Courses

NEUR 101     Introduction to Neuroscience  (4)

This course provides an introduction to the mammalian nervous system. Content focuses on the structure and function of the brain, and explores methods used by neuroscientists. Sensory systems, control of movement, learning and memory, and diseases of the brain may be discussed.

NEUR 225     Cognitive Neuroscience  (4)

An introductory course on the neural bases of higher cognitive processes including perception, action, attention, memory, language, socio-emotional functions, executive functions and consciousness. Also discussed are the mind-body problem and other current theories and conceptual approaches. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or PSYC 101 or NEUR 101.

NEUR 254     Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience  (4)

An introduction to the field of behavioral neuroscience. The course begins with an overview of the basics of brain anatomy, brain organization, and neuronal signaling. The remainder of the course focuses on specific topics that are commonly studied by neuroscientists. Such topics include the brain basis of memory, emotion, aging, and sleep. Prerequisite: PSYC 100 or PSYC 101 or NEUR 101.

NEUR 355     Affective Neuroscience (Lab)  (4)

This course covers the systems-level neural and behavioral bases of human and animal emotion. Students discuss readings paramount to understanding how we perceive motivationally significant information and stimuli and experience, express, and regulate our emotions. The course explores basic theories of emotion, automatic processes, emotion regulation, rewards, social relationships, decision-making, learning and memory, stress, and psychopathology (e.g., depression, anxiety, and personality disorders). Students design and conduct experiments using cognitive neuroscience methodology related to affective processing or emotion regulation, analyze the data, and write detailed laboratory reports. Prerequisite: PSYC 251 and (NEUR 225 or NEUR 254 or PSYC 225 or PSYC 254).

NEUR 359     Advanced Behavioral Neuroscience (Lab)  (4)

An examination of how brain function affects behavior. The course is an extension of NEUR 254 and includes an advanced examination of brain organization, neuronal signaling, and specific topics that are studied by neuroscientists. Such topics include the brain bases of fear, pain, eating, sexuality, and stress. This class also examines methods used to study behavioral neuroscience in humans and animals. The course includes a laboratory with a brain dissection and focus on designing and conducting studies to answer empirical questions about behavioral neuroscience. Prerequisite: PSYC 251 and (NEUR 254 or PSYC 254).

Required Core Courses:

BIOL 233: Molecular Biology and Genetics

PSYC 225: Cognitive Neuroscience; or 

PSYC 254: Behavioral Neuroscience

Select at least three of the following:

PSYC 349: Drugs and Behavior

PSYC 355: Affective Neuroscience (Lab; Writing Intensive)

PSYC 359: Advanced Behavioral Neuroscience (Lab; Writing Intensive)

PSYC 414: The Social Brain

PSYC 419: Addiction

PSYC 414: Sex, Brain, and Behavior

Select at least one of the following:

BIOL 307/CHEM 307: Mechanistic Biochemistry (Lab)

BIOL 316/CHEM 316: Biochemistry of Metabolism and Molecular Biology (Lab)

BIOL 300: Biology of Aging (Lab)

BIOL 318: Molecular Revolutions in Medicine

BIOL 325: Biology of Aging

BIOL 328: Molecular Revolutions in Medicine (Lab)

BIOL 330: Immunology (Lab)

BIOL 331: Immunology

BIOL 333: Developmental Biology (Lab)

BIOL 388: Epigenetics

BIOL 389: Epigenetics (Lab)

CHEM 120: General Chemistry (Lab)

CHEM 150: Advanced General Chemistry (Lab)

CHEM 202: Organic Chemistry II (Lab)

CHEM 417: Advanced Biochemistry

CSCI 290: Data Mining

CSCI 356: Artificial Intelligence

PHIL 235: Medical Ethics

PSYC 208: Cognitive Psychology

PSYC 357: Child Development (Lab; Writing Intensive)

PSYC 348: Motivation and Cognitive Control

PSYC 358: Cognitive Psychology (Lab; Writing Intensive)

PSYC 483: Cognitive Neuroscience (Sewanee at Yale Course)

PSYC 490: Principles of Neuroscience (Sewanee at Yale Course)

PSYC 491: Neurobiology of Emotion (Sewanee at Yale Course)

PSYC 492: History of Modern Neuroscience (Sewanee at Yale Course)

 Total Semester Hours: 24