Course Schedule

The schedule is tentative and subject to change. Any changes to the schedule will be announced ahead of time. Unless otherwise noted, all assignments are due at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the due date. Late work will not be accepted.

Each unit will open on Wednesday. The original discussion post is due on Friday. The discussion forum replies are due on Sunday. The revised synthesis questions are due on Tuesday.

Exams 1-4 will take place on Sundays, and corrections will be due on Tuesdays. The Final (Exam 5) will be on Thursday, the last day of class.


Due Date Assignment
Tue, May 12 Welcome discussion forum post
Wed, May 13 Team problem set, intro quiz, initial private chat with Dr. Henley

Exam 1 Content: Building Blocks

Unit 1: Neuron Function

Read chapters 3-4

Due Date Assignment
Fri, May 15 Discussion Post
Sun, May 17 Discussion Replies
Tue, May 19 Synthesis Question Revision

Unit 2: Neuronal Communication

Read chapters 5-6

Due Date Assignment
Fri, May 22 Discussion Post
Sun, May 24 Discussion Replies
Tue, May 26 Synthesis Question Revision

Exam 1: Units 1 and 2

Due Date Assignment
Sat, May 30 Content Learning Reflection
Sun, May 31 Exam 1
Wed, Jun 3 Exam 1 Learning Reflection
Wed, Jun 3 Exam 1 Corrections (Optional)

Exam 2 Content: Input / Output

Unit 3: Vision

Read chapters 9, 10

Due Date Assignment
Fri, Jun 5 Discussion Post
Sun, Jun 7 Discussion Replies
Tue, Jun 9 Synthesis Question Revision

Unit 4: Somatosensory and Chemical Senses

Read chapters 8 and 12

Due Date Assignment
Fri, Jun 12 Discussion Post
Sun, Jun 14 Discussion Replies
Tue, Jun 16 Synthesis Question Revision

Unit 5: Motor

Read chapters 13-14

Due Date Assignment
Fri, Jun 19 Discussion Post
Sun, Jun 21 Discussion Replies
Tue, Jun 23 Synthesis Question Revision

Exam 2: Units 3, 4, and 5

Due Date Assignment
Sat, Jun 27 Content Learning Reflection
Sun, Jun 28 Exam 2
Wed, Jul 1 Exam 2 Learning Reflection
Wed, Jul 1 Exam 2 Corrections (Optional)

Exam 3 Content: Systems I

Unit 6: Stress

Read chapter 15 excluding Diffuse Modulatory System Section; Also pages 756-763

Due Date Assignment
Fri, Jul 3 Discussion Post
Sun, Jul 5 Discussion Replies
Tue, Jul 7 Synthesis Question Revision

Unit 7: Social and Sexual Behavior

Read Reinforcement and Reward Section pages 566-569; Chapter 17

Due Date Assignment
Fri, Jul 10 Discussion Post
Sun, Jul 12 Discussion Replies
Tue, Jul 14 Synthesis Question Revision

Exam 3: Units 6 and 7

Due Date Assignment
Sat, Jul 18 Content Learning Reflection
Sun, Jul 19 Exam 3
Wed, Jul 22 Exam 3 Learning Reflection
Wed, Jul 22 Exam 3 Corrections (Optional)

Exam 4 Content: Systems II

Unit 8: Emotions

Read chapter 18

Due Date Assignment
Fri, Jul 24 Discussion Post
Sun, Jul 26 Discussion Replies
Tue, Jul 28 Synthesis Question Revision

Unit 9: Learning and Memory

Read chapters 24 and 25

Due Date Assignment
Fri, Jul 31 Discussion Post
Sun, Aug 2 Discussion Replies
Tue, Aug 4 Synthesis Question Revision

Exam 4: Units 8 and 9

Due Date Assignment
Sat, Aug 8 Content Learning Reflection
Sun, Aug 9 Exam 4
Wed, Aug 12 Exam 4 Learning Reflection
Wed, Aug 12 Exam 4 Corrections (Optional)

Cumulative Final Exam

Due Date Assignment
Thu, Aug 13 Final Exam