This course provides an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the human visual system, with particular emphasis on the anatomy of the eye and visual pathway. The brain and nervous system, skull and orbit, and extraocular muscles and eye movements are also discussed. Laboratory work includes microscopic study of the monkey eye, examination of the human skull and brain, and dissection of a mammalian eye. There is no prerequisite, although an interest in biology is helpful. In addition to the students in the Optician/Technician Program, the course attracts those who are interested in the anatomical basis of perception or who are considering a career in the visual sciences.
For COAS majors: V201 has been approved to count for "outside hours" in the category of unrestricted outside hour credit.
For information about the Optician/Technician Program, check out the Optician/Technician Program home page.