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Course Name: Introductory Organic and Biochemistry
Course Number: CHEM 20
Course Objectives:
  • Classify organic molecules based on functional groups Differentiate constitutional isomers from cis-trans isomers (stereoisomers) Relate the physical properties of organic molecules to their structure Propose and name the products of organic chemical reactions
  • Classify biomolecules as lipids, carbohydrates, proteins, or nucleic acids. Identify the function of biomolecules in living systems. Identify the locations, steps, and products involved in metabolic pathways. Identify the locations, steps, and products involved in gene expression.
  • Classify organic molecules based on functional groups Differentiate constitutional isomers from cis-trans isomers (stereoisomers) Relate the physical properties of organic molecules to their structure Propose and name the products of organic chemical reactions
  • Classify biomolecules as lipids, carbohydrates, proteins, or nucleic acids. Identify the function of biomolecules in living systems. Identify the locations, steps, and products involved in metabolic pathways. Identify the locations, steps, and products involved in gene expression.
  • Students completing relevant assignments in Area B courses will evaluate the impact of science on their daily lives. The topic of this assessment is the application of intermolecular attractions to biological systems.
  • Students will be able to: Describe the fate of proteins that enter the body. Describe what happens to the excess amino acids in the body? Describe the ultimate fate of the nitrogen atoms from excess amino acids? Describe TWO different possible fates of the carbon skeletons from excess amino acids.
  • Given a segment of DNA, students will be able to: 1. Identify which strand is used for transcription and draw the primary structure of the mRNA produced in the transcription underneath the strand. 2. Write the sequence of polypeptide that will be produced from the DNA. 3. Clearly describe the effect on the protein chain when a base pair is mutated.
  • CHEM 20 students will be able to: • Predict the products of replication. • Predict the product of transcription. • Predict the product of translation from a given sequence of DNA. • Predict changes in the translation product that would result from mutation in the DNA sequence.
  • CHEM 20 students will be able to: • Predict the products of replication. • Predict the product of transcription. • Predict the product of translation from a given sequence of DNA. • Predict changes in the translation product that would result from mutation in the DNA sequence.
  • Students completing relevant assignments in Area B courses will evaluate the impact of science on their daily lives