Elective Courses

Elective Courses

In order to provide training both in an area of specialization and in related areas of neuroscience, a student is required to take nine semester hours of Elective Courses from the list below.  Since new courses become available each year, the list below is only partial and some courses may be discontinued depending on the situation of the instructor.  Selection of Elective Courses should be done in consultation with and approval of the Student Advisory Committee. It is strongly recommended that the elective requirement be satisfied prior to taking the Comprehensive Examination.

Elective Courses (Total of 9 s.h. required):  Partial Listing

002:124    Animal Physiology

002:150    Endocrinology

002:170    Bioinformatics

002:195    Topics in Neurobiology:  Methods in Neuroscience

002:215    Critical Read Biol

003:110    Phonetics:  Theory & Applications

003:111    Basic Acoustics of Sp & Hrng

003:218    Psycholinguistics

003:230    Speech Perception

003:230    Aphasia

003:234    Acquired Cognitive-Communication Disorders

06J:272    Individual Differences in Traits/Abilities

027:160    Motor Control I Neurophysiological Basis

031:163    Abnormal Psychology

031:219    Psychology of Language

031:220    Proseminar in Cognition and Perception

031:226    Visual Perception

031:280    Current Topics in Psychology

031:330    Seminar: Cognitive Psychology

031:333    Seminar: Memory

031:335    Seminar:  Cognitive Neuroscience

031:338    Seminar: Advanced Topics in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience

031:370    Seminar: Health Psychology

051:123    Bioinformatics Techniques

060:204    Research Skills

060:230    Molecular Basis of Vertebrate Development

061:218    Microscopy of Biomedical Research

071:137    Neurotransmitters

071:182    Neurotransmitters, Receptors & Ion Channels

071:208    G-Proteins/G-Proteins-Coupled Receptors

071:225    Topic Molecular Pharmacology

071:235    Topic in Pain and Analgesia

072:226    Cell Cycle Control

101:277    Mechanisms of Pain Transmission

127:200    Genetics Topics

132:209    Receptors and Signal Transduction

132:240*   Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience

132:241    Fundamentals of Behavioral Neuroscience

132:250    Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

132:301    Directed Study in Neuroscience

132:365    Seminar:  Neuropsychology and Neuroscience ("Morning Meeting")

                 (Same as 031:365; 064:365)

22S:195    Probability and Stochastic Processes I

142:215    Transcription RNA

142:216    Chromatin & Disease

142:217    Mouse models/cancer

142:220    Mechanism of Cellular Organization

142:221    Subcellular Motility

142:222    Organelle Biogenesis

142:225    Growth Factor Receptor Signaling

142:215    Transcription RNA

156:204**  Biostatistics for Biomedical Research

156:205    Practical Bioinformatics

171:161    Introduction to Biostatistics

*Required course for cognitive track students

**Required course for molecular track students


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