NSCI 315
Hormones and Behavior Spring 2010
Division III
Cross-listed PSYC 315 / NSCI 315
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In all animals, hormones are essential for the coordination of basic functions such as development and reproduction. This course studies the dynamic relationship between hormones and behavior. We will review the mechanisms by which hormones act in the nervous system. We will also investigate the complex interactions between hormones and behavior. Specific topics to be examined include: sexual differentiation; reproductive and parental behaviors; stress; aggression; and learning and memory. Students will critically review data from both human and animal studies. All students will design and conduct an empirical research project.
The Class: Format: empirical lab course
Limit: 16
Expected: 12
Class#: 3235
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: presentations and participation in discussions, midterm and final exams, written and oral presentation of the research project
Prerequisites: Psychology 212 (same as Biology 212 or Neuroscience 201)
Enrollment Preferences: Psychology majors and Neuroscience concentrators
Distributions: Division III
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
PSYC 315 Division III NSCI 315 Division III
Attributes: NSCI Group B Electives
PSYC Area 1 - Behavioral Neuroscience
PSYC Empirical Lab Course

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