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BI 337 Biochemistry
Royals, Brenda


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Course

BI 337 Biochemistry

Semester

FA 2010 HO

Faculty

Royals, Brenda

Title

Instructor of Biology

Degrees/Certificates

M.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, LSU Health Sciences Center

Office Location

113A, Science Hall

Office Hours

M 9-10:00; T 8-10:00 & 2-3:00; W 9-11:00; R 9-10:00; F 8-9:00

Daytime Phone

(816) 584-6592

E-Mail

brenda.royals@park.edu

Semester Dates

August 16, 2010 - December 10, 2010

Class Days

-M-W---

Class Time

12:00 - 1:15 PM

Prerequisites

CH318 and CH318L and/or the equivalent

Credit Hours

3


Textbook:

 
Biochemistry: A Short Course by Tymoczko, Berg, & Stryer, 1st edition, 2010, WH Freeman & Co. New York, NY (ISBN-13: 978-0-7167-5840-2).

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   More advanced textbooks always contain more detailed information, and some of these are available in the library. Additional information, informational links, suggested readings, and supplemental lab exercises will be presented in class or online as they become available. All official class announcements and outlines will be posted on the E-Companion site (www.parkonline.org).  It is therefore crucial that each student learn how to navigate this important site.  Postings may be in the form of power point, word documents, or excel files.  Each student is responsible for printing notes and outlines that may be provided by the instructor.

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Course Description:
BI337 (CH337) Biochemistry: Biochemical systems and the relation of chemical structure to biochemical function are discussed. Prerequisites: CH318 and CH318L 3:0:3

Educational Philosophy:
Learning is an active and interactive process.  Ideally, it would best be promoted by a combination of questioning and feedback involving each student.  Thus, I like to teach in ways to try and reach all types of students with their diverse learning styles and do my best to provide a constructive learning environment. I like to enourage students to set high learning expectations, thus classroom attendance and participation are necessary for achievement of this goal.   

Within the requirements of this course, the instructor will emphasize an organized interactive consideration of lecture material, readings, quizzes, projects, research papers, problem sets, examinations, internet websites, and similar exercises. Each student should strive to participate in class.  In addition, course material will be applied and reinforced during laboratory exercises within the accompanying laboratory course; thus, it is an advantage to take both lecture and lab.  Each student should expect to spend at least 3 hours of study outside of class for each credit hour of class. 
 

       
 

I have an open door policy and I encourage students to come by my office any time they have questions or feel they need additional help.  I am here to help you in any way that I can.
 

Learning Outcomes:
  Core Learning Outcomes

  1. Deduce how structure and function relate in biological molecules.
  2. Discuss the flow of mass, energy and information in a cell in terms of biochemical pathways.
  3. Discuss the flow of mass, energy and information in a cell in terms of biochemical pathways.
  4. Compare biochemical pathways in prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems


Core Assessment:

Create a review paper in the style of Annual Reviews in Biochemistry covering one biochemical or intercellular signaling pathway in a cell or cells. This paper should be at least 10 pages in length (using the attached Instructions to Authors) excluding figures and references. Information covered should include: 

1. Step-by-step illustration of the biochemical or intercellular signaling pathway (CLO 1, 2).

2. Discussion of the general flows of the pathway (flow of information, flow of mass, flow of energy) and the logic underlying the pathway (why does this arrangement work well?) (CLO 1,2, 3).

3. Indication of key regulatory steps in the pathway and explanation of why this is a logical regulatory step (CLO 1, 2, 4).

4. Indication of how this pathway relates to the central metabolic pathway (glycolysis, TCA cycle, electron transport chain, oxidative phosphorylation) (CLO 2).

5. Discuss the commonalities and differences exhibited in this pathway in prokaryotes and eukaryotes (CLO 4).

6. What diseases or disease states are associated with defects in this pathway? If there is no literature, predict what would happen (indicate your rationale) (CLO 1, 2, 4).

7. Discuss how the disease states in 6 are differentially expressed in human populations (is there a difference in disease effect or prevalence based on age, sex, geographic location, environmental factors, ancestral origin, race…etc). What are the bases of these differences? If there appears to be no difference in disease effect or prevalence, discuss why.

8. Discuss methods used to combat the disease or approaches that are planned. How do/will these work?

 

 


Link to Class Rubric

Class Assessment:
 

In general, class assessment will occur by homework, quizzes, hour exams, final exam, and a term paper. 
The final exam will be 50% new material and 50% comprehensive.
The term paper is described above in the core assesment and will be discussed thoroughly in class.

Grading:

Class Assessment:

4 Exams (100 pts)                    400 points

Final Exam                               150 points

Homework/Quizzes                   75 points

Review Paper                           175 points

                                                  800 points

There will be 4 major lecture examinations worth 100 points each (400 total points). Exams will contain short answer, matching, multiple-choice, and a few discussion questions. Homework and announced quizzes will provide an additional 75 points of the final grade. The final exam will be worth 150 points.   And finally, the review paper will be worth 175 points for a total of 800 total points possible.  

Late Submission of Course Materials:
        Late homework and assignments (including lab notebooks when called in for review or lab projects with a dated deadline) will be reduced in credit by 25% for each day that the work is late. Students missing class due to participation in athletic or other university-sponsored events must turn in all due assignments PRIOR to their expected absence.

 
   No makeup exams or quizzes will be given unless proper documentation of the reason for the absence is provided.  Only SERIOUS incidences will even be considered.  Make up exams will be given only at the instructors discretion. 

Classroom Rules of Conduct:

All students are expected to follow the common rules of acceptable and courteous behavior while in class, illustrating respect for each other and the instructor.  Any disruptive behavior will not be allowed.
 
Cell phones and pagers must be turned off or put on silent mode prior to entering the classroom.  Text messaging during class will result in immediate dismissal.

Course Topic/Dates/Assignments:

Tentative Schedule
(Subject to changes made by the instructor.) 
 

Date

Topic

Chapters Covered

Week of 8/16

Introduction, Bonds, Amino Acids

1, 2, 3

Week of 8/23

Carbohydrates, Lipids, Protein Structure

9, 10, 4

Week of 8/30

Enzymes – Action/ Regulation/ Mechanisms & Inhibitors

5, 6, 7

Week of 9/6

Labor Day Holiday, Enzymes – Mechanisms & Inhibitors, Allosteric Proteins

7, 8

Week of 9/13

EXAM I,  Membrane Structure & Function

11          (EI – 1-5, 9, 10)

Week of 9/20

Signal Transduction, Introduction to Metabolism

12, 14

Week of 9/27

Digestion, Glycolysis I

13, 15

Week of 10/4

Glycolysis II, EXAM II

15          (EII – 6-8, 11, 12)

Week of 10/11

FALL BREAK – NO CLASSES

-

Week of 10/18

Gluconeogenesis, Preparation for the Citric Acid Cycle

16, 17

Week of 10/25

Citric Acid Cycle II, Electron Transport Chain

18, 19

Week of 11/1

EXAM III, Oxidative Phosphorylation

20                (EIII – 13-18)

Week of 11/8

Glycogen Degradation/Synthesis, Glucose homeostasis & Disease

23, 24
Supplemental

Week of 11/15

Lipid/Fatty Acid Degradation, Lipid/Fatty Acid Synthesis

26, 27

Week of 11/22

EXAM IV,  Lipid Storage

28 (EIV – 19,20,23,24,26)

Week of 11/29

Molecular Biology Overview

TBA

ALL TERM PAPERS DUE BY 12/03/10

Week of 12/6

FINAL EXAMS

Mon. 12/6

FINAL EXAM (EXAM V) - Monday Dec. 6 – 1:00-3:00

Academic Honesty:
Academic integrity is the foundation of the academic community. Because each student has the primary responsibility for being academically honest, students are advised to read and understand all sections of this policy relating to standards of conduct and academic life. Park University students and faculty members are encouraged to take advantage of the University resources available for learning about academic honesty (www.park.edu/current or http://www.park.edu/faculty/).from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92

Plagiarism:
Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. from Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 92-93

Attendance Policy:
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences via the online attendance reporting system.

  1. The instructor may excuse absences for valid reasons, but missed work must be made up within the semester/term of enrollment.
  2. Work missed through unexcused absences must also be made up within the semester/term of enrollment, but unexcused absences may carry further penalties.
  3. In the event of two consecutive weeks of unexcused absences in a semester/term of enrollment, the student will be administratively withdrawn, resulting in a grade of "F".
  4. A "Contract for Incomplete" will not be issued to a student who has unexcused or excessive absences recorded for a course.
  5. Students receiving Military Tuition Assistance or Veterans Administration educational benefits must not exceed three unexcused absences in the semester/term of enrollment. Excessive absences will be reported to the appropriate agency and may result in a monetary penalty to the student.
  6. Report of a "F" grade (attendance or academic) resulting from excessive absence for those students who are receiving financial assistance from agencies not mentioned in item 5 above will be reported to the appropriate agency.

Park University 2010-2011 Undergraduate Catalog Page 95-96

Disability Guidelines:
Park University is committed to meeting the needs of all students that meet the criteria for special assistance. These guidelines are designed to supply directions to students concerning the information necessary to accomplish this goal. It is Park University's policy to comply fully with federal and state law, including Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, regarding students with disabilities. In the case of any inconsistency between these guidelines and federal and/or state law, the provisions of the law will apply. Additional information concerning Park University's policies and procedures related to disability can be found on the Park University web page: http://www.park.edu/disability .



Rubric

CompetencyExceeds Expectation (3)Meets Expectation (2)Does Not Meet Expectation (1)No Evidence (0)
Synthesis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
1,2,3                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Uses 7 or more sources Uses 4 to 6 sources Uses 3 to 5 sources Uses fewer than 3 sources 
Analysis                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1,2,3,4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Identifies and analyzes 7 or more of the items in the assignment Identifies and analyzes 4 to 6 of the items in the assignment Identifies and analyzes 3 to 5 of the items in the assignment Identifies and analyzes fewer than 3 of the items in the assignment 
Evaluation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 
Outcomes
1,2,3,4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Assesses the outcomes of 7 or more of the assignment items Assesses the outcomes of 4 to 6 of the assignment items Assesses the outcomes of 3 to 5 of the assignment items Assesses the outcomes of  fewer than 3 of the assignment items 
Terminology                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
No factual errors 1 to 2 factual errors 3 to 4 factual errors 5 or more factual errors 
Concepts                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   
Outcomes
1,2,3,4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Demonstrates mastery of 7 or more of the assignment items Demonstrates mastery of 4 to 6 of the assignment items Demonstrates mastery of 3 to 5 of the assignment items Demonstrates mastery of fewer than 3 of the assignment items 
Application                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Effectively incorporates 7 or more sources to support thesis Effectively incorporates 4 to 6 sources to support thesis Effectively incorporates 3 to 5 sources to support thesis Effectively incorporates fewer than 3 sources to support thesis 
Whole Artifact                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
No errors in writing conventions 1 to 3 errors in writing conventions 4 to 6 errors in writing conventions 7 or more errors in writing conventions 
Component                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  
Outcomes
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
Contains no errors in the following paper format items: -Annual Review of Biochemistry format –Length -Page numbers -Works cited -Internal documentation





 
Contains only 1 error in the following paper format items: -Annual Review of Biochemistry format –Length -Page numbers -Works cited -Internal documentation





 
Contains 2 to 3 errors in the following paper format items: -Annual Review of Biochemistry format –Length -Page numbers -Works cited -Internal documentation Contains 4 or more errors in the following paper format items: -Annual Review of Biochemistry format –Length -Page numbers -Works cited -Internal documentation 
Relationship                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               
Outcomes
1,2,4                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
Exhibits an awareness and concern for contemporary items Exhibits an awareness or concern for contemporary items Exhibits some awareness and concern for contemporary items Exhibits no awareness or concern for contemporary items 

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