[FUN_Mail] Questions about Neuroscience Courses within a Psychology Department

Teresa via FUN_Mail fun_mail at lists.funfaculty.org
Wed May 20 11:00:43 EDT 2015

Dear all,

 The psychology department at Azusa Pacific University is hoping to revamp
and add more neuroscience to the psychology curricula and offerings, I'd be
very grateful to hear from other neuroscience faculty in psychology
departments in response to one or more of the following questions:

1. *Does your department have any required neuroscience courses for all
majors?  Or are there "biological" options from which to choose?*  (APU
currently requires Introduction to Neuroscience, textbook: Carlson)

2. *If offered, at what level is Intro to Neuroscience taught, what book is
used, and is this course catered at all towards clinical students? *(many
of our students have a clinical/counseling rather than research-oriented
career interest. We currently teach this course at the 400-level with the
Carlson textbook, and are considering moving it earlier in the curriculum
so that more specialized neuroscience courses can be added)

3. *Are there prerequisites for your Intro to Neuroscience class or other
"introductory" neuroscience courses?*

4. *What do you consider to be your core neuroscience courses in the
department and at what level are they taught?*  (e.g. cognitive
neuroscience, psychopharmacology)

5. *Do you also have a neuroscience major/department, and how are the
neuroscience classes for psych majors the same or different than those
courses? * (APU is planning to start a neuroscience major in the next
couple years).

Thanks in advance for any responses and/or thoughts!

Teresa K. Pegors, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Fellow
  (incoming faculty at Azusa Pacific University)
  Department of Psychology |  Annenberg School for Communication
  Center for Cognitive Neuroscience |  Center for Neuroscience and Society
University of Pennsylvania

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