Behavioral and Evol Responses to Climate Change

  •  3141BIONB 4200  LEC 002

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisites: BioNB 2210

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

  • 17161BIONB 4330  SEM 101

    • MUris Hall 201
    • Aug 26 - Dec 7, 2021
    • Edelman, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

BIONB 4380

This course is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in computational methods for analyzing neural and behavioral data. Potential topics include signal processing, spectral ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  3189BIONB 4380  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: Basic calculus and programming experience are recommended. This course is intended for advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in computational methods for analyzing neural and behavioral data. Potential topics include signal processing, spectral analysis, information theory, cluster analysis, fitting parametrized models and maximum entropy models. We will also look at applications of modern machine learning techniques to scoring, analyzing and interpreting data. Although the course will be geared towards students who are new to computational methods, familiarity with calculus is recommended. Students will be asked to give a short oral presentation at the end of the semester on the use of methods from the class to analyze a real dataset.

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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  • 17215BIONB 4700  LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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

  • 16707BIONB 7201  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to: graduate students.

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

  • 16708BIONB 7202  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Enrollment limited to: graduate students.

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

  •  2738BIONB 7210  SEM 101

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

BIONB 7212

In-depth discussions of career choices for academic biologists to empower them to manage their careers. Topics to be covered insclude developing strong CVs, personal statements, public speaking and interviw ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  • 17063BIONB 7212  SEM 101

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: Intended for graduate students, post A-Exam preferred. Postdoctoral fellows may audit with permission of instructor.

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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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BIOEE 7640ENTOM 7640

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  2387BIONB 7640  SEM 101

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