Biochemistry II Syllabus

CHEM 4420 Biochemistry II Spring 2022 1:00-1:50 N104

Dr. Stone (ude.natsusc|enotsk#ude.natsusc|enotsk) 667-3570 N358
Office hours: M 9-10, 2-3, T 10-11, R 10-11, F 11-12
Web page for the class: will be used for all writing assignments- see Canvas page for sign up information.

Text: Biochemistry by Miesfeld and McEvoy
Prerequisite: Completion of Biochemistry I (CHEM 4400) with a C- or better.

Assessment Devices
Category Dates Points for each Total points for the category
Class presentations with worksheets almost every Friday, sign up via link given in class 50 each 100
Biochemistry II Writing Assignments submit to Turnitin variable, see the previous link see linked page 300
Exams March 3, due March 5, March 29, due April 1 , May 15, due May 21 100 each 300

Class Activities

This will include discussions, worksheets and other activities.


Sign up using the link provided in class. You will need to select one "Signalling" topic and one "Metabolism" topic. Each presentation is 10 min with 5 min for questions. You will need to provide a worksheet to accompany your presentation.

For both: send your slides to Dr. Stone

For the Metabolic Diseases: pick a disease, describe it, describe the metabolic (biochemistry) defect that causes the disease.

Writing assignments/Peer review

Submit all of your writing assignments to, class number will be provided via email. For each assignment, you will be assigned two papers to provide peer review.
Information for Writing Assignments


The Exams are worth 100 points each. They will be posted on Canvas and then you will upload your answers to The exams will be essay/problem questions. Exam questions will be based on material that is covered in class and in the text. Information and concepts will be emphasized by the end of chapter problems, class discussions and student presentations. To prepare for the exams, read the text, take notes, do the suggested problems and come to class prepared to discuss the material. There are no make-up exams.

Grades will be earned as follows

Minimum % Grade
90 A
80 B
70 C
60 D

Optional Service Based Learning

Up to 50 points:
1. Organize and participate in a Science Day Activity (March 3rd 3-4pm and March 4th 9am-2pm)
2. Write a Science Olympiad exam for "Disease Detective" Disease detective Due Feb 24th

Last day to drop the class and earn a W: February 22, 2023.

Last edited by Koni Stone on January 26, 2023

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