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Description: Biochemistry examines the structure and function of the following biological macromolecules in the context of cellular integrity, dynamics and metabolism: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. The weekend biochemistry topics include enzymology, bioenergetics, catabolism, anabolism, regulation of gene expression, biotechnology, and hormone regulation of mammalian metabolism and the pre-biotic evolution of life on earth. This course is designed to enhance, deepen, and further integrate knowledge of the subject by developing different problem solving skills and conceptual organization.

This course will serve as an extension of organic chemistry, in that a thorough understanding of bio-macromolecules will be achieved. The structure, function, and mechanism of polymerization will be investigated as pertains to proteins, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids. Metabolic processes will be studied, including glycolysis, the citric acid cycle, electron transport and oxidative phosphorylation. A goal will be to comprehend these complex biochemical processes with a rigid mechanistic approach, similar to that of organic chemistry.

Registration for in-classroom or hybrid course offerings include lecture (BIO322) and lab (BIO322L).

Upcoming In-Classroom Course Offerings (Lecture and Lab):
Oct 19, 2019 - Nov 13, 2019 (Saturday/Sunday)
Nov 8, 2019 - Dec 18, 2019 (Friday/Saturday)

Upcoming Hybrid Course Offerings (Lecture Online with 4-day Intensive In-Classroom Lab):
Nov 14, 2019 - Dec 18, 2019 (in-classroom lab MTW 12/9 through 12/11 (8am-5pm), Thursday 12/12 (8am-10:30am))

Highly Recommended Prerequisite: Organic Chemistry II (OCHM316 and OCHM316L) or equivalent and General Biology II (BIO116 and BIO116L) or equivalent
Lecture Hours: 45
Lab Hours: 0 (online lecture only) or 30 (in-classroom and hybrid)
Total Units: 3 (online lecture only) or 4 (in-classroom or hybrid courses that include lab)
Course Format: Accelerated Science Courses take place in 4 or 5 weeks. Classes and laboratories are offered in many formats such as daytime, nights, weekends, in-classroom, hybrid (classroom and online), and 100% online. All courses repeat regularly, giving many opportunities to complete the course(s) you need.

Classes fill quickly, so please do not wait to apply. Students are registered on a first-come, first-served basis. All courses are listed in SCU publications and the application regardless of the current number of registrants. Registration is not confirmed until an email is sent. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please confirm registration by emailing [email protected].

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