261—Introduction to Biopsychology, 4
Three hours of lecture/two hours lab
Introduction to Biopsychology provides
a survey of the biological causes, correlates, and effects of normal and
abnormal behaviors from neurobiological, neuroendocrine, and evolutionary
perspectives. Topics covered include cognition, language, learning, memory,
emotion, addiction, sex and gender, and psychological disorders. The weekly lab
session employs experiential learning of the techniques and practices of
biopsychology and includes oral communication of research findings.
Prerequisites: four credits of BIOL, three credits of PSYC. (Equivalent to PSYC
430—Biopsychology, 3 Cr.
Students in Biopsychology will evaluate
issues related to the biology of behavior in substantial depth with an emphasis
on the biological etiologies, correlates, effects, and treatments of mental
illness. This will involve in-depth exploration of current scientific
literature. Prerequisite: 261 or PSYC 261 or PSYC 230, four credits of BIOL.
Restricted to students with junior standing or higher. (Equivalent to PSYC
489—Advanced Research and Practice, 1-4
Students will implement the research
they developed in their research methods course or complete a
faculty-supervised internship (with approval.) This will include a one-hour
meeting of all students each week with the faculty directing the course.
Restricted to students with junior standing or higher. Prerequisite: PSYC 330,
BIOL 397, or CHEM 397. May be repeated for credit.
499—Senior Seminar in Biopsychology,
one credit course serves as a capstone for the biopsychology major. In this
course students will complete a portfolio that documents their progress,
projects, and future goals relative to biopsychology.
issues in the field of biopsychology will be discussed. In addition, students
will also deliver a presentation to faculty and peers focusing on a specific topic that demonstrates proficiency
in an area of biopsychology. Students will also discuss their future career
plans and outline the steps required to achieve these goals. Prerequisite: 489.
Restricted to biopsychology majors. Restricted to students with senior
standing. (Equivalent to PSYC 448.)