Classes

    Sex and the Brain

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2020

    Animals exhibit many innate, sex-specific behaviors that provide useful models to study the underlying neural circuits, and sex differences in the nervous system also have important implications for human health. Through discussions, activities, and lectures, this course introduces students to various aspects of sexually dimorphic neural circuits across model organisms, while emphasizing critical thinking and effective science communication.... Read more about Sex and the Brain

    Psychopathology and the Family

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2020

    In this course, we will explore how the family impacts psychopathology, including relapse, recovery, and resilience, for a member with a mental disorder. We will examine the relationship between the family and mental health conditions like anxiety, autism, depression, personality disorders, and schizophrenia from a life course and a family systems perspective.... Read more about Psychopathology and the Family

    Eating Disorders

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2020

    The goal of this course is to provide a comprehensive overview of DSM-5 feeding and eating disorders (EDs) with a primary focus on anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge eating disorder. We will explore the etiology (i.e., biological and environmental factors), symptom presentation, and empirically supported treatments across these EDs. Additional topics will include cultural considerations, gender and EDs, medical complications, impact of media/social media, and novel directions and treatments for these disorders.... Read more about Eating Disorders

    Supervised Reading and Research-GenderSci Lab. Part one of a two-part series.

    Semester: 

    Fall

    Offered: 

    2020

    The GenderSci Lab supports graduate students working at the intersection of the sciences and gender studies. The lab offers interdisciplinary training in theories and methods for the critical intersectional study of sex/gender in biology, medicine, public health, and the social sciences.... Read more about Supervised Reading and Research-GenderSci Lab. Part one of a two-part series.