Behavioral and Biological Sciences (BBS)
BBS 400 Cognitive Neuroscience Laboratory 1 Credit Hour
This laboratory course aims to familiarize students with non-invasive research methods used in cognitive neuroscience. Students will be introduced to and obtain hands-on experience with neuroimaging research methods such as electroencephalography (EEG) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and simulation methods to study human brain anatomy (e.g., gray matter volume and white matter integrity) and functions (e.g., perception, attention, memory, language, etc.). (F, W).
Prerequisite(s): PSYC 400*
BBS 402 Physiology of Excitable Cells 3 Credit Hours
An in-depth analysis of the mechanisms underlying electrical communication within and between mammalian cells. The major emphasis is on excitable cells in the brain, heart, and skeletal muscle and their functional integration. Fulfills the Biology major capstone requirement. (W).
Corequisite(s): BBS 402L
Can enroll if Class is Junior or Senior
BBS 451 Ethics in Research 1 Credit Hour
This course provides an opportunity for students to explore and evaluate the ethical standing of different forms of research from a variety of perspectives. From a historical perspective, students will learn why federal legal protections are in place for use of human participants and animal subjects, and how this applies to their own research and future aspirations in research. This course will provide a discussion and readings relevant to understanding the foundation of current ethical responsibilities from which students will be able to apply the requirements and policies in conducting research projects with human participants and animal subjects. (YR)
Cannot enroll if Class is Freshman or Sophomore
BBS 490 Bio and Beh Science Capstone 3 Credit Hours
This capstone provides an opportunity for students to combine knowledge and skills from their undergraduate courses to address an interdisciplinary topic in the field of Biological Psychology (Biological and Behavioral Sciences) through their own research projects. The course includes research, writing and extended discussion culminating in a final project. (YR)
BBS 498 Literature Research in Behavioral and Biological Sciences 1 to 3 Credit Hours
Directed research performed under the guidance of faculty member. Undergraduate students will work with faculty to conduct literature research on current topic. Student will undertake a literature search, create an annotated bibliography, and write a research summary or grant proposal. Must be approved by the BBS Director. 1-3 credits; Four to twelve hours per week. Permission of Instructor (F, S, W).
BBS 499 Guided Research in Behavioral and Biological Sciences 1 to 3 Credit Hours
Directed laboratory or clinical research performed under the guidance of faculty member. Undergraduate students will gain hands-on learning in the theory and techniques of research. Must be approved by the BBS Director. 1-3 credits; Four to twelve hours laboratory. Permission of Instructor (F, W, S).
Can enroll if Class is Sophomore or Junior or Senior
*An asterisk denotes that a course may be taken concurrently.
Frequency of Offering
The following abbreviations are used to denote the frequency of offering: (F) fall term; (W) winter term; (S) summer term; (F, W) fall and winter terms; (YR) once a year; (AY) alternating years; (OC) offered occasionally