Neurobiology & Behavior (BIONB)Agriculture and Life Sciences

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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022. Courses of Study 2022-2023 is scheduled to publish mid-June.

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:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BIONB 2210

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1215 BIONB 2210   LEC 001

    • MWF To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • 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.

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

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1216 BIONB 2210   LEC 002

    • MWF To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • 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.

  •  1217 BIONB 2210   DIS 201

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Dietz, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  1218 BIONB 2210   DIS 202

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Dietz, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2426 BIONB 2210   DIS 203

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Dietz, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2427 BIONB 2210   DIS 204

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Dietz, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2626 BIONB 2210   DIS 205

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Dietz, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2428 BIONB 2210   DIS 206

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    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Dietz, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2627 BIONB 2210   DIS 207

    • R To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Dietz, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2429 BIONB 2210   DIS 208

    • R To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Dietz, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2430 BIONB 2210   DIS 209

    • W To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Dietz, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  2628 BIONB 2210   DIS 210

    • T To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Dietz, S

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

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  2322 BIONB 3220   LEC 001

    • MWF To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Ophir, A

  • 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PSYCH 3240

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  3231 BIONB 3240   LAB 401

    • W
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Smith, D

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

BIONB 3300

Covers the basic ideas and techniques involved in computational neuroscience. Surveys diverse topics, including neural dynamics of small networks of cells, neural coding, learning in neural networks and ... view course details

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Syllabi:
  • 16674 BIONB 3300   LEC 001

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Linster, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: BioNB 2220 or permission of instructor.

Syllabi:
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: BIONB 3300BME 3300COGST 3300PSYCH 3300

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16702 BIONB 3300   LEC 002

    • MW To Be Assigned
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Linster, C

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: BioNB 2220 or permission of instructor

  • 16711 BIONB 3300   LAB 401

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

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:
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits Graded

  • Topic: The Neurobiology of Depression

  •  2709 BIONB 4200   LEC 001

    • M Corson-Mudd A305
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Harris-Warrick, R

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisites: BioNB 2220; BioNB 3920 strongly recommended

Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Brain Sensation through the Lens of Evolution

  • 18841 BIONB 4200   LEC 002

    • M
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Bass, A

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequites: BioNB 2220 or equivalent - Grad students & Seniors

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:
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16660 BIONB 4320   LEC 001

    • TR Corson-Mudd W364
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Goldberg, J

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    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: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: COGST 4310PSYCH 4320

  • 3 Credits GradeNoAud

  • Topic: Varieties of Freedom

  •  2966 BIONB 4330   SEM 101

    • M
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Edelman, S

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

BIONB 4720

This course will explore the wide diversity in visual systems across organisms and how evolution shapes these visual systems to solve a wide range of daily challenges. Vision often plays a key role in ... view course details

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Syllabi:
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 18173 BIONB 4720   LEC 001

    • TR Corson-Mudd W358
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Sandkam, B

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: BioNB 2210

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:
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Mate Choice Evolution - modern perspectives

  • 19016 BIONB 7200   LEC 001

    • T
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Sandkam, B

      Shaw, K

      Webster, M

  • 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:
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  •  2951 BIONB 7201   SEM 101

    • T Corson-Mudd W358
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Webster, M

  • 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:
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit S/U NoAud

  •  2952 BIONB 7202   SEM 101

    • F Corson-Mudd A305
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Fetcho, J

  • 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:
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 2 Credits S/U NoAud

  •  2497 BIONB 7210   SEM 101

    • R Corson-Mudd W364
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Goldberg, J

  • 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:
  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  2955 BIONB 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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Syllabi: none
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BIOEE 7640ENTOM 7640

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  2209 BIONB 7640   SEM 101

    • F
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Agrawal, A

      Kessler, A

      Poveda, K

      Raguso, R

      Thaler, J

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