Neuroscience & Behavior

http://neuroscience.barnard.edu/

1203 Altschul Hall
212-854-2437
Program Administrator, Psychology (FA17): Danielle Feinberg
Program Administrator, Biology (SP18): Jacqueline Milligan

Mission

The Neuroscience and Behavior major provides a strong background in the neural underpinnings of behavior and cognition. It is intended for students who plan to pursue a research career in neuroscience or a related discipline. Students electing this major are exposed to basic courses in biology, psychology and statistics, and to advanced courses in neuroscience and behavior. Majors must choose one of two areas of concentration. The behavior concentration places greater emphasis on behavioral and systems neuroscience, while the cellular concentration places greater emphasis on cellular and molecular neuroscience.

All majors engage in two semesters of independent research during the senior year while taking the Senior Research Seminar. In the junior year, majors must begin developing a plan for the senior research project. There is a meeting for junior majors during the spring semester to begin this process.

Student Learning Goals

  • Students graduating with a major in Neuroscience and Behavior should be able to attain the following outcomes:
  • Acquire a strong intellectual foundation in neuroscience.
  • Develop competence in the interpretation and evaluation of neuroscience research.
  • Understand the role of experimentation in neuroscience.
  • Learn basic methods of experimental design and hypothesis testing.
  • Acquire effective oral presentation skills.
  • Demonstrate a capability to write a scientific paper.
  • Understand statistical approaches to the analysis of data.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon successfully completing the major, students should have the ability to

  •  Discuss neuroscience phenomena from many different levels of organization (e.g., explain how the destruction of myelin in people with multiple sclerosis leads to cognitive and motor deficits);
  •  Describe the basic features of nervous system development, organization, signaling, integration, and higher-level processing;
  •  Explain the neural basis of sensory-motor integration, learning and the generation of complex behaviors;
  • Conceive of, implement, and present an original research project;
  • Generate a testable hypothesis and develop a controlled experimental design;
  • Perform modern scientific measurement techniques;
  • Write an original research paper.

To elect the major in Neuroscience and Behavior, a student must have completed these courses by the end of the sophomore year with an average grade of B- or better in the four Biology courses, an average grade of B- or better in the three Chemistry courses, and a grade of B- or better in the Psychology course

PSYC BC1001Introduction to Psychology3
BIOL BC1500
 - BIOL BC1501
Introduction to Organismal and Evolutionary Biology
and Introductory Lab in Organismal and Evolutionary Biology
5
BIOL BC1502
 - BIOL BC1503
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
and Introductory Lab in Cell and Molecular Biology
5
CHEM BC2001General Chemistry I5
CHEM BC3328Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory2.5
CHEM BC3230Organic Chemistry I3

As an alternative to the Neuroscience and Behavior major, students may pursue an interdisciplinary program by majoring in either Biology or Psychology and taking a minor in the other discipline.

There are no minors in Neuroscience and Behavior.

Program Directors: Rae Silver (Psychology), John Glendinning (Biological Sciences)
Professors: Peter Balsam (Samuel R. Milbank Professor, Psychology), Paul Hertz (Biology), Robert E. Remez (Psychology Department), Rae Silver (Helene L. and Mark N. Kaplan Professor, Psychology)
Assistant Professors: Elizabeth Bauer (Biology), Joshua New (Psychology), Russell Romeo (Psychology)
Lecturer: Kara Pham (Psychology)

Adjunct Assistant Professors: Leora Yetnikoff, Holly Moore

Program Committee: Peter Balsam (Psychology), John Glendinning (Biological Sciences), Paul Hertz (Biology), Rae Silver (Psychology), Russell Romeo (Psychology), Elizabeth Bauer (Biological Sciences)

Requirements for Both the Cellular and Behavioral Concentrations

PSYC BC1001Introduction to Psychology
BIOL BC1500
 - BIOL BC1501
Introduction to Organismal and Evolutionary Biology
and Introductory Lab in Organismal and Evolutionary Biology
BIOL BC1502
 - BIOL BC1503
Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology
and Introductory Lab in Cell and Molecular Biology
CHEM BC2001General Chemistry I
CHEM BC3230
 - CHEM BC3328
Organic Chemistry I
and Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory
NSBV BC3593
 - NSBV BC3594
Senior Research Seminar: Neuroscience and Behavior
and Senior Research Seminar: Neuroscience and Behavior
Two Electives (See program website for a list of elective courses)
One of the following statistics courses:
Statistics
and Statistics Recitation
Statistics and Research Design
Both of the following lecture courses and one of the associated laboratories:
Systems and Behavioral Neuroscience
and Systems and Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory
Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
and Laboratory in Molecular and Cell Neuroscience

Additional Courses Required for the Behavioral Concentration Only

PSYC BC1107
 - PSYC BC1106
Psychology of Learning
and Psychology of Learning Laboratory
4.5
BIOL BC2280Animal Behavior3

Additional Courses Required for the Cellular Concentration Only

BIOL BC2100Molecular and Mendelian Genetics3
BIOL BC3310Cell Biology3
Select one of the following:3
Laboratory in Genetics
Laboratory in Molecular Biology
Project Laboratory in Molecular Genetics
Laboratory in Cell Biology

NSBV BC3367 Transformative Landmarks in Neuroscience. 4 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Modern neuroscience incorporates topics from molecular neurobiology to cognition. Cognate disciplines include psychology, biology, biochemistry, chemistry, neuropharmacology, neurology and psychiatry, physics, computational science. We review neuroscience landmarks through readings of scientific publications, news reports, and controversies surrounding apparently transformative research, and contemplate contemporary viewpoints that have the benefit of hindsight.

NSBV BC3593 Senior Research Seminar: Neuroscience and Behavior. 4 points.

Prerequisites: Open to senior Neuroscience and Behavior majors. Permission of the instructor. This is a year-long course. By the end of the spring semester program planning period during junior year, majors should identify the lab they will be working in during their senior year.

Discussion and conferences on a research project culminate in a written and oral senior thesis. Each project must be supervised by a scientist working at Barnard or at another local institution. Successful completion of the seminar substitutes for the major examination.

Fall 2017: NSBV BC3593
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
NSBV 3593 001/09927 T 4:10pm - 6:00pm
225 Milbank Hall
Peter Balsam 4 11
NSBV 3593 002/05714 T 4:10pm - 6:00pm
324 Milbank Hall
Rae Silver 4 12
NSBV 3593 003/07414 T 4:10pm - 6:00pm
202 Milbank Hall
Elizabeth Bauer 4 15

NSBV BC3594 Senior Research Seminar: Neuroscience and Behavior. 4 points.

Prerequisites: Open to senior Neuroscience and Behavior majors. Permission of the instructor. This is a year-long course. By the end of the spring semester program planning period during junior year, majors should identify the lab they will be working in during their senior year.

Discussion and conferences on a research project culminate in a written and oral senior thesis. Each project must be supervised by a scientist working at Barnard or at another local institution. Successful completion of the seminar substitutes for the major examination.

Spring 2017: NSBV BC3594
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
NSBV 3594 001/03281 T 4:10pm - 6:00pm
530 Altschul Hall
Peter Balsam 4 11
NSBV 3594 002/08053 T 4:10pm - 6:00pm
306 Milbank Hall
Rae Silver 4 11
NSBV 3594 003/07855 T 4:10pm - 6:00pm
407 Barnard Hall
Elizabeth Bauer 4 11

Cross-Listed Courses

Biological Sciences (Barnard)

BIOL BC1500 Introduction to Organismal and Evolutionary Biology. 3 points.

Prerequisites: BIOL BC1001 or equivalent preparation. Course suitable for fulfillment of premedical requirements.

Detailed introduction to biological phenomena above the cellular level; development, anatomy, and physiology of plants and animals; physiological, population, behavioral, and community ecology; evolutionary theory; analysis of micro-evolutionary events; systematics.

Fall 2017: BIOL BC1500
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BIOL 1500 001/06536 M W F 9:00am - 9:50am
304 Barnard Hall
Paul Hertz, James Casey 3 206/245

BIOL BC1501 Introductory Lab in Organismal and Evolutionary Biology. 2 points.

Recitation Section Required

Prerequisites: BIOL BC1001 or equivalent preparation. Enrollment limited to 16 students per section. Course suitable for fulfillment of premedical requirements. BIOL BC1500 as prerequisite or corequisite.

A laboratory-based introduction to the major groups of living organisms; anatomy, physiology, evolution, and systematics; laboratory techniques for studying and comparing functional adaptations.

Fall 2017: BIOL BC1501
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BIOL 1501 001/02041 M 1:10pm - 4:00pm
912 Altschul Hall
Jessica Goldstein, James Casey 2 16/16
BIOL 1501 002/08043 M 1:10pm - 4:00pm
913 Altschul Hall
Jessica Goldstein, James Casey 2 14/16
BIOL 1501 003/01382 T 9:00am - 11:50am
912 Altschul Hall
Jessica Goldstein, James Casey 2 14/16
BIOL 1501 004/09301 T 9:00am - 11:50am
913 Altschul Hall
Jessica Goldstein, James Casey 2 11/16
BIOL 1501 005/06319 T 1:10pm - 4:00pm
912 Altschul Hall
Jessica Goldstein, James Casey 2 14/16
BIOL 1501 006/07840 T 1:10pm - 4:00pm
913 Altschul Hall
Jessica Goldstein, James Casey 2 9/16
BIOL 1501 007/05293 W 10:00am - 12:50pm
912 Altschul Hall
Jessica Goldstein, James Casey 2 16/16
BIOL 1501 008/03619 W 10:00am - 12:50pm
913 Altschul Hall
Jessica Goldstein, James Casey 2 6/16
BIOL 1501 009/04928 Th 9:00am - 11:50am
912 Altschul Hall
Jessica Goldstein, James Casey 2 9/16
BIOL 1501 010/08372 W 2:10pm - 5:00pm
913 Altschul Hall
Jessica Goldstein, James Casey 2 14/16
BIOL 1501 011/02731 Th 1:10pm - 4:00pm
912 Altschul Hall
Jessica Goldstein, James Casey 2 12/16
BIOL 1501 012/04681 F 10:00am - 12:50pm
912 Altschul Hall
Jessica Goldstein, James Casey 2 12/16
BIOL 1501 013/01344 F 10:00am - 12:50pm
913 Altschul Hall
Jessica Goldstein, James Casey 2 8/16

BIOL BC1502 Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology. 3 points.

Prerequisites: BIOL BC1001 or equivalent preparation. Course suitable for fulfillment of premedical requirements. Together with BIOL BC1500 this course is part of a yearlong introductory sequence. BIOL BC1500 and BIOL BC1502 do not need to be taken in sequence.

Detailed introduction to cellular and subcellular biology: cell structures and functions, energy metabolism, biogenesis of cell components, biology of inheritance, molecular genetics, regulation of gene expression, and genes in development.

Spring 2017: BIOL BC1502
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BIOL 1502 001/04239 M W F 9:00am - 9:50am
304 Barnard Hall
Liu Tong 3 214/0

BIOL BC1503 Introductory Lab in Cell and Molecular Biology. 2 points.

Recitation Section Required

Prerequisites: BIOL BC1001 or equivalent preparation. BIOL BC1502 as corequisite (preferred) or prerequisite. Enrollment limited to 16 students per section. Course suitable for fulfillment of premedical requirements.

A laboratory-based introduction to cell and molecular biology.  Both classic and modern approaches are used to investigate principles of heredity as well as the structure and function of cells and their molecular components.   Lab exercises introduce practical techniques and data analysis.

Spring 2017: BIOL BC1503
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BIOL 1503 001/04360 M 1:10pm - 4:00pm
912 Altschul Hall
Jessica Goldstein, James Casey 2 14/16
BIOL 1503 002/04383 M 1:10pm - 4:00pm
913 Altschul Hall
Jessica Goldstein, James Casey 2 10/16
BIOL 1503 003/03136 T 9:00am - 11:50am
912 Altschul Hall
Jessica Goldstein, James Casey 2 13/16
BIOL 1503 004/08773 T 9:00am - 11:50am
913 Altschul Hall
Jessica Goldstein, James Casey 2 16/16
BIOL 1503 005/04291 T 1:10pm - 4:00pm
912 Altschul Hall
Jessica Goldstein, James Casey 2 15/16
BIOL 1503 006/09442 T 1:10pm - 4:00pm
913 Altschul Hall
Jessica Goldstein, James Casey 2 15/16
BIOL 1503 007/06044 W 10:00am - 12:50pm
912 Altschul Hall
Jessica Goldstein, James Casey 2 16/16
BIOL 1503 008/08339 W 10:00am - 12:50pm
913 Altschul Hall
Jessica Goldstein, James Casey 2 11/16
BIOL 1503 009/02388 Th 9:00am - 11:50am
912 Altschul Hall
Jessica Goldstein, James Casey 2 13/16
BIOL 1503 010/01443 W 2:10pm - 5:00pm
913 Altschul Hall
Jessica Goldstein, James Casey 2 12/16
BIOL 1503 011/08816 Th 1:10pm - 4:00pm
912 Altschul Hall
Jessica Goldstein, James Casey 2 15/16
BIOL 1503 012/09321 F 10:00am - 12:50pm
912 Altschul Hall
Jessica Goldstein, James Casey 2 16/16
BIOL 1503 013/04585 F 10:00am - 12:50pm
913 Altschul Hall
Jessica Goldstein, James Casey 2 12/14

BIOL BC2100 Molecular and Mendelian Genetics. 3 points.

Prerequisites: BIOL BC1500, BIOL BC1501, BIOL BC1502, BIOL BC1503 or the equivalent.

Mendelian and molecular genetics of both eukaryotes and prokaryotes, with an emphasis on human genetics. Topics include segregation, recombination and linkage maps, cytogenetics, gene structure and function, mutation, molecular aspects of gene expression and regulation, genetic components of cancer, and genome studies.

Spring 2017: BIOL BC2100
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BIOL 2100 001/03925 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
805 Altschul Hall
Jennifer Mansfield 3 35
Fall 2017: BIOL BC2100
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BIOL 2100 001/07322 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
504 Diana Center
Brian Morton 3 58/70

BIOL BC2272 Ecology. 3 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: BIOL BC1500, BIOL BC1501, BIOL BC1502, BIOL BC1503 or the equivalent.

Introduction to evolutionary ecology; life history strategies, population growth, competition, predator-prey interactions, population regulation, species diversity, community organization, biogeography. Lectures integrate theory with empirical studies.

BIOL BC2280 Animal Behavior. 3 points.

Prerequisites: BIOL BC1500, BIOL BC1501, BIOL BC1502, BIOL BC1503 or equivalent.

Introduction to animal behavior; physiological bases of behavior (sensory systems, neurophysiology of behavior, appetitive and reproductive behavior), ethological approaches to behavior (communication, territoriality, dominance, and aggression) and evolution of behavior (behavior genetics, behavioral ecology, sociobiology).

Spring 2017: BIOL BC2280
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BIOL 2280 001/09388 T Th 8:40am - 9:55am
405 Milbank Hall
Lisa O'Bryan 3 39

BIOL BC2286 Statistics and Research Design. 3 points.

Prerequisites: BIOL BC1500, BIOL BC1501, BIOL BC1502, BIOL BC1503 or the equivalent, college-level algebra or the equivalent. General Educational Requirement: Quantitative and Deductive Reasoning (QUA)

Introduction to basic principles of statistics and experimental design. Topics include common statistical procedure, analysis of data, sampling populations, power analysis, and the design of experiments. This course differs from traditional statistics courses by explicitly integrating statistics into research process.

BIOL BC3303 Laboratory in Molecular Biology. 3 points.

Prerequisites: BIOL BC2100 OR BIOL BC3310 (which can be taken as corequisites) or permission of instructor. Enrollment limited to 16.

Introduction to the use of molecular techniques to answer questions about subcellular biological phenomena. Techniques include isolation of genomic and plasmid DNAs, restriction enzyme analysis, DNA and protein electrophoresis, bacterial transformation, and plasmid subcloning.

Spring 2017: BIOL BC3303
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BIOL 3303 001/09702 Th 1:10pm - 6:00pm
1316 Altschul Hall
Matthew Rhodes 3 15/8
Fall 2017: BIOL BC3303
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BIOL 3303 001/03921 Th 1:10pm - 6:00pm
1316 Altschul Hall
Stephen Sturley 3 13/16

BIOL BC3310 Cell Biology. 3 points.

Prerequisites: BIOL BC1500, BIOL BC1501 BIOL BC1502, BIOL BC1503, or equivalent, and BIOL BC2100.

This course explores the components, systems, and regulatory mechanisms involved in eukaryotic cellular function. Topics include: signal transduction, translational and protein quality control, organellar and cytoskeletal dynamics, and some coordinated responses such as proliferation and programmed cell death. Throughout the course we will see how general cell biology can be specialized to achieve specific cellular functions through regulation of the basic machinery. We will also explore the cellular and molecular bases for a variety of human pathologies, with an emphasis on cancer. In addition to lecture, we will spend some time discussing the material, including selected articles from the primary literature, and learning through group presentations.

Fall 2017: BIOL BC3310
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BIOL 3310 001/06027 M W 8:40am - 9:55am
903 Altschul Hall
Jonathan Snow 3 54/60

BIOL BC3311 Laboratory in Cell Biology. 3 points.

Prerequisites: BIOL BC1500, BIOL BC1501, BIOL BC1502, BIOL BC1503 or the equivalent, BIOL BC2100 or permission of instructor. Enrollment limited to 16.

Introduction to cell biological techniques used to investigate structural, molecular, and physiological aspects of eukaryotic cells and their organization into tissues. Techniques include light and electron microscopy, cell culture, isolation of cellular organelles, protein electrophoresis and Western Blot analysis.

Fall 2017: BIOL BC3311
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BIOL 3311 001/05773 Th 1:10pm - 6:00pm
1015 Altschul Hall
Jonathan Snow 3 17/16

BIOL BC3352 Development. 3 points.

Prerequisites: BIOL BC1500, BIOL BC1501, BIOL BC1502, BIOL BC1503, and BIOL BC2100 or equivalent.

Introduction to developmental biology. Topics will include: fertilization, cleavage and gastrulation, establishment of body axes, neural development, organ formation, regeneration, stem cells and cell potency, evolution of developmental programs.

BIOL BC3360 Animal Physiology. 3 points.

Prerequisites: BIOL BC1500, BIOL BC1501, BIOL BC1502, BIOL BC1503 or the equivalent.

Physiology of major organ systems; function and control of circulatory, respiratory, digestive, excretory, endocrine, nervous, and immune systems in animals; emphasis on vertebrates.

Spring 2017: BIOL BC3360
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BIOL 3360 001/05606 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
323 Milbank Hall
John Glendinning 3 57

BIOL BC3362 Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience. 3 points.

Prerequisites: BIOL BC1500, BIOL BC1501, BIOL BC1502, BIOL BC1503 or the equivalent, and one term of organic chemistry.

Structure and function of neural membranes; ionic basis of membrane potential and action potential; synaptic transmission and neurochemistry; sensory transduction and processing; reflexes and spinal cord physiology; muscle structure and function; neuronal circuitry; nervous system development.

Fall 2017: BIOL BC3362
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BIOL 3362 001/07300 M W 11:40am - 12:55pm
Ll103 Diana Center
Elizabeth Bauer 3 69

BIOL BC3363 Laboratory in Molecular and Cell Neuroscience. 3 points.

Prerequisites: BIOL BC3362 (or corequisite). Enrollment limited to 16.

Introduction to techniques commonly used in current neurobiological research, including intracellular and extracellular recording of action potentials, neuroanatomical methods, and computer simulation of the action potential.

Spring 2017: BIOL BC3363
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BIOL 3363 001/08377 W 1:10pm - 6:00pm
1115 Altschul Hall
Elizabeth Bauer 3 17/8

BIOL BC3590 Senior Seminar. 4 points.

Prerequisites: BIOL BC1500, BIOL BC1501, BIOL BC1502, BIOL BC1503, and BIOL BC2100.

Required of all majors who do not select Senior Thesis (BIOL BC3593x / BC3594y) to fulfill the senior requirement, these seminars allow students to explore the primary literature in the Biological Sciences in greater depth than can be achieved in a lecture course. Attention will be focused on both theoretical and empirical work. Seminar periods are devoted to oral reports and discussion of assigned readings and student reports. Students will write one extensive literature review of a topic related to the central theme of the seminar section. Topics vary per semester and include: 1. Plant Development  2. Animal Development and Evolution  3. Molecular Evolution 4. Microbiology and Global Change 5. Genomics 6. Comparative and Reproductive Endocrinology.  

Spring 2017: BIOL BC3590
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BIOL 3590 005/03374 M 4:10pm - 6:00pm
303 Altschul Hall
Brian Morton 4 12/8
Fall 2017: BIOL BC3590
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
BIOL 3590 001/09282 M 3:10pm - 5:00pm
805 Altschul Hall
Stephen Sturley 4 14/13

Chemistry (Barnard)

CHEM BC2001 General Chemistry I. 5 points.

BC: Fulfillment of General Education Requirement: Quantitative and Deductive Reasoning (QUA).
All students enrolled in BC2001x must also be enrolled in one section of BC2011 that is on the SAME DAY as BC2012 .

Prerequisites: Algebra (Math SAT I score of 600 or permission of the instructor for first-year students).
Corequisites: CHEM BC2011 and CHEM BC2012 \nLecture: MWF 11:00-11:50; Lab lecture and laboratory one afternoon: MTWRF: 1:10-5:00. Counts towards Lab Science requirement.

Atoms; elements and compounds; gases; solutions; equilibrium; acid-base, precipitation, and oxidation-reduction reactions; thermochemistry. Laboratory experience with both qualitative and quantitative techniques.

Fall 2017: CHEM BC2001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 2001 001/06144 M W F 11:00am - 11:50am
202 Altschul Hall
Rachel Austin 5 157/192

CHEM BC3230 Organic Chemistry I. 3 points.

Prerequisites: CHEM BC2001 or equivalent. Credit will not be given for any course below the 3000 level after completing CHEM BC3230 or its equivalent. Lecture: MWF: 11:00-11:50.
Corequisites: With lab, counts towards Lab Science requirement.

Atomic and molecular structure; stereochemistry of organic molecules; introduction to organic reactions, reaction mechanisms, and synthesis.

Spring 2017: CHEM BC3230
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3230 001/07359 M W F 11:00am - 11:50am
202 Altschul Hall
Christian Rojas 3 178

CHEM BC3282 Biological Chemistry. 3 points.

Prerequisites: One year of Organic Chemistry, BIOL BC1502. Lecture: MWF 9:00-9:50.

Introduction to biochemical building blocks, macromolecules, and metabolism. Structures of amino acids, lipids, carbohydrates, nucleic acids. Protein structure and folding. Enzyme mechanisms, kinetics, allostery. Membranes and biosignaling. Catabolism and anabolism with emphasis on chemical intermediates, metabolic energy, catalysis by specific enzymes, regulation.

Fall 2017: CHEM BC3282
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
CHEM 3282 001/04565 M W F 9:00am - 9:50am
202 Altschul Hall
Christina Vizcarra 3 57/80

CHEM BC3328 Introductory Organic Chemistry Laboratory. 2.5 points.

Prerequisites: (CHEM BC3230) General Chemistry I with lab.

Basic techniques of experimental organic chemistry. Principles and methods of separation, purification, and characterization of organic compounds. Selected organic reactions.

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Friday 1:10 - 5:30PM

Psychology (Barnard)

PSYC BC1001 Introduction to Psychology. 3 points.

Prerequisites: This course is prerequisite for all other psychology courses.

Prerequisites: This course is prerequisite for all other psychology courses. Lecture course introducing students to the chief facts, principles, and problems of human and animal behavior, through systematic study of a text, lectures, exercises, reading in special fields, and participation in several current experiments (an alternative to participation in experiments can be arranged at the start of the semester at the student's request.)

Spring 2017: PSYC BC1001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 1001 001/03227 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
405 Milbank Hall
Sabrina Jhanwar 3 98/100
PSYC 1001 002/07696 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
328 Milbank Hall
Patricia Stokes 3 49
PSYC 1001 003/08133 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
903 Altschul Hall
Sabrina Jhanwar 3 51/50
PSYC 1001 004/07651 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
323 Milbank Hall
Karen Kelly 3 55/50
Fall 2017: PSYC BC1001
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 1001 001/07697 T Th 2:40pm - 3:55pm
504 Diana Center
Sabrina Jhanwar 3 63/70
PSYC 1001 002/03227 M W 4:10pm - 5:25pm
328 Milbank Hall
Patricia Stokes 3 44/50
PSYC 1001 003/05801 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
405 Milbank Hall
Sabrina Jhanwar 3 70/100
PSYC 1001 004/09017 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
304 Barnard Hall
Robert Brotherton 3 87/180

PSYC BC1101 Statistics. 4 points.

Prerequisites: BC1001 and instructor permission. Enrollment limited to 20 students per recitation section.
Corequisites: PSYC BC1102

Lecture course introducing students to statistics and its applications to psychological research. The course covers basic theory, conceptual underpinnings, and common statistics.

Spring 2017: PSYC BC1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 1101 001/00704 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Ll104 Diana Center
Larry Heuer 4 31
PSYC 1101 002/09254 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
504 Diana Center
Doris Zahner 4 54/55
Fall 2017: PSYC BC1101
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 1101 001/00704 T Th 1:10pm - 2:25pm
Ll103 Diana Center
Yoona Lee 4 15/60
PSYC 1101 002/09254 M W 2:40pm - 3:55pm
Ll103 Diana Center
Doris Zahner 4 55/60

PSYC BC1107 Psychology of Learning. 3 points.

Prerequisites: BC1001 Introduction of Psychology or permission of the instructor. Enrollment limited to 72 students.

Lecture course covering the basic methods, results, and theory in the study of how experience affects behavior. The roles of early exposure, habitation, sensitization, conditioning, imitation, and memory in the acquisition and performance of behavior are studied.

Fall 2017: PSYC BC1107
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 1107 001/03637 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
304 Barnard Hall
Peter Balsam 3 135

PSYC BC1117 Systems and Behavioral Neuroscience. 4.5 points.

Lab Required

Prerequisites: BC1001 and departmental permission. Enrollment limited to 60 students. Laboratory fee: $30.

Introduction to the physiological bases of behavior: development, organization and function of the nervous system; neurochemistry, neurophysiology and synaptic transmission. Topics include: the neural bases of sensory systems; homeostasis; sexual behavior; biological rhythms; emotionality and stress; learning and memory; and psychopathology. The laboratory portion of this course uses rats as experimental subjects and involves brain dissections.

PSYC BC1119 Systems and Behavioral Neuroscience. 3 points.

Prerequisites: BC1001 or permission of the instructor.

Lecture course covering an introduction to the physiological bases of behavior: development, organization and function of the nervous system; neurochemistry, neurophysiology and synaptic transmission. Topics include: the neural bases of sensory systems; homeostasis; sexual behavior; biological rhythms; emotionality and stress; learning and memory; and psychopathology.

Spring 2017: PSYC BC1119
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 1119 001/01312 T Th 10:10am - 11:25am
202 Altschul Hall
Russell Romeo 3 133

PSYC BC2154 Hormones and Reproductive Behavior. 3 points.

Prerequisites: BC1001 or BIOL BC1101, BC1102, or permission of the instructor. Enrollment limited to 45 students.

This class explores the complex interactions among genetics, hormones, environment, experience, and behavior. Topics covered include the endocrine system, sexual development, reproductive behavior, and social interactions such as affiliation, aggression, parenting, as well as homeostasis, biological rhythms, stress, memory, and mood.

Spring 2017: PSYC BC2154
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 2154 001/03505 M W 1:10pm - 2:25pm
202 Milbank Hall
Kara Pham 3 36

PSYC BC2177 Psychology of Drug Use and Abuse. 3 points.

Prerequisites: BC1001 or permission of the instructor. Enrollment limited to 75 students.

Examines the biological, psychological, and social factors that lead to drug use and abuse. A biopsychosocial model will be used to examine the behavioral effects of prescription, over the counter, and street drugs. Treatments, therapies, and theories of addictive behaviors will be explored.

Spring 2017: PSYC BC2177
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 2177 001/07700 T Th 4:10pm - 5:25pm
504 Diana Center
E'mett McCaskill 3 54/60

PSYC BC2180 Neurodevelopmental Processes and Cognitive/Behavioral Disorders. 3 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: BC1118/1119, BC3177, BC3380, or BIOL BC3362. Enrollment limited to 30 students.

Explores the evolution of disorders affecting children due to some impairment in the brain or nervous system. Constitutional vulnerabilities demonstrate that nervous system injury varies as a function of neurodevelopmental stage. Disorders to be studied include those impacting language, hearing, vision, movement, mood and emotion, and learning.

PSYC BC3376 Infant Development. 4 points.

Prerequisites: BC1001 and BC1128/1129 Developmental (lab and lecture taken together) or BC1129 (only lecture). Or permission of the instructor. Enrollment limited to 15 students.

Analysis of human development during the fetal period and early infancy. Review of effects of environmental factors on perinatal perceptual, cognitive, sensory-motor, and neurobehavioral capacities, with emphasis on critical conditions involved in both normal and abnormal brain development. Other topics include acute and long term effects of toxic exposures (stress, smoking, and alcohol) during pregnancy, and interaction of genes and the environment in shaping the developing brain of "high-risk" infants, including premature infants and those at risk for Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Fall 2017: PSYC BC3376
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 3376 001/04927 W 4:10pm - 6:00pm
318 Milbank Hall
William Fifer 4 15

PSYC BC3380 Cognitive Neuroscience. 4 points.

Prerequisites: BC1001 and permission of the instructor. Enrollment limited to 20 students.

Exposition of research and theory in neuroscience with an emphasis on the use of neural imaging techniques (EEG, evoked potentials, MEG, PET, fMRI) for exploring sensation, perception, and cognition in the healthy, intact brain.

PSYC BC3383 Neuropharmacology and Behavior. 4 points.

Prerequisites: BC1001 and one of the following: BC1115, BC1119, or BIOL BC3280. Permission of the instructor is required. Enrollment limited to 20 students.

Basic principles of the study of drugs that influence the neural systems and induce changes in behavior. Molecular, biochemical and behavioral characterization of psychotropic drugs: stimulants, sedative-hypnotics, anxiolytics, alcohol, hallucinogens, and opiates. Etiology and treatment of psychological and neurological disorders.

Fall 2017: PSYC BC3383
Course Number Section/Call Number Times/Location Instructor Points Enrollment
PSYC 3383 001/02589 T 4:10pm - 6:00pm
307 Milbank Hall
E'mett McCaskill 4 16/16

PSYC G4232 Production and Perception of Language. 4 points.

Not offered during 2017-18 academic year.

Prerequisites: two courses in Psychology and the instructor's permission.

Topics include phonetic expression, motoric and perceptual organization, speech codes and memory codes, spoken word recognition, phrase formation, and the effects of context in perception and production.