Courses for Fall 2017

  • The Brain: An Introduction to Neuroscience

    Introduction to the mammalian nervous system with emphasis on the structure and function of the human brain. Topics include the function of nerve cells, sensory systems, control of movement and speech, learning and memory, emotion, and diseases of the brain. No prerequisites, but knowledge of biology and chemistry at the high school level is assumed.
    NEUR 0010 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Paradiso
  • Neural Systems

    This lecture course examines key principles that underlie the function of neural systems ranging in complexity from peripheral receptors to central mechanisms of behavioral control. Prerequisite: NEUR 0010 or the equivalent. First year students require instructor approval.
    NEUR 1030 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Linden
    NEUR 1030 C01
    Primary Instructor
    Linden
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    C: Conference
    NEUR 1030 C02
    Primary Instructor
    Linden
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    C: Conference
    NEUR 1030 C03
    Primary Instructor
    Linden
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    C: Conference
    NEUR 1030 C04
    Primary Instructor
    Linden
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    C: Conference
    NEUR 1030 C05
    Primary Instructor
    Linden
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    NEUR 1030 C06
    Primary Instructor
    Linden
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    C: Conference
  • Structure of the Nervous System

    Combined lecture and laboratory course on the anatomy of the central nervous system. Lectures survey the circuitry of the major neural systems for sensation, movement, cognition, and emotion. Laboratory exercises (Mon. 10:30-12:30) include brain dissections, microscopy of neural tissue, and discussion of clinical cases. Prerequisites: NEUR 0010, NEUR 1020, and NEUR 1030.
    NEUR 1650 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Berson
  • Neuropharmacology and Synaptic Transmission

    Synaptic transmission will be studied from a biochemical and pharmacological point of view. We will explore the factors regulating neurotransmitter synthesis, storage, release, receptor interaction, and termination of action. Proposed mechanisms of psychoactive drugs and biochemical theories of psychiatric disorders will be examined. Prerequisites: NEUR 0010 and BIOL 0200 or the equivalent.
    NEUR 1670 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Patrick
    NEUR 1670 L01
    Primary Instructor
    Patrick
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    L: Lab
    NEUR 1670 L02
    Primary Instructor
    Patrick
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    L: Lab
  • Disease, Mechanism, Therapy: Harnessing Basic Biology for Therapeutic Development

    The recent surge in understanding the cellular and molecular basis of neurological disease has opened the way for highly targeted drug discovery and development. In this course we will use several case studies to illuminate how mechanistic insights are being translated into novel therapeutic approaches.
    To sign up, please add this course to your primary cart. Doing so does not mean that you are automatically enrolled in this class. This decision will be made based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, time you added the course to your cart, seniority, concentration requirement, etc.
    NEUR 1930G S01
    Primary Instructor
    Fallon
  • Region of Interest: An In-Depth Analysis of One Brain Area

    An in-depth exploration of one region of the brain. Topics will include: cell types and properties; synaptic properties; plasticity; connections to other brain areas; sub-divisions within the area; the region's role in sensation and perception; the region's role in action and behavior; the region's role in learning and memory; and diseases and disorders. Students will gain a deeper understanding of concepts and principles that apply throughout the brain. Students will gain experience with primary literature and learn about techniques for studying the area. Topic Fall 2017: Cerebellum
    To sign up, please add this course to your primary cart. Doing so does not mean that you are automatically enrolled in this class. This decision will be made based on a variety of factors including, but not limited to, time you added the course to your cart, seniority, concentration requirement, etc.
    NEUR 1930N S01
    Primary Instructor
    Linden
  • Independent Study

    Laboratory-oriented research in neuroscience, supervised by staff members. A student, under the guidance of a neuroscience faculty member, proposes a topic for research, develops the procedures for its investigation, and writes a report of the results of his or her study. Independent study may replace only one required course in the neuroscience concentration. Prerequisites include NEUR 0010, 1020 and 1030. Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course. Permission must be obtained from the Neuroscience Department.
    NEUR 1970 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Marshall
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    NEUR 1970 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Burwell
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    NEUR 1970 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Donoghue
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    NEUR 1970 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Patrick
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    NEUR 1970 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Berson
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    NEUR 1970 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Blumstein
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    NEUR 1970 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Fallon
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    NEUR 1970 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Cooper
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    NEUR 1970 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Hart
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    NEUR 1970 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Zimmerman
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    NEUR 1970 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Bienenstock
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    NEUR 1970 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Morrow
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    NEUR 1970 S13
    Primary Instructor
    Lester
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    NEUR 1970 S14
    Primary Instructor
    Warren
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    NEUR 1970 S15
    Primary Instructor
    Lipscombe
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    NEUR 1970 S16
    Primary Instructor
    Bowen
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    NEUR 1970 S17
    Primary Instructor
    Sanes
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    NEUR 1970 S18
    Primary Instructor
    Kauer
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    NEUR 1970 S19
    Primary Instructor
    Hawrot
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    NEUR 1970 S20
    Primary Instructor
    Badre
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    NEUR 1970 S21
    Primary Instructor
    Simmons
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    NEUR 1970 S22
    Primary Instructor
    Frank
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    NEUR 1970 S23
    Primary Instructor
    Simmons
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    NEUR 1970 S24
    Primary Instructor
    Hochberg
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    NEUR 1970 S25
    Primary Instructor
    Paradiso
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    NEUR 1970 S26
    Primary Instructor
    Geman
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    NEUR 1970 S27
    Primary Instructor
    Connors
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    NEUR 1970 S28
    Primary Instructor
    Aizenman
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    NEUR 1970 S29
    Primary Instructor
    Welch
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    NEUR 1970 S30
    Primary Instructor
    Desrochers
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    NEUR 1970 S31
    Primary Instructor
    Sheinberg
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    NEUR 1970 S32
    Primary Instructor
    Hoffman-Kim
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    NEUR 1970 S33
    Primary Instructor
    Heindel
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    NEUR 1970 S34
    Primary Instructor
    Barnea
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    NEUR 1970 S35
    Primary Instructor
    Reenan
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    NEUR 1970 S36
    Primary Instructor
    Zervas
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    NEUR 1970 S37
    Primary Instructor
    Stopa
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    NEUR 1970 S38
    Primary Instructor
    Nurmikko
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    NEUR 1970 S39
    Primary Instructor
    Oancea
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    NEUR 1970 S40
    Primary Instructor
    White
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    NEUR 1970 S41
    Primary Instructor
    Lo
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    NEUR 1970 S42
    Primary Instructor
    Serre
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    NEUR 1970 S43
    Primary Instructor
    Moore
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    NEUR 1970 S44
    Primary Instructor
    Bath
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    NEUR 1970 S45
    Primary Instructor
    Asaad
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    NEUR 1970 S46
    Primary Instructor
    Jones
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    NEUR 1970 S47
    Primary Instructor
    Linden
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    NEUR 1970 S48
    Primary Instructor
    Stein
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    NEUR 1970 S49
    Primary Instructor
    Dickstein
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    NEUR 1970 S50
    Primary Instructor
    Truccolo
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    NEUR 1970 S51
    Primary Instructor
    Kaun
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    NEUR 1970 S52
    Primary Instructor
    Jaworski
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    NEUR 1970 S53
    Primary Instructor
    Song
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    NEUR 1970 S54
    Primary Instructor
    Watanabe
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    NEUR 1970 S55
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    NEUR 1970 S56
    Primary Instructor
    LaGasse
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    NEUR 1970 S57
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    NEUR 1970 S58
    Primary Instructor
    Zimmerman
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    NEUR 1970 S59
    Primary Instructor
    Vargas-Irwin
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    NEUR 1970 S60
    Primary Instructor
    Akbar
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    NEUR 1970 S61
    Primary Instructor
    McGeary
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  • Graduate Proseminar in Neuroscience

    A study of selected topics in experimental and theoretical neuroscience. Presented by neuroscience faculty, students, and outside speakers. A required course for all students in the neuroscience graduate program.
    NEUR 2010 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Barnea
  • Advanced Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology I

    Focuses on molecular and cellular approaches used to study the CNS at the level of single molecules, individual cells and single synapses by concentrating on fundamental mechanisms of CNS information transfer, integration, and storage. Topics include biophysics of single channels, neural transmission and synaptic function. Enrollment limited to graduate students.
    NEUR 2030 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Hart
  • Advanced Systems Neuroscience

    Focuses on cognitive approaches to study nervous system function. Lectures and discussions focus on neurophysiology, neuroimaging and lesion analysis in mammals, including humans. Computational approaches will become integrated into the material. Topics include the major cognitive systems, including perception, decisions, learning and memory, emotion and reward, language, and higher cortical function. Instructor permission required.
    NEUR 2060 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Desrochers
  • Statistical Neuroscience

    A lecture and computing lab course for senior undergraduate and graduate students with background in either systems neuroscience or applied math/biomedical engineering on the statistical analysis and modeling of neural data, with hands-on Matlab(Octave)/Python-based applications to real and simulated data. Topics will include signal processing, hypothesis testing and statistical inference, modeling of multivariate time series and stochastic processes in neuroscience and neuroengineering, neural point processes, time and spectral domain analyses, and state-space models. Example datasets include neuronal spike trains, local field potentials, ECoG/EEG, and fMRI. Sign-up sheet in Sidney Frank Hall, Room 315 beginning on the first day of registration. Instructor permission required.
    NEUR 2110 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Truccolo
  • Preliminary Examination Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the tuition requirement and are paying the registration fee to continue active enrollment while preparing for a preliminary examination.
    NEUR 2970 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Sheinberg
    Schedule Code
    E: Grad Enrollment Fee/Dist Prep
  • Graduate Independent Study

    Section numbers vary by instructor. Please check Banner for the correct section number and CRN to use when registering for this course. S/NC
    NEUR 2980 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Marshall
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    NEUR 2980 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Burwell
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    NEUR 2980 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Donoghue
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    NEUR 2980 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Patrick
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    NEUR 2980 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Berson
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    NEUR 2980 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Blumstein
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    NEUR 2980 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Fallon
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    NEUR 2980 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Cooper
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    NEUR 2980 S09
    Primary Instructor
    Hart
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    NEUR 2980 S10
    Primary Instructor
    Zimmerman
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    NEUR 2980 S11
    Primary Instructor
    Bienenstock
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    NEUR 2980 S12
    Primary Instructor
    Morrow
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    NEUR 2980 S13
    Primary Instructor
    Lester
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    NEUR 2980 S14
    Primary Instructor
    Warren
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    NEUR 2980 S15
    Primary Instructor
    Lipscombe
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    NEUR 2980 S16
    Primary Instructor
    Bowen
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    NEUR 2980 S17
    Primary Instructor
    Sanes
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    NEUR 2980 S18
    Primary Instructor
    Kauer
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    NEUR 2980 S19
    Primary Instructor
    Hawrot
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    NEUR 2980 S20
    Primary Instructor
    Badre
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    NEUR 2980 S21
    Primary Instructor
    Simmons
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    NEUR 2980 S22
    Primary Instructor
    Frank
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    NEUR 2980 S23
    Primary Instructor
    Simmons
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    NEUR 2980 S24
    Primary Instructor
    Hochberg
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    NEUR 2980 S25
    Primary Instructor
    Paradiso
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    NEUR 2980 S26
    Primary Instructor
    Geman
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    NEUR 2980 S27
    Primary Instructor
    Connors
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    NEUR 2980 S28
    Primary Instructor
    Aizenman
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    NEUR 2980 S29
    Primary Instructor
    Welch
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    NEUR 2980 S30
    Primary Instructor
    Desrochers
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    NEUR 2980 S31
    Primary Instructor
    Sheinberg
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    NEUR 2980 S32
    Primary Instructor
    Hoffman-Kim
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    NEUR 2980 S33
    Primary Instructor
    Heindel
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    NEUR 2980 S34
    Primary Instructor
    Barnea
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    NEUR 2980 S35
    Primary Instructor
    Reenan
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    NEUR 2980 S36
    Primary Instructor
    Zervas
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    NEUR 2980 S37
    Primary Instructor
    Stopa
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    NEUR 2980 S38
    Primary Instructor
    Nurmikko
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    NEUR 2980 S39
    Primary Instructor
    Oancea
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    NEUR 2980 S40
    Primary Instructor
    White
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    NEUR 2980 S41
    Primary Instructor
    Moore
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    NEUR 2980 S42
    Primary Instructor
    Bath
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    NEUR 2980 S43
    Primary Instructor
    Asaad
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    NEUR 2980 S44
    Primary Instructor
    Truccolo
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    NEUR 2980 S45
    Primary Instructor
    Kaun
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    I: Independent Study/Research
    NEUR 2980 S46
    Primary Instructor
    Jaworski
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    NEUR 2980 S47
    Primary Instructor
    Jones
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    NEUR 2980 S48
    Primary Instructor
    De La Monte
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    NEUR 2980 S49
    Primary Instructor
    Fawzi
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    NEUR 2980 S50
    Primary Instructor
    Webb
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    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Thesis Preparation

    For graduate students who have met the tuition requirement and are paying the registration fee to continue active enrollment while preparing a thesis.
    NEUR 2990 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Lipscombe
    Schedule Code
    E: Grad Enrollment Fee/Dist Prep