Chemistry and Biochemistry
 

Biochemistry--Majors

Biochemistry--Majors
First-semester biochemistry. Molecular components of cells, chemical structure and function, enzymes, metabolic transformations, photosynthesis.
CHEM
481M
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesCHEM 352M; or CHEM 352; Completion of PDBio 120 or Bio 130 or MMBio 121.
 NoteFor chemistry and biochemistry majors only.
 TaughtFall
 ProgramsContaining CHEM 481M
Course Outcomes: 

Mastery of Key Concepts

Demonstrate mastery of key concepts in the Biochemistry subdiscipline and articulate the relationships between chemistry and biology. This outcome is elaborated in outcomes 2-5 below

Explain How Structure Determines Biological Function

Explain how the structure of biomolecules such as proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates determines their biological function

Enzymes Catalyze Reactions

Describe how enzymes catalyze reactions in terms of thermodynamics, kinetics, and mechanistic strategies

Energy from Metabolic Reaction

Understand how energy is generated from metabolic reaction pathways

Understanding Reactivity in Metabolic Pathways

Push arrows to predict and understand reactivity in metabolic pathways

Communicate in Writing

Communicate scientific ideas clearly to other specialists in writing

Understanding Reactivity in Metabolic Pathways

Push arrows to predict and understand reactivity in metabolic pathways

Interpret and Critique Experimental Data

Interpret and critique experimental data relating to biochemical models

Research

Identify and understand primary research articles relevant to a specific biochemical question of current interest