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Viewing: BCH 451 : Principles of Biochemistry

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Major
BCH (Biochemistry)
451
001489
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Principles of Biochemistry
Princ Biochemistry
College of Agriculture and Life Sciences
Biochemistry (11BCH)
Term Offering
Fall, Spring and Summer
Offered Every Year
Spring 2018
Previously taught as Special Topics?
No
 
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)

Grading Method
Graded with S/U option
4
16
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3.0
Recitation1.0
Course Attribute(s)


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Course Is Repeatable for Credit
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E. Stuart Maxwell, Charles Hardin
Professor, Associate Professor

Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture16080YesTwo sections of 80 students each per semester.
Recitation16028YesThree recitation sessions per lecture section, totalling six per semester.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Prerequisite: CH 101 (or CH 103), CH 102 (or CH 104), CH 201 (or CH 203), CH 202 (or CH 204), CH 221 (or CH 225), CH 222 (or CH 226), CH 223 (or CH 227), CH 224 (or CH 228), BIO 181

Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
11BIOCHBSBiochemistryRequired
11ANSCVETAnimal Science Vet BioscienceRequired
11PSSBS-11PSSPCBPlant & Soil Sciences Crop BiotechnologyRequired
11PSSBS-11PSSPAAPlant & Soil Sciences Agronomic BusinessRequired
17CHEMBAChemistry BARequired
17CHEMBSChemistry BSRequired
17GNBSGeneticsRequired
11MBIOBSAll Microbiology MajorsRequired
14CHEBS-14CHEBMFChemical Engineering Biomanufacturing ScienceRequired
14CHEBS-14CHEBIOChemical Engineering BiomolecularRequired
Introduction to and survey of the fundamental principles of biochemistry, emphasizing the chemistry of living organisms, chemical structures, and interactions of and between biomolecules.

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This course will explore the chemical basis of living organisms.  The structure and function of the four classes of biological macromolecules in the biochemical processes and metabolic pathways essential for cell growth and survival will be discussed.  Fundamental chemical principles will be used to understand the structure of proteins, nucleic acids, lipids, and carbohydrates as well as their roles in cells.  The importance of enzymes as biological catalysts and their regulation in metabolism will be explored.  Catabolic breakdown pathways that generate cellular energy will be discussed as well the anabolic synthesis pathways that generate biochemical intermediates.  Students will be expected on exams to demonstrate a clear understanding of the material covered in class, often using basic knowledge to answer questions and explain how biological molecules function and how metabolic processes are regulated.  This will frequently involve critical thinking skills using factual knowledge learned in class to explain scientific observations as well as presented data. 


Student Learning Outcomes

       1. By demonstrating in written essay form students will show understanding of the vocabulary of definitions and structures.  Biochemistry has its own language.  Spend 10 to 15 minutes every day drilling on structures.  At least 25% of the exam points will involve structures.


   2. By demonstrating in written essay form students will show understanding of the properties of the four major classes of biochemical macromolecules.  Each of these 4 categories has unique properties and characteristics.  These characteristics will be emphasized to help you organize the information.


   3. By demonstrating in written essay form students will show understanding of the rudiments of enzyme kinetics.  Most biochemical reactions in the cell rely on catalysis, typically by protein enzymes, but also by nucleic acids.  Kinetics characterizes the rates of these reactions.  They allow one to understand and describe how these rates are modified by inhibitors, activators, often in cooperative interactions with the biomolecules themselves.  Important coenzymes, cofactors and allosteric effectors in intermediate metabolism pathways will be described.


   4. By demonstrating in written essay form students will show understanding of  intermediate metabolism (glycolysis, gluconeogenesis, Krebs Cycle, oxidative phosphorylation, photosynthesis).  Sequential reactions, in which the product of one reaction is passed on to act as reactant in the next, coupled reaction.  The study of these interconnected pathways is metabolism.  We will study the chemistry, yields and control of rates of the overall pathways by key enzymes and compounds (substrates, products, hormones, coenzymes, cofactors, etc.).  Glycolysis and the Krebs Cycle are emphasized to illustrate universal principles and net energy yields.


   5. By demonstrating in written essay form students will show understanding of the integratation of  different aspects of biochemistry and cell biology.  The frameworks of metabolism and macromolecular classification help organize the many fragments that comprise the discipline.  The logic of these reactions with respect to achieving the ultimate goals of maintaining life in the cell will be emphasized to further stress the interrelationships between the subdisciplines.


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Quizzes3/200 11-13 quizzes. Total equivalent to one exam. Can replace one Exam.
Multiple exams32/2004 exams. The sum of the quizzes can be used to replace the grade received on one of the exams if that grade is smaller than the sum of the quizzes. If all four exam grades are larger than the sum of the quiz scores the quiz score sum will not be used in calculating the grade.
Final Exam72/200The final exam grade will be added to the sum of the four test scores if they were all larger than the sum of the quiz scores. If one of the test scores is smaller than the sum of the quiz scores the three highest test scores and the sum of the quiz scores will be added together. Whichever of these options is used, that sum will be then added to the final exam score to determine the final grade.

aeherget (Tue, 13 Feb 2018 19:05:07 GMT): AECHH: Uploading updated syllabus at instructor's request via email 2/13/2018.
aeherget (Fri, 23 Feb 2018 17:55:14 GMT): Rollback: AECHH: Rollback for instructors to be able to save information. 2/23/2018
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