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Biochemistry (BCHM)

Biochemistry (BCHM)
Faculty of Arts and Science

Biochemistry 2000

Introductory Biochemistry
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
Chemistry of biomolecules including proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates, lipids, and steroids.
Prerequisite(s): One of Chemistry 2120 or Chemistry 2500
Recommended Background: Biology 1010
Equivalent: Biochemistry 2850 (Introduction to Biochemistry) (prior to 2007/2008)

Biochemistry 2300

Elements of Human Nutrition
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
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(s): One of Chemistry 30 or Chemistry 0500

Biochemistry 3100

Proteins, Enzymes and Nucleic Acids
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0
Chemistry of proteins and nucleic acids with an emphasis on experimental techniques and the relation of structure to function.
Prerequisite(s): Biochemistry 2000;
Chemistry 2600
Corequisite(s): Chemistry 2410
Equivalent: Biochemistry 3010 (prior to 2007/2008)

Biochemistry 3300

Bioenergetics and Metabolism
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-3-0
Chemistry of carbohydrates and lipids and the metabolism of these and other cellular constituents. Energy transduction associated with catabolism and synthesis.
Prerequisite(s): Biochemistry 2000;
Chemistry 2600
Corequisite(s): Chemistry 2740
Equivalent: Biochemistry 3020 (prior to 2007/2008)

Biochemistry 4000

Studies in Biochemistry (Series)
Credit hours: 3.0
Contact hours per week: 3-0-0 or 3-3-0
Advanced subjects in Biochemistry, drawing on the expertise of the instructor.
Prerequisite(s): Will be specified (including any recommended background) for individual offerings, but will normally include one of Biochemistry 3100 or Biochemistry 3300
Note: This course may occasionally be offered with a laboratory when resources permit and the course theme is appropriate.

Biochemistry 4995

Undergraduate Thesis
Credit hours: 6.0
Contact hours per week: Variable
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.
Prerequisite(s): Fourth-year standing (a minimum of 90.0 credit hours);
A cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher;
One of Biochemistry 3100 or Biochemistry 3300
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.
See Part 7 - Arts and Science, Sections 5.c. (p. 96), 6.c. (p. 98), and 7.c. (p. 99).