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2006-2007 University Catalogue 
2006-2007 University Catalogue [Archived Catalogue]

LACR 221 - SIFT: Brainstorming

In this course, students receive some basic instruction on the brain’s natural timekeepers and how they produce changes daily, monthly, seasonally, or throughout the life cycle. Examples include daily or circadian rhythms (sleep-wake and alertness cycles), longer-range or infradian rhythms (ovarian cycles, menstrual synchrony, pheromonal entrainment, and reproductive supression), seasonal cycles (hibernation/estivation, SAD), and developmental milestones (puberty, menopause). Students explore excerpts from the literature and learn how to frame questions that can be explored empirically in the course of a short-term study.

Prerequisites & Notes
Student must have entered after Fall 2005. Enrollment in BS, BFA, or BM degree program required. Successful completion of LACR 009 or LACR 100 where required as a result of English placement exam.


Credits: 3 cr, 3 hrs