Course Offerings

Spring 2019

We do not offer any courses this term.


Winter 2019

See complete information about these courses in the course offerings database. For more information about a specific course, including course type, schedule and location, click on its title.

Introduction to Neuroscience

NEUR 120 - Stewart, Robert E. (Bob)

An introduction to neuroscience emphasizing the molecular organization, chemistry, and physiology of the neuron; how neurons are organized into functional circuits; and how these functional circuits process information and control both normal and abnormal behavior.

Introduction to Neuroscience Workshop

NEUR 121 - Watson, Fiona L. / Barry, Jeffrey S.

Training in the basic fundamental skills needed tor a career in the neurosciences. Prospective majors 1) learn fundamental oral presentation skills critically needed for a career in the biosciences; 2) learn to lead a discussion with an emphasis on critical analysis of primary research articles; 3) acquire a conceptual toolbox and theoretical understanding of current neuroscience techniques; 4) develop a digital portfolio of their academic work and research; and 5) learn about current neuroscience lab research opportunities at W&L.

Directed Individual Study

NEUR 401 - Watson, Fiona L.

This seminar involves independent reading and/or research. Students are expected to prepare a detailed research proposal based on their independent work. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Directed Individual Study

NEUR 401 - I'Anson, Helen

This seminar involves independent reading and/or research. Students are expected to prepare a detailed research proposal based on their independent work. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Directed Individual Study

NEUR 401 - Brindle, Ryan C.

This seminar involves independent reading and/or research. Students are expected to prepare a detailed research proposal based on their independent work. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Directed Individual Study

NEUR 401 - Toporikova, Natalia

This seminar involves independent reading and/or research. Students are expected to prepare a detailed research proposal based on their independent work. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Directed Individual Study

NEUR 401 - Blythe, Sarah N.

This seminar involves independent reading and/or research. Students are expected to prepare a detailed research proposal based on their independent work. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Directed Individual Study

NEUR 401 - Marsh, David M.

This seminar involves independent reading and/or research. Students are expected to prepare a detailed research proposal based on their independent work. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Directed Individual Research

NEUR 422 - Watson, Fiona L.

Each student conducts primary research in partnership with a neuroscience faculty member by prior mutual agreement. Consult with individual faculty for a description of current research areas. May be carried out during the summer. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different. No more than six credits may apply towards the major.

Directed Individual Research

NEUR 422 - I'Anson, Helen

Each student conducts primary research in partnership with a neuroscience faculty member by prior mutual agreement. Consult with individual faculty for a description of current research areas. May be carried out during the summer. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different. No more than six credits may apply towards the major.

Directed Individual Research

NEUR 422 - Whiting, Wythe L., IV

Each student conducts primary research in partnership with a neuroscience faculty member by prior mutual agreement. Consult with individual faculty for a description of current research areas. May be carried out during the summer. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different. No more than six credits may apply towards the major.

Directed Individual Research

NEUR 422 - Toporikova, Natalia

Each student conducts primary research in partnership with a neuroscience faculty member by prior mutual agreement. Consult with individual faculty for a description of current research areas. May be carried out during the summer. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different. No more than six credits may apply towards the major.

Directed Individual Research

NEUR 422 - Schreiber, William B.

Each student conducts primary research in partnership with a neuroscience faculty member by prior mutual agreement. Consult with individual faculty for a description of current research areas. May be carried out during the summer. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different. No more than six credits may apply towards the major.

Directed Individual Research

NEUR 422 - Brindle, Ryan C.

Each student conducts primary research in partnership with a neuroscience faculty member by prior mutual agreement. Consult with individual faculty for a description of current research areas. May be carried out during the summer. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different. No more than six credits may apply towards the major.

Directed Individual Research

NEUR 422 - Cabe, Paul R.

Each student conducts primary research in partnership with a neuroscience faculty member by prior mutual agreement. Consult with individual faculty for a description of current research areas. May be carried out during the summer. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different. No more than six credits may apply towards the major.

Directed Individual Research

NEUR 422 - Blythe, Sarah N.

Each student conducts primary research in partnership with a neuroscience faculty member by prior mutual agreement. Consult with individual faculty for a description of current research areas. May be carried out during the summer. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different. No more than six credits may apply towards the major.

Honors Thesis Proposal

NEUR 442 - Watson, Fiona L.

Writing a proposal for honors thesis research, including a clear statement of the problem being studied, a literature review, and a feasible, detailed plan for the research. Taken no later than the winter term of the junior year.

Honors Thesis

NEUR 493 - Blythe, Sarah N.

Individual conference.

Fall 2018

See complete information about these courses in the course offerings database. For more information about a specific course, including course type, schedule and location, click on its title.

Directed Individual Study

NEUR 401 - Toporikova, Natalia

This seminar involves independent reading and/or research. Students are expected to prepare a detailed research proposal based on their independent work. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Directed Individual Study

NEUR 401 - Blythe, Sarah N.

This seminar involves independent reading and/or research. Students are expected to prepare a detailed research proposal based on their independent work. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Directed Individual Study

NEUR 401 - I'Anson, Helen

This seminar involves independent reading and/or research. Students are expected to prepare a detailed research proposal based on their independent work. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Directed Individual Study

NEUR 401 - Watson, Fiona L.

This seminar involves independent reading and/or research. Students are expected to prepare a detailed research proposal based on their independent work. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different.

Directed Individual Research

NEUR 422 - Schreiber, William B.

Each student conducts primary research in partnership with a neuroscience faculty member by prior mutual agreement. Consult with individual faculty for a description of current research areas. May be carried out during the summer. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different. No more than six credits may apply towards the major.

Directed Individual Research

NEUR 422 - Watson, Fiona L.

Each student conducts primary research in partnership with a neuroscience faculty member by prior mutual agreement. Consult with individual faculty for a description of current research areas. May be carried out during the summer. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different. No more than six credits may apply towards the major.

Directed Individual Research

NEUR 422 - I'Anson, Helen

Each student conducts primary research in partnership with a neuroscience faculty member by prior mutual agreement. Consult with individual faculty for a description of current research areas. May be carried out during the summer. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different. No more than six credits may apply towards the major.

Directed Individual Research

NEUR 422 - Whiting, Wythe L., IV

Each student conducts primary research in partnership with a neuroscience faculty member by prior mutual agreement. Consult with individual faculty for a description of current research areas. May be carried out during the summer. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different. No more than six credits may apply towards the major.

Directed Individual Research

NEUR 422 - Stewart, Robert E. (Bob)

Each student conducts primary research in partnership with a neuroscience faculty member by prior mutual agreement. Consult with individual faculty for a description of current research areas. May be carried out during the summer. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different. No more than six credits may apply towards the major.

Directed Individual Research

NEUR 422 - Toporikova, Natalia

Each student conducts primary research in partnership with a neuroscience faculty member by prior mutual agreement. Consult with individual faculty for a description of current research areas. May be carried out during the summer. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different. No more than six credits may apply towards the major.

Directed Individual Research

NEUR 422 - Blythe, Sarah N.

Each student conducts primary research in partnership with a neuroscience faculty member by prior mutual agreement. Consult with individual faculty for a description of current research areas. May be carried out during the summer. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different. No more than six credits may apply towards the major.

Directed Individual Research

NEUR 423 - Johnson, Dan R.

Each student conducts primary research in partnership with a neuroscience faculty member by prior mutual agreement. Consult with individual faculty for a description of current research areas. May be carried out during the summer. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different. No more than six credits may apply towards the major.

Directed Individual Research

NEUR 423 - Cabe, Paul R. / Watson, Fiona L.

Each student conducts primary research in partnership with a neuroscience faculty member by prior mutual agreement. Consult with individual faculty for a description of current research areas. May be carried out during the summer. May be repeated for degree credit if the topics are different. No more than six credits may apply towards the major.