Biological Chemistry Courses

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ACE Outcomes
Prereqs:
Interest in becoming a biochemistry major.
Introduction to the field of biochemistry and faculty research interests in the Center for Biochemistry. Exploration of careers in biochemistry.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
BIOC 321 will not count towards a biochemistry major.
Structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids; enzymes; principal metabolic pathways; and biochemical expression of genetic information.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Parallel BIOC 321.
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1
Course Format: Lab
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOC 431/831
Structure and MetabolismCrosslisted as BIOS 431/831, CHEM 431/831
Prereqs:
CHEM 252 or CHEM 262 with a grade of C or better. LIFE 120 and BIOS 206 are recommended.
First course of a two-semester, comprehensive biochemistry course sequence.
Structure and function of proteins, nucleic acids, carbohydrates and lipids; nature of enzymes; major metabolic pathways of catabolism; and biochemical energy production.
This course is a prerequisite for: BIOC 432, BIOC 433
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOC 432/832
Gene Expression and ReplicationCrosslisted as BIOS 432, CHEM 432/832
Prereqs:
BIOC 431/831 with a grade of C or better, BIOS 206
Continuation of BIOC 431/831.
Major metabolic pathways of anabolism, structural and biochemical aspects of biological information flow and use in biotechnology.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOC 433/833
Biochemistry LaboratoryCrosslisted as BIOS 433/833, CHEM 433/833
Prereqs:
BIOC 431/831 or concurrent enrollment.
Introduction to techniques used in biochemical and biotechnology research, including measurement of pH, spectroscopy, analysis of enzymes, chromatography, fractionation of macromolecules, electrophoresis, and centrifugation.
This course is a prerequisite for: CHEM 498
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lab 4, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOC 434/834
Plant BiochemistryCrosslisted as AGRO 434/834, BIOS 434/834, CHEM 434/834
Prereqs:
BIOC/BIOS/CHEM 431/831.
Offered every other year beginning spring 2007.
Biochemical metabolism unique to plants. Relationships of topics previously acquired in general biochemistry to biochemical processes unique to plants. Biochemical mechanisms behind physiological processes discussed in plant or crop physiology.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
BIOC/BIOS/CHEM 432/832 with a grade of C or better.
Capstone course. BIOC 435 is open to BIOC majors only.
Application of general biochemistry knowledge to current topics in the life sciences; literature research and seminar.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
ACE Outcomes: 10
BIOC 437/837
Research Techniques in BiochemistryCrosslisted as BIOS 437/837
Prereqs:
BIOC/BIOS/CHEM 433/833, or permission.
Methods approach to systems biology analysis. Molecular identification and quantification employing techniques such as mass spectrometry, chromatography, electrophoretic fractionation, transcriptomics, protemics and metabolomics. Data and pathway analysis with computational methods.
Credit Hours: 4
Course Format: Lab 3, Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOC 442/842
Computational BiologyCrosslisted as STAT 442/842
Prereqs:
Any introductory course in biology, or genetics, or statistics.
Databases, high-throughput biology, literature mining, gene expression, next-generation sequencing, proteomics, metabolomics, systems biology, and biological networks.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lab 2, Lecture 1
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOC 486/886
Advanced Topics in Biophysical ChemistryCrosslisted as BIOS 486/886, CHEM 486/886
Prereqs:
Applications of thermodynamics to biochemical phenomena, optical properties of proteins and polynucleotides, and kinetics of rapid reactions.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Permission.
Research on a specific biochemical project under the supervision of a biochemistry faculty member.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Format: Independent Study
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOC 499H
Prereqs:
Good standing in the University Honors Program or by invitation. AGRI 299H recommended.
Conduct a scholarly research project and write a University Honors Program or undergraduate thesis.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Max credits per semester: 6
Max credits per degree: 6
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOC 810
Plant Molecular BiologyCrosslisted as BIOS 810, HORT 810, AGRO 810
Prereqs:
AGRO 315 or BIOS 206; BIOC 831 or permission
Molecular genetic basis of biological function in higher plants. Genome organization, gene structure and function, regulation of gene expression, recombinant DNA, and genetic engineering principles. Material taken primarily from current literature.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOC 818
Agricultural BiochemistryCrosslisted as AGRO 818
Prereqs:
Undergraduate major in life sciences or related area, and a course in biochemistry
A Web-based course. Biochemical underpinnings of agricultural production and processing systems. Agricultural biotechnology; bioenergetics; kinetics and enzyme regulation; interaction of biomolecules with light, photosynthesis and the balance between anabolism and catabolism in microbes, plants and animals.
Credit Hours: 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOC 836
Introduction to the theory and practice of biophysical characterization of macromolecules.  The course will be based on primary research literature, although a supporting text will be used for in depth discussion of the methods.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOC 839
Survey of BiochemistryCrosslisted as BIOS 839, CHEM 839
Prereqs:
Permission
Comprehensive survey of biochemistry for incoming graduate students. Topics include those in BIOC 831 and 832, but not all topics discussed in lecture periods. Depth enhanced by assigned readings.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOC 848
Redox BiochemistryCrosslisted as CHEM 848
Prereqs:
3 hrs BIOC and 3 hrs inorganic chemistry
Redox (oxidation and reduction)-based biochemical processes (energy generation, oxygen transfer, enzyme catalysis, signaling, gene regulation, and diseases). Recent progress in these areas. Roles of metals in biochemical reactions, metal homeostasis, and biosynthesis of metal cofactors and metal sites. Biochemistry and pathophysiology of redoxactive species and radicals. Antioxidant molecules and enzymes.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOC 869
Chemistry for Secondary School ClassroomsCrosslisted as CHEM 869, BIOS 883, TEAC 869
Credit in this course will not count towards a graduate degree in chemistry or biochemistry or biological sciences. Course taught via World Wide Web. Chemistry content for high school teachers organized according to the National Science Education Standards. Individual course coverage includes: content, integration with other sciences and mathematics, graphing calculators, probe-experiments, simulations, at-home experiments, teaching materials, and industrial applications related to the title description.
A. Structure and Properties of Matter: Water and Solutions (1 cr)
B. Structure and Properties of Matter: Periodicity (1 cr)
D. Structure and Properties of Matter: Bonding and Structure (1 cr)
E. Structure and Properties of Matter: Carbon Chemistry and Polymers (1 cr)
J. Structure and Properties of Matter: Gases and the Atmosphere (1 cr)
K. Chemistry of Life Processes: Biomolecules (1 cr)
L. Structure and Properties of Matter: Condensed States and Materials Science (1 cr)
M. Interactions of Matter and Energy (1 cr)
N. Chemistry of Life Processes: DNA (1 cr)
P. Chemistry of Life Processes: Energy and Metabolism (1 cr)
Q. Chemical Reactions: Equations and their Consequences (1 cr)
R. Chemical Reactions: Acids and Bases (1 cr)
T. Chemical Reactions: Kinetics (1 cr)
U. Chemical Reactions: Oxidation, Reduction and Electrochemistry (1 cr)
V. Equilibrium: Unifying Theme (1 cr)
W. Conservation of Energy and the Increase in Disorder: Thermodynamics (1 cr)
Y. Inquiry and the Nature of Science: Analysis and Instrumentation (1 cr)
Z. Structure of Atoms: Nuclear Chemistry (1 cr)
Credit Hours: 1
Max credits per degree: 12
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
BIOC 833 and permission
Laboratory research on a specific problem under the supervision of a biochemistry faculty member.
Credit Hours: 1-6
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOC 899
Prereqs:
Admission to masters degree program and permission of major adviser
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 6-10
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOC 932
ProteinsCrosslisted as CHEM 932, BIOS 932
Prereqs:
BIOC/BIOS/CHEM 832 or BIOC/BIOS/CHEM *839
Protein structure and function.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOC 933
EnzymesCrosslisted as CHEM 933, BIOS 933
Prereqs:
BIOC/BIOS/CHEM 432/832, or BIOC/BIOS/CHEM *839
Kinetics regulation and reaction mechanisms of enzymes.
Credit Hours: 2
Course Format: Lecture 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOC 934
Genome Dynamics and Gene ExpressionCrosslisted as CHEM 934, BIOS 934
Prereqs:
BIOC/BIOS/CHEM 832 or permission
Detailed examination of dynamic control mechanisms of genome maintenance and gene regulation. Mechanisms of transcription, translation, and replication based on analysis of current and seminal literature.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOC 935
Metabolic Function and DysfunctionCrosslisted as CHEM 935, BIOS 935
Prereqs:
BIOC/CHEM/BIOS 432/832 and permission
BIOC/CHEM/BIOS 935 is offered even-numbered calendar years.
Current metabolic research at the bioenergetic, metabolomic, and molecular level. The normal metabolic processes that go awry in cancer, obesity, and oxidative stress.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOC 949
Biochemistry of NutritionCrosslisted as ASCI 949, BIOS 949, NUTR 949
Prereqs:
BIOC 832 or *839, or permission
Offered odd-numbered calendar years. Interrelationships of nutrients, nutritional state and metabolic processes. Energy metabolism, integration of nutrition and metabolism and nutritional regulation of gene function.
Credit Hours: 3
Course Format: Lecture 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
BIOC 992K
Seminar in Biological ChemistryCrosslisted as CHEM 992K
Prereqs:
BIOC 832 or *839; and permission
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-2
Max credits per degree: 2
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
BIOC 832 and *839
BIOC 998 is a special biochemistry topics when faculty and student needs cannot be met by other courses.
Credit Hours: 1-3
Max credits per degree: 3
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom
Prereqs:
Admission to doctoral degree program and permission of supervisory committee chair
This course has no description.
Credit Hours: 1-24
Max credits per degree: 55
Campus:
Course Delivery: Classroom