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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Undergraduate Courses

1990 - Freshman Research in Biochemistry - Syllabus
1-2 credits, max 2, Lab 3. An introduction to biochemical research through guided work on a relevant experimental problem.

2101 - The Experiments Behind the Facts of Real Science
Prerequisite(s): BIOC1114 and CHEM1515. Introduction to research through the study of primary research papers.

2202 - Medicine and Molecules (Fall Semester) - Syllabus
Examination of specific diseases at all scales, from the biology of the causal agent to global impacts.  The molecular biology of the agent, interactions with the human body, and the etiology, epidemiology, history and current state of the disease, ethical considerations, and prospects for cures.

2344 - Chemistry and Applications of Biomolecules (Spring Semester) Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1225 or CHEM1515. A descriptive survey of organic functional groups and biomolecules. Mode of formation and function of these molecules in microorganisms, plants and animals as they relate to biotechnology, environmental sciences and health related issues. A terminal course for students in applied biological science education. Not recommended for preprofessional students or students planning graduate study in biological sciences.

3003 - Hypothesis-Driven Undergraduate Research - Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): Consent of instructor. Directed research projects with faculty members in biochemistry and molecular biology. Identify a research question, develop a hypothesis, experimental approach, perform the experiments, and summarize their results in oral and written forms.

3224 - Physical Chemistry for Biologists 
Prerequisite(s): CHEM1515, MATH2144, PHYS1114, or PHYS2014 or consent of instructor. Classical statistical thermodynamics with applications to pure systems, solutions and electrochemistry; transport; chemical and enzyme kinetics, quantum chemistry of structure and chemical bond; and spectroscopy all with emphasis on biological applications.

3653 - Survey of Biochemistry (Fall and Spring Semesters) - Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 3015 or 3053. An introduction to the chemistry of living systems. Chemical properties of the constituents of living organisms. Modes of formation, reactions and function of these compounds in microorganisms, plants and animals. Intended for non-majors.

3713 - Biochemistry I (Fall Semester) - Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 3053. Biochemistry of nucleic acids, proteins, amino acids, carbohydrates, and lipids with an emphasis on the kinetics, thermodynamics, catalytic and regulatory strategies of biochemical reactions and bioenergetics. Designed for biochemistry majors.

3723 - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (Fall and Spring Semesters) - Syllabus
Lab 6. Prerequisite(s): 3653 or 3713 or concurrent enrollment.  Integrated lecture-laboratory course on fundamental theories and techniques in biochemical, forensic, and clinical research.  Hands-on experience in mass spectrometry, DNA analysis, metabolic assays, kinetic assays, and protein purification.

3813 - Biochemistry II (Spring Semester) - Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): BIOC 3713. Continuation of Biochemistry I with focus on metabolic pathways, cycles, and control mechanisms. This course will cover bioenergetics and metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids and nucleotides. Designed for biochemistry majors.

4113 - Molecular Biology (Fall Semester) - Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): 3653 or 3713 and BIOL 3023 or ANSI 3423 or PLNT 3554. Applications of biochemistry, molecular biology and genetic engineering with emphasis on protein structure and function, regulation of cell function, metabolism and disease processes.

4224 - Physical Chemistry for Biologists (Spring Semester) - Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1515, MATH 2133, PHYS 1214 or consent of instructor. Classical and statistical thermodynamics with applications to pure systems, solutions and electrochemistry; transport; chemical and enzyme kinetics, quantum chemistry of structure and chemical bond; and spectroscopy all with emphasis on biological applications.

4523 - Biochemistry of the Cell (Spring Semester) - Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): 3653 or 3713 and MICR3033 and BIOL3023 or ANSI3423 or PLNT3554 or consent of instructor. The biochemistry of fundamental processes in normal and disease states of eukaryotic cells. Primary literature based experimental approaches to the mechanisms of intracellular protein trafficking, cytoskeleton, cell adhesion, mitosis, cell cycle, cytokinesis, and apoptosis.

4883 - Senior Seminar in Biochemistry (Spring Semester) - Syllabus
Prerequisite(s): BIOC 3813 or consent of instructor. A senior capstone course for the development of scientific verbal and written communications and assessment of cumulative abilities.  Focus is on problem solving, group discussion, primary literature review, oral presentation, and writing.

4990 - Biochemistry Teaching Internship - Syllabus
Learn how to teach a university course while enhancing your scientific communication skills, by serving as a teaching intern for BIOC 3653 - Survey of Biochemistry.

4990 - Undergraduate Research
1-6 credits, max 10. Training in independent work, study of relevant literature and experimental investigation of an assigned problem.

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