Biochemistry

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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):
Mar 2, 2019 - Mar 27, 2019 (Saturday/Sunday)
Mar 15, 2019 - Apr 13, 2019 (Friday/Saturday)
May 4, 2019 - May 29, 2019 (Saturday/Sunday)
Jun 29, 2019 - Jul 24, 2019 (Saturday/Sunday)

Upcoming Hybrid Course Offerings (Lecture Online with 4-day Intensive In-Classroom Lab):
Mar 28, 2019 - Apr 24, 2019 (in-classroom lab MTW 4/15 through 4/17 (8am-5pm), Thursday 4/18 (8am-10:30am))
Jul 25, 2019 - Aug 22, 2019 (in-classroom lab MTW 8/19 through 8/21 (8am-5pm), Thursday 8/22 (8am-10:30am))

Upcoming 100% Online Course Offerings (Lecture Only):
Mar 28, 2019 - Apr 24, 2019
Jul 25, 2019 - Aug 21, 2019

Prerequisites: General Chemistry I, General Chemistry II, Organic Chemistry I
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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