Non-elective Courses

***NONE of the courses on this page will count as electives towards the NBB major but do carry college course credit.***

NBB 120 - From Botox to Behavior

This course is designed for NON-SCIENCE majors and is not appropriate for students majoring in NBB, BIO, CHEM, PHYS, ENVS or MATH/CS or for students on a Pre-Health track.

Using student-centered, active-learning methods and real-world examples, this course is designed to provide a fuller understanding of how the brain works and how neuronal activity underlies human complex behaviors. We will explore topics like: drug overdoses, Botox injections, Parkinson's disease, spinal cord injuries, memories, and athletic training & performance. The class will meet in a "studio" format with integrated laboratory and classroom instruction.

This course carries GER credit for SNT with lab.

NBB 190 - Freshman Seminars

Variable topics of special interest in the field of Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology. Any of these NBB 190 Courses will satisfy the GER for Freshman Seminar.

Examples of Freshman Seminars that have been offered in the past:
  • Evolution:Concepts and Misconceptions
  • How to Interpret Behavior You Did Not See
  • Brain & Body Enhancement

NBB399R - Intro to Mentored Research

This course is designed for students who are just beginning a research project with an Emory Faculty mentor. Lots of shadowing, watching and reading is appropriate for this class. The idea is to help students get started in a research project. This class does not count as an NBB elective, but can be taken for 1-4 credit hours.

NBB 482R - Frontiers in Neuroscience

This Friday lecture series exposes NBB students to the most recent and cutting-edge topics and methods in neuroscience. Students will interact with graduate students and speakers and engage in a post-seminar question and answer session. The seminars change from semester to semester and thus students can repeat enroll for this course if desired.
Particulars: Credit 1 hour; S/U grade only
Prerequisites: NBB301 or Permission of Instructor

NBB497W. Supervised Writing

Independent, faculty-mentored research and writing course, with major writing assignment(s) accounting for at least 60 percent of the grade. Enrollment requires permission of instructor and cannot be taken concurrently with NBB495 or NBB499R. Students can enroll in 1-4 credit hours.

NBB498R. Supervised Reading

Independent, faculty-mentored research course which is designed as a prelude to conducting laboratory research under the same mentor. Enrollment requires permission of instructor and cannot be taken concurrently with NBB495 or NBB499R. Students can enroll in 1-4 credit hours.