Introduction to Neural Science (Introns)
Course Number: NEURL-UA 100. Identical to BIOL-UA 100
Prerequisite: BIOL-UA 11 (Bio I); Pre or Co-requisite: BIOL-UA 12 (Bio II)
Description: An introductory lecture course covering the fundamental principles of neuroscience. Topics will include: principles of brain organization; structure and ultrastructure of neurons; neurophysiology and biophysics of excitable cells; synaptic transmission; neurotransmitter systems and neurochemistry; neuropharmacology; neuroendocrine relations; molecular biology of neurons; development and plasticity of the brain; aging and diseases of the nervous system; organization of sensory and motor systems; structure and function of cerebral cortex; modelling of neural systems.
Policy: Introduction to Neural Science can only be taken once and students must receive a grade of B- or better to declare the Neural Science major.