CHEM 271 Biochemical Concepts

CHEM 271 IS Sec 1, University of Mississippi
[See UM Catalog for Description]

3 credit hours

Instructor Information:

Kerri Scott

Instructor name:
Dr. Kerri Scott

Instructor Information:
Dr. Kerri Scott is an Instructional Assistant Professor and Associate Director of Forensic Chemistry in the Chemistry & Biochemistry Department of the The University of Mississippi. She earned her B.S. and M.S. degrees in Chemistry from Murray State University and her D.A. degree from The University of Mississippi. An instructor at the university since 1991, she has regularly taught liberal arts, preparatory, and majors chemistry, as well as courses in forensic chemistry.

Contact Information:

If you have questions concerning the content of the course, you may contact the instructor directly using the Email Your Instructor link in the Lessons or Content page. NOTE: Whenever sending email, please be sure to indicate your course title and number in the subject line. You can expect a response within 72 hours, although it may be longer on weekends. Many instructors reply within 24 hours.

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The University of Mississippi
Division of Outreach and Continuing Education
iStudy
P. O. Box 1848
University, MS 38677

Phone: (662) 915-7313, toll-free (877) 915-7313
Fax: (662) 915-8826
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Course Description

This 15-lesson Independent Study course is designed for students who do not specialize in biochemistry but who require a strong grasp of biochemical principles. The goal is to enrich the coverage of chemistry while highlighting the biological context.

Textbook Information:

Textbook information will be provided upon enrollment in your iStudy course.

Course Objectives:

When you complete this course you should be able to demonstrate knowledge of:

  1. the structure, properties, and function of the major classes of biomolecules including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids
  2. the functions and nature of major classes of enzymes
  3. gene expression and protein synthesis
  4. bioenergetics; the conversion of food into energy
  5. major catabolic pathways ñ carbohydrate, lipid, and protein metabolism
  6. major synthetic pathways
  7. nutrition ñ how the body processes carbohydrates, fats and proteins; the importance of vitamins and minerals

Course Outline:

This course consists of 15 instructional modules (or lessons) and 3 proctored examinations

You MUST complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.

*NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

LESSON

Reading Assignments

Due for Grades

Pacing guide to complete the course in a semester

Syllabus

*You MUST complete the syllabus quiz as soon as you have access to your Blackboard course. This is mandatory to verify your attendance.* NOTE: you must pass the Syllabus and Orientation Quiz for the course materials to appear on the Lessons page.

Syllabus Quiz

Week 1

1

Chapter 1: Biochemistry: An Introduction

Introduce Yourself discussion board, Muddiest Question journal, Chapter quiz

Week 1

2

Chapter 2: Living Cells

Chapter quiz, quiz correction assignment

Week 2

3

Chapter 3: Water: The Matrix of Life

Muddiest Question journal, Chapter quiz

Week 3

4

Chapter 4: Energy

Chapter quiz, quiz correction assignment

Week 4

5

Chapter 5: Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins

Muddiest Question journal, Chapter quiz

Week 5

6

Chapter 6: Enzymes

Chapter quiz, quiz correction assignment

Week 6

Course Exam 1

Chapters 1-6

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

Week 6

7

Chapter 7: Carbohydrates

Muddiest Question journal, Chapter quiz

Week 7

MIDPOINT OF COURSE

If you are a semester student, you must reach the midpoint of your course by the date specified in your information.
If you are a Flex UM student, you CANNOT WITHDRAW from this course after the lesson has been submitted.

All lesson assignments or exams needed to reach the midpoint of the course

The exact date semester students are required to reach the midpoint is specified in your information.

8

Chapter 8: Carbohydrate Metabolism

Chapter quiz, quiz correction assignment

Week 8

9

Chapter 9: Aerobic Metabolism I: The Citric Acid Cycle

Muddiest Question journal, Chapter quiz

Week 9

10

Chapter 10: Aerobic Metabolism II: Electron Transport and Oxidative Phosphorylation

Chapter quiz, quiz correction assignment

Week 10

11

Chapter 11: Lipids and Membranes

Muddiest Question journal, Chapter quiz

Week 11

12

Chapter 12: Lipid Metabolism

Chapter quiz, quiz correction assignment

Week 12

Course Exam 2

Chapters 7-12

To be scheduled
and completed
before proceeding

Week 12

13

NOTE: Chapter 13 will not be covered in this course
Chapter 14: Nitrogen Metabolism I: Synthesis

Muddiest Question journal, Chapter quiz

Week 13

14

Chapter 15: Nitrogen Metabolism II: Degradation

Chapter quiz, quiz correction assignment

Week 14

15

Chapter 16: Integration of Metabolism

Muddiest Question journal, Chapter quiz

Week 15

Final Exam

Chapters 14-16

To be scheduled and completed after all course work has been submitted and graded.

Week 16

Grading:

GRADING SCALE:
90 - 100% = A
80 - 89% = B
70 - 79% = C
60 - 69% = D
Below 60% = F

FAILURE TO TAKE THE FINAL EXAM WILL RESULT IN FAILURE OF THE COURSE.

You must submit the lessons required to take the course exam(s). Lessons required but not submitted will receive a grade of zero. For the final exam, all coursework must be submitted and graded.