PSYCH 430 - Advanced Topics in Biopsychology
Section: 001 The Developing Brain
Term: WN 2018
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
PSYCH 230 or PSYCH 335.
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May be elected twice for credit. May be elected more than once in the same term.
Rackham Information:
Rackham credit requires additional work.
Primary Instructor:

This course is designed to provide students, in a seminar setting, with an understanding of the process of brain development from embryogenesis through adulthood, with an emphasis on the role of the environment in directing this process. Topics to be covered include the origins of the central nervous system (including neurogenesis, cellular differentiation, synapse formation and refinement), the role of early experiences in modifying brain function (e.g., gene-environment interactions, epigenetic programming), and how changes in the developing nervous system lead to behavioral patterns in infancy and adulthood.

Course Requirements:

A textbook will be utilized for the first half of the course, while the remainder of the information will be supplemented with scientific journal articles, reviews papers, and other scientific readings. Students will be required to do the assigned readings prior to class and actively discuss and participate during the seminar.

Intended Audience:

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Class Format:

The 3-credit course will meet twice per week, consisting of lecture, active learning activities, and discussions.

PSYCH 430 - Advanced Topics in Biopsychology
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001 (SEM)
MW 8:30AM - 10:00AM
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