120.600.02 | AY 2012-2013 - 1st Term | 5 Credit(s)
MWF 10:30:00 AM
  • Contact Information
  • Course Learning Objectives

    Upon successfully completing this course, students will be able to:

    • Describe the construction of the principal cellular macromolecules
    • Analyze the forces that determine the three-dimensional structure of these molecules in aqueous solution
    • Relate the structures of macromolecules to their functions
    • Identify the methods used to study these questions in detail.
  • Course Description

    Explores the structures of the principal cellular macromolecules and their roles in cellular processes. Emphasizes the forces that underlie specific recognition processes. Considers the mechanisms of enzyme action and biochemistry of nucleic acids.

  • Intended Audience

    Students with an interest in an introduction to Biochemistry

  • Methods of Assessment

    Grading Policy: Three in-class examinations

    Grading Restrictions: Letter grade

  • Prerequisites

    Introductory organic chemistry.

  • Academic Ethics Code

    The code, discussed in the Policy and Procedure Memorandum for Students, March 31, 2002, will be adhered to in this class:

    Students enrolled in the Bloomberg School of Public Health of The Johns Hopkins University assume an obligation to conduct themselves in a manner appropriate to the University's mission as an institution of higher education. A student is obligated to refrain from acts which he or she knows, or under the circumstances has reason to know, impair the academic integrity of the University. Violations of academic integrity include, but are not limited to: cheating; plagiarism; knowingly furnishing false information to any agent of the University for inclusion in the academic record; violation of the rights and welfare of animal or human subjects in research; and misconduct as a member of either School or University committees or recognized groups or organizations.

  • Disability Support Services

    If you are a student with a documented disability who requires an academic accommodation, please contact Betty H. Addison in the Office of Student Life Services:, 410-955-3034, or 2017 E. Monument Street.