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Courses - Spring 2018
NACS
Neuroscience & Cognitive Science
NACS600
(Perm Req)
Ethics in Scientific Research
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed a year of graduate study.
Restriction: Permission of instructor; and must be in Neurosciences and Cognitive Sciences (Doctoral) program.
Credit only granted for: NACS600, PSYC788B, or BIOL600.
Issues of scientific integrity with emphasis on investigators in the laboratory sciences, including mentoring, scientific record keeping, authorship and peer review, ownership of data, use of animals and humans in research, and conflict of interest.
Also offered as BIOL600, CHEM648E, and PSCY788B. Credit granted for BIOL600, CHEM648E, PSYC788B or NACS600.
NACS608
Neuroscience and Cognitive Science Seminar
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
NACS642
Cognitive Neuroscience
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
A study of the fundamental concepts and techniques of cognitive neuroscience. Hands-on experience with three critically different cognitive neuroscience methods: EEG, MEG, and fMRI.
NACS644
Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: NACS641; or permission of instructor.
Overview of insights into the molecular mechanisms underlying the structure and function of the nervous system.
NACS728M
Selected Topics in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science; Grant Writing
Credits: 2
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as BIOL709A. Credit granted for NACS728M or BIOL709A. Instruction in grant-writing skill, introduction to resources, discussions on how to make your grant competitive, and insight into the review process. The goal will be to have each participant submit an NRSA.
NACS728O
Selected Topics in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science; Hormones and Behavior
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as NACS728O. Credit granted for PSYC489G or NACS728O. Formerly PSYC309Z. Prerequisite: PSYC301 or equivalent. For students who have not had PSYC301, written permission of the instructor and department is required. Restricted to PSYC (major code 20010) students only.

This course presents a comprehensive overview of the field of behavioral endocrinology, the study of the relationship between hormones and behavior, from a psychobiological perspective. We will examine the major mammalian endocrine systems, how hormones influence sex determination, how hormones underlie sex differences in brain structure and function, the role of hormones in parental and social behaviors, mood disorders, homeostasis, cognition and stress. Both normal and abnormal hormonal pathologies will be discussed. Due to the physiological and experimental perspectives of this course, much of the phenomenology that we will be studying will be based on research in species other than humans. This species comparative approach will reveal interesting "ways of doing things" that are intriguingly different from how "humans" do things.
NACS728Q
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics in Neuroscience and Cognitive Science; Biological Bases of Behavior Laboratory
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
NACS798
Master's Non-Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
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NACS799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg
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NACS898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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NACS899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg, S-F
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