CHEM 305: Biochemistry
Includes chemistry of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic
acids; properties of enzymes; factors affecting activity of enzymes; enzymes
kinetics; biochemical energetics; intermediary metabolism; macromolecular
biosynthesis. Prerequisite: CHEM
311 . Laboratory is required: CHEM
Hours: 4.0 hours
course is offered each year in the Fall semester.
Syllabus (Fall, 2004)
- Instructor: Mark
E. Hemric, Ph.D. , Associate Professor of Chemistry
- Office: WSB 202A; Hours: I am
usually available M (12-1), W(12-4) and TTh (12:30-1:00).
However, please check my calendar
and then call 878-2048 or E-Mail
for a specific appointment.
- Text: Nelson, D.L. and Cox,
M.M., Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry , Fourth Edition, 2005,
- Laboratory Text: Boyer,
R., Modern Experimental Biochemistry , 2000, Benjamin
Oklahoma Baptist University is committed to providing equal access to
University programs and services for all students. Under University policy
and federal and state laws, students with documented disabilities are
entitled to reasonable accommodations to ensure the student has an equal
opportunity to perform in class. If any member of the class has such a
disability and needs special academic accommodations, please contact Mr. Bobby Canty in the Student
Services Center, GC 101, as soon as possible to discuss possible accommodations.
Do not hesitate to contact me if any assistance is needed in this process.
- MISCONDUCT: Cheating
will not be tolerated! First offense will result in a conference with Dr.
Hemric. Then, subsequent offenses will be dealt with according to O.B.U. policy
- LITERATURE PROJECTS:
Both projects will involve searching research periodicals to extract
current research articles which support the student's documentation.
Creativity in the oral presentation is encouraged.
1: Students should choose a procedure in Chapter 9:
DNA-Based Information Technologies. Construct an oral presentation of
it's theory and procedure. In addition to the background, choose a
current (2000+) publication in which the laboratory procedure was used and
explain how the procedure contributed to the publication's results. The
procedure should be selected and approved by September 17 and the presentations
will be given in either Microsoft Powerpoint or Corel Presentations on September
27. Each student should give a copy of their presentation to Dr.
Hemric on a CDROM, 3.5" diskette or Emailed as an attachment to
2: Students should choose a biological molecule and construct an
oral presentation of it's discovery, function and significance. In
addition to the background, choose a current (2000+) publication in which
research has been complete on the biological molecule's function and/or
significance. The molecule should be selected and approved by November
22 and the presentations will be given Microsoft Powerpoint or Corel Presentations
on December 6. Each student should give a copy of
their presentation to Dr. Hemric on a CDROM, 3.5" diskette or Emailed as
an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- EXAMS: The format for
exam questions will be essay and problem solving. While the majority of
exam questions will be formulated from information presented in lecture
and text, some questions will ask the student to apply information to new
or different situations. Lectures are intended to highlight specific
subjects in order to focus student's studies. Information within the text
should be used to better understand the subjects highlighted during in
lecture. Exams can be made-up only in the situations listed below and
no more than one week will be allowed for making up an exam.
- a. Approval was given
by Dr. Hemric prior to test date
- b. Illness:
University "sick-list" and a message left at Dr. Hemric's
extension (2048) or E-Mail
- c. Death in family