BIOL240 Elements of Biological Chemistry (3 semester hours)

This course introduces students to the fundamental principles associated with the structure and function of the macromolecules that sustain living systems. The course will begin with a general introduction to organic chemistry including the molecules and functional groups that set this category of chemistry apart from the others. Topics will then move on to more specific molecules such as carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids along with the cellular processes involved in building and metabolizing these macromolecules. Additional details regarding biology at the cellular and molecular level will include topics such as nutrition, body fluids, pH and cellular respiration. (Prerequisites: CHEM134)