Jul 03, 2020  
Catalog/Bulletin 2019-2020 
    
Catalog/Bulletin 2019-2020

INTER 100 - INTRODUCTION TO GRADUATE STUDIES 100

[3 Credits]
The overall design of this fall semester course is to provide exposure to graduate level education in the biomedical sciences to Postbaccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP) scholars, and with special permission, employees interested in pursuing graduate education within the School of Graduate Studies. The INTER 100 course, offered during the fall semester, will serve to introduce graduate biochemistry and graduate molecular biology courses. First, the graduate biochemistry component will focus on the scientific study of the chemistry of living systems, with emphasis on understanding the thermodynamics and enzyme kinetics that drive metabolic pathways and information transfer systems, with particular focus on macromolecular compounds such as carbohydrates, proteins, lipids, and nucleic acids. Secondly, the molecular biology component will provide exposure to understanding the central dogma of life, as well as the molecular relationship to the biological activity of systems in the cell, such as the biosynthesis and regulations of the macromolecules, DNA, RNA, and proteins. Both components will be composed of formative assessments, such as quizzes, out-of-class assignments, and classroom participation, as well as a summative assessment in the form of an examination. Enrollment in Postbac. Research Education Program (PREP)/Permission of course directors