NAB students develop a course of study in consultation with their research adviser to tailor their curriculum to their individual interests as well as gain a common foundation. Required coursework consists of four core classes that survey the field of neuroscience and animal behavior and a department-wide course in statistics. All other coursework is drawn from a large set of electives both within and outside the Department of Psychology. These electives include topical seminars taught by NAB faculty on focal research areas as well as more general courses within psychology, neuroscience, animal behavior, anthropology, and philosophy. This curriculum encourages students to acquire breadth of understanding as well as to develop expertise and in-depth training in their chosen area of specialty. In addition, structured coursework and classroom experience in teaching is provided to all graduate students within the Psychology Department (see links under Graduate Studies for more information).
The following is a partial list of current and recent course offerings by NAB faculty and affiliates. Core courses are offered in alternate years, such that one is taught each semester. Elective courses are taught on a rotating basis.
Neurobiology of Learning and Memory. NAB elective. Manns.
Primate Social Behavior. NAB elective, de Waal & Gouzoules.
Fundamentals of Systems Neuroscience. Faculty.
Neurobiology of Cognition and Motivated Behavior. Faculty.
Animal Behavior and Evolution. Faculty.
Comparative Perception, Cognition, and Learning. Faculty.
Behavioral Neuroendocrinology Group. NAB Research Course. Maney & Wallen.
Animal Models of Developmental Neuropathology. NAB topical seminar elective, Bachevalier.
Neurobiology and Applications of Sleep and Circadian Rhythms. NAB topical seminar elective, Rodman.
Neuroscience and Animal Behavior Research Seminar. Faculty.