PSYC230 Neuroscience of Psychology
Department of Social & Behavioral Science: Psychology
Course Number and TitlePSYC230 Neuroscience of Psychology
Number of Credits3 credits
Minimum Number of Instructional Minutes Per Semester2250
PrerequisitesPSYC110 (C or better)
Other Pertinent InformationNone.
Catalog Course DescriptionThis 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.
Required Course Content and Direction
- Course Students will:
- 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.
- Core(if applicable) This course in not included in the Core.
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 Core Learning Goals:
- Course Exams, 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 examinations will be given.
- Core (if applicable) This course is not included in the Core.
Reference, Resource, or Learning Materials to be used by Students:Students use educational resources as specified in the individual instructor’s format.
Teaching Methods EmployedSection VIII is not being used in new and revised syllabi as of 12/10/08.
Review/Approval Date - 7/2010