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1. MEDS 5377: The Neurobiology of Hearing,(Oliver and Staff, 3 Credits, Honors) A graduate school course on the basis of sound processing. Become familiar with current research topics in Auditory Neuroscience, including synaptic physiology, neural circuit
Location:
Salamanca, Spain
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Undergraduate
Term:
Summer

Program Overview

Program Description:
UConn Neuroscience in Salamanca, Spain will introduce students to Neuroscience at an international level. Sponsored by the Honors Program and the Department of Neuroscience, this five week program will be taught by a team of international scientists.

1. MEDS 5377: The Neurobiology of Hearing,(Oliver and Staff, 3 Credits, Honors) A graduate school course on the basis of sound processing. Become familiar with current research topics in Auditory Neuroscience, including synaptic physiology, neural circuitry, acoustics, physiology, and behavior. This course is taught by UCONN, Johns Hopkins, UK and Spanish faculty and will expose you to research in an international context. This course is for upper-level undergraduate neurobiology majors, pre-med students, psychology majors, communication science majors and graduate students. Undergraduate students should have completed an introductory neuroscience course (e.g., Biology of the Brain) or courses in physiological psychology, sensation and perception, or communication science. Some combination of these prerequisites is preferred. Permission of the instructor is required for registration. Undergraduate students (Honors and non-Honors students) with a grade of B- or above receive Honors credit for MEDS5377. Students from Johns Hopkins and Purdue will receive credit from their home university for this course. 2. PSYC 2201: Drugs and Behavior. Offered in 2014 (Salamone, 3 Credits) An overview of drug effects on chemical transmission in the nervous system, with an emphasis on the behavioral/psychological effects of drugs. Prerequisite: PSYC 1100 or BIOL 1107. 3. SPAN 1001, 1002, 1193: Beginning, intermediate or advanced Spanish (USAL staff, 3 Credits) You will be introduced to the Spanish language and elements of Spanish culture. Science and medical terminology will be emphasized in order to maximize language skills that might be useful in the context of medical practice or research. An advanced section will be available for students fluent in Spanish.

The University of Salamanca offers dormitory accommodations with a meal plan. You will mix with Spanish students and international students in order to facilitate your immersion into Spanish language and culture. There will be many opportunities for socializing with Spanish students as the University of Salamanca will be in session during the program. Study abroad students will interact with the Ph.D. students in the Institute for Neuroscience who will act as hosts and guides. In addition, there are 15,000 other study abroad students in Salamanca every summer. For 2011: May 22, 2010 to June 25, 2011 -- Five weeks. First day of class is Monday, May 23rd. Arrival should be no later than Sunday May 22. Final exam and party, June 24. Classes are M-Th each week. Fees cover room, board, and program costs. Airfare, personal expenses, and extra food not included.
Setting Description:
The program will take place at the University of Salamanca (USAL), founded in 1218. A college town that is both medieval and modern, Salamanca was founded by the Romans in the 4th century, and it teems with cafes, tapas bars, shops, night life, and a rich mix of locals, students, and European tourists. Salamanca is one of the most exciting cities in Spain! The Plaza Mayor is perhaps the most beautiful in the country and is the site of concerts, public events, and round-the-clock social gatherings. Students can travel easily from Salamanca to the walled city of Avila (home of the Spanish Inquisition), the museums of Madrid, and the narrow streets of Segovia and Toledo. Portugal is approximately a seventy-five mile drive away.

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