Course changes 2020-2021

****UPDATED AS INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE****

Changes in Course Offerings for Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 Semesters

There are changes to our course offerings in the upcoming academic year as a result of the announcement that teaching will take place remotely for the Fall semester. Some courses will not be offered at all in the coming Fall and Winter semesters and some courses will be offered in a different semester than normal. You will need to consider these changes when choosing your courses for both the Fall 2020 and Winter 2021 semesters.

We want to ensure that you progress successfully through your programs so we have increased the flexibility in degree and course requirements to accommodate the changes necessary for remote delivery of courses.

Course offerings and changes in course offerings Fall 2020:

If you have any questions or any of this causes any program difficulties when you register please contact us at bcadvice@mun.ca.

Courses offered in Fall 2020:

As per MUN pandemic plan all of our courses will be offered remotely for the coming Fall 2020 semester.

For details on how our courses will be delivered Fall 2020 please see here.


Biochemistry 1430 Biochemistry for Nurses – Online course

Biochemistry 2200 Introduction to Molecular Biology and Genetics
- will be offered in Fall 2020 instead of Winter 2021. Read more

Biochemistry 2201 Introduction to Biochemistry
-students can request to be signed in without the Physics prerequisite.
-students can request to be signed in with Chem2400 as a co-requisite rather than a prerequisite. Read more

Biochemistry 2600 Introduction to Human Nutrition

Biochemistry 3206 Metabolism

Biochemistry 3207 Nucleic Acid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Biochemistry 3600 Sports and Exercise Nutrition

Biochemistry 4104 Eukaryotic Gene Regulation and Developmental Biology

Biochemistry 4200 Bioenergetics and Biological Oxidation
- will be offered in Fall 2020 instead of Winter 2021. Read more

Biochemistry 4210 Biochemical Research Techniques I
- Biochemistry majors can request to be signed into this course by the instructor.

Biochemistry 4230 Lipid and Lipoprotein Metabolism
- will be offered in Fall 2020. Read more

Biochemistry 4300 Advanced Nutrition
- will be offered in Fall 2020 instead of Winter 2021. Read more

Biochemistry 4502 Techniques in Nutrition Research
- will be offered in Fall 2020.
- Nutrition majors and Biochemistry honours students can request to be signed into this course. Read more


Biochemistry 499A/499B Dissertation
-For options available to Honours students who enroll in BIOC499A/B during the
2020/21 academic year see here.

Courses normally offered in Fall but not offered Fall 2020:

Biochemistry 2901 – Biochemistry Laboratory Read more

Biochemistry 3907 – Molecular Biology Laboratory
-will not be offered in 2020-2021. Read more

Biochemistry 4101 – Proteins
- will be offered in Winter 2021. Read more

Biochemistry 4211 – Biochemical Research Techniques II
- will not be offered 2020-2021. Read more

Biochemistry 4301 – Nutrition and Disease
- will be offered in Winter 2021. Read more

New courses planned for Winter and Spring 2021

Biochemistry 4XXX - Enzymes & Receptors
-planned offering in Winter 2021. Read more

Biochemistry 4242 – Field Studies in Nutrition and Food
-will be offered Spring 2021. Read more

How will switching Biochemistry 2200 from Winter to Fall semester affect you?
• Biochemistry 2200(or 2100) is a required course in all Biochemistry and Biochemistry(Nutrition) programs. It serves as a prerequisite for other required and optional biochemistry courses.
• If you are entering second year or if you are beyond second year and have not already taken Biochemistry 2200(or 2100), you should take it this Fall.
• Biology 2250 (Principles of Genetics) can count in lieu of Biochemistry 2200 in Biochemistry and Biochemistry(Nutrition) programs if the semester switch causes you scheduling issues.

How will changing the prerequisite requirement for Biochemistry 2201 affect you?
• Normally Chemistry 2400 would need to be completed prior to registering for Biochemistry 2201 but in Fall 2020 you can request to be signed into Biochemistry 2201 while doing Chemistry 2400 at the same time. (Approval will be on an individual basis, based on the instructor’s determination of the likelihood of each student’s ability to be successful in taking two challenging courses simultaneously.)
• This should increase flexibility in scheduling your courses to offset changes in course offerings as a result of remote teaching for Fall 2020.

How will the absence of Biochemistry 2901 affect you?
• Biochemistry 2901 is normally a Fall course offering and it is a required course in all Biochemistry and Biochemistry(Nutrition) and many Chemistry programs. It serves as a prerequisite for other required and optional biochemistry courses.
• If you have not already taken it, you will need to take this course when it is next offered.
• We will look at possible options for Biochemistry 2901 offerings in the Winter as the situation for the Winter semester becomes clearer, and should such options be viable, enrolment will be prioritized to those most in need for degree purposes.
• To increase scheduling flexibility to offset this change, you can request to be signed into Bioc2201 in the Fall semester while doing Organic Chemistry (Chemistry 2400) as a co-requisite. (Approval will be on an individual basis, based on the instructor’s determination of the likelihood of each student’s ability to be successful in taking two challenging courses simultaneously.)

How will the absence of Biochemistry 3907 affect you?
• Biochemistry 3907 is normally a Fall course. It is a required course in the Honours in Biochemistry program and an optional biochemistry course in other biochemistry programs. If you need or wish to complete this course you can do so when it is next offered.
• If you are unable to do this course in your third year, it should be possible to complete in the fourth year of your program.
• This may require you taking a specified Biochemistry elective in third year to ensure that you have space in your schedule for Biochemistry 3907 in your fourth year.

How will the change in course offerings of Biochemistry 4101, 4200, 4230, 4240 affect you?
• Biochemistry 4200 & 4230 are optional courses in many our programs. If you wish to complete them this coming academic year, you will need to do them in the Fall semester.
• Biochemistry 4101 & 4240 are optional courses in many of our programs. If you wish to complete them this coming academic year, you will need to do them in the Winter semester.
• These are like-for-like switches in terms of time slots, and should not cause scheduling issues for you.

How will the absence of Biochemistry 4211 affect you?
• Students who were planning on doing Biochemistry 4211 in the Fall should do Biochemistry 4210 (Biochemical Research Techniques I) instead.

How will switching semesters for Biochemistry 4300 & 4301 affect you?
• Both these courses are required in our Major and Honours in Nutrition programs and the Biochemistry (Nutrition) and Psychology (Behavioural Neuroscience) Joint Honours program. If completing them this year you will do Biochemistry 4300 in Fall and Biochemistry 4301 in Winter.
• These are like-for-like switches in terms of time slots, and should not cause scheduling issues for you.

How will the offering of Biochemistry 4502 in fall affect you?
• Biochemistry 4502 is a required course in both the Honours in Nutrition and the Biochemistry (Nutrition) and Psychology (Behavioural Neuroscience) Joint Honours programs. If you require this course in the coming academic year, you will need to complete it in the Fall semester.
• This course is reserved for Nutrition Honours students. If you are a Nutrition major or a Biochemistry Honours student and would like to register for this course please email bcadvice@mun.ca for further information.

How will the offering of Biochemistry 4XXX in Winter affect you?
• This course will count as a specified biochemistry elective in all Biochemistry and Biochemistry(Nutrition) programs.
Course Description: This course will examine the structure and function of cellular enzymes and receptors. The molecular basis of enzyme-catalyzed reactions and receptor-driven signalling, as well as the equations and constants used to describe these processes, will be discussed in detail. The concept of enzymes and receptors as pharmaceutical targets will be highlighted with specific examples. (Biochemistry 3105 prerequisite).

How will the offering of Biochemistry 4242 in Spring affect you?
• This course will count as a specified biochemistry elective in Biochemistry(Nutrition) programs.
Course Description: This course will be offered at Memorial’s Harlow campus in the UK. It begins as an intensive two weeks of field trips to various sites near Harlow, including nutrition and food research institutes and food production facilities, to address the themes Farm to Fork Food Systems; Food, Nutrition and Health; and Modern Nutrition Research. (Biochemistry 2600 prerequisite).

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