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BCH 110 - Intro Biology for Biochemists
Offered spring. Prereq. CHMY 141N or equivalent. Prereq. or Coreq., CHMY 143N. Coreq., BCH 111.  An introductory course that explores biomolecules and their roles in life processes.  Provides a foundation for Cellular and Molecular Biology (BIOB 260), Genetics and Evolution (BIOB 272), Introductory Biochemistry Seminar (BCH 294), and many other advanced science courses.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

BCH 111 - Intro Biol for Biochemists Lab
Offered spring.  Prereq., CHMY 141N or equivalent. Prereq., or Coreq., CHMY 143N. Coreq., BCH 110. Introduction to the experimental techniques used to study biomolecules and their roles in life processes.  Provides a foundation for other advanced level laboratory courses in chemistry and biochemistry.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

BCH 294 - Seminar/Workshop
Offered spring.  Prereq., BCH 110/111 or equivalent. An introduction to important advances in biochemistry through readings from the primary literature and discussion of this literature.  Faculty members will also make presentations on their research. Graded credit/no credit.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

BCH 380 - Biochemistry
Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., CHMY 223 (preferred, CHMY 223) or BIOB 260.  Fundamental biochemistry; chemistry and metabolism of biomolecules, energy relationships in metabolism; storage, transmission, and expression of genetic information.  Credit not allowed for both BCH 380 and 480-482 (BIOC 380 and BIOC 481-482).
0.000 OR 4.000 Credit hours
0.000 OR 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture/Lab, Lecture

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

BCH 480 - Advanced Biochemistry I
Offered autumn. Prereq., CHMY 223. Primarily for science majors. The chemistry and metabolism of biomolecules, with emphasis on the structure and function of proteins, carbohydrates, lipids and nucleic acids and the associated bioenergetics. Credit not allowed for both BCH 380 and 480-482.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

BCH 482 - Advanced Biochemistry II
Offered spring. Prereq., BCH 480 or equiv. Continuation of BCH 480. Metabolism, especially macromolecule biosyntheses, the chemistry and regulation of the transfer and expression of genetic information, protein synthesis and molecular physiology. Credit not allowed for both BCH 380 and BCH 480-482.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

BCH 486 - Biochemistry Research Lab
Offered spring. Prereq., BCH 380 or 480. Applications of biochemical principles to modern protein biochemistry.  Basic micro- and molecular biology techniques are used to produce mutant proteins; then students learn basic and advanced biophysical techniques to characterize the mutant proteins.
3.000 Credit hours
6.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lab

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

BCH 490 - Undergraduate Research
(R-10) Offered every term. Prereq., junior or senior standing and consent of instr. Independent research under the direction of a faculty member. Graded pass/not pass.
1.000 TO 10.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 10.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

BCH 491 - Special Topics
(R-10) Offered intermittently. Experimental offerings of visiting professors, experimental offerings of new courses, or one-time offerings of current topics.
1.000 TO 10.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 10.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

BCH 499 - Senior Thesis/Capstone
(R-6) Offered every term. Prereq., senior standing and consent of instr. Preparation of a thesis or manuscript based on undergraduate research for presentation and/or publication. Student must give an oral or poster presentation at the Undergraduate Research Symposium or a scientific meeting. Graded pass/not pass.
3.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
3.000 TO 6.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

BCH 547 - Exptl Mol/Cell/Chem Biol
(R-8) Offered every term. Prereq., graduate standing or consent of instr.  Same as BIOB 547. Focus on experimental design, methods, and presentation of experimental results for graduate students in laboratories with a molecular, cellular or chemical biological focus.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

BCH 561 - RNA Structure & Function
(R-8) Offered every semester. Prereq., BCH 482, BIOB 260, and consent of instr. Exploration of current scientific literature and new data that focuses on RNA biochemistry. Emphasis on literature relevant to research on RNA viruses and ribosomes and protein synthesis.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

BCH 562 - Amyloid Disease
(R-8) CR/NCR only, offered every semester.  Prereq., BCH 480 or equivalent and consent of instructor. Weekly exploration of current literature and new research that focuses on the biophysical aspects of amyloid diseases, including protein structure and therapeutic treatments.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

BCH 570 - Intro to Research
Offered autumn. Prereq., graduate standing.  Required course for Biochemistry and Biophysics graduate students. Students are acquainted with faculty research projects. Instruction in basic research techniques, research equipment. Introduction to relevant scientific research literature. 
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

BCH 581 - Physical Biochemistry
Offered spring odd-numbered years. Prereq., CHMY 360 or CHMY 373 or CHMY 371; BCH 480. Techniques of physical chemistry used in studying biological structure and function of macromolecules. Emphasis is on spectroscopic methods, hydrodynamic methods and x-ray and other scattering and diffraction techniques.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

BCH 582 - Proteins and Enzymes
Offered autumn even-numbered years.  Prereq., BCH 482 or equivalent. An investigation into the structure/function relationship in proteins and a detailed exploration of enzyme kinetics, using examples from current literature.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

BCH 584 - Nucleic Acids
Offered autumn odd-numbered years. Prereq., BCH 482 or equivalent. Emphasis on critical reading of current literature that investigates structure, chemistry, and function of nucleic acids.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

BCH 594 - Professional Seminar
(R-4) Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., graduate standing or consent of instr. Same as BIOM 594. Presentation of current research in biochemistry and molecular biology by senior graduate students, faculty, and invited outside speakers.
1.000 TO 4.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 4.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

BCH 595 - Special Topics
(R-6) Offered intermittently. Prereq., graduate standing and consent of instr. Experimental offering of new courses by resident or visiting faculty.
1.000 TO 6.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 6.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

BCH 597 - Research
(R-18) Offered intermittently. Directed individual research and study appropriate to the background and objectives of the student.
1.000 TO 18.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 18.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

BCH 599 - Thesis
(R-10) Offered intermittently. Prereq., master's student in biochemistry and biophysics. Laboratory research for and preparation of a master's thesis.
1.000 TO 10.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 10.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

BCH 600 - Cell Organization & Mechanisms
Offered spring even-numbered years. Prereq., BCH 480 or consent of instr. Same as BMED 600. Primary literature exploration of the regulation of structure, function, and dynamics of eukaryotic cells. Topics include membranes, cytoskeleton, transcription, translation, signal transduction, cell motility, cell proliferation, and programmed cell death.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

BCH 685 - Adv Bioc & Molec Biol Lab
(R-9) Offered autumn and spring. Prereq., BCH 482 or equiv. and consent of instr. Introduction to research techniques in biochemistry and molecular biology.
1.000 TO 3.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 3.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

BCH 694 - BSD Seminar
(R-8) Credit/No credit only.  Offered Autumn and Spring.  Prereq., graduate standing or consent of instructor.  Presentation of current research in Structural Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics, or related fields by invited outside speakers, UM faculty, and senior graduate students.
1.000 Credit hours
1.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

BCH 699 - Dissertation
(R-20) Offered intermittently. Prereq., doctoral student in biochemistry. Laboratory research for and preparation of a doctoral dissertation.
1.000 TO 20.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 20.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate, Graduate
Schedule Types: Independent Study

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

BCH TR0 - Developmental

1.000 TO 99.990 Credit hours
1.000 TO 99.990 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

BCH TR1 - Lower-Division Elective

1.000 TO 99.990 Credit hours
1.000 TO 99.990 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

BCH TR2 - Lower Division Elective

1.000 TO 99.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 99.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

BCH TR3 - Upper-Division Elective

1.000 TO 99.990 Credit hours
1.000 TO 99.990 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department

BCH TR4 - Upper Division Elective

1.000 TO 99.000 Credit hours
1.000 TO 99.000 Lecture hours

Levels: Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Lecture

Biological Science Division
Chemistry & Biochemistry Department


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