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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:Hello, it’s Me:Expl Peculiar Ways Anim Commun

  • 17603BIONB 1220  SEM 101

    • TR
    • Thrasher, D

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

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  •   FWS Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • Topic: FWS:Exploring Social Evolution Across Tree of Life

  • 17602BIONB 1220  SEM 102

    • TR
    • Leighton, G

  • For more information about First-Year Writing Seminars, see the Knight Institute website at http://www.arts.cornell.edu/knight_institute

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

  •  3175BIONB 2220  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Dietz, S

  • 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

  •  3176BIONB 2220  LEC 002

    • MWF
    • Dietz, S

  •  3177BIONB 2220  DIS 201

  •  3332BIONB 2220  DIS 202

  •  3576BIONB 2220  DIS 203

  •  3577BIONB 2220  DIS 204

  •  3578BIONB 2220  DIS 205

  •  3579BIONB 2220  DIS 206

  •  3580BIONB 2220  DIS 207

  •  4437BIONB 2220  DIS 208

  •  3581BIONB 2220  DIS 209

  •  4636BIONB 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 Graded

  •  4603BIONB 3215  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Dietz, S

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220, BIOMG 3320, FGSS 2010, LGBT 2290 or 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 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

  •  3351BIONB 3280  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Devoogd, T

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

  •  1459BIONB 3690  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Kessler, A

      Raguso, R

  • 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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Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Combined with: BIOAP 4140BIOMS 4140

  • 3 Credits Graded

  •  3555BIONB 4140  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Fewtrell, C

      Linder, M

      Weiland, G

  • 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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  •   Combined with: MUSIC 1212

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  • Topic: Music on the Brain

  • 15670BIONB 4200  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Hoy, R

  • Subtitle: Why you need and love YOUR music. Prerequisites: None.

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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  •   Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • 15040BIONB 4260  LEC 001

    • TR
    • Webster, M

  • Prerequisites: BIONB 2210. Discussion TBA.

  • 15892BIONB 4260  DIS 201

  • 15893BIONB 4260  DIS 202

  • 15894BIONB 4260  DIS 203

BIONB 4300

Experiments include PCR, immunoprecipitations, western blots, RNAi, antibody staining, optogenetics, and behavioral assays. Experiments emphasize how molecular techniques can be applied to studying ... view course details

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  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  3546BIONB 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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  •   Combined with: COGST 4310PSYCH 4320

  • 4 Credits Graded

  • Topic: Psychology & The Ethnics of Technology

  •  4584BIONB 4330  LEC 001

    • M
    • Edelman, S

      Field, D

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

  •  4462BIONB 4460  LEC 001

    • MWF
    • Kessler, A

      Pawlowska, T

      Raguso, R

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

  •  4465BIONB 4461  LAB 401

    • R
    • Kessler, A

      Pawlowska, T

      Raguso, R

BIONB 4550

This course will examine the neural and molecular mechanisms of decision making across a variety of animal species and humans. The course involves the critical reading and discussion of classic and contemporary ... view course details

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Syllabi: 1 available
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  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 14953BIONB 4550  LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 and permission of instructor.

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

  •  1852BIONB 4910  LEC 001

    • MW
    • Johnson, B

  • Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 or permission of instructor.

  •  1853BIONB 4910  LAB 401

    • M
    • Johnson, B

  •  1854BIONB 4910  LAB 402

    • T
    • Johnson, B

  • 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

  •  1855BIONB 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

  •  2693BIONB 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

  •  2885BIONB 4980  IND 603

    • TBA
    • Dietz, S

  • UG Teaching Support for BIONB 2220 - Introduction to Neuroscience (Dr. Shelby Dietz).

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
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  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  1856BIONB 7201  DIS 201

    • T
    • Shaw, K

  • 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

  •  1857BIONB 7202  DIS 201

    • F
    • Fetcho, J

  • 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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  • 2 Credits Sat/Unsat

  • 15708BIONB 7210  SEM 101

    • TBA
    • Webster, M

  • Requirement for: graduate students 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
  •   Combined with: BIOEE 7640ENTOM 7640

  • 1 Credit Sat/Unsat

  •  3087BIONB 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.