BCH300 Essentials of Biochemistry
[3–0, 3 cr.]
This course covers the biochemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, nucleic acids; enzymes and coenzymes; vitamins and cofactors. Emphasis is placed on metabolic pathways, the interrelationships of nutrients and the relation of metabolic processes to the overall human health.
Prerequisites: BIO201 Biology I
Pre or Co-requisite: CHM311 Organic Chemistry or CHM310 Basic Organic Chemistry
BCH301 Introduction to Biochemistry
[4–0, 4 cr.]
This course covers the study of modern biochemistry concepts in the regulation of the metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids. Enzymes and coenzymes will also be discussed.
Prerequisite: BIO201 Biology I
Pre or Co-requisite: CHM312 Organic Chemistry II
BCH612 Biochemistry: Macromolecular Structure and Function
[3–0, 3 cr.]
This course explores a selected number of advanced topics in biochemistry, with readings taken from the current literature. Emphasis on experimental approaches and problem solving. Topics include protein structure-function, protein folding and modification, proteomics and bioinformatics, enzyme kinetics, membrane structure and the study of biosynthetic processes (pathways and their regulation) with a molecular genetic approach.