Course Offerings

Non-research courses offered by the Graduate Program in Neuroscience in the 2018-2019 academic year:

Fall semester

Neurosci 540 Special Topics in Integrative Neuroscience (1 credit/microcourse)

  • Module A (wks 1-5) Introduction to Neuroanatomy (core) (Jansen)
  • Module B (wks 6-10) Neurodegenerative Diseases: Mechanisms and Treatments (Harding)
  • Module C (wks 11-15) Ion Channels: Structure/Molecular Biology/Biophysical Mechanisms (Varnum)

Neurosci 542 Special Topics in Interdisciplinary Neuroscience (1 credit/microcourse) 

  • Module A (wks 1-5) Classical Membrane Biophysics (core) (Rossi)
  • Module B (wks 6-10) Gut-Brain Communication: Microbiota-Derived Signals (Kapas)
  • Module C (wks 11-15) Cannabinoids and the Endocannabinoid System (McLaughlin)

Neurosci 563 Deconstruction of Science (3 credits) Analysis of scientific approaches and arguments pertaining to the research of 6 research faculty in the college (Simasko, various presenters)

Neurosci 590 Seminar (1 credit, pass/fail) Attending weekly research seminars presented by local and visiting scientists.

Neurosci 592 Research, Writing and Seminar (3 credits) A course for 2nd year students to prepare for writing and presenting their thesis proposal (Sorg)

Spring Semester

Neurosci 541 Special Topics in Cellular/Molecular Neuroscience (1 credit/microcourse)

  • Module A (wks 1-5) Cell Biology of the Neuron (core) (Harding) 
  • Module B (wks 6-10) Signal Transduction (Wayman)
  • Module C (wks 11-15) Neuroscience of Sleep (Krueger)

Neurosci 543 Special Topics in Behavioral/Clinical Neuroscience (1 credit/microcourse) 

  • Module A (wks 1-5) Behavioral Neuroscience (core) (Fuchs))
  • Module B (wks 6-10) Neuroimmunology: Infection, Stress, Sleep (Karatsoreos)
  • Module C (wks 11-15) History and/or Philosophy of Neuroscience (Peters)

Neurosci 564 Topics in Biomedical Experimentation (1 credit/microcourse) 

  • Module A (wks 1-5) Philosophy of Experimental Design (Simasko)
  • Module B (wks 6-10) Analysis of Biomedical Experiments (Slinker)
  • Module C1 (wks 11-15) Bioethics (Noll)
  • Module C2 (wks 11-15) Imaging and Image Analysis (Wayman)

Neurosci 590 Seminar (1 credit, pass/fail) Attending weekly research seminars presented by local and visiting scientists.

For more detailed course descriptions, see the iPBS curriculum offerings