CH 302 Biochemistry: 5 semester hours
This course focuses on the study of life at the molecular level. The course examines the structure and function of key biological macromolecules (proteins, nucleic acids, lipids and carbohydrates), enzymes (kinetics, catalytic and regulatory strategies), central metabolic pathways and their regulation (cellular respiration, gluconeogenesis, glycogen, fatty acid and lipids), cell membranes and signal-transduction pathways. The laboratory portion emphasizes techniques used to study and analyze proteins. Three hours of lecture and one four-hour laboratory per week. Prerequisites: CH 111, CH 112, CH 211, CH 212, BI 125 and BI 125L. (Offered fall semester).