Courses in Biological Chemistry (Division 517)

415. Introductory Biochemistry. Two terms of organic chemistry equivalent to Chem. 225 and 226. No credit granted to those who have completed or are enrolled in Biol. 411. (3-4). (Excl).

This is a one term course in biochemistry. Biochemistry is essentially the identification of the characteristics of living matter. Specifically the course will cover the biochemistry of the living state, the chemistry of biomolecules, energy transformations and chemical reactions in living cells; function of the immune system and action of hormones; self-regulation and self-replication of living organisms. The course begins with a set of 16 objectives in the form of questions, and at the end these objectives are reexamined. The main text is BIOCHEMISTRY, 3rd ed. by Stryer. Some topics on molecular biology are also covered by MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE GENE, 3rd ed., by Watson. The course is basically a lecture course with handouts provided for emphasis. Three hourly exams and a final examination will be used to evaluate student performance. It is possible to obtain a fourth credit hour by attending an extra series of lectures and preparing a research paper. Cost:3 WL:4 (Zand, Dekker, and Uhler)

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