CHEM4420 syllabus


CHEM 4420 Biochemistry II Spring 2017 12-12:50 N221

Dr. Stone (ude.natsusc|enotsk#ude.natsusc|enotsk) 667-3570 N358
Office hours: M,W, F 9-10, M,W 12:30-1:30, F 9-10 and 1-2
Web page for the class:

Text: Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry, by Nelson and Cox 5th edition
Prerequisite: Completion of Biochemistry I (CHEM 4400) with a C- or better and a passing score on WPST exam.

Assessment Devices
Category Dates Points for each Total points for the category
Exams Feb 25, April 3, May 10 100 each 300
Class participation many days! points will be totaled and then normalized to 100% 100
Writing Assignments course: 11792913, biochemistry Writing Assignments for Biochemistry II Spring 2015 350
Poster presentations TBD Rubric 50 50
Final Exam May 22, 11:15-1:15 200

Writing Assignments

You will receive timely feedback on your writing as each assignment is designed to help you improve your writing. The ultimate goal is for you to produce a paper that will be published on the web. Papers from 2013-2016 are published at Stanislaus Journal of Biochemical Reviews.


The Exams are worth 100 points each. The exams will consist of essay questions, with some calculation questions; there may be multiple choice and matching 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 homework problems and 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.

Oral Presentations

Each student will give a poster presentation on their literature research topic. Grades will be based on peer reviews, a rubric will be provided.

Grades will be earned as follows

Minimum Points Grade
810 A
720 B
640 C
560 D
below 560 F

Last day to drop the class and earn a W: February 24, 2015. This course does not have a CR/NC grading option.
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