NEW BIOCHEMISTRY COURSES

We are introducing 4 new courses for Fall 2010 and Spring 2011!


**NEW FOR FALL**

  • BIOC 702 – TEACHING IN BIOCHEMISTRY

(Listed in online catalog as BIOC 702 Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory: Teaching)
Prerequisite: permission of course director. Students should be 1st year BBSP students or 2nd year Biochemistry students who wish to gain instruction and practical experience in learning how to teach biochemistry. Students will gain experience in leading small group sessions and in preparing and presenting lectures to undergraduates. There will also be critical readings on effective teaching strategies, a project involving locating and evaluating effective online supplemental biochemistry resources, and an end-of-semester reflective statement on your teaching experiences. Taking this course for credit satisfies the Department’s Teaching Assistant requirement. TOEWS (course director). 2 credit hours.

  • BIOC 706 - BIOCHEMISTRY OF HUMAN DISEASE

Prerequisites: undergraduate biochemistry; 1st year BBSP, or graduate student in Biochemistry and Biophysics, or have permission of course director. This advanced graduate level course involves lectures, critical readings and discussions on the biochemical aspects of human diseases. Core biochemical principle and cutting edge approaches are considered in the context of the following diseases: amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, cancer, cystic fibrosis, HIV, thrombosis and heart disease, schizophrenia, V(D)J recombination and neglected diseases. PARISE (course director). 3 credit hours.


**NEW FOR SPRING**

  • BIOC 703 – TEACHING IN BIOCHEMISTRY

(Listed in online catalog as BIOC 703 Advanced Biochemistry Laboratory: Teaching)
Prerequisite: permission of course director. Students should be 1st year BBSP students or 2nd year Biochemistry students who wish to gain instruction and practical experience in learning how to teach biochemistry. Students will gain experience in leading small group sessions and in preparing and presenting lectures to undergraduates. There will also be critical readings on effective teaching strategies, a project involving locating and evaluating effective online supplemental biochemistry resources, and an end-of-semester reflective statement on your teaching experiences. Taking this course for credit satisfies the Department’s Teaching Assistant requirement. TOEWS (course director). 2 credit hours.