BIONB 2220

BIONB 2220

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2020-2021.

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 in communication and in decision making; neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, sensory systems, motor systems, neural development, learning and memory, and other complex brain functions. The course will emphasize how the nervous system is built during development, how it changes with experiences during life, how it functions in normal behavior, and how it is disrupted by injury and disease. Discussion sections will include a dissection of a preserved sheep brain.

When Offered Spring, Summer.

Permission Note Priority given to: students studying Neurobiology and Behavior. Not open to: freshmen.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: one year of college level biology for majors (Comparative Physiology and/or Cell and Developmental Biology are recommended) and one year of chemistry.

Distribution Category (OPHLS-AG, PBS-AS, BIO-AS)
Satisfies Requirement Four-credit option required of students in Neurobiology and Behavior program of study.

Comments May be taken independently of BIONB 2210.

Outcomes
  • Demonstrate knowledge of core concepts and principles in neuroscience through writing, speaking, and problem solving.
  • Link neuroscience concepts to observations and experiments using the scientific method.
  • Categorize the functions of the major components of the central and peripheral nervous system to the extent they are known.
  • Apply the laws of chemistry and physics to understanding mechanisms of neural activity.
  • Assess how mechanisms of animal and human neural function at multiple scales, from molecules and molecular interactions to interaction of neural circuits and brain pathways.
  • Explain how information is encoded by neurons and neural circuits: describe how perceptions are represented, stored, and recalled for later use in decision making and control of behavior.
  • Interpret modern views of how the nervous system changes with experience, and how it is disrupted by injury and disease.
  • Interpret modern views of how the brain generates complex cognitive function including communication, emotions, sleep and cognition.

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Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: BIONB 2220

  • 3 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  3164BIONB 2220  LEC 001

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Dietz, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

Enrollment Information
Syllabi: 1 available
  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion. Combined with: BIONB 2220

  • 4 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2154BIONB 2220  LEC 002

    • MWFOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Dietz, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

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    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Dietz, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  2336BIONB 2220  DIS 202

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    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Dietz, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  2338BIONB 2220  DIS 204

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Dietz, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  2739BIONB 2220  DIS 206

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Dietz, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  2340BIONB 2220  DIS 207

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Dietz, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  2814BIONB 2220  DIS 208

    • TOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Dietz, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  3056BIONB 2220  DIS 209

    • WOnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Dietz, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online

  •  3162BIONB 2220  DIS 210

    • ROnline Meeting
    • Feb 8 - May 14, 2021
    • Dietz, S

  • Instruction Mode: Online