PSYCH 230 - Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience
Fall 2021, Section 020
Instruction Mode: Section 020 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Psychology (PSYCH)
Department: LSA Psychology
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS, NS
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Cost:
50-100
Enforced Prerequisites:
(PSYCH 111 or 112 or 114 or 115) or (BIOLOGY 171 or 172 or 174 or 192 or 195).
Advisory Prerequisites:
Basic familiarity with biology and chemistry.
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:

Description

The primary goal of Behavioral Neuroscience is to establish relationships between brain systems/neural mechanisms and behavioral or cognitive functions. Biopsychology integrates the methods and research approaches from a wide variety of scientific disciplines, ranging from the cellular and molecular neurosciences to the psychology of perception and cognition.

This course will provide an in-depth introduction to behavioral neuroscience, with the first half of the course designed to ensure that students will gain a solid understanding of neuronal architecture and neural transmission, and the second half focusing on specific biopsychological topics such as reproductive behavior, stress, and sleep. While the curriculum will focus on the biological bases underlying behavior under normal conditions, this course will also provide an overview of psychopathology and neuropsychiatric disorders.

NOTE: This course is a prerequisite for many upper-level courses in Biopsychology.

Textbook: Behavioral Neuroscience, by S. Marc Breedlove and Neil V. Watson, 9th edition, 2019 ISBN: 9781605359076. Textbooks are recommended by not required.

Course Requirements:

Students will be evaluated upon their performance on three exams (composed of multiple choice and free response/short answer questions), participation in lecture, at least one writing assignment, and participation in discussion and all discussion-related activities (including but not limited to an anatomy practical exam, written assignments based on journal articles, in-class activities, and a group project).

Intended Audience:

PSYCH 230 is intended primarily for sophomores and second-term first-year students who plan on majoring in BCN or Neuroscience and have ALREADY taken a course in introductory psychology. We strongly discourage the rare, but the occasional situation in which students enroll in another lecture or lab course that meets at the same time as the lecture in PSYCH 230.

Class Format:

The course consists of lecture and discussion sections. Students must register for the lecture and for one discussion section. Attendance is required.

Schedule

PSYCH 230 - Introduction to Behavioral Neuroscience
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
11720
Open
1
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in LEC 001 when they elect a DIS 002-013.
002 (DIS)
 In Person
11721
Closed
0
 
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Tu 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture. Psych 230-002 will be taught in person (Fall 2021).
003 (DIS)
 In Person
11722
Closed
0
 
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Tu 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture. Psych 230-003 will be taught in person (Fall 2021).
004 (DIS)
 In Person
11723
Closed
0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture. Psych 230-004 will be taught in person (Fall 2021).
005 (DIS)
 In Person
18962
Closed
0
 
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Th 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture. Psych 230-005 will be taught in person (Fall 2021).
006 (DIS)
 In Person
11724
Closed
0
 
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Th 6:00PM - 7:00PM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture. Psych 230-006 will be taught in person (Fall 2021).
007 (DIS)
 In Person
18963
Closed
0
 
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F 8:00AM - 9:00AM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture. Psych 230-007 will be taught in person (Fall 2021).
008 (DIS)
 In Person
11725
Closed
0
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture. Psych 230-008 will be taught in person (Fall 2021).
009 (DIS)
 In Person
11726
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture. Psych 230-009 will be taught in person (Fall 2021).
010 (DIS)
 In Person
11727
Open
2
 
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F 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture. Psych 230-010 will be taught in person (Fall 2021).
011 (DIS)
 In Person
11728
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture. Psych 230-011 will be taught in person (Fall 2021).
012 (DIS)
 In Person
15772
Closed
0
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture. Psych 230-012 will be taught in person (Fall 2021).
013 (DIS)
 In Person
19018
Closed
0
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture. Psych 230-013 will be taught in person (Fall 2021).
020 (LEC)
 In Person
32441
Open
5
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Note: Students are auto-enrolled in LEC 020 when they elect a DIS 021-026.
021 (DIS)
 In Person
32442
Closed
0
 
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W 9:00AM - 10:00AM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture. Psych 230-021 will be taught in person (Fall 2021).
022 (DIS)
 In Person
32443
Closed
0
 
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W 10:00AM - 11:00AM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture. Psych 230-022 will be taught in person (Fall 2021).
023 (DIS)
 In Person
32444
Open
2
 
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W 11:00AM - 12:00PM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture. Psych 230-023 will be taught in person (Fall 2021).
024 (DIS)
 In Person
32445
Closed
0
 
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W 3:00PM - 4:00PM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture. Psych 230-024 will be taught in person (Fall 2021).
025 (DIS)
 In Person
32446
Closed
0
 
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W 4:00PM - 5:00PM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture. Psych 230-025 will be taught in person (Fall 2021).
026 (DIS)
 In Person
32447
Closed
0
 
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W 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Note: All sections meet from the 1st day of class, even if they occur before the 1st lecture. Psych 230-026 will be taught in person (Fall 2021).

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