Note: Biochemistry courses are offered by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry.
Elements of Human Nutrition
The science of human nutrition based on some elementary principles of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Nutritional requirements, the function and metabolism of nutrients and the practical means for achieving adequate nutrition are emphasized. The relationship among social and economic issues, nutrition, food production and distribution will be discussed.
Prerequisite: Chemistry 30 or 0500.
Chemistry of the proteins and nucleic acids with an emphasis on the relations of structure to function as observed in catalysis, genetics, protein biosynthesis and biological control mechanisms.
Chemistry of the carbohydrates and lipids and the metabolism of these and other cellular constituents and nutrients. Energy transductions associated with catabolism and synthesis; biological control mechanisms and other physiological processes of current interest.
Prerequisite: Biochemistry 3010.
Note: The laboratory emphasizes basic biochemical techniques.
Advanced subjects in Biochemistry, drawing on the expertise of the instructor.
Prerequisites will vary with offerings, but Biochemistry 3020 will normally appear at least as a corequisite.
Note: This course may occasionally be offered with a laboratory when resources permit and the course theme is appropriate.
The biochemistry of proteins and nucleic acids including protein-ligand and protein-protein interactions; membrane proteins, enzyme mechanisms, and modification of gene expression. Laboratory projects will involve the purification and characterization of enzymes and DNA.
Note: Credit is not allowed for Biochemistry 4200 and Chemistry 2310.
This is a research-oriented course in which students will conduct an original research project, report orally on the work, and submit a final report in the form of an undergraduate thesis. The thesis, which will normally be submitted in both print and electronic forms, will be made publicly available.
Prerequisites: Fourth-year standing (a minimum of 90.0 credit hours), with a cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher. Biochemistry 3020.
Note: Contact hours will vary. Students should be aware that this course involves regular contact with the Thesis Supervisor as well as considerable independent work.
Faculty regulations require extensive preparatory work prior to registration, including the submission of a thesis proposal. Students interested in the undergraduate thesis option should therefore discuss the matter with potential supervisors at least several weeks prior to the registration deadline.