Biochemistry (BIOC)

Courses

BIOC 001. Biochem: Modern Perspect I. 1 Credit.

This is Part I of a sequence to help students develop an understanding of what the field of biochemistry is, its core principles, and what biochemists do. Prerequisites: Biochemistry major, First-year standing.

BIOC 002. Biochem: Modern Perspect II. 1 Credit.

This is Part 2 of a sequence to help students develop an understanding of what the field of biochemistry is, its core principles, and what biochemists do. Prerequisites: Biochemistry major, First-year standing.

BIOC 090. Internship. 1-3 Credits.

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

BIOC 092. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

BIOC 095. Introductory Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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BIOC 096. Introductory Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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BIOC 190. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

BIOC 191. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Written report due at end of each semester. Prerequisite: Instructor permission. Credit as arranged, up to four hours per semester.

BIOC 192. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Written report due at end of each semester. Prerequisite: Instructor permission.

BIOC 193. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

BIOC 194. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory-level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

BIOC 195. Intermediate Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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BIOC 196. Intermediate Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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BIOC 201. Fundamentals of Biochemistry. 3 Credits.

Provides a broad introduction to the field of biochemistry. Students will explore the molecular basis and chemical principles of biochemistry pertinent to living systems. This course is taught by LCOM faculty and emphasizes the relevance of biochemistry to health, disease, physiology and medicine. Prerequisites: CHEM 026, CHEM 042, CHEM 048, CHEM 142, or equivalent; BIOL 002, BCOR 012, BCOR 103, or equivalent.

BIOC 205. Biochemistry I. 3 Credits.

Introduction to chemistry and structure of biological macromolecules; examination of mechanisms of chemical processes in biological systems including enzyme catalysis, biosynthesis, regulation, and information transfer. Prerequisite: CHEM 048 or CHEM 142 or CHEM 144. Cross-listed with: CHEM 205 and MMG 205.

BIOC 206. Biochemistry II. 3 Credits.

Continuation of Biochemistry I. Biochemistry of nucleic acids; nucleic acid based processes, such as replication and transcription; cellular information transfer, genomics, and proteomics. Prerequisite: BIOC 205, CHEM 205, or MMG 205. Cross-listed with: CHEM 206, MMG 206.

BIOC 207. Biochemistry Lab. 3 Credits.

Introduction to biochemical tools, including spectrometry, chromatography, and electrophoresis; natural and recombinant enzyme isolation; assays of DNA-modifying enzymes; computer-based structure/function exercises. Prerequisite: BIOC 205, CHEM 205, or MMG 205. Cross-listed with: CHEM 207, MMG 207.

BIOC 263. Nutritional Biochemistry. 3 Credits.

Comprehensive study of the metabolism of the macro-nutrients by humans with emphasis on hormonal control of biochemical pathways, nutritional and metabolic interrelationships and dietary disorders. The biochemistry of the micronutrients and vitamins will also be studied. Prerequisite: BIOC 205 or PBIO 185.

BIOC 275. Adv Biochem of Human Disease. 3 Credits.

The course takes a deep dive into five distinct areas of biochemistry related to a disease or group of diseases primarily through group learning. Key biochemical principles are reviewed and extended. Additionally students will read and discuss a primary literature article with each area. Prerequisites: NSF 183, BIOC 201, or BIOC 205.

BIOC 284. Biochemistry Senior Seminar. 1 Credit.

Oral and written presentation of a subject of current biochemical interest. Prerequisite: Senior standing.

BIOC 290. Internship. 1-18 Credits.

On-site supervised work experience combined with a structured academic learning plan directed by a faculty member or a faculty-staff team in which a faculty member is the instructor of record, for which academic credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

BIOC 292. Undergraduate Research. 1-18 Credits.

Undergraduate student work on individual or small team research projects under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

BIOC 293. Independent Study. 1-18 Credits.

A course which is tailored to fit the interests of a specific student, which occurs outside the traditional classroom/laboratory setting under the supervision of a faculty member, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

BIOC 294. Teaching Assistantship. 1-3 Credits.

Undergraduate student service as a teaching assistant, usually in an introductory-level course in the discipline, for which credit is awarded. Offered at department discretion.

BIOC 295. Advanced Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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BIOC 296. Advanced Special Topics. 1-18 Credits.

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