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Introduction to Biochemistry

Program(s): Undergraduate Courses

*Taught Online for Summer 2021*  This course is an introductory biochemistry course, intended to provide basic knowledge of chemical processes underlying cellular metabolism.  It examines in plants and animals the chemical nature of cellular components, enzyme kinetics, mechanism of enzyme activity, energy interconversions, and biosynthetic reactions, including template-dependent processes and some aspects of metabolic control mechanisms.  The course also includes a laboratory. The aim of the laboratory exercises is to give students an understanding of and appreciation for laboratory research procedures in biochemistry.  This course fulfills the biochemistry requirement for the biological sciences concentration.

Course Considerations

A course in cell biology and organic chemistry, with strong performance in both is required -- this is one of the most rigorous courses in the College.

Students will choose to attend one lab day.

Course Overview

Current Grade / Education Level

Undergrad / Grad


Undergraduate Courses

Start Date

June 21

End Date

July 23

Class Details

Primary Instructor

Paul Strieleman

Academic Interest

Biological Sciences

Class Specifics

Course Code

BIOS 20200 91

Class Day(s)

Mon Tues Wed Thurs Fri

Class Duration (CST)


10:30 A.M.


Session I

Course Length

5 weeks

Lab Day(s)