2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
    Sep 22, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [Archived Bulletin]

NEUR 3100 - Neurological Diseases, Disorders, and Society

Goals: To introduce students to the nervous system, with a focus on nervous system dysfunction; to examine the biological basis of both the causes and treatments of neurological disorders; to investigate how shifting societal viewpoints impact the diagnosis, treatment, and representation of neurological diseases and disorders.

Content: Learn about the function and dysfunction of the nervous system. A variety of neurological diseases and disorders (such as epilepsy, autism, Alzheimer’s disease, and others) will be discussed, including the underlying mechanisms of the dysfunction, the overall impact to individuals with these disorders, and the current treatment options available. We will also discuss the societal impact of these disorders and the depiction of neurological conditions in popular culture.

Taught: Fall term

Prerequisite: BIOL 1510 or PSY 1330 with a grade of C- or better

Credits: 4