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Biochemistry Course Descriptions

BIO 120 Principles of Biology I

4 Hours

Students will examine concepts and theories in the following areas: the philosophy and methods of science; ecology; cell structure and function; genetics; and evolution. Three lectures, one laboratory. This course is intended to primarily serve those majoring in the Biological Sciences. General Education: Natural Science and its Methods–Life Science (effective by 2009)

BIO 122 Principles of Biology II

4 Hours

This course includes the philosophy and methods of science, nutrition, gas exchange, internal transport, osmoregulation, chemical control, nervous control, reproduction, development, diversity and classification of organisms. Three lectures, one laboratory. Prerequisite: BIO121

BIO 315 Genetics

4 Hours

This is an introduction to the study of genetics using classical and molecular approaches. Topics covered include transmission genetics, replication of DNA, gene expression and control, and population genetics. Three lectures, one laboratory. Prerequisites: BIO 101 and BIO 102.

BIO 403 Research in Biochemistry

1 Hours

An introduction into the methodology and techniques used in the modern biochemistry research laboratory. Students are encouraged to design and investigate an individual research project within the instructor's scope of research and to present their results. Prerequisite: Consent of instructor.

CHM 164 University Chemistry

3 Hours

A one-semester course covering the core concepts of general chemistry, maintaining the depth and relevance of a two semester sequence. Topics covered include: bonding, equilibrium, stoichiometry, chemical kinetics, and oxidation-reduction. Prerequisite: None, but MTH 120 or equivalent is recommended. CHM 166 is not a required co-requisite.

CHM 166 University Chemistry Lab

1 Hours

An introduction to experimental chemical methods of synthesis and characterization by quantitative and qualitative procedures. Experiments will relate to topics covered in CHM 164. Prerequisite or co-requisite: CHM 164.

CHM 310 Inorganic Chemistry

3 Hours

This foundational inorganic course is an extension of general chemistry topics with a focus on symmetry, chemical equilibria, acid-base chemistry, electrochemistry, kinetics, solid-state chemistry and complexation reactions.

CHM 323 Qualitative and Quantitative Analy

4 Hours

Students will study quantitative analytical methods, principles, details and applications, including the statistical treatment of data. Lab exercises cover the qualitative analysis scheme in the first half of the semester and more specific analytical problems in the second half. Three lectures, one three hour laboratory plus extra lab hours by arrangement. Prerequisite: CHM 164/166 or CHM 174

CHM 331 Organic Chemistry I

4 Hours

This is an introduction to the nomenclature, structure, properties, reactions and uses of the compounds of carbon. Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory. Prerequisite: CHM 164/166 or CHM 174.

CHM 332 Organic Chemistry II

4 Hours

This course is a continuation of CHM 331. Students will study the structure, properties, reactions and uses of the compounds of carbon. Three lectures, one three-hour laboratory. Prerequisites: CHM160 and CHM 331.

CHM 341 Biochemistry I

4 Hours

First semester of a comprehensive biochemistry course providing an introduction to the chemical and physical properties of biologically important molecules. Topics include carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and enzymes. Prerequisites: CHM331, BIO 101, BIO 102 or consent of instructor.

CHM 342 Biochemistry II

4 Hours

Refer to BIO 342.

CHM 360 Physical Chemistry I

3 Hours

The course introduces the basic theoretical concepts of the chemical sciences: thermodynamics, chemical and physical equilibria, chemical kinetics and the behavior of matter in the solid, liquid, gaseous and solution states. Prerequisites: CHM 160 and MTH 210.

MTH 210 Calculus I

5 Hours

This course is an introduction to differential and integral calculus. Students will learn to calculate the rates of change of functions including trigonometric, exponential and logarithmic functions and how to solve initial value and optimization problems. Students will learn the Fundamental Theorem of Calculus and integration techniques. Prerequisite: MTH 128 or math placement. General Education: Critical and Collaborative Thinking – Quantitative Reasoning (beginning fall 2009) General Education: Mathematics (prior to 2009)

PHS 260 University Physics I

4 Hours

This is a calculus-based course in the fundamental laws of physics as applied to mechanics, heat and sound.

PHS 270 University Physics II

4 Hours

This is a calculus-based course in thefundamental laws of physics as applied tolight, electricity and magnetism. It alsoserves as an introduction to modern physics.

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