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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

Spring; 2018; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 5/7/2018

 115027721NutritionOE/OE3Crowley-Harpenau P$12.0031/31/0Open 
 115122303NutritionOnline3Abbas M$12.0031/31/0Open 
 115122352NutritionOnline3Crowley-Harpenau P$12.0031/31/0Open 
 115125319Nutrition 3O'Hagan D$12.0031/31/0OpenT R  08:00 AM-11:10 AM F110

Summer; 2018; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 7/2/2018

 115132303NutritionOnline3Fruth K$12.0031/31/0Open 
 115132352NutritionOnline3Crowley-Harpenau P$12.0031/31/0Open 
 115132365NutritionOnline3Abbas M$12.0031/31/0Open 

Winter; 2018; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 3/12/2018

 115112312NutritionOnline3Camiener E$12.003/31/0Open 
 115112757NutritionOnline3Camiener E$12.0015/31/0Open 

Winter; 2018; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 1/29/2018

 115112756NutritionOnline3Abbas M$12.005/31/0Open 

Winter; 2018; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 1/8/2018

 115017768NutritionOE/OE3Bayne N$12.009/31/0Open 
 115112303NutritionOnline3Fruth K$12.001/31/0Open 
 115112337NutritionOnline3Fruth K$12.001/31/0Open 
 115112352NutritionOnline3Crowley-Harpenau P$12.000/31/1Closed 
 115115320Nutrition 3Mahimkar V$12.003/31/0OpenF  09:00 AM-11:54 AM F130
 115115324Nutrition 3Stewart S$12.0013/31/0OpenR  02:00 PM-04:54 PM F110
 115216061Nutrition 3OConnell Devlin J$12.0018/31/0OpenM  06:00 PM-08:54 PM RC675