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PSY303 Introduction to Neuroscience

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This introductory neuroscience course will explore how our brains work and are formed, how our brains guide us through the changes in life, and why it is important to increase understanding of our brains. This course will allow you to discuss 1) why the brain is the body’s most important organ, 2) how brain cells communicate using both electrical and chemical signals, 3) how genetically determined brain circuits are the foundation of the nervous system, 4) how life experiences change the nervous system, 5) how intelligence arises as the brain reasons, plans, and solves problems, 6) how the brain endows us with natural curiosity to understand how the world works, and 7) how fundamental discoveries promote healthy living and the treatment of disease.

Pre-requisite: PSY201 Introduction to Psychology
Co-requisite: ENG102 Academic English II