|Time||Days||Location||Instructor||GER||Credit||OPUS Class Number||Syllabus (Tentative)|
White Hall 208
|Stefan Lutz. William Kelly.||SNT.||4||1110||TBA.|
The Biology and Chemistry Departments cooperate in a one-semester joint biochemistry course. This course gives an integrated approach to the synthesis, structure, and function of macromolecular biomolecules, including proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, and nucleic acid. The evolution of structural and catalytic diversity at a molecular level will provide a theme that underpins specific examples that will include: the energetics of catalysis, protein structure and folding, enzyme kinetics and mechanisms, protein engineering, DNA & RNA structure and synthesis, photosynthesis & oxidative phosphorylation, and metabolism. These concepts will then be applied to understanding cellular organization at the molecular level. Completion of this course should provide students with a firm foundation in Biochemistry.
There is no required text for this class. Any recent college-level Biochemistry textbook will suffice and will be used as supporting material for lectures. Some suggestions include: Biochemistry 3rd Edition, by Voet & Voet; Textbook of Biochemistry with clinical relevance, 6th Edition, by Devlin; Biochemistry, 3rd or 4th Edition, by Garrett & Grisham (Thomson Publishing), Biochemistry, Editions 4-6, by Tymoczko, Berg, & Streyer; Principles of Biochemistry, 4th or 5th Edition, by Lehninger (Freeman); or Biochemistry: The Molecular Basis of Life, 4th Edition, by McKee and McKee (Oxford).
(This course is no longer two semesters effective Fall 2010; Biology/Chemistry 302 will no longer be offered.)
Required Textbooks, Articles, and Resources
- NO TEXTBOOKS REQUIRED.
The schedule of courses on O.P.U.S. is the official listing of courses, including days and times they meet and the General Education Requirements they satisfy. Students should use course descriptions as general guidelines. Course requirements, grading details, book lists, and syllabi are subject to change.