Course Schedule

The schedule is tentative and subject to change. Any changes to the schedule will be announced ahead of time. Unless otherwise noted, all assignments are due at 11:59 pm Eastern Time on the due date.

Each unit will open on Saturday. The original Flipgrid post is due on Tuesday. The Flipgrid replies are due on Thursday.

Exams will be available for 48 hours on Sunday and Monday. Pre-Exam Reflections are due on Saturday. Post-Exam reflections and corrections (optional) are due on Friday.


Due Date Assignment
Thu, Sep 1 Intro Flipgrid post
Fri, Sep 2 Syllabus quiz, Flipgrid reply, Team assignment, Private chat to Casey

Exam 1 Content

Unit 1: Organization of the Nervous System

Read Chapter 1 and the Appendix pages A-1 through A-20 and A-27

Page 16 – 28 will give information about experimental methods we will talk about throughout the course. You can refer to this section as needed; you do not need to read it fully for Unit 1 content

Due Date Assignment
Tue, Sep 6 Flipgrid Post
Thu, Sep 8 Flipgrid Replies (2)

Unit 2 Neuron Structure and Function

Read Chapters 2-4

Due Date Assignment
Tue, Sep 13 Flipgrid Post
Thu, Sep 15 Flipgrid Replies (2)

Unit 3 Synaptic Transmission – TWO WEEKS TO COMPLETE

Read Chapters 5-7

Due Date Assignment
Tue, Sep 27 Flipgrid Post
Thu, Sep 29 Flipgrid Replies (2)

Exam 1: Units 1-3

Due Date Assignment
Sat, Oct 1 Pre-Exam Reflection
Sun, Oct 2 – Mon, Oct 3 Exam 1
Fri, Oct 7 Post-Exam Reflection
Fri, Oct 7 Exam Corrections (Optional)

Exam 2 Content

Unit 4 Somatosensory & Pain

Read Chapters 9-10

Due Date Assignment
Tue, Oct 11 Flipgrid Post
Thu, Oct 13 Flipgrid Replies (2)

Unit 5 Vision

Read Chapters 11-12

Due Date Assignment
Tue, Oct 18 Flipgrid Post
Thu, Oct 20 Flipgrid Replies (2)

Week of October 24: Fall Break

Unit 6 Auditory & Vestibular

Read Chapters 13-14; Actions and Innervations of Extraocular muscles pg. 448-450; Clinical Applications pg. 453-454

Due Date Assignment
Tue, Nov 1 Flipgrid Post
Thu, Nov 3 Flipgrid Replies (2)

Unit 7 Chemical Senses

Read Chapter 15

Due Date Assignment
Tue, Nov 8 Flipgrid Post
Thu, Nov 10 Flipgrid Replies (2)

Exam 2: Units 4-7

Due Date Assignment
Sat, Nov 12 Pre-Exam Reflection
Sun, Nov 13 – Mon, Nov 14 Exam 2
Fri, Nov 18 Post-Exam Reflection
Fri, Nov 18 Exam Corrections (Optional)

Exam 3 Content


Read Chapters 16-19

Due Date Assignment
Tue, Nov 29 Flipgrid Post
Thu, Dec 1 Flipgrid Replies (2)

Unit 9 Plasticity, Repair, and Emotion

Read Chapters 8, 26, 31

Due Date Assignment
Tue, Dec 6 Flipgrid Post
Thu, Dec 8 Flipgrid Replies (2)

Exam 3: Units 8-9

Due Date Assignment
Sat, Dec 10 Pre-Exam Reflection
Sun, Dec 11 – Mon, Dec 12 Exam 1
Fri, Dec 16 Post-Exam Reflection
Fri, Dec 16 Exam Corrections (Optional)