This is a graduate-level Biophysical Chemistry cousre, which focuses on applications of physical chemistry concepts and methods to biological systems. Topics cover the basic concepts of thermodynamics, reactions kinetics and spectroscopyk, etc. Additionally, various specific biophysical chemistry topics and experimental techniques are to be discussed. The course will equip students with a strong theoretical background to understand advanced topics covered in other courses. Students will be additionally required to complete an independent literature report as directed by the instructor.