BB 350 Schedule, Ecampus Spring Term, 2016

This is the page for the ECAMPUS version of Kevin Ahern's BB 350 biochemistry course at Oregon State University. Web pages for the BB 350 classroom class are NOT the same and are not appropriate for the ecampus class. Figures for the lectures are available on the Canvas site and HERE. The syllabus is required reading for this course and it is also available on the Canvas site.

This class uses the 100% free electronic textbook written by Kevin Ahern and Indira Rajagopal. Please be sure you are using the 3rd Edition. You can download it HERE. If you prefer a traditional textbook, you can get a copy of Campbell and Farrell from the OSU Bookstore for a lot of dollars. That textbook is NOT required.

This course features my Wildly Popular Metabolic Melodies. You can see all of them and download them for free HERE. I also enjoy writing limericks and some of them are linked below. I hope you enjoy them. You are not responsible for knowing songs or limericks - they are just for fun. I offer other fun and useful freebies at the Web page HERE.

Links
Pages
Problems

Outline HERE

Week 1 - Lecture #1 - Introduction

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Note - the video had focus problems until I got the computer started. Here are highlights from what I said before the computer started.

1. You need to read the syllabus on Canvas. One question from the first exam will come directly off of the syllabus.

2. I will use Canvas primarily to send messages and give exams. Course content will largely come through this page.

3. Highlights of what you are responsible for this lecture will be listed in the Highlights link above.

4. Please call me "Kevin" and not Dr. Ahern :-)

Song HERE / Limerick HERE

10-22

 

Outline HERE

Week 1 - Lecture #2 - Water/Biochemistry

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Song HERE / Limerick HERE

10-22

 

Please note - the problems in this column are here for students who asked for practice. Some are above the level required for this class. If you want to practice them, fine, but please do not obsess with them. They are ONLY FOR PRACTICE.

Week 1 - Lecture #3 - Buffers

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Song HERE / Limerick HERE

10-22

 

Click HERE for number problems / Solutions HERE
More practice problems HERE / Solutions HERE

Outline HERE

Week 1 - Lecture #4 - Amino Acids/Peptides

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Song HERE / Limerick HERE

42-51
Problem Solving Videos for buffers/proteins HERE and HERE

Transparency Scans HERE and HERE

Outline HERE

Week 2 - Lecture #5 - Proteins (3D)

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Song HERE / Limerick HERE

42-51
 

Week 2 - Lecture #6 - Hemoglobin and Myoglobin

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Song HERE / Limerick HERE

51-56
 

Outline HERE

Week 2 - Lecture #7 - Protein Purification

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Song HERE / Limerick HERE

213-224

Additional problems HERE

 

I do not approve petitions for dropping, withdrawal, or pass/no pass grading after any of the relevant deadlines have passed, unless there are extraordinarily unusual circumstances. To drop a class completely (no grade), you must do so in accordance with the timelines in OSU's regulations shown HERE

It is your responsibility to understand the drop policy in the link above. I do not approve retroactive withdrawals from the course due to not reading the policy above.

 

NEW A.A./Protein Charge
Problem Solving Video
HERE
Transparencies HERE

Outline HERE

Week 2 - Lecture #8 - Protein Purification II/ Enzymes

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Song HERE / Limerick HERE

81-95

Protein Charge Video

A.A./Protein Charge
Problem Solving Video HERE
Transparencies HERE

Week 3 - Lecture #9 - Enzymes

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Song HERE / Limerick HERE

Exam 1 material will cover through the place noted in the Highlights of this lecture.


81-95
 

Outline HERE

Week 3 - Lecture #10 - Enzyme Controls

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Song HERE / Limerick HERE

96-99
 

Week 3 - Lecture #11 - Enzyme Controls

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Song HERE / Limerick HERE

Exam 1 Review Session HERE

96-99
 

April 13-15

Exam 1

The format of all exams in the course is simple multiple choice. For this reason, I do not provide practice exams.

The exam must be started and completed under the supervision of an ecampus-approved proctor within a window that begins on April 13 at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Pacific time and ends at 5:00 p.m. U.S. Pacific time on April 15.

You may not use notes on this exam. If you are using ProctorU please note that you will ONLY be allowed to use a whiteboard or chalkboard for scratch paper. No other type of scratch paper is allowed. If you are not using Proctor U, you may use a blank piece of scratch paper provided by your proctor.

I will provide you with access to your answers and the correct answers for this exam AFTER the window for taking it has completely closed.

Exam 1
Exam 1

Outline HERE

Week 4 - Lecture #12 - Membranes

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Song HERE / Limerick HERE

70 -79

Week 4 - Lecture #13 - Membranes

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Limerick HERE

70 -79
 

Outline HERE

Week 4 - Lecture #14 - Nucleic Acids

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Song #1 HERE / Song #2 HERE

Limerick HERE


58 -64
 

Outline HERE

Week 4 - Lecture #15 - DNA Synthesis

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Song HERE / Limerick HERE

102-116
 

Week 5 - Lecture #16 DNA Synthesis II

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Song HERE / Limerick HERE

102 -116
 

Outline HERE

Week 5 - Lecture #17 RNA SYNTHESIS

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Song HERE / Limerick HERE


117-132
 

Week 5 - Lecture #18 RNA SYNTHESIS

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Song HERE / Limerick HERE


117-132
 

Outline HERE

Week 5 - Lecture #19 Protein Synthesis

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

See Highlights for boundary of material covered on exam 3

Songs HERE and HERE / Limerick HERE

132-139
 

Week 6 - Lecture #20 Protein Synthesis

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Review Session Video HERE

Limerick HERE

132-139

Animations
Inner Life of a Cell

YouTube video
DNA Structure
DNA Replication
Transcription and Translation
Central Dogma

May 3-5

Exam 2

The exam must be started and completed under the supervision of an ecampus-approved proctor within a window that begins on May 3 at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Pacific time and ends at 5:00 p.m. U.S. Pacific time on May 5.

You may not use notes on this exam. If you are using ProctorU please note that you will ONLY be allowed to use a whiteboard or chalkboard for scratch paper. No other type of scratch paper is allowed. If you are not using Proctor U, you may use a blank piece of scratch paper provided by your proctor.

I will provide you with access to your answers and the correct answers for this exam AFTER the window for taking it has completely closed.


Exam 2

Exam 2

Outline HERE

Week 6 - Lecture #21 Protein Synthesis /Biotechnology

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Song HERE / Limerick HERE

224-227

 

Outline HERE

Week 6 - Lecture #22 - Biotechnology

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Limerick HERE

224-227

 

Outline HERE

Week 7 - Lecture #23 - Viruses, Cancer, and Oncogenes / Immune System & Energy

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Songs HERE and HERE / Limerick HERE

24-32
141-143

Practice Gibbs problems HERE

Gibbs Free Energy Video HERE

Transparencies HERE

Outline HERE

Week 7 - Lecture #24 - Carbohydrates

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Song HERE / Limerick HERE


64-71

Structure of fructose HERE

Structure of ribose HERE

Structure of sucrose HERE

Outline HERE

Week 7 - Lecture #25 - Glycolysis

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Song HERE / Limerick HERE


143 - 150
Glycolysis Animations HERE, HERE, HERE, and HERE

Week 7 - Lecture #26 - Glycolysis II

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Song HERE / Limerick HERE

143 -150
 

Outline HERE

Week 8 - Lecture #27 - Carbohydrate Storage

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Song HERE / Limerick HERE

See Highlights for boundary of material covered on exam 3

Review Session HERE

150-153

173-181

 

 

Week 8 - Lecture #28 - Carbohydrate Storage II

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Song HERE / Limerick HERE

150-153

173-181

 
May 18-20

Exam 3

The exam must be started and completed under the supervision of an ecampus-approved proctor within a window that begins on May 18 at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Pacific time and ends at 5:00 p.m. U.S. Pacific time on May 20.

You may not use notes or calculators on this exam. If you are using ProctorU please note that you will ONLY be allowed to use a whiteboard or chalkboard for scratch paper. No other type of scratch paper is allowed. If you are not using Proctor U, you may use a blank piece of scratch paper provided by your proctor.

I will provide you with access to your answers and the correct answers for this exam AFTER the window for taking it has completely closed.

Exam 3

Exam 3

Outline HERE

Week 8 - Lecture #29 - Citric Acid Cycle

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Song HERE / Limerick HERE

153-157
 

Outline HERE

Week 9 - Lecture #30 - Electron Transport/
Oxidative Phosphorylation

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Music Video HERE / Song lyrics HERE / Limerick HERE


32-35

Beautiful animation of ATP synthesis HERE

Outline HERE

Week 9 - Lecture #31 - Lipid Metabolism

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Limerick HERE

157-171
 

Week 9 - Lecture #32 - Lipid Metabolism II

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Songs HERE, HERE, and HERE / Limerick HERE

157-171
 

Week 10 - Lecture #33 - Lipid Metabolism III

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Song HERE / Limerick HERE

157-171
 

Outline HERE

Week 10 - Lecture #34 - Photosynthesis

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Song HERE / Limerick HERE

35-38

181-184

 

Outline HERE

Week 10 - Lecture #35 - Nitrogen Metabolism

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Song HERE / Limerick HERE

184-194
 

Week 10 - Lecture #36 - Nitrogen Metabolism II

Highlights HERE
Streaming video HERE

Review Sessions HERE and HERE

Songs HERE and HERE

All of the Metabolic Melodies HERE

Limerick HERE

Bonus Limericks HERE HERE HERE

Review Session HERE

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184-194

 

June 6-8

 

 

Comprehensive Final Exam

The exam must be started and completed under the supervision of an ecampus-approved proctor within a window that begins on June 6 at 8:00 a.m. U.S. Pacific time and ends at 5:00 p.m. U.S. Pacific time on June 8.

On this exam ONLY, you are allowed to bring and use one 5x8 inch notecard with hand-filled notes (both sides). No print-outs of any sort allowed. You do not have to get the notecard from me, but you need to turn it in to the proctor when you are through. If you are using ProctorU please note that you will ONLY be allowed to use a whiteboard or chalkboard for scratch paper. No other type of scratch paper is allowed. If you are not using Proctor U, you may use a blank piece of scratch paper provided by your proctor.

I will provide you with access to your answers and the correct answers for this exam AFTER the window for taking it has completely closed.

This exam will have 40-50 questions (about 25% on material since the last exam) and you will have 110 minutes to take the exam.

Good luck to you.
I hope you have enjoyed and learned a lot in my class.

Comprehensive Final Exam

Comprehensive Final Exam

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Metabolic Melodies Book HERE - Free Version HERE

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Limerick Book HERE