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Molecules of Life - Online - Fall 2017

CHEM 10055: Molecules of Life
Online Course Outline - Fall 2017

Welcome to Dr. Earley's online Molecules of Life course.  Students enrolled in this class should proceed sequentially through each of the topics listed below by the deadlines indicated.  Note that some of this material is also available to students who are not currently enrolled but may be interested in finding out more about this course.

  • Discussion Board
    You are required to make at least 10 posts (100 word minimum) during the semester. Prompts containing topics for these posts will be posted approximately weekly.
  • Old Exams for Review
    Copies of select exams from previous semesters



Exam #3 Material:  (Testing Dates December 11-15)

You will need to complete the quizzes in each of the following sections before the deadlines listed.  All of these sections should be completed before Exam #3 (May 8 - 12).  This section starts with balancing equations, then covers carbohydrates and shows how macronutrients work together in metabolism.  Finally, a brief introduction to DNA is presented.

  • Icon for writing assignment  Paper - Due November 15  (Comments due November 22.)
  • Carbohydrates - Structures, properties, and uses - Due November 11
  • Redox - Oxidation/reduction reactions - Due November 18
  • Metabolism - Redox reactions and Pathways - Due December 2
  • DNA - Structures, properties, and uses - Due December 9
  • Review - List of topics for the third exam
  • Post-semester Evaluation - Please take between December 9-15
    This is a short quiz designed to assess your basic knowledge of chemistry after completion of this class.  Your grade on this quiz will NOT be saved, but if you complete this quiz, you will earn extra credit. (If you did not complete the Pre-semester evaluation, you will earn 2 points. If you did, you will earn 3 points).