Core and Upper-Level Courses

The two sections below includes the core courses, senior seminar, connections in behavioral biology and all courses that can satisfy the three biobehavioral (BEHB-BIOBEH tag) and two social science (BEHB-SOCSCI tag) upper-level requirements. 

Please check the BS requirements page to get a full list of required or optional courses, or consult the online course catalogue for complete course information.

Additional course registration information can be found on the Student Information System website.  

Behavioral Biology Core Courses (Required of All Majors)

Core courses generally run the same times every semester, so are not included in the table below.

  • 200.141 Foundations of Brain, Behavior, and Cognition, Fall and Spring
  • 290.101 Human Origins, Spring
  • 200.208 Animal Behavior, Fall
  • 080.250 Neuroscience Lab, Fall and Spring

Fall 2021

Course NumberCourse NameInstructorDay/TimeLimitFocusPreReqs Brief
AS.020.374Comparative PhysiologyCoppolaTTh 12:00-1:45 (online)100BiobehavioralBiochemistry
AS.050.236NeurolinguisticsYarmolinskayaTTh 1:30-2:4519Biobehavioral
AS.050.352Applying Cognitive Neuroscience to Artificial Intelligence Part ILopez-GonzalezMW 1:30-2:4519Biobehavioral
AS.050.358Language & ThoughtLandauW 1:30-415Biobehavioral Language and Mind or Syntax I or Phonology I
AS.080.250Neuroscience LaboratoryTrageser/
T 1:30-4:20
W 1:30-4:20
Th 1:30-4:20
F 1:30-4:20
20 (4 sections)CORE
AS.080.301Behavioral Assessment of Animal Models of Cognition and Neuropsychiatric DisordersSmithMWF 12:00-12:50 30BiobehavioralFBBC or Neuro Cellular/Systems 2
AS.080.308NeuroeconomicsTrageserWF 12:00-1:15 (online)70BiobehavioralFBBC or Neuro Cellular/Systems 2 or Intro to the Human Brain
AS.080.370The Cerebellum: Is it just for motor control?DesmondTTh 10:30-11:4519BiobehavioralNeuro Cellular/Systems 2 and Neuroscience Cognitive
AS.130.244The Archaeology of Animals: An Introduction to ZooarchaeologyPoolmanMW 4:30-5:4518Social
AS.150.219Introduction to Bioethics (writing intensive)BokMW 12:00-12:50 Lecture (online)
Various sections
20 (14 sections)Social
AS.150.451Animal Points of View PhillipsM 3:30-615Social
AS.150.455Ethics and Animals (writing intensive)BokF 1:30-415Social
AS.196.302Science and DemocracyLevineTTh 9:00-10:15 15Social
AS.200.141Foundations of Brain, Behavior and CognitionSmithTTh 9-10:15 (online)150CORE
AS.200.204Human SexualityKraftT 1:30-3:50 OR T 4:00-6:20 20 (2 sections)Social
AS.200.208Animal BehaviorBohnTTh 12-1:15 49COREFBBC, Human Origins Recommended
AS.200.222Positive PsychologyHalberdaTTh 3:00-4:15 (online)60Social
AS.200.311Sensory Representations in the Brain: Maps, Modules, & Distributed CodingFischerTTh 4:30-5:4519BiobehavioralSensation & Perception OR Neuroscience: Cognitive OR Foundations of Brain, Behavior and Cognition OR Introduction to the Human Brain
AS.200.321 Child and Adolescent PsychopathologyPapadakisTTh 10:30-11:45 40SocialAbnormal Psychology
AS.200.322Clinical NeuropsychologyRickardsT 5:00-7:30 20BiobehavioralFoundations of Brain, Behavior and Cognition
AS.200.334Human Memory PsychologyChenTh 1:30-4 19BiobehavioralJuniors and Seniors
AS.200.376NeuropyschopharmacologySterbing-D'AngeloTTh 10:30-11:45 (online)55BiobehavioralFBBC & Cell Bio or Neuro Cellular/Systems 2
AS.200.380Neurobiology of Human CognitionBednyT 1:30-3:50 30BiobehavioralFBBC
AS.250.351Reproductive PhysiologyZirkinW 3:00-4:45 (online)100BiobehavioralJuniors and Seniors
AS.270.317Conservation BiologyBurgessMW 12-1:1516Biobehavioral
AS.270.336Freshwater SystemsKellyTTh 9-10:1525BiobehavioralIntro to Global Environmental Change or Intro to Sustainability
AS.280.335The Environment of Your HealthBressler, Latshaw, YagerTTh 3:00-4:15 (online)120SocialPHS, GECS, ENVS and MolCell majors have 1st priority for enrollment
AS.290.303Animal Communication Lab (writing intensive)BohnTTh 3-4:15 19BiobehavioralAnimal Behavior and FBBC
AS.290.304Comparative NeuroanatomyBalanoffMW 3-4:15 35BiobehavioralFBBC or Neuro Cellular/Systems 2
AS.290.420Human Sexual OrientationKraftT 6:30-8:50 30Social
AS.290.490Senior Seminar: Behavioral BiologyPorth-Bohn/BalanoffW 10-10:5015SEMINAR

Spring 2021

Course NumberConcentrationCourse NameFacultyDay/TimeLimitBrief PreReqs
AS.020.303BiobehavioralGeneticsFisher/GordusTTh 10:30-11:45 (online)315*can only be counted as an upper level OR with a lab for the biology requirement
AS.020.321BiobehavioralHuman Genome Variation with LabCunningham/McCoyMWF 11-11:5018Genetics
AS.020.374BiobehavioralComparative Animal PhysiologyCoppolaTTh 12-1:15 (online)90Biochemistry
AS.050.236BiobehavioralNeurolinguisticsYarmolinskayaTTh 3-4:15 (online)20
AS.050.325SocialPhonology IWilsonMW 12-1:15 (online)40
AS.050.333BiobehavioralPsycholinguistics LutkenMW 1:30-2:2515Language and Mind OR World of Language OR Semantics I OR Syntax I OR Phonology I OR instructor's permission
AS.080.250CORENeuroscience LaboratoryTrageser/Sterbing-D'Angelo(online)
T 1:30-4:20
W 1:30-4:20
Th 1:30-4:20
80 (4 sections of 20)
AS.080.304BiobehavioralNeuroscience Learning and MemoryBakkerTTh 4:30-5:45 (online)45FBBC or Neuro Cellular/Systems 2
AS.080.328BiobehavioralBehavioral Neuroscience LabSmithMW 10:30-11:45;
TTh 10:30-11:45
24 (2 sections of 12)FBBC or Neuro Cellular/Systems 2
AS.180.345SocialRationality: Meaning and MeasurementQuahTTh 1:30-2:4512Microeconomic Theory
AS.180.389SocialSocial Policy Implications of Behavioral EconomicsPapageorgeTTh 9-10:1525Microeconomic Theory and Econometrics
AS.200.141COREFoundations of Brain, Behavior and CognitionSmithTTh 9-10:15 (online)200
AS.200.204SocialHuman Sexuality KraftW 1:30-3:50; W 4-6:30 (online)40 (2 sections of 20)Students may receive credit for either AS.200.204 or AS.290.420, but not both
AS.200.211BiobehavioralSensation & PerceptionFischer
TTh 10:30-11:45 (online)70
AS.200.250BiobehavioralBehavioral NeuroscienceJanakTTh 1:30-2:45 (online)50Intro to Psychology or FBBC
AS.200.304Biobehavioral Neuroscience of Decision MakingStuphornTTh 12-1:1519Neuro Cellular/Systems 2
AS.200.329BiobehavioralReal World Human Data: Analysis & VisualizationChenTh 1:30-419
AS.200.344BiobehavioralBehavioral EndocrinologyBohnTTh 1:30-2:45 (online)70FBBC or Neuro Cellular/Systems 2 or GenBio1 & 2
AS.200.370BiobehavioralFunctional Human NeuroanatomyCourtney-FaruqeeTTh 10:30-11:45 (online)50Neuro Cellular/Systems 2
Sterbing-D'AngeloTTh 10:30-11:45 (online)15
AS.200.385BiobehavioralMind, Brain and Experience (writing intensive)BednyT 1:30-3:5019FBBC
AS.270.312BiobehavioralMammalian EvolutionCookeTTh 9-10:15 (online)40
AS.280.335SocialThe Environment and Your Health
Bressler, LatshawTTh 3-4:15 (online)120PHS, GECS, ENVS majors have 1st priority for enrollment
AS.290.101COREHuman OriginsBalanoffTTh 3-4:15 (online)120
AS.290.420SocialHuman Sexual Orientation KraftW 6:30-8:50 (online)25Students may receive credit for either AS.200.204 or AS.290.420, but not both