Jun 15-Jul 31, 2015
Credit: 3 graduate
Tuition & Fees: $915.50 NSTA members 10% discount
Instructor(s): Angie Sower

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Course Description

This course will consider the reactions of the principle biochemical molecules (carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, and nucleic acids) with additional emphasis on biomedical topics. The primary goal of this course is to promote critical thinking about important, current health issues and to examine the role of laboratory modules in teaching these concepts. General biochemistry principles will be presented to understand the diseases under review. Written material will be provided on advanced topics.

Meeting Place and Times

Teachers log into the course at a time of day that best fits their schedule. It is necessary to connect at least 4 - 6 times per week and spend 9 - 12 hours each week while the course is in session, either online or offline working on course related assignments, to stay current and successfully complete this 3 credit graduate course.


Angie Sower, PhD. Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Montana State University. Research Interests: General Chemistry Education, Honors General Chemistry Laboratories, Biochemistry


Introductory general chemistry course or appropriate experience with chemistry principles. Graduate standing.

Target Audience

The course is designed primarily for practicing science teachers, with at least two years of teaching experience, seeking graduate credit in Chemistry.

Time Commitment:

9-12 hours per week. If you are unfamiliar with this field of study and/or method of delivery, you may require more time.

Tuition and Fees

 Program Fee $105.50
 Computer Fee$10.50
 Distributed Learning Fee$0.00

A $30 registration fee is also charged once per semester.

The costs above assume that you are taking only MSU Extended University courses during the semester that the course is offered. If you also registered for courses through the MSU Registrar, the regular MSU fee structure may apply.

A $40 late fee will be assessed if payment is not posted to your account by 3 pm (Mountain Time) of the course start date (or the business day before if the course starts on a weekend or a holiday).

To learn more about tuition and fees, please see the University Business Services' Student Accounts Web page.

NSTA Members are eligible to receive a 10% discount on tuition. Enter your NSTA Membership Number when you are asked for it on the registration form.

Required Books/Materials

  • Principles of Biochemistry by Horton (5th Edition)
    Publisher: Prentice Hall
    ISBN 9780321707338

You can order the text through the Montana State University Bookstore at 1-888-247-2546. Ask to speak with the Textbook Department. It will expedite your order if you tell the sales representative:

  • the course number (CHMY 591)
  • the title of the text
  • that the course is offered online through Extended University

  • The text may also be available from other sources.

    Computer Requirements:

    • Internet access
    • A device and browser that pass the system check for Brightspace LE, MSU's learning management system.

    This course uses a learning management system. You will learn more closer to the course start date.

    For More Information

    contact Diana Paterson at or 406-994-5679.

    How to Register

    Register Online