NSCI 304
Last Offered Fall 2012
Division III
Cross-listed NSCI 304 / BIOL 304
This course is not offered in the current catalog or this is a previous listing for a current course.

Class Details

This course is concerned with understanding the biology of the nervous system, focusing primarily on the cellular bases of neuronal function. Lectures will cover such topics as nerve resting and action potentials, ion channels, neurotransmitters and synapses, and the neural correlates of behavior in organisms with simple nervous systems. Reading original research papers and discussing them constitutes an important part of the course. Some of the topics that may be covered include: transmitter release mechanisms, ion permeation through channels, plasticity in the nervous system, and various clinical disorders. Laboratories are designed to introduce the students to modern techniques in neurobiology including extracellular and intracellular recording, histochemistry, and immunohistochemistry.
The Class: Format: lecture/laboratory, six hours per week
Limit: 16
Expected: 16
Class#: 1113
Grading: yes pass/fail option, yes fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: evaluation will be based on class participation, laboratory notebooks and posters, two hour exams and a final exam
Prerequisites: BIOL 205 or BIOL 212
Enrollment Preferences: Biology majors and Neuroscience concentrators
Unit Notes: does not satisfy the distribution requirement in the Biology major
Distributions: Division III
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
NSCI 304 Division III BIOL 304 Division III
Attributes: BIMO Interdepartmental Electives
NSCI Group A Electives

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