BIOLOGY 222 - Principles of Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Fall 2020, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  Online (see other Sections below)
Subject: Biology (BIOLOGY)
Department: LSA Biology
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Credit Exclusions:
MCDB 351.
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Cost:
>100
Enforced Prerequisites:
BIOLOGY 172 (OR 174), 192, OR 195; and CHEM 130 or CHEM 210 (or placement in CHEM 210 by orientation exam).
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Instructor:

Description

This course will introduce you to the cellular and molecular mechanisms that allow nervous systems to generate signals, and how these signals are used. Among the topics that will be covered are how information in the environment is transformed into electrical signals, how axons rapidly carry electrical information over long distances, how neurons communicate with each other at synapses, how the nervous system develops and how the brain’s synaptic networks extract useful information to give rise to conscious perceptions and to movements.

The textbook does an excellent job of explaining current concepts. A major focus of the lectures and discussion sections will be to help you understand the experiments that led to the development of our current views.

Course Requirements:

80% of the grade will be based on the lecture. It will be based on 4 exams, and approximately 10 short in class quizzes.

20% of the grade will be based on the the discussion. It will be based on 5 short written assignments, and on participation in the discussions.

Intended Audience:

Sophomore and Junior Neuroscience majors and other life science majors

Class Format:

3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion

Schedule

BIOLOGY 222 - Principles of Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 Online
26365
Closed
0
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: For Fall 2020: BIO 222 is planning on having online synchronous discussions and asynchronous virtual lectures.
002 (DIS)
 Online
26393
Closed
0
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
004 (DIS)
 Online
26399
Open
1
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
005 (DIS)
 Online
26396
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
006 (DIS)
 Online
26395
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
008 (DIS)
 Online
26397
Closed
0
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
009 (DIS)
 Online
26398
Open
1
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM

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