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    • REGIS UNIVERSITY BULLETIN 2010 - 2011NEUROSCIENCE CH 231–Principles of Chemistry Laboratory II 1 SH orDr. Mark Basham, Program Director CH 250-Organic Chemistry I 4 SHNeuroscience is an interdisciplinary field in which scientists share a andcommon interest in studying the anatomy, physiology, and function CH 251-Organic Chemistry Laboratory I 1 SHof the nervous system and how it regulates behavior. Courses forthe major are drawn from Biology, Chemistry, and Psychology. The MT 272--Statistics for the Life Sciences 3 SHmajor is designed to provide a strong foundation in Neuroscience NS 260--Introduction to Brain and Behavior 3 SHwhile giving students flexibility to select courses that prepare themfor a wide variety of career options. These include, but are not NS 261--Introduction to Brain and Behavior Laboratory 1 SHlimited to, graduate study in Neuroscience, Physiological Psychology, PY 250--General Psychology 3 SHNeuropsychology, and healthcare areas such as Physical Therapy,neuro-rehabilitation and medicine. Neuroscience is also a major Upper Division Requirements 24-26 SHfor students who are simply interested in understanding the natureof brain-behavior relationships and want to pursue the field as NS 401--Advanced Neuroscience Methods 1 SHpart of a liberal arts education. Students will find that this major is NS 485--Functional Neurophysiology and Neuroanatomy* 3 SHcompatible with a wide range of minors or double majors such as(but not limited to) Biology, Chemistry, Exercise Science, Philosophy, NS 486--Neurophysiology and Neuroanatomy Laboratory* 1 SHor Psychology. NS 487--Neuropsychology* 3 SHThe Honors-in-Neuroscience major adds an independent researchcomponent to the Neuroscience major that further helps prepare NS 488--Neuropsychology Laboratory* 1 SHstudents for graduate and professional schools or for research- NS 495E-W--Seminar: Current Topics in Neuroscience 3 SHoriented laboratory work. * May be taken in any sequence.Both Neuroscience majors are administered by the Department ofPsychology and Neuroscience program director. Sample programsof study combining the Neuroscience major with a variety of Research Componentminors and double majors can be obtained from the Neuroscience PY 419--Research Methods 3 SHProgram director, the Department of Psychology and Neurosciencechairperson or online at the Regis University Neuroscience Program PY 420--Research Methods Laboratory 1 SHwebsite. Students should work closely with their major advisor to NOTE: PY 419/420 should be taken during the Sophomore year.plan a program of study commensurate with their educational and These courses are helpful for understanding how to designvocational goals. experiments and prepare students for research-oriented classes and Independent research experiences during Sophomore, Junior, or Senior years.DEPARTMENTAL REGULATIONSThe minimum passing grade for any course taken towards satisfying Elective Componentthe Neuroscience major or minor is a “C-”. This standard applies One course with the accompanying co-requisite laboratory, ifto all lower and upper division Neuroscience courses and all other offered, in each of the following elective areas. A third course fromcourses required for the major or minor. either elective area or an additional neuroscience course (e.g., NS 410, NS 466) may be needed to complete the upper divisionNeuroscience Major 52-54 SH semester hour requirements. NS 491E-W, NS 498E-W and a second NS 495E-W may also count as an upper division elective.Lower Division Requirements 28 SHBL 260--Principles of Biology: Molecular and Cellular 3 SH Cellular/Molecular ElectivesBL 261--Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory 1 SH BL 412--Developmental Biology 3 SHBL 262--Principles of Biology: Organismic 3 SH BL 413--Developmental Biology Laboratory 2 SHBL 263--Organismic Biology Laboratory 1 SH BL 414--Principles of Genetics 3 SHCH 210--Principles of Chemistry I 4 SH BL 415--Genetics Laboratory 1 SHCH 211--Principles of Chemistry Laboratory I 1 SH BL 424--Cell Biology 3 SHCH 230–Principles of Chemistry II 4 SH BL 427--Techniques in Molecular Biology Laboratory 2 SHand BL 436--Animal Physiology 3 SH 137
    • REGIS UNIVERSITY BULLETIN 2010 - 2011Behavioral/Cognitive Electives Upper Division Requirements 12 SHEXS 422--Concepts of Motor Behavior 3 SH NS 401--Advanced Neuroscience Methods 1 SHNS 482--Sensation and Perception 3 SH NS 485--Functional Neurophysiology and Neuroanatomy* 3 SHPY 442--Learning and Memory 3 SH NS 486--Neurophysiology and Neuroanatomy Laboratory* 1 SHPY 443--Learning and Memory Laboratory 1 SH NS 487--Neuropsychology* 3 SHPY 454--Cognitive Psychology 3 SH NS 488--Neuropsychology Laboratory* 1 SHNOTE: It is recommended that students take as many of the courses NS 495E-W--Seminar: Current Topics in Neuroscience 3 SHlisted in the Cellular/Molecular and Behavioral/Cognitive electives ascan be accommodated. * May be taken in any sequence.Honors-in-Neuroscience Major 58-60 SHThe Honors-in-Neuroscience major is designed for students who NEUROSCIENCE COURSE DESCRIPTIONS (NS)wish to complete a major research project as part of their programof study. To complete this major, a student must complete the samelower and upper division requirements of the Neuroscience major, NS 260. INTRODUCTION TO BRAIN AND BEHAVIOR (3).plus at least four semester hours of Research in Neuroscience Introduces the scientific study of how the brain relates to(taken over two or more semesters) and two semester hours of behavior. Explores how brain structure and function are involvedSenior Thesis. in sensorimotor functions, motivation and emotion, cognition, and neurological disorders. Co-requisite: NS 261.NS 491E-W--Research in Neuroscience* 4 SH NS 261. INTRODUCTION TO BRAIN AND BEHAVIORNS 499--Senior Thesis 2 SH LABORATORY (1). Introduces scientific methods used to study* Research or Independent Study in Biology, Biochemistry, brain- behavior relationships such as sensorimotor, emotional, andChemistry, or Psychology may be substituted for this requirement cognitive functions as well as neurological disorders and the effectsupon approval by the director of the Neuroscience Program after of drugs on behavior. Co-requisite: NS 260.consulting with the instructor of the independent study. NS 401. ADVANCED NEUROSCIENCE METHODS (1). EmphasizesCandidacy must be approved by the director of the Neuroscience current neuroscience laboratory research techniques includingProgram. The candidate must: recording cellular activity of nervous tissue, drug effects, brain1. Select a thesis advisor and submit a preliminary thesis proposal. lesions, histology, microscopy, and behavioral tests for assessing brain-behavior functions in non-human nervous systems.2. Complete a research project for Research in Neuroscience (or Prerequisite(s): NS 260. Cross listing: PY 401. equivalent) credit.3. Complete Senior Thesis requirements by: NS 410. NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS (3). Applies a4. Defending his/her research before a panel of faculty. biopsychosocial approach to understanding brain-behavior relationships through the study of diseases of the nervous system.5. Presenting his/her research in a public forum such as a lecture Prerequisite(s): NS 260 or BL 260 and BL 262. Cross listing: PY 410. in a class or a presentation at a professional meeting. NOTE: A background in neuroscience or psychology, while helpful, is6. Submitting a final thesis that conforms to APA guidelines and is not essential for this course. approved by the faculty examination committee. NS 466. PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY (3). Examines relationships between brain functions and major psychoactive drugs, includingNeuroscience Minor 27 SH drugs used to treat psychological and neurological disorders. Includes an analysis of the cellular and physiological effects of eachLower Division Requirements 15 SH drug on neuronal functioning as well as psychological functioning.BL 260--Principles of Biology: Molecular and Cellular 3 SH Prerequisite(s): NS 260 or BL 260 and BL 262 or permission of instructor required. Cross listing: PY 466.BL 261--Molecular and Cellular Biology Laboratory 1 SH NS 468. MOLECULAR, CELLULAR, AND DEVELOPMENTALBL 262--Principles of Biology: Organismic 3 SH NEUROBIOLOGY (3). Focuses on the molecular, cellular, andBL 263--Organismic Biology Laboratory 1 SH developmental processes underlying central and peripheral nervous system development leading to neural functioning. Topics includeNS 260--Introduction to Brain and Behavior 3 SH patterning of the nervous system, birth and death of neurons,NS 261--Introduction to Brain and Behavior Laboratory 1 SH guidance of nerve processes to their targets and maintenance and plasticity of synaptic connections. Prerequisite(s): NS 260, BL 260PY 250--General Psychology 3 SH and BL 262 and CH 250 recommended. Cross listing: BL 468. 138
    • REGIS UNIVERSITY BULLETIN 2010 - 2011NS 482. SENSATION AND PERCEPTION (3). Introduces the neuroscience students. Prerequisite(s): Approval of director ofphysiological and psychological processes underlying basic sensory Academic Internship Program and program director required.and perceptual experience. Emphasizes psychophysical relationshipsestablished for the different sense modalities and theoretical NS 499. SENIOR THESIS (2). Students meet regularly with the thesisinterpretations of the sensory data. Prerequisite(s): PY 250. Cross advisor to prepare for the defense of the research before a panellisting: PY 482. of faculty, to present the research in a public forum, and to submit a final thesis that conforms to APA guidelines and is approved byNS 485. FUNCTIONAL NEUROPHYSIOLOGY AND the faculty examination committee. Prerequisite(s): NS 490E-W andNEUROANATOMY (3). Explores the functional significance of approval of program director required.neural physiology and connectivity, including effects related to neuraldevelopment, how nerve cells communicate with one another, howpatterns of neural interconnections give rise to different perceptual, ***cognitive, and motor responses, and how neural communicationis modified by experience. Co-requisite: NS 486. Prerequisite(s):NS 260 and BL 260 and BL 262 or permission of instructor. Crosslisting: BL 485 and PY 485.NS 486. NEUROPHYSIOLOGY AND NEUROANATOMY PARACURRICULAR PROGRAMLABORATORY (1). Involves laboratory experiments and computer Paracurricular courses are available to Regis College studentssimulations of neural functions as well as gross dissection, and as electives in their program of study. Courses are designed tohistorical study of Neuroanatomy. Co-requisite: NS 485. Cross complement a student’s leadership, service, or work experiences bylisting: BL 486 and PY 486. NOTE: One three-hour laboratory per providing the accompanying theory and critical analysis.week. Paracurricular courses include:NS 487. NEUROPSYCHOLOGY (3). Studies the physiologicaland neuropsychological correlates of behavior. These include but • Leadership seminars from the Regis College Leadershipare not limited to neural systems regulating motivation, emotion, Development Program.learning, and the neuropsychological bases of cognitive processes. • Peer Assistance Program for students chosen to administer thePhysiological and psychological responses to brain injury are also residence hall.examined. Co-requisite: NS 488. Prerequisite(s): NS 260. Cross • Teaching Assistant Seminar for students serving as “TA’s” forlisting: PY 487. the Freshman Seminars. • Service Learning Seminars to accompany service field activities.NS 488. NEUROPSYCHOLOGY LABORATORY (1). Emphasizescurrent research techniques and neuropsychological methodsfor assessing cognitive functions in humans, with an emphasis onassessment of the neurobehavioral impact of cerebral lesions. Co-requisite: NS 487. Cross listing: PY 488. PARACURRICULAR COURSE DESCRIPTIONS (PC)NS 490E-W. INDEPENDENT STUDY IN NEUROSCIENCE (3). PC 200A. LEADERSHIP SEMINAR: MAGIS PROGRAM (1).Offers an opportunity for advanced study in independent research Surveys basic leadership skills and issues for students entering thein neuroscience. Prerequisite(s): Approval of program director Regis College Leadership Program. Prerequisite(s): Permission ofrequired. instructor.NS 491E-W. RESEARCH IN NEUROSCIENCE (1-3). Offers an PC 200B. LEADERSHIP SEMINAR: MAGIS PROGRAM (1). Surveysopportunity for collaborative research in neuroscience under faculty basic leadership skills and issues for students entering the Regisdirection. Requires oral or poster presentation. Prerequisite(s): NS College Leadership Program. Prerequisite(s): PC 200A or permission260 and permission of instructor. of instructor.NS 495E-W. SEMINAR: CURRENT TOPICS IN NEUROSCIENCE PC 201A-D. LEADERSHIP SEMINAR: LEADERSHIP(3). Focuses on a broadly defined topical area or theme in CERTIFICATION PROGRAM (1). Provides Leadership Certificationneuroscience. Neuroscience researchers with expertise in the students the opportunity to explore leadership lessons andtopic present lectures on their area of research specialty. Students integrate leadership theory into their experiences with thedevelop skills needed to examine background research for each Leadership Certification Program activities such as Outdoorlecture and explore the potential impact of the research on Leadership Adventures, Leadership Conferences, Networkingunderstanding brain function. Topics are announced prior to with Alumni, and Social Justice Experiences. NOTE: Leadershipregistration. Prerequisite(s): NS 260 and NS 485 or NS 487 and PY Certification student must register and pay program fee of $200419. before enrolling in this course. This course is required for studentsNS 498E-W. INTERNSHIP IN NEUROSCIENCE (3). Involves completing the Leadership Certification Program.placement in a clinical or research agency for advanced 139