Essentials of Human Nutrition

Essentials of Human Nutrition
Food-oriented study of nutritional facts and principles as a basis for dietary choices; consequences of choices; scientifically examining controversial topics.
NDFS
100
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesNone
 TaughtFall, Winter, Spring, Summer
Course Outcomes

Nutrients

Identify functions of nutrients and their major food sources.

Applications

Identify, interpret, and apply nutrition information.

Scientific Method

Apply the scientific method to identify and interpret credible nutrition information.

Linking Course Outcomes to GE Outcomes

GE Learning Outcomes for Scientific Principles and Reasoning: Biological, Physical, and Social Science

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of the basic scientific principles which undergird the scientific process, including the strengths and weaknesses of this process.
  2. Appreciate the excitement of discovery that has accompanied important scientific developments.
  3. Demonstrate how scientific methodology can be used to analyze real-world science-related problems.
  4. Evaluate scientific data and claims in order to make rational decisions on public-policy science issues that affect their community.
  5. Express their thoughts (in oral, graphical, and written formats) on scientific topics clearly, including appropriate use of basic scientific vocabulary and effective interpretation of quantitative data.
  6. Reflect rationally upon the interface between science and religion.

Connected GE Learning Outcome

Scientific Principles and Reasoning

Course Outcome

Measured/Met By:

2, 3, 4, 5

Identify function of nutrients and their major food sources.

Assignment 2: Computer Dietary Analysis

Class discussion

I-clicker questions

In-class Exam Reviews

Exam questions

1, 2, 3, 4, 5

Identify, interpret, and apply nutrition information.

Assignment 1: Interpreting Scientific Nutrition Studies

Assignment 2: Computer Dietary Analysis

Assignment 3A/B: Entrée or Menu

Assignment 4: Paper on Feeding Children

Class discussion

I-clicker questions

In-class Exam Reviews

Exam questions

1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6

Apply the scientific method to identify and interpret credible nutrition information.

Assignment 1: Interpreting Scientific Nutrition Studies

Assignment 2: Computer Dietary Analysis

Class discussion

I-clicker questions

In-class Exam Reviews

Exam questions