Neuroscience (NSC)

NSC 1101  New Student Seminar in Psychology and Neuroscience  (1)  
Cross-listed as PSY 1101  

See PSY 1101 for course information.

NSC 1106  Introduction to Neuroscience Laboratory  (1)  
Pre-requisite(s): NSC 1306 or concurrent enrollment  

Laboratory experiments illustrating procedures in neuroanatomy, behavioral neuroscience, animal learning and behavior, and human sensation and perception.

NSC 1306  Introduction to Neuroscience  (3)  

An introduction to the biological bases of human and animal behavior. Emphasis is placed upon neuroanatomical, neurophysiological, and behavioral methodologies which contribute to an understanding of brain-behavior relationships.

NSC 1V9R  Research  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Consent of the instructor  

Undergraduate research undertaken with the supervision of a faculty member. May be taken for a maximum of 6 hours.

NSC 2306  Research Methods in Neuroscience  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): NSC 1306 with a grade of B or better  

An introduction to fundamental principles, techniques, and procedures that underlie neuroscience research.

NSC 2V9R  Research  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Consent of the instructor  

Undergraduate research undertaken with the supervision of a faculty member. May be taken for a maximum of 6 hours.

NSC 3111  Laboratory in Cognition  (1)  
Cross-listed as PSY 3111  
Pre-requisite(s): NSC 3311 or concurrent enrollment  

Laboratory experiments illustrating methods and procedures in cognitive psychology.

NSC 3120  Laboratory in Learning and Behavior  (1)  
Cross-listed as PSY 3120  
Pre-requisite(s): NSC 3320 or PSY 3320 or concurrent enrollment  

Laboratory experiments illustrating methods and procedures in learning and behavior.

NSC 3123  Laboratory in Sensation and Perception  (1)  
Cross-listed as PSY 3123  
Pre-requisite(s): NSC 3323 or PSY 3323 or concurrent enrollment  

Laboratory experiments illustrating methods and procedures in sensation and perception.

NSC 3311  Cognition  (3)  
Cross-listed as PSY 3311  
Pre-requisite(s): NSC 1106-1306, and either PSY 2402 or MTH 1321; or consent of instructor  

Introduction to the structures and processes involved in human cognition, including thinking, problem solving, language, attention, and memory.

NSC 3320  Learning and Behavior  (3)  
Cross-listed as PSY 3320  
Pre-requisite(s): NSC 1106-1306, and either PSY 2402 or MTH 1321 or consent of instructor  

An examination of human and animal learning and behavior within a nature-nurture framework.

NSC 3323  Sensation and Perception  (3)  
Cross-listed as PSY 3323  
Pre-requisite(s): NSC 1106-1306, and either PSY 2402 or MTH 1321 or consent of instructor  

An introduction to the anatomical, physiological, motivational, and cognitive factors which determine conscious sensory and perceptual experience.

NSC 3370  Affective Neuroscience  (3)  
Cross-listed as PSY 3370  
Pre-requisite(s): NSC 1306 and 1106  

Explores the underlying neural circuits important for normal and abnormal emotional behavior and experience. Focus on neuroimaging studies of human disorders for which there is a critical mass of data regarding the neural underpinnings of psychopathology.

NSC 3375  Sleep  (3)  
Cross-listed as PSY 3375  

See PSY 3375 for course information.

NSC 3381  Neuroscience and the Law  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): NSC 1306 and (PSY 2405 or NSC 2306)  

Examines neuroscience methods and research related to criminal and civil law and society at large, providing a broad overview of the major topics in the area.

NSC 3V9R  Research  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Consent of the instructor  

Undergraduate research undertaken with the supervision of a faculty member. May be taken for a maximum of 6 hours.

NSC 4119  Laboratory in Clinical Neuroscience  (1)  
Cross-listed as PSY 4119  
Pre-requisite(s): Credit or concurrent enrollment in either NSC 4319 or PSY 4319  

Laboratory experiments illustrating methods and procedures in clinical neuroscience.

NSC 4130  Advanced Laboratory in Neural Science  (1)  
Cross-listed as PSY 4130  
Pre-requisite(s): NSC/PSY 4330 or concurrent enrollment  

Laboratory experiments illustrating methods and procedures in Behavioral Neuroscience.

NSC 4312  Behavioral Medicine  (3)  
Cross-listed as PSY 4312  
Pre-requisite(s): NSC 1106 and 1306 or consent of instructor  

Topics include the role of mind, brain, and behavior in health, disease and wellness; the history, philosophy, and current status of health care systems; physiological and behavioral analyses of stress; psychoneuroimmunology; behavioral factors in cardiovascular disease, cancer, drug abuse, and weight management.

NSC 4317  Literature of Behavioral Neuroscience  (3)  
Cross-listed as PSY 4317  
Pre-requisite(s): NSC 1106-1306 and PSY 2402 or consent of instructor  

An intensive introduction to the scientific literature in behavioral neuroscience. Students will be exposed to the contemporary literature through an examination of fundamental contributions in several areas. Preparation of a serious paper in a specific area of current research interest is required.

NSC 4319  Clinical Neuroscience  (3)  
Cross-listed as PSY 4319  
Pre-requisite(s): NSC 1106 and 1306, and either PSY 2405 or MTH 1321 or consent of instructor  

A survey of current neuroscientific contributions to the understanding of the etiology of various mental disorders. The course covers basic principles of neural science followed by an examination of motivation and emotions within a neuroscience framework.

NSC 4324  Research on the Senses and Perception  (3)  
Cross-listed as PSY 4324  
Pre-requisite(s): NSC 1106-1306 and PSY 2402 or consent of instructor  

A study of individual problems in perception through directed reading, independent research, and/or laboratory work.

NSC 4330  Advanced Principles of Neural Science  (3)  
Cross-listed as PSY 4330  
Pre-requisite(s): NSC 1106-1306 and PSY 1305, or consent of instructor  

A study of the structure and function of the human nervous system as related to behavior.

NSC 4356  Neuropharmacology  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): NSC 1306  

The pharmacology of major drugs that work primarily on the nervous system, with an emphasis on pharmacodynamics (receptor subtypes, locations, and functions).

NSC 4371  Advanced Research in Neuroscience  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Consent of instructor  

An in-depth laboratory research experience in neuroscience as supervised by a faculty mentor.

NSC 4V96  Special Topics in Neuroscience  (1-4)  
Pre-requisite(s): Consent of instructor  

May be repeated once with change of topic.

NSC 4V9R  Research  (3)  
Pre-requisite(s): Consent of the instructor  

Undergraduate research undertaken with the supervision of a faculty member. May be taken for a maximum of 6 hours.