Biochemistry : Courses

BCH 401 Introduction to Research

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Fall
Type: LEC
Grading: Pass/Fail
For accepted students about to start the upper-division biochemistry program. Meets once per week for one hour, with scheduled library workshops. Includes critically reading a scientific paper, introduces library skills needed to do research, and correlates basic biochemistry knowledge with ongoing research programs in the Biochemistry department. Students use these presentations to help them arrange for 2 credit hours of BCH 498 for the following semester.

BCH 403 Biochemical Principles

Credits: 4
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: BIO 200 And CHE 202
Type: LEC
Grading: Graded (A-F)
One semester general biochemistry course for science majors and students of pharmacy. Covers protein and membrane structure and function, metabolism, and nucleic acid structure and molecular biology.

BCH 404 Advanced Topics in Biochemistry

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Spring
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Covers five areas of biochemistry beyond the basic survey course BCH 403. Requires literature reading. Covers each subject area in 5 lectures; 3 didactic lectures, one faculty led paper discussion, and one student presentation.

BCH 405 Research Topics in Biochemistry

Credits: 3
Semester(s): Fall
Pre-requisite: BCH 404
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Focuses on learning cutting-edge biochemistry by reading, analyzing, and discussing research papers. Emphasizes molecular and mechanistic aspects of signal transduction in growth, differentiation, development and cancer; and signaling in response to hormones to the nervous system.

BCH 407 Research Presentations

Credits: 1
Semester(s): Spring
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Students attend one research seminar of their choosing per week involving biochemistry and write a two- to three-page report of that seminar. If the student obtains a paper by the seminar speaker and incorporates that into the report, it takes the place of one seminar.

BCH 408 Gene Expression

Credits: 2
Semester(s): Spring
Type: SEM
Grading: Graded (A-F)
Elective course that familiarizes students with up-to-date concepts in eukaryotic gene expression. Through a classroom discussion of selected papers, introduces students to current issues in gene transcription, mRNA processing, and their regulation. Augments classroom learning with detailed problem sets.

BCH 498 Undergraduate Research Participation in Biochemistry

Credits: 1 - 8
Semester(s): Fall, Spring, Summer
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
Under the direction of faculty, the course consists of an original investigative project involving library and lab work. Open to majors as a research project. Requires one poster presentation. Students must complete 8 credit hours.

BCH 499 Independent Study

Credits: 1 - 4
Semester(s): Fall, Spring
Type: TUT
Grading: Graded (A-F)
The content of this course is variable and therefore it is repeatable for credit. The University Grade Repeat Policy does not apply.
For students having specific academic interests or objectives; requires a department faculty sponsor before preregistration.

Updated: 13 Nov 2012 06:00:25 EST