Fall 2021 not offered
BIOL 239, PSYC 239|
|Course Cluster and Certificates: Health Studies|
A mass of tissue the consistency of firm jello and weighing about 2.5 pounds in the adult human, the brain is an organ that controls nearly every function of the body. It also enables the highest cognitive functions of humans such as learning and memory, thinking, consciousness, and aesthetic appreciation. Its malfunction results in a variety of diseases, including senility, mood disorders, and motor dysfunctions. This course will examine in some detail the complex organization of the brain and how it performs some of its basic functions. The course will be of special interest to premed students; NS&B, biology, and psychology majors; and anyone simply interested in how the brain works.
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|Course Format: Lecture / Discussion||Grading Mode: Student Option|
||Prerequisites: [NS&B213 or BIOL213 or PSYC240]
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CIS)(NS&B)(PSYC)(SISP)
Required textbook ¿ "Barr's Human Nervous System" by J.A. Kiernan & N. Rajakumar, (10th Edition)
|Examinations and Assignments: |
Based on ten 'Concept quizzes' (open book homework) 40%, Two in class tests 20%, and a final paper on a selected topic based on literature research (10-12 pages) 40%
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Two laboratory sessions (~2 h each) for hands on examination of human brain specimens and dissection of sheep brains (when course offered in person).
Supplementary materials provided on Moodle - short videos by the "Noted anatomist" as short reviews class materials, and Videos of brain dissections.
This is a column 1 breadth course in Psychology.
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