MCDB 322 - Principles of Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)
Department: LSA Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental 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 225 or PSYCH 230.
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.

Intended Audience:

This is a required course for Neuroscience majors and an elective course in several other life science majors.
Students who are Neuroscience majors should complete this course prior to taking 400-level area A (cellular and molecular neuroscience) electives. Therefore, most students in the class take it in their junior year or in the fall of their senior year

Schedule

MCDB 322 - Principles of Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
24249
Open
51
 
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MW 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (DIS)
 In Person
24273
Open
14
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
004 (DIS)
 In Person
24279
Open
12
 
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F 9:00AM - 10:00AM
005 (DIS)
 In Person
24276
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
006 (DIS)
 In Person
24275
Closed
0
 
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F 12:00PM - 1:00PM
008 (DIS)
 In Person
24277
Open
2
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM
009 (DIS)
 In Person
24278
Open
5
 
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F 2:00PM - 3:00PM

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