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Course descriptions provided by the Courses of Study 2016-2017.

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

  •  3509BIONB 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

  •  3510BIONB 2220  LEC 002

  •  3511BIONB 2220  DIS 201

  •  3693BIONB 2220  DIS 202

  •  4000BIONB 2220  DIS 203

  •  4001BIONB 2220  DIS 204

  •  4002BIONB 2220  DIS 205

  •  4003BIONB 2220  DIS 206

  •  4004BIONB 2220  DIS 207

  • 15919BIONB 2220  DIS 208

  •  4005BIONB 2220  DIS 209

  • 18124BIONB 2220  DIS 210

BIONB 3215

In this course, we will delve into the neuroscience of gender difference. Reading the original scientific papers and related critical texts, we will ask whether we can find measureable physical differences ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: FGSS 3210LGBT 3210

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 17906BIONB 3215  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220, BIOMG 3320, FGSS 2010, LGBT 2290 and permission of instructor. For NBB concentration: this course may be used toward the additional 7 credit requirement, but does not qualify as an advanced course.

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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  •   Choose one lecture and one laboratory.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15937BIONB 3230  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2210.

  • 15938BIONB 3230  LAB 401

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

  •  3717BIONB 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

  •  1721BIONB 3690  LEC 001

  • 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

  •  3976BIONB 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: Animal Migration, Navigation & homing: Sense Aspec

  •  4903BIONB 4200  LEC 001

  • Prerequisites: Prior course in biology.

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  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Epilepsy

  •  4975BIONB 4200  LEC 002

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220.

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

  •  3965BIONB 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 4310

Our genes influence how we behave. This lecture course explores the current understanding of how genes influence the behavior of a variety of animals, including humans. Topics include the genetic basis ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 15946BIONB 4310  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220.

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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  •   Combined with: COGST 4310PSYCH 4320

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 17810BIONB 4330  LEC 001

BIONB 4350

Examination of the mechanisms by which animals acquire, process, store, and act on information from the environment. Topics to be covered include perception, learning, memory, decision-making, with special ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15947BIONB 4350  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2210.

BIONB 4370

This class examines the neural circuits of motivated behavior and reward, and involves the critical reading and discussion of classic and contemporary papers in this subject. Topics include neural processes ... view course details

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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 15943BIONB 4370  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220.

BIONB 4460

How do plants respond to antagonists, such as herbivores and pathogens? What are the checks and balances that keep mutualist organisms in their tight interactions? How are symbioses organized on molecular, ... view course details

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  •   Combined with: BIOEE 4460PLSCI 4460

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16342BIONB 4460  LEC 001

BIONB 4461

Laboratory course covering topics presented in BIOEE 4460/BIONB 4460/PLSCI 4460. view course details

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  •   Combined with: BIOEE 4461PLSCI 4461

  • 1 Credit Stdnt Opt

  • 16345BIONB 4461  LAB 401

BIONB 4530

Advanced course in evolutionary biology focusing on the pattern and process of speciation and the nature and origin of behavioral, morphological, physiological, and ecological traits that form the intrinsic ... view course details

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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BIOEE 4530

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 16348BIONB 4530  LEC 001

  • 18604BIONB 4530  DIS 201

    • R
    • Shaw, K

  • 18605BIONB 4530  DIS 202

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

  •  2123BIONB 4910  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 or permission of instructor.

  •  2125BIONB 4910  LAB 402

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 or permission of instructor.

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

  •  2126BIONB 4980  IND 601

    • TBA
    • Staff

  • 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.

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2974BIONB 4980  IND 602

    • TBA
    • Johnson, B

  • UG Teaching Support for BIONB 4910 - Principles of Neurophysiology (Dr. Bruce Johnson)

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3189BIONB 4980  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Linster, C

  • UG Teaching Support for BIONB 2220 - Introduction to Neuroscience (Prof. C. Linster).

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  • 1-4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • 18553BIONB 4980  IND 605

    • TBA
    • Manella, L

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

  •  2127BIONB 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

  •  2128BIONB 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

  •  3413BIONB 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.