PSYC230 Neuroscience of Psychology
Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Psychology
- I. Course Number and Title
- PSYC230 Neuroscience of Psychology
- II. Number of Credits
- 3 credits
- III. Number of Instructional Minutes
- IV. Prerequisites
- PSYC110 (C or better)
- V. Other Pertinent Information
- VI. Catalog Course Description
- This course focuses on biological contributions to behavior. Instruction encompasses teachings regarding introduction to the structure and function of the nervous systems, as well as psychological topics, including but not limited to, emotions, stress, sleep, substance use and abuse, learning, memory, and psychological disorders.
- VII. Required Course Content and Direction
Course Learning Goals
- identify neuroanatomical structures and corresponding functions;
- distinguish neurotransmitter effects on behavior;
- discriminate brain structures and activity in relation to behavior; and
- analyze neuroscience research studies and findings.
Planned Sequence of Topics and/or Learning Activities
- evolution, genetics and experience
- research methodology
- neural structures and functions
- drugs, addictions and treatments
- emotions, stress and health
- psychological disorders
- current directions in neuroscience
Assessment Methods for Course Learning GoalsExams, quizzes, classroom exercises, class or on-line participation, and/or projects as specified in the individual instructor's course format will be utilized. A minimum of four (4) examinations will be given.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Student:Students use educational resources as specified in the individual instructor's syllabus.
Review/Approval Date - 7/2010; New Core 8/2015