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Last approved: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 09:01:58 GMT

Last edit: Fri, 15 Sep 2017 13:04:07 GMT

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Major
CBS (Comparative Biological Science)
805
002683
Dual-Level Course
Cross-listed Course
Yes
Course Prefix:
BIO
Special Topics in Neuroscience
Topics in Neuro
College of Veterinary Medicine
CVM Deans Office (19DVM)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Upon Demand
Spring 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Credit (S/U)/Audit
1
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture1
Course Attribute(s)


If your course includes any of the following competencies, check all that apply.
University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
John Meitzen, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
assoc

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture77NoWe expect 7-10 students per semester
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
R: Grad Standing or Instructor Approval

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
19CBSCBNDRComparative Biomedical Sciences Neurosciences ConcentrationRequired
Topics in neuroscience. This course will provide an opportunity for students to integrate and apply knowledge and skills gained from their graduate studies. Emphasis will be placed on primary literature, scientific practice, and on effective, professional communication and presentations. Topics and instructors will vary from semester to semester. Priority will initially be given to graduate students participating in the neuroscience concentration; other students with the necessary prerequisites will be admitted on a space available basis.

This course is required for a neuroscience concentration within the Comparative Biomedical Sciences graduate program. It is a necessary component for teaching critical scientific thinking and presentation for neuroscience graduate students. Frequency of course offering will depend on enrollment in the neuroscience concentration.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
a. If seats are restricted, describe the restrictions being applied.
 

 
b. Is this restriction listed in the course catalog description for the course?
 

 
List all course pre-requisites, co-requisites, and restrictive statements (ex: Jr standing; Chemistry majors only). If none, state none.
 

 
List any discipline specific background or skills that a student is expected to have prior to taking this course. If none, state none. (ex: ability to analyze historical text; prepare a lesson plan)
 

Additional Information
Complete the following 3 questions or attach a syllabus that includes this information. If a 400-level or dual level course, a syllabus is required.
 
Title and author of any required text or publications.
 

 
Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
List any required field trips, out of class activities, and/or guest speakers.
 

No new faculty resources will be required to provide the course. This course will be team taught by neuroscience faculty primarily from the Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and Science, with Dr. John Meitzen serving as initial course leader.

The course objectives/goals are:


1. Students will be able to evaluate, integrate and apply knowledge and skills gained from their neuroscience graduate studies.


2. Students will be able to evaluate and apply professional communication in the context of neuroscience research.


Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, student outcomes include:


      -evaluate how scientific knowledge is applied in addressing questions about neuroscience, especially within the context of presentations, seminars, and discussion of original scientific literature and NCSU neuroscience laboratories


   -integrate concepts, theories, and methods across different areas within neuroscience, and apply the knowledge and/or skills acquired through previous coursework in these areas to the specific topics addressed in this course


      -work with the instructor to identify topics, and original scientific literature within the scope of the course to present and discuss with fellow classmates.


      -communicate the results of their work in a professional manner, either written, spoken, or both.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Written Assignment20%½ to 1 page analysis of reading materials. Due at the beginning of each class.
Discussion10%We will discuss expectations the first week of class
presentation25%Laboratory visit leadership. This involves giving the other students in the class a tour of your host laboratory and running at least one demonstration to explain what the primary focus of interest is for that laboratory. Demonstration of major equipment should also be emphasized. A primary goal of this exercise is for all students to become aware of the neuroscience research resources at NCSU.
Oral Presentation20%Leading discussion with a partner(s). You and 1 or 2 partners will select 1 primary research article and a 1 relevant review article and present to the class. Subject will be assigned by the instructor and suggested articles provided. Final articles must be pre-approved by instructor and provided to the group one class period prior to your presentation.
Oral Presentation25%Leading Discussion - Solo. You will select 1 primary research article and 1 relevant review article and present to the class. Articles must be pre-approved by instructor and provided to the group one class period prior to your presentation.
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
N/AN/APlease see attached syllabus.
mlnosbis 8/21/2017:
1) The course goals should not be the same as the learning outcomes. The goals should reflect 1-2 broad goals for the course, while the learning outcomes are specific, measurable outcomes. Student Learning Outcomes should be introduced with the phrase: "by the end of the course, students will be able to..."
2) No additional consultation is required since this routed through College of Sciences because of cross-listing with BIO.
3) Syllabus notes:
-include all instructor contact information, not XXX for incomplete information
-pg. 2 states that the course meets from 10:15-11:30 PM. I think this should be AM.

pjharrie 8/21/2017 - will the subject for the solo assignment also be chosen by the instructor?
The syllabus mentions additional seminars; when will those be held? When will they be announced? How will the labs not represented by students in the course be introduced or is that not necessary?

jemeitze 8/24/2017 -

Course goals, learning outcomes, and syllabus has been revised as requested. Regarding specific reviewer comments:

1. The subject for the solo assignment is selected by the student and pre-approved by the instructor. Please see Page 4 in the syllabus.

2. Additional seminars will be announced in class. Seminars are held at various times and as part of different series to ensure that students will be able to attend.

3. Laboratories not represented by the students will participate on a voluntary basis. At the beginning of the semester the course instructor will solicit neuroscience laboratory leaders as to whether they wish to participate.

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-Catalog Description: Replace "CBS 805" with "This course" because course is cross-listed and we normally don't include the course prefix/number in the catalog description.
-Justification - Replace "demand". with "depend" in last sentence.
-Class Time should be 50 minutes not 75. RESPONSE: No, 75 is appropriate for 2 days per week
-Syllabus: Correct link: http://oied.ncsu.edu/oied/policies.php (Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity)
allloyd (Tue, 15 Aug 2017 13:36:56 GMT): Passed college committee 8/11/17
jemeitze (Thu, 07 Sep 2017 12:40:52 GMT): Requested revisions made and revised syllabus uploaded. Class time was not adjusted per the response already stated in the ABGS reviewer comments.
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