MCDB 310 - Introductory Biochemistry
Fall 2022, Section 001
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is  In Person (see other Sections below)
Subject: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)
Department: LSA Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
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Details

Credits:
4
Requirements & Distribution:
BS
Credit Exclusions:
No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in BIOLCHEM 415 or 451 or 515, or CHEM 351 or 451.
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
CHEM 210; and one of: BIOLOGY 172 or 174 or 192 or [195 and 173].
Advisory Prerequisites:
Prior or concurrent enrollment in CHEM 215.
BS:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
Repeatability:
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:
Instructor:
Start/End Date:
Full Term 8/29/22 - 12/9/22 (see other Sections below)
NOTE: Drop/Add deadlines are dependent on the class meeting dates and will differ for full term versus partial term offerings.
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Description

This course gives an introduction into the world of biological chemistry to students interested in careers in medicine, dentistry, biomedical engineering, and traditional biology programs. The course begins with the molecular design of life — an introduction to proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, and lipids. These molecules will then be put into context when bioenergetics and metabolism will be discussed. Students will also learn how polypeptides adopt their specific three-dimensional structure to become proteins, and how proteins then fulfill their individual functions in enzyme-catalyzed reactions, assist in the formation and function of membranes, and other important cellular processes. Major metabolic pathways will also be introduced. Other topics that will be discussed include bio-signaling and hormone action. Students will learn how to apply bioinformatics to obtain useful information about these molecules using databases and will obtain valuable knowledge about state of the art biochemical and molecular biology techniques.

Course Requirements:

Performance in this course is based on several small projects, in-lecture iClicker questions, and four in-class exams (no midterm or final exams are offered; Exam 1,2, or 3 may be dropped).

Intended Audience:

Students interested in careers in medicine, dentistry, biomedical engineering, and traditional biology programs.

Class Format:

Two lectures per week. Once a week there will be a discussion session or tutorial. Here, lecture material can be clarified, study guide questions will be discussed and the term project, a metabolic Map of cells, will be worked on.

Schedule

MCDB 310 - Introductory Biochemistry
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
 In Person
18449
Open
5
 
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MW 4:00PM - 5:30PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
002 (DIS)
 In Person
18468
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:30AM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
003 (DIS)
 In Person
18469
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:30AM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
004 (DIS)
 In Person
25959
Closed
0
 
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F 10:00AM - 11:30AM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
005 (DIS)
 In Person
18462
Closed
0
 
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F 11:30AM - 1:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
006 (DIS)
 In Person
18463
Closed
0
 
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F 11:30AM - 1:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
007 (DIS)
 In Person
18465
Closed
0
 
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F 11:30AM - 1:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
008 (DIS)
 In Person
18514
Closed
0
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:30PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
009 (DIS)
 In Person
18515
Open
1
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:30PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
010 (DIS)
 In Person
18516
Closed
0
 
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F 1:00PM - 2:30PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
011 (DIS)
 In Person
18466
Closed
0
 
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F 2:30PM - 4:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
012 (DIS)
 In Person
18467
Open
1
 
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F 2:30PM - 4:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
013 (DIS)
 In Person
18513
Closed
0
 
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F 2:30PM - 4:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
014 (DIS)
 In Person
24585
Closed
0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:30PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
015 (DIS)
 In Person
27064
Closed
0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:30PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
016 (DIS)
 In Person
18464
Closed
0
 
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Th 4:00PM - 5:30PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
017 (DIS)
 In Person
24586
Closed
0
 
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Th 5:30PM - 7:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
018 (DIS)
 In Person
24587
Closed
0
 
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Th 5:30PM - 7:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22
019 (DIS)
 In Person
25958
Closed
0
 
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Th 5:30PM - 7:00PM
8/29/22 - 12/9/22

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