Course Content: "Proposed Schedule"
Topic (Projected Dates) Date Chapter
The Foundations of Biochemistry 1
Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins 3
The Three-Dimensional Structure of Proteins 4
Protein Function 5
EXAM I 1-5
Carbohydrates and Glycobiology 7
Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids 8
DNA-Based Information Technologies 9
EXAM II 6-9
Biological Membranes and Transport 11
Bioenergetics & Biochemical Reaction Types 13
Glycolysis, Gluconeogenesis, and 14
the Pentose Phosphate Pathway
EXAM III 10-14
Principles of Metabolic Regulation: Glucose and Glycogen 15
FINAL EXAM (8:00‑10:30am Tuesday, Dec. 10th) 1‑15
*Pay attention to the projected test dates and adjust your study schedule to be prepared for them!!
P.S. YOU WILL NOT MASTER THE MATERIAL IF YOU ONLY STUDY THE NIGHT BEFORE AN EXAM. Develop self-discipline, practice good study skills and pace yourself throughout the semester. Set aside time to read the textbook, review notes, work homework problems, and/or review returned quizzes, etc. each day.
General Education Statement: Students in this course must demonstrate their competency in reading, writing, and fundamental math skills through satisfactory completion of all assignments.
Grading Procedure: Exams 60%
Homework / Quizzes 15%
Additional Course Information:
1There will be no make-up work for missed quizzes and homework. At least one quiz/homework grade will be dropped which will permit at least one absence without grade penalty. Make-up exams will be given for excused absences only.
Attendance Policy: Attendance is mandatory. Excessive unexcused absences will result in an instructor drop with a grade of "F". Tardiness will be treated as an unexcused absence.
All students should refer to the MSU Student Handbook for university policies related student responsibilities, rights and activities. Students with disability must be registered with Disability Support Services before classroom accommodations can be provided.