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

BIOL:3343/002:124    Animal Physiology

BIOL:2254/002:150    Endocrinology

BIOL:4213/002:170    Bioinformatics

BIOL:5157/002:195    Topics in Neurobiology:  Methods in Neuroscience

BIOL:5199/002:215    Critical Read Biol

CSD/2110/003:110    Phonetics:  Theory & Applications

CSD/2111/003:111    Basic Acoustics of Sp & Hrng

CSD:6218/003:218    Psycholinguistics

CSD:6230/003:230    Speech Perception

CSD:5233/003:230    Aphasia

CSD:5234/003:234    Acquired Cognitive-Communication Disorders

MGMT:7380/06J:272    Individual Differences in Traits/Abilities

HHP:6300/027:160    Seminar in Motor Control

PSY:3320/031:163    Abnormal Psychology

PSY:3117/031:219    Psychology of Language

PSY:7020/031:220    Proseminar in Cognition and Perception

PSY:3060/031:226    Visual Perception

PSY:7150/031:280    Current Topics in Psychology

PSY:7610/031:330    Seminar: Cognitive Psychology

PSY:7020/031:335    Seminar:  Cognitive Neuroscience

PSY:7210/031:338    Seminar: Advanced Topics in Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience

PSY:7030/031:370    Seminar: Health Psychology

BME:5320/051:123    Bioinformatics Techniques

ACB:6230/060:230    Molecular Basis of Vertebrate Development

MICR:5218/061:218   Microscopy of Biomedical Research

PCOL;5137/071:137   Neurotransmitters

PCOL:6208/071:208   G-Proteins/G-Proteins-Coupled Receptors

PCOL:6025/071:225   Topic Molecular Pharmacology

PCOL:6035/071:235   Topic in Pain and Analgesia

MPB:6226/072:226     Cell Cycle Control

PTRS:7877/101:277    Mechanisms of Pain Transmission

GENE:6200/127:200   Genetics Special Topics

NSCI:6209/132:209    Receptors and Signal Transduction

NSCI:6240/132:240*   Topics in Cognitive Neuroscience

NSCI:6241/132:241    Fundamentals of Behavioral Neuroscience

NSCI:6250/132:250    Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

NSCI:7301/132:301    Directed Study in Neuroscience

NSCI:5365/132:365    Seminar:  Neuropsychology and Neuroscience ("Morning Meeting")

                 (Same as 031:365; 064:365)

STAT:6300/22S:195   Probability and Stochastic Processes I

MCB:6215/142:215    Transcription RNA

MCB:6216142:216     Chromatin & Disease

MCB:6217142:217     Mouse models/cancer

MCB:6220/142:220    Mechanism of Cellular Organization

MCB:6221142:221     Subcellular Motility

MCB:6222/142:222    Organelle Biogenesis

MCB:6225/142:225    Growth Factor Receptor Signaling

BISC:5204/156:204**  Biostatistics for Biomedical Research

BISC:5205/156:205    Practical Bioinformatics

BIOS:5110/171:161    Introduction to Biostatistics

*Required course for cognitive track students

**Required course for molecular track students

 

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