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 Friday. The original Flip post is due on Tuesday. The Flip replies are due on Thursday.

Exams will be available for 2 days: Sunday and Monday. Pre-Exam Reflections are due on Saturday. Post-Exam reflections and corrections (optional) are due on Friday.


Due Date Assignment
Thu, Jan 11 Intro Flip post
Fri, Jan 12 Syllabus quiz, Flip reply, 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, Jan 16 Flip Post
Thu, Jan 18 Flip Replies (2)

Unit 2 Neuron Structure and Function

Read Chapters 2-4

Due Date Assignment
Tue, Jan 23 Flip Post
Thu, Jan 25 Flip Replies (2)

Unit 3 Synaptic Transmission – TWO WEEKS TO COMPLETE

Read Chapters 5-7

Due Date Assignment
Tue, Feb 6 Flip Post
Thu, Feb 8 Flip Replies (2)

Exam 1: Units 1-3

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

Exam 2 Content

Unit 4 Somatosensory & Pain

Read Chapters 9-10

Due Date Assignment
Tue, Feb 20 Flip Post
Thu, Feb 22 Flip Replies (2)


Week of Feb 26: Spring Break


Unit 5 Vision

Read Chapters 11-12

Due Date Assignment
Tue, Mar 5 Flip Post
Thu, Mar 7 Flip Replies (2)

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, Mar 12 Flip Post
Thu, Mar 14 Flip Replies (2)

Unit 7 Chemical Senses

Read Chapter 15

Due Date Assignment
Thu, Mar 19 Flip Post
Thu, Mar 21 Flip Replies (2)

Exam 2: Units 4-7

Due Date Assignment
Sat, Mar 23 Pre-Exam Reflection
Sun, Mar 24 – Mon, Mar 25 Exam 2
Fri, Mar 29 Post-Exam Reflection
Fri, Mar 29 Exam Corrections (Optional)

Exam 3 Content


Read Chapters 16-19

Due Date Assignment
Tue, Apr 9 Flip Post
Thu, Apr 11 Flip Replies (2)

Unit 9 Plasticity, Repair, and Emotion

Read Chapters 8, 26, 31

Due Date Assignment
Tue, Apr 16 Flip Post
Thu, Apr 18 Flip Replies (2)

Exam 3: Units 8-9

Due Date Assignment
Sat, Apr 20 Pre-Exam Reflection
Sun, Apr 21 – Mon, Apr 22 Exam 1
Fri, Apr 26 Post-Exam Reflection
Fri, Apr 26 Exam Corrections (Optional)