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Biochemistry


BCH 104RN THE BIOCHEMISTRY OF HEALTH FOR NON-SCIENCE MAJORS

BCH 194   SEMINAR/WORKSHOP

BCH 290R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

BCH 291   SPECIAL TOPICS

BCH 292   INDEPENDENT STUDY

BCH 294   SEMINAR/WORKSHOP

BCH 380   BIOCHEMISTRY

BCH 394   SEMINAR/WORKSHOP

BCH 441   BIOCHEMISTRY OF MACROMOLECULES

BCH 442   METABOLIC REGULATION

BCH 444R  BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY METHODS

BCH 490R  UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH

BCH 491   SPECIAL TOPICS

BCH 492   INDEPENDENT STUDY

BCH 494   SEMINAR/WORKSHOP

BCH 499   SENIOR THESIS/CAPSTONE

BCH 524   MASS SPECTROMETRY

BCH 526   ADVANCED PROTEIN NMR SPECTROSCOPY

BCH 543   PROTEINS

BCH 544   MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

BCH 545   ADVANCED PHYSICAL BIOCHEMISTRY

BCH 547   BIOINORGANIC CHEMISTRY

BCH 550   PRINCIPLES OF STRUCTURE DETERMINATION BY X-RAY CRYSTALLOGRAPHY

BCH 575   PROFESSIONAL PAPER

BCH 590   MASTER'S THESIS

BCH 591   SPECIAL TOPICS

BCH 592   INDEPENDENT STUDY

BCH 594   SEMINAR

BCH 689   GRADUATE RESEARCH/CREATIVE ACTIVITY INSTRUCTION

BCH 690   DOCTORAL THESIS

BCH 104RN THE BIOCHEMISTRY OF HEALTH FOR NON-SCIENCE MAJORS
S 4 cr. LEC 3 LAB 1
-- Introduction for non-science majors to the biochemical basis of nutrition, health, DNA, and the human genome. The class and laboratory includes training for in depth searching of Internet and library information resources, evaluating and presenting the information found, and an introduction to DNA fingerprinting.

BCH 194 SEMINAR/WORKSHOP I
F 1 cr. SEM 1
-- For the new student. Integration into the department and its research and educational program. Scientific communication and chemical literature searching skills.

BCH 290R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S 1-6 cr. IND may be repeated
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a written work or other creative project. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

BCH 291 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. LEC Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

BCH 292 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1-3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

BCH 294 SEMINAR/WORKSHOP II
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 194 or BCH 194.
S 1 cr. SEM 1
--Introduction to faculty research through faculty mini seminars. Departmental research facilities. Research groups. Research planning decisions (MSU laboratory, summer internship, student exchange, REU, USP, etc).

BCH 380 BIOCHEMISTRY
F,S,Su 5 cr. LEC 4 LAB 1
PREREQUISITE: BIOB 260, or BIOH 211; CHMY 323, or CHMY 333 or CHMY 211.
-- Carbohydrate, lipid, protein, and nucleic acid structure and function; enzyme kinetics; energetics; major metabolic pathways for carbohydrates, lipids, and amino acids; photosynthesis; regulation of gene function.

BCH 394 SEMINAR/WORKSHOP
F 1 cr. SEM 1
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 294 or BCH 294.
-- Research techniques, procedures, and reports. Seminar reporting and presentation skills. Career planning and resume preparation. May be repeated once.

BCH 441 BIOCHEMISTRY OF MACROMOLECULES
F 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BCH 380 (B or higher) or consent of instructor.
-- Biochemical basis of modern molecular biology; structure and function of proteins, nucleic acids, and membranes; replication; transcription; translation; regulation of gene expression; and recombinant DNA.

BCH 442 METABOLIC REGULATION
S 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BCH 380 (B or higher) or BCH 441 (C or higher) or consent of instructor.
-- In-depth biochemical treatment of metabolism and its regulation in cellular processes.

BCH 444R BIOCHEMISTRY & MOLECULAR BIOLOGY METHODS
S 3 cr. LEC 1 LAB 2
PREREQUISITE: BCH 441 (B or higher) or consent of instructor.
-- This course focuses on molecular biology/biochemistry procedures integral to current research. Methods include PCR; gene cloning; DNA sequencing; and expression, isolation, purification, and characterization of the gene-encoded protein.

BCH 490R UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH
F,S,Su 1 - 6 cr. IND May be repeated. Max 12 cr.
-- Directed undergraduate research which may culminate in a research paper, journal article, or undergraduate thesis. Course will address responsible conduct of research.

BCH 491 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one-time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

BCH 492 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 6 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Junior standing, consent of instructor, and approval of department head.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

BCH 494 SEMINAR/WORKSHOP
F,S 1 cr. SEM 1 May be repeated.
-- Senior capstone course. Taught in collaboration with departmental Honors Thesis, CHMY 499. The chemistry/biochemistry research undergraduate experience constitutes a synthesis of our (bio)chemistry class room and laboratory education. The projects are orally presented in seminar form, discussed on the basis of acquired knowledge, and analyzed using stringent scientific methods and criteria. A complete personal resume is prepared. May be repeated once.

BCH 499 SENIOR THESIS/CAPSTONE
S 1 cr. SEM 1
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 300 or BCH 394.
-- Senior capstone course. Taught in collaboration with departmental Honors Thesis, CHMY 499. The chemistry/biochemistry research undergraduate experience constitutes a synthesis of our (bio)chemistry class room and laboratory education. The projects are orally presented in seminar form, discussed on the basis of acquired knowledge, and analyzed using stringent scientific methods and criteria. A complete personal resume is prepared. May be repeated once.

BCH 524 MASS SPECTROMETRY
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 323 or CHMY 301.
-- Mass spectrometric methods of analysis. Methods for ionization of samples in the gas, liquid and solid phases. Proteomics applications. Cross referenced with CHMY 524.

BCH 526 ADVANCED PROTEIN NMR SPECTROSCOPY
F alternate years, to be offered even years cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 323.
-- This lecture-based course is designed to teach the fundamental principles of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy as it applies to the structural elucidations of proteins in solution. Pre-requisites include familiarity with linear algebra and basic trigonometric functions and CHMY 323. Cross-referenced with CHMY 526.

BCH 543 PROTEINS
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BCH 441.
-- Structure-function relationships of proteins and enzymes. Current literature stressed. Written student reports required.

BCH 544 MOLECULAR BIOLOGY
F alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BCH 441, BIOB 425, BIOB 410 or comparable course.
-- Recent advances in understanding and research methods using both eukaryotic and prokaryotic systems.

BCH 545 ADVANCED PHYSICAL BIOCHEMISTRY
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 324 AND BCH 441.
-- Theoretical presentation of the molecular structures and interactions occurring in proteins and nucleic acids. Discussion of spectroscopy techniques used to study bio molecular structures and function. Includes concepts in: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance, X-ray Diffraction, Ultraviolet Absorption, Fluorescence, Circular Dichroism, Vibrational Spectroscopy, molecular motion and transport properties including diffusion, sedimentation, and viscosity.

BCH 547 BIOINORGANIC CHEMISTRY
F alternate years, to be offered odd years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: CHMY 401 AND BCH 441.
-- This course provides an introduction and overview of the field of bioinorganic chemistry, the chemistry of metals in biological systems, with a particular emphasis on metal trafficking, metal center assembly and metal clusters in biology.

BCH 550 PRINCIPLES OF STRUCTURE DETERMINATION BY X-RAY CRYSTALLOGRAPHY
S alternate years, to be offered even years 3 cr. LEC 3
PREREQUISITE: BCH 441 and BCH 442 or the equivalent and M 182M.
-- This course focuses on theory and practice of molecular structure determined by x-ray crystallography. Topics include crystallization of macromolecules, molecular structure determination from x-ray data, and evaluation of the quality of the resulting macromolecular models.

BCH 575 PROFESSIONAL PAPER
F,S 1 - 6 cr. IND Maximum 6 credits.
PREREQUISITE: Consent of instructor.
-- A research or professional paper or project dealing with a topic in the field. The topic must have been mutually agreed upon by the student and his or her major advisor and graduate committee.

BCH 590 MASTER'S THESIS
F,S,Su 1 - 10 cr. IND Maximum credits unlimited.
PREREQUISITE: Master's standing.

BCH 591 SPECIAL TOPICS
On Demand 1 - 4 cr. Maximum 12 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Upper division courses and others as determined for each offering.
-- Courses not required in any curriculum for which there is a particular one time need, or given on a trial basis to determine acceptability and demand before requesting a regular course number.

BCH 592 INDEPENDENT STUDY
On Demand 1 - 3 cr. IND Maximum 3 cr.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing, consent of instructor, approval of department head and Dean of Graduate Studies.
-- Directed research and study on an individual basis.

BCH 594 SEMINAR
F,S 1 cr. SEM 1 May be repeated.
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing or seniors by petition. Course prerequisites as determined by petition. Course prerequisites as determined for each offering.
-- Topics offered at the graduate level which are not covered in regular courses. Students participate in preparing and presenting discussion material.

BCH 689 GRADUATE RESEARCH/CREATIVE ACTIVITY INSTRUCTION
F,S,Su 1 - 3 cr. RCT
PREREQUISITE: Graduate standing.
COREQUISITE: BCH 590 or BCH 690.
-- Classroom instruction associated with directed graduate research/creative activity projects.

BCH 690 DOCTORAL THESIS
F,S,Su 1 - 10 cr. IND Maximum credits unlimited.
PREREQUISITE: PhD standing.

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