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Course Description

Biology - 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

 CourseSectionCourse TitleModeCredit HoursInstructorsFeeSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2017; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 9/19/2017

 115142442NutritionOnline3Orick M$12.0028/31/0Open 
 115142443NutritionOnline3Camiener E$12.0027/31/0Open 

Fall; 2017; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 8/28/2017

 115047733NutritionOE/OE3Crowley-Harpenau P$12.0026/31/0Open 
 115142303NutritionOnline3Fruth K$12.003/31/0Open 
 115142438NutritionOnline3McNutt C$12.0025/31/0Open 
 115145302Nutrition 3Camiener E$12.0021/31/0OpenM  11:30 AM-02:24 PM LA470
 115145304Nutrition 3Crowley-Harpenau P$12.000/31/1ClosedM W  10:00 AM-11:20 AM F130
 115145305Nutrition 3Camiener E$12.0029/31/0OpenW  09:00 AM-11:54 AM LA370
 115145419Nutrition 3Ismail N$12.0026/31/0OpenF  09:00 AM-11:54 AM BTC145
 115246057Nutrition 3Camiener E$12.0027/31/0OpenT  06:00 PM-08:54 PM RC675

Spring; 2017; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 5/8/2017

 115027721NutritionOE/OE3Crowley-Harpenau P$12.002/31/0Open 
 115122303NutritionOnline3Fruth K$12.005/31/0Open 
 115122352NutritionOnline3Cook S$12.002/31/0Open 
 115125319Nutrition 3Crowley-Harpenau P$12.006/31/0OpenT R  08:00 AM-11:10 AM F110

Summer; 2017; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 7/3/2017

 115132303NutritionOnline3Gray S$12.006/31/0Open 
 115132352NutritionOnline3Fruth K$12.001/31/0Open 

Summer; 2017; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 7/6/2017

 115037707NutritionOE/OE3Vinod R$12.0010/31/0Open