>>PRINT
Introductory Organic and Biochemistry
INTRO ORG/BIO
CLASS CODE: CHEM 150 CREDITS:  5
DIVISION: PHYSICAL SCIENCE & ENGINEERING
DEPARTMENT: CHEMISTRY
GENERAL EDUCATION: This course does not fulfill a General Education requirement.

CATALOG DESCRIPTION: A second semester course in a sequence with Chem 101 designed for students in home economics, nursing, dental hygiene, and other majors that require a one semester introduction to organic and biochemistry. Students who need an organic/biochemistry class with lab should concurrently register for Chem 153. (Offered Winter Semester)
DESCRIPTION: A second semester course in a sequence with Chem 101 designed for students in home economics, nursing, dental hygiene, and other majors that require a one semester introduction to organic and biochemistry. Students who need an organic/biochemistry class with lab should concurrently register for Chem 153.
TOPICS: Identification and chemistry of functional groups (alkanes through acids and amides), IUPAC nomenclature, structural and stereoisomers. Carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, enzymes, nucleic acids, hormones, catabolic and biosynthetic pathways, and nutrition.
OBJECTIVES: The emphasis of the course is to help students perceive that foods and biological organisms consist of a series of complex organic molecules and that biochemical processes are controlled by the properties and the reactions of these molecules.
REQUIREMENTS: Typically there are 6 exams, 12 quizzes, a mid-term, and a final exam.
PREREQUISITES: Completion of Chem 101
OTHER:
EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1999