In this project-based course, students learn the structure of the brain and how the brain senses, thinks, behaves, and creates memories for learning and language. We explore brain diseases, disorders, imaging techniques, treatments, and how the environment impacts the brain. Armed with this solid foundation in neuroscience, students spend the second semester learning to think like doctors. Students engage in group and individual research projects and seminar-style problem solving, developing the ability to find answers to questions that may not be addressed specifically in the course. They review actual cases in the neuroscience field and follow the doctrine of ethical analysis with patients. Students are guided through a self-designed, long-term research project. This course is designed for students who are considering college majors in a medical or health-related field.
WHAT STUDENTS SAY
"I think that it is so incredible how much our brain can change over time, and how you can always make improvements on your life. When I learn in this class, I don't feel like I am just checking off a box. Every time I read something I am left with questions, and a desire to learn and explore more. I always want to try my own experiments, to better understand how things work!"
WHAT STUDENTS DO
Learning is an active process at One Schoolhouse. Students design, create and apply. And, they engage with classmates and connect with their teachers through discussions, video conferences, and projects. Specifically, in this class students will:
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Examples of signature activities and projects for this course are:
This course is approved by the NCAA.
One Schoolhouse is fully accredited with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and the Western Association of Schools and Colleges through December 1, 2025; we are an approved online publisher for the University of California.
BS Richard Stockton College of New Jersey