Application of cognitive theory to decision making, and problem solving. Selective perception, memory,, contextual effects on decision making, paradoxes, in rationality, biases created from, problem-solving heuristics, probability and risk, assessment, perception of randomness, attribution, of causality, group judgments and decisions.
The basic principles of organic chemistry from a, mechanistic perspective. Bonding (Lewis, structures, atomic and molecular orbitals);, stereochemistry (chiral compounds, enantiomers,, diastereomers, conformers, optical activity,, Fischer projections); nomenclature; chemistry of, alkanes (free-radical substitution,, reaction-coordinate energy diagrams, asymmetric, induction); chemistry of alkyl halides, alcohols,, ethers (substitution and elimination reactions,, carbocations, pKa, nucleophilicity, leaving, groups, kinetics); infrared (IR) and nuclear, magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy; chemistry, of alkenes (addition and elimination reactions,, oxidation and reduction, hydroboration, inductive, and resonance effects of substituents, regio- and, stereoselectivity); chemistry of alkynes (acidity,, addition reactions); introduction to, organometallic compounds. Lecture, discussion,, laboratory.
An introduction to core principles that underlie, all of biology, illustrated through, evidence-driven examples centered on integrative, organismal biology and organisms' interactions, with the biotic and physical environment. We will, explore the evolution of life, flow of information, within and among individuals, the influence of, structure on function at scales from individuals, to ecosystems, the transformations of energy and, matter in space and time, and the dynamic systems, that characterize Earth and its inhabitants., Topics will vary according to faculty expertise., See department website for specific section, details. Can be taken before or after BIO 202.