New Spring Course for Non-Science Majors Focuses on Brain Diseases: Bad Things Happen to Good Brains

New neuroscience survey course for non stem majors: BIOH 191

Communities, families, caregivers and patients are too often confronted with the challenges presented by traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, Alzheimer’s disease, depression, Parkinson’s disease, ALS, addiction or other disorders that affect the brain and nervous system.  Meant for both non-science and science majors, this new interdisciplinary survey course will provide students with a basic understanding of the symptoms, underlying causes, current efforts in research and treatments for a variety of brain diseases, as well as what these disorders can teach about normal brain function.

This new course was inspired by an award to the Neuroscience Program from the W.M. Keck Foundation to develop innovative curriculum that will introduce neuroscience to students studying in the Humanities, Arts and Education.


BIOH 191: Introduction to Brain Disease
Spring Semester T/R 3:30-4:50
Instructor:     Richard Bridges,
                      Regents Professor
                      Neuroscience Program


For additional information please contact Neuroscience Advisor Rebecca Kranitz.