Undergraduate Degree & Course Catalog
2016-17

Biochemistry - Courses

BCH 401 Introduction to Research
Biochemistry

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.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Pass/Not Pass (PNP)


BCH 403 Biochemical Principles
Biochemistry

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.

Credits: 4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: BIO 200 And CHE 202



BCH 404 Communication Literacy in Biochemistry
Biochemistry

One semester course for Biochemistry majors, focuses on gaining proficiency in reading and writing in the discipline and expanding students knowledge in multiple areas of modern biochemistry. Involves written and oral critiques of research articles from the scientific literature and the composition of a research proposal to serve as the basis for BCH 498 undergraduate research.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Data not available
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: CLI & BCH 401 & BCH 403 & ENG 105.
Co-Requisites: BCH 498


BCH 405 Research Topics in Biochemistry
Biochemistry

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.

Credits: 3
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall
Grading: Graded (GRD)
Pre-Requisites: BCH 404



BCH 407 Research Presentations
Biochemistry

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.

Credits: 1
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


BCH 408 Gene Expression
Biochemistry

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.

Credits: 2
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)



BCH 498 Undergraduate Research Participation in Biochemistry
Biochemistry

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.

Credits: 1-8
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)


BCH 499 Independent Study
Biochemistry

For students having specific academic interests or objectives; requires a department faculty sponsor before preregistration.

Credits: 1-4
Semester(s) Typically Offered: Fall, Spring
Grading: Graded (GRD)




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