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Course Description:

This course is a survey of neurophysiological systems and how they affect mood, thinking, and behavior. This area of study is an integral part of modern psychology, and is an increasingly important area of study in the field of psychology. This course will focus on basic concepts of neuroscience and how brain mechanisms mediate sensation, motivation, emotion, learning, and abnormal behavior. Students will be introduced to the cellular components of the central and peripheral nervous systems, neurotransmitters, and cellular communication, then will apply these concepts to the study of behavior.

Prerequisites: Completion of Introduction to Psychology OR General Psychology is required. Prior completion of a course on Human Biology, General Biology, or Anatomy and Physiology is strongly recommended.

This course fully meets the General Education requirement in Natural Sciences.

NOTE: This course was previously offered as Behavioral Neuroscience: Introductory. Students, who completed 282274, cannot take Brain and Behavior.

This online course is offered through Online Learning. You can take this as an individual course or as part of an online degree program, with term starts in March, May, September, November and January. View current term offerings and all online courses. Click here to register for online courses.

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Liberal Study
Lower Level
Credits: 4
Meets General Education Requirement In: Natural Sciences-Full

Term(s) Offered (Subject to Change) : Spring 1. Summer. Fall 1.

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