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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 HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2019; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/17/2019

 115142442NutritionOnline3Orick M31/31/0Open$12.00 
 115142443NutritionOnline3Crowley-Harpenau P31/31/0Open$12.00 

Fall; 2019; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/27/2019

 115142303NutritionOnline3Fruth K31/31/0Open$12.00 
 115142370NutritionOnline3Fruth K31/31/0Open$12.00 
 115142438NutritionOnline3McNutt C31/31/0Open$12.00 
 115145302Nutrition 3Mahimkar V31/31/0Open$12.00M  11:30 AM-02:24 PM LA470
 115145304Nutrition 3Mahimkar V31/31/0Open$12.00M W  10:00 AM-11:20 AM F130
 115145305Nutrition 3Nunez J31/31/0Open$12.00W  09:00 AM-11:54 AM LA370
 115145419Nutrition 3Semrau K31/31/0Open$12.00F  09:00 AM-11:54 AM BTC145
 115246057Nutrition 3Tillman F31/31/0Open$12.00T  06:00 PM-08:54 PM RC675

Spring; 2019; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 05/11/2019

 115122303NutritionOnline3Fruth K31/31/0Open$12.00 
 115122348NutritionOnline3Fruth K31/31/0Open$12.00 
 115122352NutritionOnline3Fruth K31/31/0Open$12.00 
 115125319Nutrition 3Ismail N31/31/0Open$12.00T R  08:00 AM-11:10 AM F110

Summer; 2019; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 07/06/2019

 115132303NutritionOnline3Abbas M31/31/0Open$12.00 
 115132352NutritionOnline3Orick M31/31/0Open$12.00 
 115132365NutritionOnline3Gray S31/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2019; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 03/18/2019

 115112312NutritionOnline3Orick M0/31/2Closed$12.00 
 115112757NutritionOnline3Camiener E1/31/1Closed$12.00 

Winter; 2019; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/04/2019

 115112756NutritionOnline3Abbas M0/31/1Closed$12.00 

Winter; 2019; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/14/2019

 115017768NutritionOE/OE3Camiener E12/31/0Open$12.00 
 115112303NutritionOnline3Fruth K3/31/0Open$12.00 
 115112337NutritionOnline3Fruth K3/31/0Open$12.00 
 115112352NutritionOnline3Crowley-Harpenau P0/31/2Closed$12.00 
 115115320Nutrition 3Ismail N2/31/0Open$12.00F  09:00 AM-11:54 AM F130
 115115324Nutrition 3Vinod R2/31/1Closed$12.00R  02:00 PM-04:54 PM F110
 115216061Nutrition 3Tillman F22/31/0Open$12.00M  06:00 PM-08:54 PM RC675

Spring/Summer/Fall 2019 Registration Opens March 30 • View all courses