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120.600.02 BIOCHEMISTRY -- AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE I

Term: 1st term
Credits: 5 credits
Contact: Floyd Bryant
Academic Year: 2012 - 2013
Course Instructors:
Description:

Explores the structures of the principal cellular macromolecules and their roles in cellular processes. Emphasizes the forces that underlie specific recognition processes. Considers the mechanisms of enzyme action and biochemistry of nucleic acids.

Learning Objective(s):
Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
Describe the construction of the principal cellular macromolecules
Analyze the forces that determine the three-dimensional structure of these molecules in aqueous solution
Relate the structures of macromolecules to their functions
Identify the methods used to study these questions in detail.

Methods of Assessment: Three in-class examinations
Location: East Baltimore
Class Times:
  • Monday 10:30 - 11:50
  • Wednesday 10:30 - 11:50
  • Friday 10:30 - 11:50
Enrollment Minimum: 10
Enrollment Maximum: 40
Instructor Consent: No consent required
Prerequisite:

Introductory organic chemistry.

Auditors Allowed: Yes, with instructor consent
Grading Restriction: Letter Grade or Pass/Fail
Frequency Schedule: One Year Only
Next Offered: 2014-2015