Course Description

Biochemistry, BIO SCI 98

Structure and properties of proteins; major biochemical pathways and mechanisms for their control.

Key Information

Credit: 4 quarter units / 2.67 semester units credit
UC Irvine, Biological Sciences

Course Credit:

Upon successful completion, all online courses offered through cross-enrollment provide UC unit credit. Some courses are approved for GE, major preparation and/or, major credit or can be used as a substitute for a course at your campus.

If "unit credit" is listed by your campus, consult your department, academic adviser or Student Affairs division to inquire about the petition process for more than unit credit for the course.

UC Berkeley:
Unit Credit

UC Davis:
Course Equivalence: UCI BIO SCI 98 is equivalent to UCD BIS 105 Biomolecules and Metabolism

UC Irvine:
Major Preparation: Req for all biology majors and some others

UC Los Angeles:
General Education: Student must petition academic advising unit with course syllabus for potential GE credit; no guarantees.

UC Merced:
Unit Credit
Units toward degree (see your advisor)

UC Riverside:
General Education: BIOL Elective Units

UC San Diego:
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
General Education: Revelle - 1 course Biology or Natural Science; 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 - 1 course towards Analytic Methodologies; ERC - Natural Science; Muir: one course in a Natural Science theme in "Biological Sciences";
Major Requirement: By petition, one natural sciences sequence in a chemistry sequence

UC San Francisco:
Unit Credit

UC Santa Barbara:
General Education: Area C - Science, Mathematics, and Technology

UC Santa Cruz:
Unit Credit



Course Fees


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.

Course Creators

Pavan Kadandale
Brian Sato
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