This course deals with the structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, fats, and nucleic acids at the cellular and molecular levels. The course emphasizes both the interrelationships among major metabolic pathways, and how modern techniques are applied to study biomolecular structure and function. The course is suitable for students interested in health-related fields as well as those interested in broader applications. There is no laboratory associated with this course.
Prerequisites: BIOL 212, one year of college chemistry, and CHEM 250 and 251; BIOL 311 recommended; permission of instructor; credit will not be granted to students who have completed CHEM 461