BIOL 222
Essentials of Biochemistry Spring 2022
Division III Quantitative/Formal Reasoning
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This course will explore the biochemistry of cellular processes and contextualize these processes in healthy and diseased states. Lecture topics in this one semester course will include the structure and function of proteins (enzymes and non-enzymatic proteins), lipids, and carbohydrates. Lectures will also survey the major metabolic pathways (carbohydrates, lipids, and amino acids) with particular attention to enzyme regulation and the integration of metabolism in different tissues and under different metabolic conditions. In the discussion/laboratory component of the course a combination of primary literature, hypothesis-driven exercises, problem solving, and bench work will be used to illustrate how particular techniques and experimental approaches are used in biochemical fields.
The Class: Format: lecture/laboratory; in-person lecture and lab
Limit: 18
Expected: 18
Class#: 3049
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: Four exams, in-class discussion of papers, short writing assignments and lab reports.
Prerequisites: BIOL 101 and CHEM 156; not open to students who have taken BIOL 321 or BIOL 322
Enrollment Preferences: seniors who need to fulfill the biochemistry requirement for premedical school
Unit Notes: does not satisfy the distribution requirement for the Biology major; cannot be counted towards the biology major in addition to either BIOL 321 or BIOL 322; cannot be counted towards the BIMO concentration
Distributions: Division III Quantitative/Formal Reasoning
QFR Notes: The laboratory program is quantitative covering data analyses, numerical transformations, graphical displays.

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