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Biology 366

Biochemistry, Cell & Molecular Biology II

Course Description and Grading Policy

This is the second in a series of three integrated courses in biochemistry, cell and molecular biology.

  • Professors:

  • Dr. Jacques Perrault
    Office: LS401
    Office Hours: Tu / Th 12:30 - 1:30 pm.
    Phone:  (619) 594-5150

    Dr. Robert Zeller
    Office: LS 314
    Office Hours: by appointment
    Phone:  (619) 594-6458

    Dr. Terry Frey
    Office: LS 332A
    Office Hours: Tu / Th 12:30 - 1:30 pm & by appointment
    Phone: (619) 594-6756

    Time & Locations: Tuesday and Thursday, 11:00 - 12:15 in NE 60;  Friday, 12:00-12:50 in GMCS 333.

    Text: Molecular Cell Biology, 5th Edition by Lodish, Baltimore, Berk, Zipursky, Matsudaira and Darnell.  W. H. Freeman and Company, New York, 2000.

    Web Page:

    Blackboard: Class Notes, Practice Exams, etc. will be posted on SDSU's Blackboard site.

    Prerequisite: Chemistry 365

    Lectures: The course is divided into four sections, and the lecture topics are listed in the course syllabus.  The lecture will follow the text;  however, students are not responsible for all material presented within the text.  Students are responsible for all material presented during lecture and any material in the text that an instructor asks them to know.

    Exams and Grading: Exams and Grading: Four Exams will be given at the times and dates shown in the syllabus. These will be a mixture of multiple choice and short answer questions. Sample exam questions will be posted on Blackboard. Each exam will cover the preceding section of the course only and each will count for 25% of your final grade. No allowance will be made for missing any of the four exams except under compelling and documented reasons (e.g. illness, death in your immediate family, etc.). If you miss an exam for any reason you must contact the lecturer administering the exam as soon as possible to make alternate arrangements.

    In order to pass this course you must receive an average of at least 50% on the four exams. We will use the following Grade Scale:


    A- / A: 82-100%

    B- / B / B+: 70-81%

    C- / C / C+: 60-69%

    D- / D / D+: 50-59%

    F: <50%