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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.

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.
TAUGHT: Winter
CONTENT AND 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.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES: Lay the foundation to comprehend the chemical basis of biochemical processes.

Begin to grasp some of the abstract concepts of organic chemistry and biochemistry.
REQUIREMENTS: Typically there are 6 exams, 12 quizzes, a mid-term, and a final exam.
PREREQUISITES: Completion of Chem 101 or Chem 106.
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EFFECTIVE DATE: January 1999