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BIONB 1220 : FWS: Special Topics in Neurobiology and Behavior
Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
The First-Year Writing Seminar is about introducing concepts in neuroscience and behavior and writing extensively about them. Topics vary by section.
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BIONB 2210 : Neurobiology and Behavior I: Introduction to Behavior
Crosslisted as: BIONB 2210, BIONB 2210 Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
General introduction to the field of animal behavior. Topics include evolution and behavior, behavioral ecology, sociobiology, chemical ecology, communication, orientation and navigation. BioNB2210 website
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BIONB 3220 : Hormones and Behavior
Crosslisted as: PSYCH 3220, PSYCH 7220 Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
Covers comparative and evolutionary approaches to the study of the relationship between reproductive hormones and sexual behavior in vertebrates, including humans. Also hormonal contributions to other social behavior (parental behavior, aggression, mating systems), stress, learning and memory, and biological rhythms.
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BIONB 3240 : Biopsychology Laboratory
Crosslisted as: PSYCH 3240, PSYCH 6240 Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
This course is designed to provide an introduction to experimental research on the neural basis of behavior and cognition in animals.  Topics will include basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology, neural and hormonal control of behavior, and learning and memory.  Students will gain extensive hands on experience with a variety of laboratory techniques, and animal species, and behaviors.
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BIONB 3920 : Drugs and the Brain
Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
Introduction to neuropharmacology, with an emphasis on the neural mechanisms of psychoactive drugs. Topics include a brief introduction to neuropharmacology and a discussion of the major neurotransmitter families. The rest of the course covers the major psychoactive drugs, including cocaine, heroin, psychedelics, marijuana, and alcohol, as well as pharmaceuticals for the treatment of anxiety, schizophrenia, and depression. Includes a term paper in the form of a grant proposal to study a current problem in neuropharmacology. The course will use i-Clickers, which the students should have before the first class. BioNB3920 website
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BIONB 4200 : Topics in Neurobiology and Behavior
Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
Courses on selected topics in neurobiology and behavior; can include lecture and seminar courses. Topics vary by section.
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BIONB 4330 : Topics in Cognitive Science
Crosslisted as: COGST 4310, COML 4228, PSYCH 4320 Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
A course examining the core disciplines of cognitive science using varied themes from semester to semester.
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BIONB 4980 : Teaching Experience
Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
Designed to give qualified undergraduate students teaching experience through actual involvement in planning and assisting in biology courses.  This experience may include supervised participation in a discussion group, assisting in a biology laboratory, assisting in field biology, or tutoring.
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BIONB 7201 : Research Design in the Study of Animal Social Behavior
Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
A weekly journal club-style discussion. Graduate students may be expected to present a summary of their research or a summary of research in the literature related to their thesis once per year.
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BIONB 7202 : Topics in Neural Basis of Behavior
Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
A weekly journal club-style discussion. Graduate students may be expected to present a summary of their research or a summary of research in the literature related to their thesis once per year.
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BIONB 7210 : Introductory Graduate Survey in Neurobiology and Behavior
Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
Designed to assist students in mapping their graduate careers and in choosing and pursuing transformative and tractable thesis topics. The core of the course will be open-ended discussions directed by paired neurobiology and behavioral ecology faculty on novel research frontiers in the study of mechanisms and the evolution of behavior (including in the zone of their conceptual intersection). Occasional laboratory experiences may also be included. Professional development topics will include how to: navigate graduate school, allocate time between reading, thinking creatively, and investing in research, design experiments, write grant proposals, give talks, and publish peer-reviewed papers.
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BIONB 7640 : Plant-Insect Interactions Seminar
Crosslisted as: BIOEE 7640, ENTOM 7640 Semester offered: Fall 2017 Instructor:
Group intensive study of current research in plant-insect interactions. Topics vary from semester to semester but include chemical defense, coevolution, insect community structure, population regulation, biocontrol, tritrophic interactions, and mutualism.
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