Feb 29, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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BI 330 - Biochemistry I

Credits: (4 credits)

First semester of a two semester comprehensive study of the structure and function of biomolecules and chemical reactions in living cells. Focuses on structure and functions of carbohydrates, lipids and proteins along with the metabolism of these compounds. Laboratory work emphasizes techniques in the field while reinforcing important concepts presented in lectures.

Prerequisites: BI 120, CH 130 and CH131, CH 230 (may be taken concurrently).  All prerequisite courses must be a grade of C- or higher.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to do the following:

  1. The major groups of macromolecules and their functions/reactions within organisms;
  2. The mathematical underpinnings of biochemistry;
  3. The basic mechanisms by which enzymes work;
  4. The important universal biochemical pathways;
  5. The interactions between biochemical pathways;
  6. The laboratory skills and techniques common to most biochemistry labs.

This course is cross-listed with CH 330

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