Biochemistry, BIO SCI 98
Structure and properties of proteins; major biochemical pathways and mechanisms for their control.
Credit: 4 quarter units /
2.67 semester units credit
UC Irvine, Biological Sciences
Course Credit:All online courses will earn UC unit credit, upon successful completion of the course. Some courses have been approved for GE, major preparation, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus. If only unit credit is provided, please take this printout with the course syllabus to your department, academic advisor or Student Affairs to determine if the course applies to your major or fulfills GE requirements.
Course Equivalence: UCI BIO SCI 98 is equivalent to UCD BIS 105 Biomolecules and Metabolism
Major Preparation: Req for all biology majors and some others
UC Los Angeles:
Units toward degree (see your advisor)
General Education: BIOL Elective Units
UC San Diego:
General Education: Warren - May be counted toward a PofC depending on major choice; TMC: 1 course toward Biology or lower-division disciplinary breadth if noncontiguous to major; Sixth - Analytic Methodologies; ERC - Natural Science;
Course Equivalence: By petition, UCI BIO SCI 98 might be able to substitute for CHEM 13 in the CHEM 11-12-13 natural sciences sequence in chemistry for non-science majors
UC San Francisco:
UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: Possible Area C after petition
UC Santa Cruz:
BIO SCI 97
More About The Course
All human endeavors, from scientific achievement to the painting of the Sistine Chapel can be viewed as the result of a series of biochemical reactions. In Bio98, you will be introduced to the vocabulary used by biochemists to describe these biochemical conversions, the major biological macromolecules, their synthesis and degradation, and the principles that govern the regulation of the major metabolic pathways. Along the way, you will see how much we still don’t understand about biochemistry, and you will become acquainted with the experimental approaches and tools used by biochemists to expand the boundaries of our knowledge. You will start practicing your critical thinking skills so that you can analyze experimental data, apply the concepts learned in class, and come up with logical interpretations of the data. In the end, you will appreciate how the world can be viewed as a complex system of biochemical interconversions that are finely regulated to make life possible.