CHEM2200 Essentials of General, Organic and Biochemistry

This lecture/laboratory based course covers the essential concepts, methods, and skills of general, organic, and biochemistry. It builds on general chemistry concepts to develop an understanding of organic and biochemical properties and reactions.




Qualifying score on math assessment test OR MATH1500 and BIOL2005 or BIOL2045

Course Requirements and Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Learning Outcomes

The following outcomes will be addressed in the course:
Identify different organic compounds
Define levels of protein structure
Describe modes of metabolic regulation
Differentiate between carbohydrate types
Discuss methods for purifying proteins
Explain actions of different enzyme inhibitors
Identify types of lipids
List types of organic/bio chemicals
Research project methods
Solve chemical reaction based problems
Search internet for relevant information
Diagnose problems in equipment
Plot graph for data analysis
Observe compound purification
Organize procedures for proper data acquisition
Perform analysis of unknown samples
Prepare samples for analysis
Combine results from several experimental trials
Determine proper disposal of chemical waste

Text and References

A list of textbooks required for this course is available at the bookstore.

Course Scheduling

The scheduled hours of instruction include sixteen hours for each lecture credit, thirty two hours for each lab credit and forty hours for each credit of supervised occupational experience (SOE). Lecture credit may include formal or impromptu lectures, demonstrations or discussions with the entire class or with small groups or individuals. Refer to the Credit Details section of this course outline for the credit breakdown.

Accommodations Statement

Disability Services assists students with disabilities who need accommodations to access programs, services and college activities.  If this applies to you, please contact the DS Office on your campus to initiate the accommodations process. 
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Credit Details





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