BIOL 115

Nutrition (3-0) 3 Cr. Hrs.

Course Description

This course provides a study of the nature and role of nutrition with emphasis on the changing needs in the human life cycle. The relationship between nutrition and health will be explored. Topics such as vegetarianism, food fads and fallacies, obesity, weight control and food additives are studied.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Contrast the basic food groups.
  • Evaluate the recommended requirements for each of the six (6) classes of nutrients.
  • Summarize the main steps in the body's metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins.
  • Explain how a surplus of the three energy yielding nutrients contributes to body fat stores.
  • Examine dietary strategies for achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight.
  • Compare the nutritional needs throughout the different stages of life.
  • Analyze dietary intake for calories and nutrients.
  • Interpret the information found on food labels.
  • Relate nutrition to food additives, vegetarianism, exercise, health foods, genetically modified foods, food fads, and fallacies.
  • Contrast how over nutrition and under nutrition can lead to disease.

Course Schedule

        No of Weeks   Begins   
 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2016; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/20/2016

 115142442Nutrition Online Abbas M$12.008/31/0Closed
 115142443Nutrition Online Crowley-Harpenau P$12.000/31/0Closed

Fall; 2016; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/29/2016

 115047733Nutrition OE/OE Crowley-Harpenau P$12.0011/31/0Open
 115142303Nutrition Online Fruth K$12.006/31/0Closed
 115142438Nutrition Online McNutt C$12.003/31/0Closed
 115145304Nutrition  Crowley-Harpenau P$12.000/31/0Closed
M W 10:00AM-11:20AMF130
 115145419Nutrition  Crowley-Harpenau P$12.000/31/0Closed
F 09:00AM-11:54AMBTC145
 115246057Nutrition  OConnell Devlin J$12.008/31/0Open
T 06:00PM-08:54PMRC675

Winter; 2017; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 03/13/2017

 115112312Nutrition Online Crowley-Harpenau P$12.0012/31/0Open
 115112757Nutrition Online Crowley-Harpenau P$12.0026/31/0Open

Winter; 2017; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 01/30/2017

 115112756Nutrition Online Abbas M$12.0029/31/0Open

Winter; 2017; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/09/2017

 115017768Nutrition OE/OE Bayne N$12.0022/31/0Open
 115112303Nutrition Online Fruth K$12.007/31/0Open
 115112337Nutrition Online Fruth K$12.0018/31/0Open
 115112352Nutrition Online Crowley-Harpenau P$12.006/31/0Open
 115115320Nutrition  Ismail N$12.0019/31/0Open
F 09:00AM-11:54AMF130
 115115324Nutrition  OConnell Devlin J$12.005/31/0Open
R 02:00PM-04:54PMF110
 115216061Nutrition  Nunez J$12.0025/31/0Open
M 06:00PM-08:54PMRC675

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