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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2015-2016.

BIONB 2220

An introduction to neuroscience: the structure and function of the nervous system of humans and other animals. Topics include the cellular and molecular basis for cell signaling, the functions of neurons ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: BIONB 2220

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3603BIONB 2220  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: one year of college level biology for majors (comparative physiology and/or cell and developmental biology are recommended) and one year of chemistry. Priority is given to students studying neurobiology and behavior. Not open to freshmen. May be taken independently of BIONB 2210. 3 credits with no discussion section; 4 credits with one disc per week with problem sets and writing assignments (recommended). 4-credit option required of students in neurobiology and behavior program of study. Limited to 15 students per 4-credit disc.

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BIONB 2220

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3604BIONB 2220  LEC 002

  • Prerequisite: one year of college level biology for majors (comparative physiology and/or cell and developmental biology are recommended) and one year of chemistry. Priority is given to students studying neurobiology and behavior. Not open to freshmen. May be taken independently of BIONB 2210. 3 credits with no discussion section; 4 credits with one disc per week with problem sets and writing assignments (recommended); 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@cornell.edu 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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BIONB 3280

Surveys the approaches that have been or are currently being used in order to understand the biological bases for learning and memory. Topics include invertebrate, "simple system" approaches, avian song ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: PSYCH 3320

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3821BIONB 3280  LEC 001

BIONB 3690

Why are chilies so spicy? This course examines the chemical basis of interactions between species and is intended for students with a basic knowledge of chemistry and biology. Focuses on the ecology and ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: BIOEE 3690ENTOM 3690

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  1763BIONB 3690  LEC 001

    • MWFCorson-Mudd A106
    • Agrawal, A

      Kessler, A

      Raguso, R

      Thaler, J

  • Prerequisite: one majors-level biology course and one semester introductory chemistry for majors or nonmajors or equivalents, or permission of instructor.

BIONB 4140

Undergraduate course surveying system- and organ-related aspects of pharmacology. Topics include mechanisms of drug action; drug disposition; pharmacokinetics; autonomic pharmacology; pharmacology ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: BIOAP 4140BIOMS 4140

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  4107BIONB 4140  LEC 001

  • Prerequisites: Animal Physiology (BIOAP 3110) or Human Anatomy and Physiology (NS 3410).

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

  • Topic: Methods and Principles in Bioacoustics

  • 16550BIONB 4200  LEC 001

  • Background in biology, physics, mathematics and computer science preferred but not necessary.

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  •   Combined with: FGSS 4201LGBT 4200

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Gender and the Brain

  • 17210BIONB 4200  LEC 002

  • Junior, senior, or graduate standing: BIONB 2220 or BIOBM 3320 or by permission of instructor.

BIONB 4260

Communication is the "glue" that holds societies together. This course examines how and why animals communicate. Topics include the role of the environment in shaping animal signals, whether animals tell ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 16149BIONB 4260  LEC 001

  • Prerequisites: BIONB 2210. Discussion TBA.

BIONB 4300

Experiments include PCR, cloning of DNA fragments, RNA purification, restriction digests, bacterial transformation, DNA sequencing, and protein interactions. Experiments emphasize how molecular techniques ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  4094BIONB 4300  LAB 401

  • Prerequisite: BIOMG 3300 or BIOMG 3310. Recommended prerequisite: BIOMG 2801. The time of 9:05 am to 11:00 is required. The lab is open until 5:00 pm for additional work.

BIONB 4330

A course examining the core disciplines of cognitive science using varied themes from semester to semester. view course details

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  • Topic: Mind & Reality in Science Fiction

  •  3943BIONB 4330  LEC 001

BIONB 4910

Laboratory-oriented course designed to teach the concepts and tools of cellular neurophysiology through hands-on experience with extracellular and intracellular electrophysiological techniques, and computer ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory. Combined with: BME 4910ECE 4910

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2176BIONB 4910  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 or written permission of instructor. S-U or letter grades for students outside Neurobiology and Behavior concentration and graduate students, by permission of instructor.

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

  • 16151BIONB 4970  LEC 001

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

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

  •  2179BIONB 4980  IND 601

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  • Prerequisite: previous enrollment in course to be taught or equivalent. Students must register using individual study form. Enrollment form can be found here: https://dust.cals.cornell.edu/IndStudyPolicy.aspx.

BIONB 7000

Lab course offering an introduction to programming in Matlab with a focus on neurobiology and behavior. Modeling, data acquisition, signal processing and data analysis. view course details

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  • 4 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • 16152BIONB 7000  LAB 401

    • TBA
    • Linster, C

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

  •  2180BIONB 7201  DIS 201

  • 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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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  2181BIONB 7202  DIS 201

  • Enrollment limited to: graduate students.

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
  •   Combined with: BIOEE 7640ENTOM 7640

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  3503BIONB 7640  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Agrawal, A

      Kessler, A

      Poveda, K

      Raguso, R

      Thaler, J

  • Permission of instructor required for undergraduate students. May be repeated for credit.