This course introduces students to the structure and function of the nervous system and the neural foundations of behavior. Topics include cellular components of the nervous system; neuroanatomy; neurophysiology; chemical signaling and neuropharmacology; brain development; behavioral genetics; and the neurobiology of movement, perception, homeostasis, emotion, learning, memory, and cognition.
Prerequisite: CHEM121 (C or better) or permission of the Social and Behavioral Science Department
This course examines the neurobiological basis of brain disorders across the lifespan, from disorders that typically present in childhood, such as autism, to degenerative conditions of old age, such as Alzheimer’s disease. Students learn about diagnostic techniques and current treatments for brain disorders.
Prerequisite: NEUR121 (C or better)