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I. Course Number and Title: CHM 3610 – BIOCHEMISTRY I (Lecture & Lab)
Semester Hours: 4 s.h.
Semester and Year: Winter 2014
Day and Time: Lecture, Tuesday 1:00 – 2:55 p.m. & Thursday 1:00 – 1:55 p.m. Room: S200
Lab 1, Thursday 9:00 – 11:55 a.m. Room: S210
Lab 2, Thursday 2:00 - 4:55 p.m. Room: S210

II. Instructor: Maria L. Kuhn
Office: S217-T Franciscan Center
PHONE: 734-432-5512 (voice mail) or SECRETARIES: 734-432-5523
Office Hours: Monday 9:00- 11:00 AM
Tuesday 10:00-12:00 PM
Wednesday 1:00-3:00 PM

III. Course Description
Principles of biochemistry; major metabolic and biosynthetic pathways; structure and conformation of biological molecules and their molecular biology. Laboratory exercises in enzyme kinetics, electrophoresis, chromatography, and DNA isolation and manipulation. Lecture 3 hours, laboratory 3 hours. Prerequisites: CHM 1110, 2210.

IV. Course Objectives/Learning Outcomes
A. Explore the structures and characteristics of the 20 common amino acids and their role in proteins.
B. Focus on the importance of proteins in living organisms and understanding their structure, function synthesis and degradation; explore the different methodologies to study proteins and execute some of these procedures in the laboratory.
C. Discuss carbohydrates and lipids: their structures, functions and some of the most important metabolic pathways of these biomolecules.
D. Examine the composition and structural features common to all biological membranes.
E. Study the nucleic acids, focusing on structure, function, synthesis and regulation.

Fulfills General Education Goal 4 – Scientific Inquiry: Achieve an understanding of modern concepts of science, computer technology, and mathematics, and the relationship between scientific and technological realities in contemporary life: 4.C. (Scientific Bases of Technological...