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Plant Biology: Survey of Biochemistry

PBIO 185 Z1 (CRN: 60117)

3 Credit Hours

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About PBIO 185 Z1

Broad coverage of biochemical topics suitable for students in the applied health sciences. Prerequisites: CHEM 042 or acceptable coursework in organic chemistry. Cross-listed with: BIOC 185.

Instructor

Laura Almstead ()

Notes

Dates: May 19 - June 27, 2014; Prereq: CHEM 42 or acceptable coursework in Organic Chem

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Section Description

Biochemistry is the study of biological processes at the molecular level, examining the chemical reactions that make life possible. In the first part of the course we will discuss fundamental concepts that will allow us to understand the how's and why's of these reactions ? the environment in which they take place, the biomolecules involved, and factors that affect the thermodynamics (will a reaction occur?) and kinetics (how fast will a reaction occur?). The second part of the course will explore metabolism, focusing on the synthesis and breakdown of carbohydrates and lipids and how these processes are controlled. We will spend the last part of the course looking at the how biological information is stored, maintained, and processed. Throughout the class we will explore how all of these concepts can help us understand various diseases and how they apply to our everyday lives.

Section Expectation

Required Materials (3 items): 1) Textbook - Biochemistry 7th Edition, by Campbell and Farrell ISBN: 978-0-8400-6858-3 2) iClicker remote** (a loan program will be available if you do not own or want to purchase one) 3) Sapling Learning Online Homework System access (purchased on-line)

Evaluation

Grades will be based on homework (on-line program), in-class concept tests using iClickers, blog posts, and exams.

Meetings

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Location

James M Jeffords Hall 110 (View Campus Map)

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