Course Details

Course Number: 4253  Section Number: 201

Spring 2014

Location: Bolin Hall

Classroom Number: 304

Days & Times:

TR 9:30-11:50am

Course Attachments


Principles of Biochemistry, 6th ed.  ISBN: 978-1-4292-3414-6

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Rodney L. Cate   
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Course Objectives


                                                Topic                                                                                Chapter


Glycolysis & Gluconeogenesis Review and Pentose Phosphate Pathway                             14

Principles of Metabolic Regulation and Glycogenolysis and Glycogenesis                           15

The Citric Acid Cycle & Glyoxylate Cycle                                                                            16

b- Oxidation                                                                                                                          17

Amino Acid Catabolism & the Urea Cycle                                                                            18

Electron Transport System, Oxidative Phosphorylation, and Photophosphorylation            19

Carbohydrate Biosynthesis in Plants and  Bacteria                                                                20

Lipid Biosynthesis                                                                                                                  21

Biosynthesis of Amino Acids and Nucleotides                                                                      22

Genes and Chromosomes                                                                                                      24

            DNA Metabolism                                                                                                                   25

            RNA Metabolism                                                                                                                    26

            Protein Metabolism                                                                                                                 27

Regulation of Gene Expression                                                                                              28

Final Review 5/1/14 (Tentative)

FINAL EXAM   (8:00‑10:00) Tuesday, May 6, 2014                                                      1-28


*Pay attention to the projected course progress!  Test dates and topics will be announced in class.   Study as the course progresses and review first semester material as appropriate in order to be prepared for them!!

P.S.  YOU WILL NOT MASTER THE TEST MATERIAL IF YOU ONLY STUDY THE NIGHT BEFORE AN EXAM.  Develop and practice good study skills and pace yourself throughout the semester.

Course Expectations

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 Standards



A = 90+

B = 80-89

C = 70-79

D = 60-69

Final Exam5/6/2014  800-1000

Submission Format Policy

Major Exams -- see "Proposed Schedule".

Term Paper – instructions will be provided at a later date.

 Quizzes -- to be given periodically covering assigned material and previous class lectures (may or may not be announced).

Homework – -- Sapling Learning Homework License {REQUIRED} and  to be given periodically covering assigned material and previous class lectures (may or may not be announced).1

 Final Exam -- see "Proposed Schedule".

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

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.

Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

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.  Disruptive classroom behavior will not be tolerated.  Visiting with classmates after the start time for the class and arriving late to class is considered disruptive behavior.

Other Policies

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.

Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.