Core and Upper Level Courses

Declared Neuroscience majors can choose from these upper-level courses, considering their focus area, to complete their degree. Lower-level neuroscience courses may not be required for the major, and are not listed on this page. 

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.  

Neuroscience Core Courses (Required of All Majors)

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

  • 050.203 Neuroscience: Cognitive (formerly 080.203, Cognitive Neuroscience), Rapp, Spring
  • 080.305 Neuroscience: Cellular and Systems I (formerly Nervous System I), Zhao/Fetsch/Kuchibhotla, Fall
  • 080.306 Neuroscience: Cellular and Systems II (formerly Nervous System II) Zhao/Fetsch/Kuchibhotla, Spring
  • 080.250 Neuroscience Lab, Trageser/Sterbing-D’Angelo, Fall and Spring

Please note that the list of upper levels and their POS tag may change each semester.

Focus Areas: Systems (ST), Cellular and Molecular (CM), Cognitive (C), Computational (CP)

Fall 2021

Course NumberCourse NameInstructorDay/TimeLimitFocus Area
AS.050.352Applying Cognitive Neuroscience to Artificial IntelligenceLopez-GonzalezMW 1:30-2:4519CG/CP
AS.050.375Probabilistic Models of the Visual CortexYullieTTh 9:00-10:15 19CG/ST/CP
AS.050.383Computational Social CognitionIsikTBA20CG/CP
AS.080.301Behavioral Assessment of Animal Models of Cognition and Neuropsychiatric DisordersSmithMWF 12:00-12:50 35 ST/CG
AS.080.308NeuroeconomicsTrageserWF 12:00-1:15 (online)70ST/CP
AS.080.310Synaptic Function and Plasticity Lee/KirkwoodWF 3:00-4:15 19CM
AS.080.316Prefrontal Cortex: Computational Models and Neurophysiology
StuphornTTh 12:00-1:15 19CP/ST
AS.080.336Brain-Body Interactions in Health and Disease FarahMW 1:30-2:45 30ST
AS.080.355Computational Principles of Biological VisionConnor/NielsenTTh 10:30-11:4530CP/ST
AS.080.360Disease & Disorders of the Nervous SystemBaraban/SmithTTh 4:30-5:45 (online)100CM/ST
AS.080.370The Cerebellum: Is it just for motor control?DesmondTTh 10:30-11:45 19CG/ST
AS.080.620Theoretical Neuroscience
**Open to advanced undergraduate students with instructor’s permission
NieburT 4:00-5:00 20CP
AS.200.311Sensory Representations in the Brain: Maps, Modules, & Distributed CodingFischerTTh 4:30-5:4519CG/ST
AS.200.322Clinical NeuropsychologyRickardsT 5:00-7:30 20ST
AS.200.334Human Memory PsychologyChenTh 1:30-4 19ST
AS.200.376NeuropsychopharmacologySterbing-D'AngeloTTh 10:30-11:45 (online)55CM/ST
AS.200.380Neurobiology of Human CognitionBednyT 1:30-3:50 30CG
AS.250.205.01-.06Introduction to ComputingDamjanovic or FitchmanMWF 10:00-10:50
MWF 11:00-11:50
MWF 3-3:50
TTh 9:00-10:15
TTh 12:00-1:15
TTh 3:00-4:15
36 (6 sections)CP
AS.290.304Comparative NeuroanatomyBalanoffMW 3-4:15 35ST
AS.376.371Introduction to Music CognitionLopez-GonzalezT 9-11:30
M 5-7:30
15 (2 sections)CG/ST
EN.580.625Structure and Function of the Auditory and Vestibular SystemsFuchs/CullenTTh 8:30-10am 30ST

Spring 2021

Course #ConcentrationCourse nameProfessorMeeting TimesLimits
AS.020.303CMGeneticsFisher/GordusTTh 10:30-11:45 (online)315
AS.050.315CGCognitive Neuropsychology of Visual PerceptionMcCloskeyTTh 12:00-1:15 (online)75
AS.050.326CG/CPFoundations of Cognitive Science (writing intensive)SmolenskyMW 3-4:1515
AS.050.333CG/STPsycholinguisticsLutkenMW 1:30-2:4515
AS.080.303ST/CMStructure of the Nervous SystemHendryMW 4:30-5:45 (online)50
AS.080.304CM/ST/CGNeuroscience of Learning and MemoryBakkerTTh 4:30-5:45 (online)45
AS.080.314CG/STHow to Live a SPECtacular Life (writing intensive)GormanWF 12-1:15 (In person, Live to Classroom)19
AS.080.321CPComputational NeuroscienceTrageserTTh 12:00-1:15 (online)60
AS.080.326ST/CMNeurobiology and Diseases of the Peripheral Nervous System FarahTTh 10:30-11:4530
AS.080.328CG/STBehavioral Neuroscience LabSmithMW 10:30-11:45;
TTh 10:30-11:45
(online)
24 (2 sections of 12)
AS.080.334ST/CMUnraveling Circuits in Systems Neuroscience- Emerging TechniquesAdwanikarTTh 10:30-11:45 (online)19
AS.080.345ST/CMGreat Discoveries in NeuroscienceBarabanTTh 3-4:15 (online)60
AS.200.304CG/STNeuroscience of Decision MakingStuphornTTh 12-1:1519
AS.200.329CG/CPReal World Human Data: Analysis and VisualizationChenTh 1:30-419
AS.200.344ST/CMBehavioral EndocrinologyBohnTTh 1:30-2:45 (online)70
AS.200.370CG/STFunctional Human NeuroanatomyCourtney-FaruqeeTTh 10:30-11:45 (online)50
AS.200.377STNeuroethologySterbing-D'AngeloTTh 10:30-11:45 (online)15
AS.200.385CG/STMind, Brain and Experience (writing intensive)BednyT 1:30-3:5019
AS.200.659CPQuantitative Methods for Brain Sciences (open to seniors with instructor approval; Phd or MD/PhD route)
MysoreMF 12-1:15 (online)30
AS.250.205CPIntroduction to ComputingDamjanovic/ProcopioMWF 10:00-10:50; MWF 11:00-11:50; MWF 3-3:50; TTh 9:00-10:15; TTh 12-1:15; TTh 3-4:15234 (6 sections of 39)
AS.250.302CPModeling the Living CellJohnsonTTh 1:30-2:45;
M 5:00-6:00 (lab)
25
AS.376.372CG/STTopics in Music CognitionLopez-GonzalezT 9-11:20
T 5-7:20
(online)
30 (2 sections of 15)
EN.553.492CPMathematical BiologyAthreyaMW 3-4:15 (online)10
EN.580.439CPModels of the NeuronZhangMWF 10:00-10:50; T 9-9:50 10
EN.580.462CG/CPRepresentations of ChoiceChibMW 4:30-5:4520
ME.440.727ST/CMBrain Disease: Neurodevelopmental Diseases (permission of the instructor and Dr. Trageser, DUS)
Ross/Weinberger4th quarter 3/29-5/21;
M 2-4pm

Fall 2020

Course NumberCourse NameInstructorDay/TimeLimitFocus Area
AS.050.311Written Language: Normal Processing and Disorders
(writing intensive)
RappF 4:30-7:00 (online)30CG/ST
AS.050.332Developmental Cognitive NeuroscienceLandauMW 1:30-2:45 (online)15CG
AS.050.365Cracking the code: Theory and modeling of information coding in neural activityBonnerTTh 10:30-11:45 (online)19CG/CP/ST
AS.050.375Probabilistic Models of the Visual CortexYullieTTh 9:00-10:15 (online)20CG/ST/CP
AS.080.301Behavioral Assessment of Animal Models of Cognition and Neuropsychiatric DisordersSmithMWF 12:00-12:50 (online) 35 ST/CG
AS.080.308NeuroeconomicsTrageserWF 12:00-1:15 (online)70ST/CP
AS.080.310Synaptic Function and Plasticity Lee/KirkwoodWF 3:00-4:15 (online)19CM
AS.080.316Prefrontal Cortex: Computational Models and Neurophysiology
StuphornTTh 12:00-1:15 (online)19CP/ST
AS.080.333Neuroimmunology: Writing About the Nervous System
(writing intensive)
HendryMW 4:30-5:45 (online)15ST/CM
AS.080.336Brain-Body Interactions in Health and Disease FarahMW 1:30-2:45 (online)30ST
AS.080.355Computational Principles of Biological VisionConnor/NielsenOnline30CP/ST
AS.080.360Disease & Disorders of the Nervous SystemBaraban/SmithTTh 4:30-5:45 (online)100CM/ST
AS.080.366Neuroscience of Pain
(writing intensive)
AdwanikarTTh 10:30-11:45 (online)19CM/ST
AS.080.370The Cerebellum: Is it just for motor control?DesmondTTh 10:30-11:45 (online)19CG/ST
AS.080.620Theoretical Neuroscience
**Open to advanced undergraduate students with instructor’s permission
NieburT 4:00-5:00 (online)20CP
AS.200.311Sensory Representations in the Brain: Maps, Modules, & Distributed CodingFischerTTh 10:30-11:45 (online)19CG/ST
AS.200.313Models of Mind and BrainHoneyMW 3-4:15 (online)15CG/CP
AS.200.322Clinical NeuropsychologyRickardsT 5:00-7:30 (online)20ST
AS.200.334Human Memory PsychologyChenTh 1:30-4 (online)19ST
AS.200.335How Does the Brain Predict the Future HimbergerTTh 10:30-11:45 (online)18CG
AS.200.376NeuropsychopharmacologySterbing-D'AngeloTTh 12-1:15 (online)61CM/ST
AS.200.380Neurobiology of Human CognitionBednyT 1:30-3:50 (online)19CG
AS.250.205.01-.06Introduction to ComputingDamjanovic or FitchmanMWF 10:00-10:50
MWF 11:00-11:50
MWF 12-12:50
MWF 3-3:50
TTh 9:00-10:15
TTh 12:00-1:15
TTh 3:00-4:15
(online)
36 (7 sections)CP
AS.290.304Comparative NeuroanatomyBalanoffMW 3-4:15 (online)35ST
AS.376.371Introduction to Music CognitionLopez-GonzalezM 5-7:30 (online)15CG/ST
EN.580.625Structure and Function of the Auditory and Vestibular SystemsFuchs/CullenTTh 8:30-10am (online)19ST
ME.440.820Circuits and Brain Disorders
**Permission required from Dr. Trageser, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Worley1st and 2nd quarters (9/1/20 to 12/1/20 )
Seminars on Tuesdays 11AM; Journal Club on Thursdays 11AM
CM/ST

Spring 2020

Course #ConcentrationCourse nameProfessorMeeting TimesLimits
AS.020.303CMGeneticsFisher/GordusTTh 12:00-1:15315
AS.050.315CGCognitive Neuropsychology of Visual PerceptionMcCloskeyTTh 12:00-1:1550
AS.050.326CG/CPFoundations of Cognitive Science (writing intensive)SmolenskyMW 12-1:1515
As.050.339CGCognitive DevelopmentYarmolinskayaTTh 3-4:1530
AS.050.371CG/CPBayesian InferenceWilsonTTh 9-10:1525
AS.080.304CM/ST/CGNeuroscience of Learning and MemoryBakkerTTh 4:30-5:4545
AS.080.321CPComputational NeuroscienceTrageserTTh 12:00-1:1560
AS.080.326ST/CMNeurobiology and Diseases of the Peripheral Nervous System FarahTTh 10:30-11:4530
AS.080.328CG/STBehavioral Neuroscience LabSmithMW 10:30-11:45; TTh 10:30-11:4524 (2 sections of 12)
AS.080.334ST/CMUnraveling Circuits in Systems Neuroscience- Emerging TechniquesAdwanikarTTh 10:30-11:4519
AS.080.345ST/CMGreat Discoveries in NeuroscienceBarabanMW 3-4:1530
AS.200.304CG/STNeuroscience of Decision MakingStuphornTTh 12-1:1519
AS.200.329CG/CPReal World Human Data: Analysis and VisualizationChenTTh 10:30-11:4519
AS.200.344ST/CMBehavioral EndocrinologyBohnTTh 1:30-2:4570
AS.200.370CG/STFunctional Human NeuroanatomyCourtney-FaruqeeWF 1:30-2:4550
AS.200.377STNeuroethologySterbing-D'AngeloTTh 12-1:1515
AS.200.385CG/STMind, Brain and Experience (writing intensive)BednyT 1:30-3:5019
AS.200.659CPQuantitative Methods for Brain Sciences (open to seniors with instructor approval; Phd or MD/PhD route)
MysoreMF 12-1:1525
AS.250.205CPIntroduction to ComputingDamjanovic/ProcopioMWF 10:00-10:50; MWF 11:00-11:50; MWF 3-3:50; TTh 9:00-10:15; TTh 12-1:15; TTh 3-4:15234 (6 sections of 39)
AS.250.302CPModeling the Living CellJohnsonTTh 1:30-2:45;
M 5:00-6:00 (lab)
25
EN.580.439CPModels of the NeuronZhangMWF 10:00-10:50; T 9-9:50 10
EN.580.462CG/CPRepresentations of ChoiceChibMW 4:30-5:4520
ME.440.718CMNeurobiology (permission of the instructor and Dr. Trageser, DUS)Watanabe/Margolis4th quarter 4/8-5/1; (MWF 9-10:30)
ME.440.727ST/CMBrain Disease: Neurodevelopmental Diseases (permission of the instructor and Dr. Trageser, DUS)
Ross/Weinberger4th quarter 3/9-5/1;
M 2-4pm
ME.440.813ST/CGCurrent Issues in Systems and Cognitive Neuroscience (permission of the instructor and Dr. Trageser, DUS)Cohen3rd quarter 1/2-2/28 (W 3-5)