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LS418 Tutorial Studies (1)

This course will consist of topics not included in the regular curriculum. This course may be based upon independent

studies, conferences, and the preparation of a term paper. The topic of the course will be announced prior to the term

in which it is to be offered. (Lab fee possible.)

Prerequisite: permission of the instructor. Offered upon demand. May be repeated for

credit with varying topics.

LS420 Senior Seminar in Biology (1)

Designed to give students the experience in presenting a scientific study to an audience of their peers. Students prepare

and present two professional oral presentations to students and faculty. Presentations can include topics of chemistry,

biochemistry, cell biology, molecular biology, ecology, population biology, evolution, origins, or wildlife biology.

Information for the presentation is derived from reading the primary literature in these areas and choosing a primary

research paper as the focus of the presentation. Alternatively, a student may present original laboratory research they

have done at TMU or during a summer research project. The presenter must do background literature research for their

topic and be able to address questions asked by the class or professor.

Prerequisite: senior status.

LS422 Senior Capstone (1)

Designed to review major concepts that are foundational to the life sciences. It also serves as a prelude to the major

field exam given toward the end of the semester.

LS428 Research in Biology (1-4)

Library and laboratory study on various topics in contemporary biology to be selected. Report required. (Lab fee: $75.)


CH151 General Chemistry I (4)

A course covering fundamental chemical principles and theories. Topics include properties and states of matter,

development of atomic theory, atomic structure and periodicity, chemical bonding, stoichiometry, inorganic

nomenclature, gas laws, and chemical reactions. 3-hour lecture and 3-hour laboratory. (Lab fee: $75.)

CH152 General Chemistry II (4)

A continuation of CH151: Introduction to solution equilibria, electrochemistry, kinetics, chemical thermodynamics,

organic chemistry, nuclear chemistry, and environmental chemical applications. 3-hour lecture and 3-hour laboratory


(Lab fee $75.)

Prerequisite: CH151 or its equivalent with a grade of C or better.

CH351 Organic Chemistry I (4)

Introduction to the chemistry of carbon-containing compounds. Particular emphasis is given to Lewis acid-base theory

and structure-reactivity relationships as predictive tools. The chemistry of alkanes, alkenes, alkynes, stereochemistry,

substitution and elimination reactions, radicals, alcohols, and ethers is discussed. 3-hour lecture and 3-hour laboratory.

(Lab fee: $75.)

Prerequisite: CH152 or its equivalent with a C or better.

CH352 Organic Chemistry II (4)

A continuation of CH351: conjugated systems, aromatic compounds and their reactions, spectroscopy, synthesis, and

reactions of carbonyl compounds, including carboxylic acids, esters, amides, beta-dicarbonyl compounds, phenols,

amines, and carbohydrates. The philosophy of organic synthesis and a brief introduction to natural products and

biochemistry are included. 3-hour lecture and 3-hour laboratory. (Lab fee: $75.)

Prerequisite: CH351 or its equivalent with a

grade of C or better.

CH461 Biochemistry (4)

Investigates proteins (structures and functions), enzymes (kinetics and regulation), biological oxidation-reduction, and

thermodynamics of living systems. Particular attention is given to the integration and regulation of intermediary

metabolism. In the laboratory students learn the theory underlying many common biochemical techniques. Students

also gain practical, hands-on experience for several of these techniques, such as gel filtration chromatography, ion

exchange chromatography, affinity chromatography, thin-layer chromatography techniques in enzyme kinetic assays,