10 December 2015 C.E.
I'll post final grades after the deadline for the final unit's
homework. The wait will provide you with an excellent opportunity to
submit a course & instructor evaluation. Enjoy the hibernal
02 December 2015 C.E.
I am required to appear for jury duty on the morrow (03 December),
so there will be no live performance for the final chapter. Instead,
you will find a recording from the last time I taught the course.
Everyone will get credit for attendance. I'm sorry for the absence,
and I'll see you at the final. Remember that the final examination
begins at 07:30.
11 November 2015 C.E.
Don't forget to bring at least one answer form. I hope you started
studying several days ago.
02 November 2015 C.E.
My office hour for Monday 09 November has been canceled.
29 October 2015 C.E.
You should consider the fact that 04 November 2015 C.E. is the
deadline to withdraw from the course. Enjoy the weekend.
27 October 2015 C.E.
The slide show for The Electron Transport Chain has been edited. Be
sure to force an update of the PDF and use the show that has 15
slides. Otherwise, the slide numbers to which I refer in the
recording will be wrong.
26 October 2015 C.E.
Be sure to visit the newly added content area on Blackboard for this
course. It is called Option to Retake Examination.
22 October 2015 C.E.
Descriptive Statistics for Examination 2:
01 October 2015 C.E.
Owing to the perspicacity of your colleague, Tahnee, I have removed
the error in my syllabus that stated that we do not meet on 10
November. Veterans' Day is 11 November, not 10 November, so indeed
we WILL meet on 10 November. Should you be tempted to complain to
Tahnee for bringing to my attention an extra meeting day, you should
consider thanking her instead, because this has resulted in a
postponement of Examination 3 until 22 October. Be sure to obey the
newly updated schedule, which is now online.
24 September 2015 C.E.
Descriptive Statistics for Examination 2:
23 September 2015 C.E.
Several students have informed me that I accidentally contradicted
myself in my lipids lecture. At one point I stated that a kink in an
unsaturated fatty acyl will make a phospholipid or triacylglycerol
more fluid because of packing together more loosely (which is true),
but in another part of the same lecture I said the opposite. While I
was thinking about unsaturation making phospolipids or
triacylglycerols less solid, unfortunately my "less solid" thought
came out in my speech as "less fluid". Saturation increases solidity
and decreased fluidity. Unsaturation and polyunsaturation decrease
solidity and increase fluidity. I'm sorry for the confusion, but
it's good to see that so many are listening closely enough to notice
my lingual slip.
Don't forget to bring an answer form.
03 September 2015 C.E.
Descriptive statistics for Examination 1
Don't forget about Unit 1's quizzes.
02 September 2015 C.E.
Please don't forget to bring the following items to Thursday's
1. at least one maroon answer form
2. your well-practiced knowledge
28 August 2015 C.E.
As of the time of this posting, there are 2 students who are
receiving zeroes because they did not submit the Rules Consent Form.
Are you one of them?
20 August 2015 C.E.
I said in the classroom that I would say more about the sign-in
sheet, but then I forgot, so I'm clarifying the policy here. The
attendance portion of your overall grade is for punctual attendance
only. You should be in the classroom no later than a couple minutes
before 9:00, because I will take away the sign-in sheet immediately
at 9:00, and you will not be allowed to sign after that. In other
words, tardiness (just by a little bit) is the same as absence when
it comes to compiling your attendance score. Please get into the
habit of signing the sheet as soon as you walk into the room,
because you will not be allowed to sign after 9:00, even if you were
there before 9:00. Don't forget, and please remind your fellow
students who sit near you. Thanks.
14 August 2015 C.E.
I have updated the syllabus to reflect a change in my office hours.
23 May 2015 C.E.
Welcome to BCH371. For various reasons, I
am choosing to use my own website (this one) for this course, but
you will be required to visit Blackboard to view your scores. If
any item in the menu to the left is unavailable as a link, that is
because the corresponding page is being amended. When changes have
been made, the menu item will become an active link.
You are required to check these announcements daily throughout the
term, and any announcements that appear here will be official. It
is a good idea to take a few minutes right now and familiarize
yourself with this website. You should also take a look at the
global site to see whether there is anything that might be helpful
to you in any of your courses. It would be silly not to at least
take a look to see what's there that might help you.
I want you to succeed in this course, but doing so is going to
require a commitment on your part. Part of that commitment is
carefully reading everything, including all parts of this website.
You should do that BEFORE you become busy (that means before the
There are two things that you should take care of immediately. You
should visit the link for Bonus Points, because you will not have
a chance for any extra points later in the term. Also, you MUST
read and submit the Rules Consent Form. You
will receive no credit for any work until that electronic form is submitted.
I'll see you soon.