Muscle and Nerve Development|
NS&B 543, BIOL 543, NS&B 343|
We will examine the structure and function of muscle cells, the development of muscle cell identity, the development of motor neurons, and the interactions between nerve and muscle that lead to a functioning neuromuscular system. The course will focus primarily on vertebrate model systems such as chick, mouse, and fish. We will also examine human diseases, including muscular dystrophies and related neuromuscular disorders.
Weekly writing assignments will be provided.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: ([MB&B181 or BIOL181] AND [BIOL182 or MB&B182] AND BIOL218) OR ([MB&B181 or BIOL181] AND [BIOL182 or MB&B182] AND [BIOL212 or MB&B212]) OR ([MB&B181 or BIOL181] AND [BIOL182 or MB&B182] AND [NS&B213 or BIOL213 or PSYC240])
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(NS&B)(SISP)
||Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available
|Major Readings: Wesleyan RJ Julia Bookstore
Zinsser, William. ON WRITING WELL, THE CLASSIC GUIDE TO WRITING NONFICTION, Harper Collins, 2006, ISBN 978-0-06-089154-1
Review articles, book chapters and current literature.
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Op-Ed piece, science essay for lay public, science review for scientists, science editing assignment, one paper in format of grant proposal; reviews of five other students' grant proposals; one class presentation.
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Students electing this course should be prepared to read the assignments with diligence and to participate in class discussions. Three types of developmental biology research will be covered in this area: Cell Biology, Molecular genetics, and Neurobiology. Weekly writing assignments will be an important part of this course.
|Instructor(s): Devoto,Stephen H. Times: ....R.. 07:00PM-09:50PM; Location: SHAN314; |
|Total Enrollment Limit: 16||SR major: 4||JR major: 4|| || |
|Seats Available: 7||GRAD: 2||SR non-major: 3||JR non-major: 3||SO: 0||FR: 0|
|Web Resources: Syllabus |
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