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CHM 260: Introductory Biochemistry (3 Credits)
Overview

Course Description

Explores fundamentals of biological chemistry. Includes study of macromolecules, metabolic pathways, and biochemical genetics. Lecture 3 hours per week.

General Course Purpose

This is a one-semester college transfer-level course designed to meet the needs of science majors. CHM 260 is an elective course for science majors in their second year of college study following completion of CHM 111- 112 - "College Chemistry I-II" and BIO 101-102 - "General Biology I-II". This course would also benefit the student who is in pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary, and health technologies programs.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisites

CHM 112 and satisfactory placement score for ENG 111.

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Objectives
 

At the completion of this course, the student should be able to:

  • Explain the chemical and physical properties of water as they relate to life processes
  • Describe the structure and chemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids
  • Define and discuss the significance of protein conformation
  • Explain enzyme catalysis, kinetics and regulation
  • Recognize the structure and function of biological membranes
  • Explain the pathways of carbohydrate metabolism and their regulation
  • Describe replication, transcription and translation
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Materials
 

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Grading
 

Possible Assignments Include: (Subject to change each semester. The actual assignments are available in the Syllabus in the Blackboard course site on the first day of classes.)

Assignment
Points
Percentage of Grade
Introduction
10
1.25
Syllabus Quiz
10
1.25
Research Paper
180
22.5
5 exams (100 pts each)
500
62.5
Sapling Online Homework
100
12.5
Total Points
800
100

Your final grade may be based on the following scale.

Grading Scale
A
90-100
B
80-89
C
70-79
D
60-69
F
0-59
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Exams
 

There are 5 exams in this course.

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Last Updated: February 18, 2016