Summer 2020 syllabus

NEU 300 will allow you to explore how the mammalian nervous system functions. In order to provide insight into experiences like vision, taste, stress, fear, learning, and social bonding, the course will begin by examining basic properties of the cells that make up your nervous system and build to analyzing research data and drawing big picture conclusions about nervous system function.

In 2019, the National Association of Colleges and Employers1 determined that the most important skill employers look for in college graduates are a) problem solving skills, b) teamworking skills, and c) communication skills. In this course, you will work to practice and improve these skills so that you can be confident and capable in your critical thinking abilities as you move forward in your education and future careers. Content knowledge is important and necessary, but these skills are essential for a successful scientific career, whether in health care, academia, government, or industry.

I consider the course structure, content, and policies to always be a work in progress. If I discover certain procedures are not working for us as a class, we can revise as needed.

  1. National Association of Colleges and Employers. Job Outlook 2019. (2019) at NACE