|Introduction and Objectives
Credits: 3 credits (A/F only)
Prerequisites: NSci 3101 or instructor permission
Time: MWF, 3:35pm-4:25pm, Spring Semester 2013
Place: Lectures: Moos 2-520 (Mon, Wed)
Discussions: assigned in class on March 1
Office Hours: Instructors will be available
immediately after class and by appointment.
Text Book: Neuroscience, Dale Purves, et al,
Fifth Edition. (This is the same book used for NSci 3101.)
NScil 3102W course packet must be purchased in the Coffman Bookstore.
Course Description: We will focus on the organization
of the vertebrate central nervous system and study how the brain
controls perception and sensorimotor integration. We will
use the same book as for NSci 3101 (Neuroscience, Purves,
et al, 5th edition) and supplement it with original research papers.
Exams will be short answer/essay format. This course is writing-intensive
and students will be asked to write term papers on topics of their
own choosing. Click
here to view term paper instructions.
Grading Policy: Grades will be based on a straight
percentage scale (A 100-93%, A- 92-90%, B+ 89-87%, etc):
25% - Exam I
25% - Exam II
25% - Exam III (during final week but not cumulative)
25% -from Discussion Sessions
7.5% - class participation (15
5% - oral presentation (10
2.5% - draft of term paper (5
10% - final term paper (20
Students for whom intended: The course is required for
CBS students majoring in neuroscience. It is open to all
students from CBS and other colleges who have the required prerequisites.
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