coursedescrip09 - NS 115 FALL 2009 NUTRITION HEALTH AND...

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1 NS 115 - FALL 2009 NUTRITION, HEALTH AND SOCIETY INTRODUCTION I. Purpose A. Teach a sensitivity to and an appreciation of good health and behaviors necessary to maintain good health throughout life. B. Present contemporary scientific information on the preservation of health and the prevention of disease (Please see syllabus). 1. Nutrition plays a very large role in health promotion. a. So does exercise and relaxation! 2. We will explore various areas of health and disease in order to understand how nutrition affects health and the progression of disease. a. Point out the mechanisms through which good nutrition promotes good health. b. We will also learn about disease and the means through which nutrition is used to treat the pathology. C. Teach contemporary methods for the acquisition of information about health and disease. 1. We will use computers to analyze the nutrient composition of the food we eat. 2. We will use contemporary databases and modern library facilities to acquire scientific information. 3. We will present lecture material via a computer projection system using Powerpoint . All lectures will be recorded ( slides and audio ) and posted on the NS 1150 website within 72 hrs. of presented lecture. D. Improve critical thinking skills necessary to evaluate health and nutrition claims. E. Improve your ability to persuade using logic, scientific evidence and good writing skills.
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2 II. Requirements A. Academic Integrity Each student in this course is expected to abide by the Cornell University Code of Academic Integrity. Any work submitted by a student in this course for academic credit shall be the student’s own work. Adhering to academic integrity, as specifically defined in the Cornell’s Code of Academic Integrity, is a fundamental requirement for all students in NS 1150. The Code of Academic Integrity can be found at: Plagiarism on any of the assignments connected to completion of the term paper is considered a violation of Cornell University’s Code of Academic Integrity. Plagiarism is defined as taking the thoughts or writings of others and using them as your own and thus taking credit for those thoughts, ideas and writings (Webster’s Dictionary, 1972). B. Dietary analyses Using a computer program, you will analyze the nutrient composition of everything you eat and drink on 2 separate days. Then you will compare and contrast the sources of nutrients in your diet as well as the factors involved in making your food choices. 1. The first day's intake that will be analyzed must be a day in August/September. a. Record on the form at the end of this handout everything that you eat and drink one day before next Thursday, September 3 rd b. Turn in a COPY of that food record in class on Friday, September 4 th . c.
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This note was uploaded on 01/06/2010 for the course NS 1150 taught by Professor Levitsky during the Fall '05 term at Cornell.

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coursedescrip09 - NS 115 FALL 2009 NUTRITION HEALTH AND...

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