The Neuroscience of Psychiatric Disorders

I. July 3–July 14, 2023
II. July 17–July 28, 2023
Day & Time:
Monday–Friday, 8:00–11:00 a.m. or 5:00–8:00 p.m.
to be announced
Students with at least one year of high school-level biology experience will be most prepared for this course, but it is not required.

“ I feel closer to my dream of being in the field of neuroscience, and I caught a glimpse of what that could look like.” – Melina A. | Brooklyn, New York

Course Description

Neuroscience is the study of the neural processes and mechanisms underlying human function and behavior. It is an interdisciplinary field that combines the ideas explored in the field of psychology with the science that governs the brain and body. In order to understand the etiology of disorders such as addiction, post-traumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia, it is crucial to understand how molecular, cellular, and endocrine changes contribute to disease progression.

In this course, students learn about how the laws of neurons and neurotransmitters direct brain processes. Class time is devoted to interactive lectures, discussions, and assignments designed to help students understand the neuroscience of addiction, major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and schizophrenia. Outside of class, students explore case studies of neuropsychiatric disorders so as to fully understand the extent of debilitation and possibilities for recovery.

Registration Guidance & Call Number(s)

Please note, this course may have multiple classes being offered in a particular session. Students should only register for one class and with one call number.

To view detailed information on a particular offering, click on the call number to be directed to the Directory of Classes catalogue.

Session 1 Classes

  • NESC0100 (D01) | Call Number: 10527

Session 2 Classes

  • NESC0100 (D02) | Call Number: 10528

Further guidance on the registration process can be found here.


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Specific course details such as topics, activities, hours, and instructors are subject to change at the discretion of the University. Not all instructors listed for a course teach all sections of that course.