[FUN_Mail] What electives are included in your Neuroscience Program - responses needed asap

Judith Ogilvie ogilviej at slu.edu
Sat Mar 4 11:42:08 EST 2017

Hi all -
We are trying to update our list of neuroscience electives for our
interdisciplinary program. The curriculum committee is requesting
clarification about why we have selected these specific courses and
excluded others. The original list of electives was based on what was
offered by other programs.  Since they have asked for a response from me by
this *Wed night 3/6 *I'm hoping you all can help save me the time of
searching scores of web pages. Right now we are just looking at the biology

Below is the list that includes (a) courses already approved, (b) courses
we would like to add, and (c) courses that the committee has suggested.

If you have a neuroscience degree program, please let me know which ones
you include as electives in your program and which ones are available at
your institution but not included as electives, and why not.

BIOL      3010

BIOL      3030        Principles of
Genetics                                              3

*BIOL      3060        Cell Structure & Function Laboratory
*BIOL      3100        Experiments in Genetics
Lab                                1*
BIOL      3280
Ethnobotony                                                                3

BIOL      3400        General
Ecology                                                         3

*BIOL      3420        Comparative Anatomy of the Vertebrates        5*

*BIOL      3470        General Physiology
Laboratory                            2*

BIOL      3480        Exercise
Physiology                                                 3

BIOL      4010        Sex, Evolution, and
Behavior                                3

BIOL      4030        Introduction to
Genomics                                       3
*BIOL      4050        Molecular Technique
Laboratory                          2*
BIOL      4070        Advanced Biological
Chemistry                            3
BIOL      4080        Advanced Cell
Biology                                             3
BIOL      4150        Nerve Cell Mechanisms in Behavior                    3

BIOL      4250        Neurobiology of
Disease                                         3

BIOL      4360        Animal
Behavior                                                          3

*BIOL      4370        Animal Behavior
Lab                                                 *1

BIOL      4410        Comparative Animal
Physiology                           3

*BIOL      4440        Vertebrate Histology: Structure and *

*                                  Function of
Tissues                                                   4*
BIOL      4500        Introductory
Endocrinology                                   3
BIOL      4510        Behavioral
Endocrinology                                       3
BIOL      4540        Human Cellular
Physiology I                                  3
BIOL      4600        Developmental
Biology                                            3

BIOL      *4610*        *Developmental Biology
Lab                                    2*
BIOL      4630        Foundations of
Immunobiology                             3
BIOL      4700        Molecular
Biology                                                       3

I am working to educate the curriculum committee about Neuroscience - I was
asked what Molecular Biology has to do with Neuroscience - so any other
comments are welcome and would be greatly appreciated. How have you made
decisions about which electives to include? Do you look at learning
objectives? Are there any courses that someone has requested be added but
were decided to be not appropriate for the major and, if so, why? Some have
suggested including all biology courses, including Plants and Fungi. What
criteria would you use to include or exclude a course as a neuro elective?

-Judy Ogilvie

Judith Mosinger Ogilvie, Ph.D., FARVO
Associate Professor of Biology
Co-Director, Neuroscience Program

Department of Biology
Saint Louis University
3507 Laclede Ave.
St. Louis, MO  63103
email:      ogilviej at slu.edu
Phone:     314-977-3965
Fax:         314-977-3658
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