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|Program Sponsor:||DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia|
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|Housing Options:||Apartment (shared), Dormitory, Homestay, Other||Minimum GPA:||3.0|
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Investigate the fast-growing field of neuroscience, by studying either the underlying biological mechanisms involved in psychopharmacology or the cognitive and emotional functions that shape an individual.
- Through research and practice, expand your understanding of the functioning of the brain, its disorders, and the role of neuroplasticity
- Travel with DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours in Europe to meet with leading neuroscience researchers and practitioners
- Engage in real-world settings and gain exposure to various careers in the field by visiting labs, practitioners, and institutes in the Copenhagen area
This program is right for you if you study neuroscience, biology, psychology, or health science, and are considering a profession in the interdisciplinary field of neuroscience.
CORE COURSE OPTIONS
Cognitive Neuroscience of Consciousness + Lab
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits (3-Credit Course + 3-Credit Lab)
This course examines neuroscience with a cognitive and behavioral approach. What is consciousness and which brain mechanisms shape the unique sense of self, implicit in all our thoughts and perceptions? We will explore conceptual and methodological perspectives of relevance to the study of human consciousness. In the corequisite lab, you will develop experiments, collect data, and analyze results, focusing on psychological, behavioral, and cognitive components.
Fall/Spring, 3 Credits
This course examines neuroscience with a molecular approach. Learn about basic brain anatomy and function, and discuss the link between dysfunctional brain regions/circuits and diverse psychiatric symptoms. A strong focus will be on pharmacological treatments and the specific interactions between neurotransmitters and their receptors.
Brandeis Specific InformationProgram Prerequisites: One year of biology and one year of chemistry at university level.
Please note that the following programs are NOT approved for Brandeis credit:
- Architecture and Design
- Textile Design
- Host Family
**Optional Study Tours - Brandeis will not pay the additional fees for optional study tours, this cost will be billed to the student directly. This applies for 1-credit optional study courses as well as optional study tours attached to 3-credit courses.
Brandeis students can apply directly through the Office of Study Abroad for admission into the DIS program.
Visit the Brandeis Study Abroad Website in order to obtain more information about the internal application process, advising hours, academic credit, and financial aid transfer.