Courses of Study 2019-2020 
    Jan 24, 2021  
Courses of Study 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BIONB 3215 - Gender and the Brain

(crosslisted) FGSS 3210 , LGBT 3210  
Spring. 3 credits. Student option grading.

Prerequisite: BIONB 2220 , BIOMG 3320 , FGSS 2010 , and LGBT 2290  or permission of instructor. For NBB concentration: this course may be used toward the additional 7 credit requirement, but does not qualify as an advanced course.

S.B. Dietz.

Why are boys more likely than girls to be diagnosed with autism, and why are women more likely than men to be diagnosed with depression? Are there different “gay” and “straight” brains? And how does brain science interact with gender and sexuality in popular debate? Reading and discussing the original scientific papers and related critical texts, we will delve into the neuroscience of gender.

Outcome 1: Demonstrate knowledge of the state of the field in gender and neuroscience.

Outcome 2: Be able to apply concepts from history, philosophy, and critical theory to scientific texts.

Outcome 3: Demonstrate understanding of the interaction of experimental design, stereotypes, and preconceptions in how studies are carried out and communicated.

Outcome 4: Be aware of the range of experimental techniques available in neuroscience, and their advantages and limitations.

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