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Biochemistry Undergraduate Courses

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    Credit hours: 3.00
    Contact hours per week: 3-0-0
    Chemistry of biomolecules including proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids.
    Prerequisite(s): One of Chemistry 2120 or Chemistry 2500
    Recommended Background: Biology 1010
    Lib Ed Req: Science

    Credit hours: 3.00
    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, Chemistry 0500, or Chemistry 0520
    Lib Ed Req: Science

    Credit hours: 3.00
    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 AND Chemistry 2600
    Corequisite(s): Chemistry 2410
    Lib Ed Req: Science

    Credit hours: 3.00
    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 AND Chemistry 2600
    Corequisite(s): Chemistry 2740
    Lib Ed Req: Science

    Credit hours: 3.00
    Contact hours per week: 3-0-0 or 3-3-0 or 3-0-1
    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.

    Credit hours: 3.00
    Contact hours per week: 3-0-0 or 3-0-1
    Recent and advanced experimental biochemical and biophysical techniques. Examination of experimental methods includes technical background, experimental design, data analysis and current applications of these methods in the scientific literature.
    Prerequisite(s): One of Biochemistry 3100 or Biochemistry 3300
    Equivalent: Biochemistry 4000 (Contemporary Methods in Biochemistry) (prior to 2017/2018)
    Lib Ed Req: Science

    Credit hours: 6.00
    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) AND A cumulative GPA of 3.30 or higher AND 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.