Explores fundamentals of biological chemistry. Includes study of macromolecules, metabolic pathways, and biochemical genetics. Lecture 3 hours per week.
GENERAL COURSE PURPOSE
This is a one-semester college transfer-level course designed to meet the needs of science majors. CHM 260 is an elective course for science majors in their second year of college study following completion of CHM 111-112 - "College Chemistry I-II" and BIO 101-102 - "General Biology I-II". This course would also benefit the student who is in pre-medical, pre-dental, pre-veterinary, and health technologies programs.
ENTRY LEVEL COMPETENCY
Prerequisites are CHM 112 -Health Science II and satisfactory placement score for ENG 111.
At the completion of this course, the student should be able to:
A. Review of cell structure and functionOPTIONAL TOPICS
B. Water and pH
C. Amino acids and peptides
D. Protein structure and function
E. Enzyme catalysis
F. Lipids and membranes
G. Nucleotide and nucleic acid chemistry
H. DNA, RNA, and protein synthesis
I. Gene regulation
J. Recombinant DNA
M. Intermediary metabolism
A. Muscle and connective tissue proteinsRevised 3/12
B. Experimental methods
E. Complex carbohydrates and glycoproteins