BIONB 3215

BIONB 3215

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

Why are boys more likely than girls to be diagnosed with autism, and why are women more likely than men to be diagnosed with depression? Are there different "gay" and "straight" brains? And how does brain science interact with gender and sexuality in popular debate? Reading and discussing the original scientific papers and related critical texts, we will delve into the neuroscience of gender.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: BIONB 2220, BIOMG 3320, FGSS 2010, and LGBT 2290 or permission of instructor.

Distribution Category (CA-AG, D-AG, OPHLS-AG, PBS-AS)

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the state of the field in gender and neuroscience.
  • Be able to apply concepts from history, philosophy, and critical theory to scientific texts.
  • Demonstrate understanding of the interaction of experimental design, stereotypes, and preconceptions in how studies are carried out and communicated.
  • Be aware of the range of experimental techniques available in neuroscience, and their advantages and limitations.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: FGSS 3210LGBT 3210

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  4158 BIONB 3215   LEC 001

  • 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.