Courses - Summer 2021

BIONB 2210 Neurobiology and Behavior I: Introduction to Behavior

General introduction to the field of animal behavior. Topics include evolution and behavior, behavioral ecology, sociobiology, chemical ecology, communication, orientation and navigation.

Distribution: (OPHLS-AG, PBS-AS, BIO-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Dena Clink (djc426)
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BIONB 2220 Neurobiology and Behavior II: Introduction to Neuroscience

An introduction to neuroscience: the structure and function of the nervous system of humans and other animals. Topics include the cellular and molecular basis for cell signaling, the functions of neurons in communication and in decision making; neuroanatomy, neurochemistry, sensory systems, motor systems, neural development, learning and memory, and other complex brain functions. The course will emphasize how the nervous system is built during development, how it changes with experiences during life, how it functions in normal behavior, and how it is disrupted by injury and disease. Discussion sections will include a dissection of a preserved sheep brain.

Distribution: (OPHLS-AG, PBS-AS, BIO-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Shelby Dietz (sbd3)
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BIONB 3290 Field Animal Behavior
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BIONB 3690 Chemical Ecology

Why are chilies so spicy? This course examines the chemical basis of interactions between species and is intended for students with a basic knowledge of chemistry and biology. Focuses on the ecology and chemistry of plants, animals, and microbes. Stresses chemical signals used in diverse ecosystems, using Darwinian natural selection as a framework. Topics include: plant defenses, microbial warfare, communication in marine organisms, and human pheromones.

Distribution: (OPHLS-AG, PBS-AS, BIO-AS)
Academic Career: UG Instructor: Robert Raguso (rar229)
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