BICH 411 (3-3-0) Biochemistry I: An introductory course that provides a theoretical basis for the major principles in biochemistry. The course includes an historical perspective of biochemistry, and a study of the four major biological macromolecules: proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids. Three major areas of biochemistry will be emphasized: (1) acid/base equilibria; (2) structure and function of bio-molecules; and (3) biological information flow. In addition to lectures and discussions, problem sets will be assigned to equip students with an understanding of basic biochemical principles and to promote critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Prerequisite: BIOL 150 And (CHEM 220 Or CHEM 223)