2023-2024 University Catalog 
    
    Feb 21, 2024  
2023-2024 University Catalog
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NEUR 180 - First Year Seminar: A Beginner’s Guide to the Brain


FDR: SC Science, Math, CS Distribution
Credits: 3

Prerequisite: first-year student class standing. In this class, students will be taught how to read and interpret scientific journal articles and how to identify and evaluate experimental hypotheses. Students will be introduced to experimental design, as well as data analysis and interpretation. The class will begin with an overview of scientific literature on the selected topic followed by presentation and discussion of scientific articles. Along with a broad introduction to neuroscience research methods, the students will further develop their critical thinking, analysis, and scientific communication skills. Content and scope will vary by instructor. The course will be both discussion-based and writing intensive.



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