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BIOL240 - Elements of Biological Chemistry


This course introduces students to the fundamental principles associated with the structure and function of the macromolecules that sustain living systems. The course will begin with a general introduction to organic chemistry including the molecules and functional groups that set this category of chemistry apart from the others. Topics will then move on to more specific molecules such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids along with the cellular processes involved in building and metabolizing these macromolecules. Additional details regarding biology at the cellular and molecular level will include topics such as nutrition, body fluids, pH and cellular respiration. Prerequisite: CHEM134 and BIOL134





Schedule of Classes

Registration Dates Course Dates Session
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I - 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I - 8 Week session

Course Materials

Previous Syllabi

Book Title: Organic and Biochemistry for Today, 8th ed. - the VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom
ISBN: 9781133605140
Publication Info: VS-Cengage
Author: Seager & Slabaugh
Unit Cost: $236.89
Electronic ISBN: 9781305218376
Electronic Unit Cost: $35.00