An introduction to the structure, function and analysis of the major classes of biomolecules found in living organisms: proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids. Includes an introduction to the structure and function of enzymes. Includes a weekly three-hour lab. Materials fee applies.
Organic Chemistry I (CHE‑221)
Organic Chemistry I
An introduction to organic chemistry. Topics include representations and nomenclature of organic molecules, resonance, hybrid orbitals and covalent bonding in organic molecules, Lewis acids and bases, conformations, stereochemistry, reaction mechanisms, substitution and elimination reactions, reactions of alkenes, retrosynthesis strategies, gas chromatography, NMR, and infrared spectroscopy. Includes a weekly three-hour lab. Materials fee applies.
Cell and Molecular Biology (BIO‑242)
Cell and Molecular Biology
A study of the structure and function of cells as the fundamental building units of living organisms. Topics include, but are not restricted to the molecular constituents of cells, major cell organelles, endo/exocytosis, intracellular signaling, cell growth and metabolism, and special cell functions. Methods of investigation will be examined throughout the course and the development of hypotheses and theories will be placed in a historical and contemporary context. Includes a weekly three-hour lab. Materials fee applies.
Organic Chemistry II (CHE‑222)
Organic Chemistry II
A continuation of CHE-221. Topics include Grignard reactions, synthesis and reactions of alkynes, alcohols, ethers, aromatics, aldehydes, ketones, carboxylic acids, and amines, with an emphasis on the application of organic chemistry to the pharmaceutical industry. Includes a weekly three-hour lab. Materials fee applies.