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College Science Prerequisites, Course Description and Textbooks

Biochemistry (CHEM 304) - Prerequisites

High School Diploma or equivalent, General Chemistry 1 or equivalent and Organic Chemistry 1 or equivalent.
Alternatively, CHEM 150 (included on ISP portfolio of courses) works as prerequisite, replacing both General and Organic Chemistry.

Biochemistry (CHEM 304) - General Course Description

Biochemistry is an upper division, 4-unit, intensive, immersion-learning course that requires four weekends to complete. Classes are held on Saturdays and Sundays from 8:30am to 6:30pm, which includes 2 face-to-face lecture sessions and 2 face-to-face laboratory sessions. In addition, a minimum of 15 to 20 hours per week of self-paced, web-based learning support activities are required.

The course examines the structure and function of the following biological macromolecules in the context of cellular integrity, dynamics and metabolism: carbohydrates, lipids, proteins and nucleic acids. The weekend biochemistry topics include enzymology, bioenergetics, catabolism, anabolism, regulation of gene expression, biotechnology, hormone regulation of mammalian metabolism and the pre-biotic evolution of life on earth.

Additional Unit: If a student needs to earn 5 semester units for
CHEM 304 instead of 4 to meet pre-requisite requirements of a given academic program he or she seek to gain admission into, he or she may sign up for an ISP Capstone taken concurrently with this Course. The ISP Capstone is a 1-Unit, instructor-supervised, independent, 45hr research project, which fosters opportunity for empirically based study that enhances, deepens, and further integrates knowledge of an ISP Courses key concept. Students interested in the ISP Capstone pleas click here

Nursing students should learn more about the Chemistry for Health Professions class also offered by ISP. The Chemistry for Health Professions introduces pre-nursing students to the fundamental concepts of organic chemistry and biochemistry, and meets the requirement for pre-nursing curriculums.

Biochemistry- Textbook

Nelson, D. L.; Cox, M. M. Lehninger Principles of Biochemistry. 6 ed. Gordonsville, VA: W. H. Freeman; 2012.

**(ISBN-10: 1-429-23414-8) **

The 5th Edition of the same book may also be used as a textbook for this course (ISBN-10: 0-716-77108-X)

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The Integrated Science Program (ISP) is offered in two locations:
Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay Area.
Los Angeles classes are held at:
Southern California University of Health Sciences
16200 E. Amber Valley Dr.
Whittier, CA 90604
Directions to ISP - Los Angeles - Whittier Campus

San Francisco Bay Area classes are held at:
22100 Princeton Street
Hayward, CA 94541
Directions to ISP - San Francisco Bay Area - Hayward Campus

ISP Phone: 1-877-477-7242
ISP FAX: 1-877-203-5588

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