Course Synopsis:

Introductory Biochemistry (SEBS)
11:115:301   (3 credits)

This is a lecture course which is offered each Fall, Spring and Summer semester.

Prerequisites and Registration Restrictions:
Pre-requisites: 01:160:209 Elementary Organic Chemistry or 307-308 Organic Chemistry or 315-316 Honors Organic Chemistry.

For Pre-requisite overrides or Special Permission contact the Instructor.

Two 1 hour 20 min lectures per week.(Spring/Fall)

The chemistry and metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids, nucleic acids, and other biologically important compounds.

Topics covered:

Structure/function of biological molecules, lipid and carbohydrate metabolism, energetics, nucleic acids/molecular genetics, protein synthesis.

Course Book:
Textbook: Biochemistry: The Molecular Basis of Life 5th edition Trudy McKee & James McKee, ISBN (13 digit) 9780199730841 or 9780199829606

Learning Goals:

Students will have an understanding of biochemistry including structure, molecular function, and the regulation of cellular metabolism.


There are three examinations, and one final comprehensive exam.

Other Requirements:


Click here for syllabus for 301 course (PDF file format)


Additional Information:

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