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CHEM 060: Survey of General, Organic, and Biochemistry

Course Description

This course is a one semester survey of general, organic, and biological chemistry. Instructors introduce students to atomic structure, chemical bonding, and acid-base chemistry. The course also covers organic chemistry nomenclature, functional groups, stereochemistry, and the classes of organic reactions. Students are also introduced to the structure and function of biological macromolecules (carbohydrates, lipids, DNA/RNA, and proteins) and an overview of metabolism.

Units: 4

  • Credit - Degree Applicable
  • Transferable to CSU only

Course Details

  • Grade Options: Letter Grade
  • In-Class Lecture Hours: 48 – 54
  • In-Class Lab Hours: 48 – 54

Requisites and Advisories

  • Prerequisites: None
  • Co-Requisites: None
  • Advisory: None
  • Additional Requisite Information:
    Prerequisite: Intermediate Algebra or equivalent, or eligibility for transfer level Math.

Transfer Details

  • CSU/UC: Transferable to CSU only
  • WVC GE: B. Natural Sciences
  • CSU GE: Area B - Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning: B1- Physical Sciences
    Area B - Scientific Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning: B3- Laboratory Activity: Lab course used from B1 or B2
Last Updated 7/19/23