May 19, 2022  
Catalog/Bulletin 2014-2015 
Catalog/Bulletin 2014-2015 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]


[4 Credits]
This course provides a comprehensive introduction to the fundamental chemical principles associated with living organisms and establishes a foundation for subsequent courses in multiple disciplines. The molecular logic underlying the organization and regulation of living systems is emphasized. Topics covered include fundamental considerations of thermodynamics, the basics of protein structure-function, enzyme specificity and catalysis, oxidative phosphorylation, and intermediary metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, amino acids, and nucleotides. The course consists of lectures , student presentations, problems sets, and discussions of classic and recent literature in the field.