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Course Description

Schoolcraft is excited to offer traditional credit face-to-face, hybrid, online, and remote classes for Fall 2020 while providing students a safe experience based on recent COVID-19 concerns.

Please see the COVID-19 web page to learn more. Keep checking the schedule for additions on our New, Added, and Late Starting Courses web page.

Biology - BIOL 115


3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

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 TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2020; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 10/27/2020

 115142371NutritionONL3Crowley-Harpenau P0/31/2Closed$12.00 

Fall; 2020; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/22/2020

 115142442NutritionONL3Orick M2/31/0Open$12.00 
 115142443NutritionONL3Crowley-Harpenau P1/31/3Closed$12.00 
 115142444NutritionONL3Fruth K10/31/0Open$12.00 

Fall; 2020; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/31/2020

 115142303NutritionONL3Fruth K2/31/0Open$12.00 
 115142370NutritionONL3Fruth K5/31/0Open$12.00 
 115142438NutritionONL3McNutt C4/31/0Open$12.00 
 115145302NutritionRMT3Mahimkar V6/24/0Open$12.00M  11:30 AM-02:24 PM WEBWEB
 115145304NutritionRMT3Elson A5/24/0Open$12.00M W  10:00 AM-11:20 AM WEBWEB
 115145419NutritionRMT3Ibarguen S17/24/0Open$12.00F  09:00 AM-11:54 AM WEBWEB
 115246057NutritionRMT3Muse W12/24/0Open$12.00T  06:00 PM-08:54 PM WEBWEB

Winter; 2021; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 03/16/2021

 115112312NutritionONL3Orick M31/31/0Open$12.00 
 115112315NutritionONL3Crowley-Harpenau P31/31/0Open$12.00 
 115112757NutritionONL3Vinod R31/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2021; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 02/02/2021

 115112756NutritionONL3Abbas M31/31/0Open$12.00 
 115112781NutritionONL3Fruth K31/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2021; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/11/2021

 115112303NutritionONL3Fruth K31/31/0Open$12.00 
 115112337NutritionONL3Fruth K31/31/0Open$12.00 
 115112352NutritionONL3McNutt C31/31/0Open$12.00 
 115115320NutritionMC3Staff10/10/0Open$12.00F  09:00 AM-11:54 AM F130
 115115353NutritionRMT3Tillman F28/28/0Open$12.00T  06:00 PM-08:54 PM WEBWEB

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday