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BIO 390


Selected topics in biology are offered. Prerequisite: one year of biology or permission of instructor.

Distribution Area Prerequisites Credits
One year of biology or permission of instructor 1/2-1 course

Spring Semester information

Kevin Kinney

390A: Tps:The Disordered Brain

This course will take a directed readings approach to understanding the functioning of the human brain (mostly) by understanding what happens in specific brain disorders. The readings will begin with three popular science books on the brain and what can go wrong. Students will then explore the literature behind some of these writings, to better understand at an anatomic, cellular, and molecular level what underlies the disordered brain. In terms of assignments, students in the course will be writing explanatory essays on the topics, geared for a non-specialist audience (in the style of the book authors) as well as giving short talks with similar guidelines.

Fall Semester information

Pascal Lafontant

390A: Tps:Mathematical Biology