BIO SCI 99 Molecular Biology (2013-2014)

BIO SCI 99 Molecular Biology

(Required for BMEP. Elective for BME and ChE.)
Catalog Data:

BIO SCI 99 Molecular Biology (Credit Units: 4) Biochemistry and replication of nucleic acids; molecular genetics; protein biosynthesis; genetic code; regulation of expression of genetic information; biochemical evolution. Prerequisite: BIO SCI 98. Biological Sciences, Pharmaceutical Sciences, Public Health Sciences, Biomedical Engineering: Premedical, and Nursing Science majors have first consideration for enrollment. . (Design units: 0)

Required Textbook:
. Edition, , 1969, ISBN-13 978-0716779988.

Recommended Textbook:
Relationship to Student Outcomes
No student outcomes specified.
Course Learning Outcomes. Students will:
Prerequisites by Topic
Lecture Topics:
  • Nucleic Acids & Genetic Information
  • Components & Chemistry of Nucleic Acids
  • The DNA Double Helix & Topology
  • Structure & physical properties of nucleic acids
  • DNA replication
  • RNA Structure & Chemistry
  • Prokaryotic Transcription
  • Eukaryotic transcription
  • RNA processing
  • Recombinant DNA technology
Class Schedule:

Meets for 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of discussion each week for 10 weeks.

Computer Usage:
Laboratory Projects:
Professional Component

Contributes toward Mathematics and Basic Science.

Design Content Description
Laboratory Portion:
Grading Criteria:
  • Discussion: 10%
  • Midterm: 30%
  • Final: 60%
  • Total: 100%
Estimated ABET Category Content:

Mathematics and Basic Science: 4.0 credit units

Computing: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Topics: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Science: 0.0 credit units

Engineering Design: 0.0 credit units

July 16, 2013
Senate Approved:
June 10, 2013
Approved Effective:
2013 Spring Qtr