2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
    May 25, 2022  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog

CHM 321 - Biochemistry I

This course is the first part of a detailed examination of biomolecules, the interactions among such moieties, and consideration of primary metabolic pathways. Biochemistry I is an introduction to the chemistry of living cells and consequently focuses upon subject matter in biochemistry, organic chemistry (as it relates directly to biological systems), and structural biology. Emphasis is placed initially upon protein structure and enzyme kinetics. This course will also lay the theoretical groundwork for Biochemistry II, in which there will be a detailed examination of nucleic acids and how small molecules are used endogenously by living systems in both metabolic and catabolic pathways.
Credits: 3
Prerequisites: CHM 209  and CHM 210 , and Corequisite CHM 420 
Offered in the Fall Semester