†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† THE UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA AT ASHEVILLE

 

†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† FACULTY SENATE

 

Senate Document Number†† ††5708S

 

Date of Senate Approval†††† 04/24/08

 

 

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Statement of Faculty Senate Action:

 

APC Document 48:†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Add Minor in Neuroscience

 

 

Effective Date: Fall 2008

 

1.Add:††††††††††† On page 167, before the entry for Italian:

 

 

Interdisciplinary Studies: Neuroscience (NEUR)

 

Minor in Neuroscience

The neuroscience minor helps students understand brain science from different disciplinary perspectives. Students must complete 23 hours for the minor including BIOL 116, CHEM 111 and CHEM 132. 15 additional hours must be selected from the courses listed below. (Note: prerequisites for some of these courses may increase the total number of hours.) The minor must include a minimum of 9 hours at the 300-400 level of which 6 hours must be from outside the studentís major department. Appropriate special topics courses may be substituted with the approval of the director of the Neuroscience minor.

 

BIOL 338†††††††††††††††††††††† Mammalian Physiology (4)

BIOL 344†††††††††††††††††††††† Cell Biology (4)

BIOL 360†††††††††††††††††††††† Animal Behavior (4)

BIOL 444†††††††††††††††††††††† Biological Biochemistry (4)

BIOL 455†††††††††††††††††††††† Principles of Animal Physiology (4)

CHEM 236††††††††††††††††††† General Chemistry II (3)

CHEM 436††††††††††††††††††† Biochemistry I (3)

CHEM 437††††††††††††††††††† Biochemistry II (3)

MATH 191†††††††††††††††††††† Calculus I (4)

MATH 192†††††††††††††††††††† Calculus II (4)

MATH 291†††††††††††††††††††† Calculus III (4)

MATH 352†††††††††††††††††††† Introduction to Mathematical Models (3)

PSYC 101†††††††††††††††††††† General Psychology:Brain and Behavioral Processes (3)

PSYC 215†††††††††††††††††††† Mind and Brain (3)

PSYC 320†††††††††††††††††††† Biopsychology (3)

PSYC 325†††††††††††††††††††† Perception (3)††

 

171-4, 271-4, 371-4, 471-4††† Special Topics in Neuroscience (1-4)

Courses not otherwise included in the catalog but for which there may be special needs. May be repeated for credit as subject matter changes.See program director.

 

179, 379, 479 Liberal Studies Colloquia (LS 179, 379, 479)

Colloquia offered to fulfill ILS requirements. See Liberal Studies for course descriptions. May not be used to fulfill major or minor requirements.

 

 

Impact:

There will be an increase in students from psychology, math, biology and chemistry taking courses in the other departments. Other impacts of the Neuroscience minor include increased enrollment by non-majors in upper level Biology courses.

 

Rationale: 

Neuroscience is a huge interdisciplinary field with over 40,000 neuroscientists. Many of our students would like to go to graduate school in neuroscience or a related discipline. A minor in neuroscience would help them focus their elective credits to best prepare them for graduate school in the field.

 

 

2.Add:††††† On page 42, under Optional Minor Fields of Concentration, between Music and Philosophy:

 

††††††††††††††††† Neuroscience

 

 

 

3.Add:††††† On page 58, between NC-REN and Philosophy

 

††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Neuroscience††††††††††††††† NEUR

 

 

Impact:

None.

 

Rationale:

Editorial addition to include Neuroscience in the listing for minors. Also need to add the NEUR prefix.