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San José State University College of Applied Sciences and Arts/Nutrition, Food Science, and Packaging NuFS 139: Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, Section 14 Spring, 2010 Instructor: Laurie M. Steinberg, MS, RD Office Location: CCB 109 Telephone: (408) 924-3107 (Tues or Wed only) Email: [email protected] (best contact method) Office Hours: Tues. 4:30-5:20 pm Class Days/Time: Wed. 5:30-8:15 pm Classroom: Clark 225 Prerequisites: Satisfaction of Writing Skills Test (WST), Upper-division standing, and Completion of Core GE, 3 units GE/SJSU Studies Category: Area R Faculty Web Page and MYSJSU Messaging (Optional) Copies of the course materials such as the syllabus, major assignment handouts, etc. may be found on my faculty web page at http://www.sjsu.edu/people/laurie.steinberg or accessible through the Quick Links>Faculty Web Page links on the SJSU home page. You are responsible for regularly checking with the messaging system through MySJSU (or other communication system as indicated by the instructor). Course Description The physiology of hunger/malnutrition on human development and health; political, social, cultural, and gender factors that contribute to world hunger; scientific/technological foundations of population research and food production and their effect on the environment. Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives (Insert goals and objectives here. Objectives must be measurable, specific, and time related. Sequential numeration of GE/SJSU studies learning outcomes followed by course learning outcomes.) Hunger and Environmental Nutrition, NuFS 139, section 14 Spring 2010 Page 1 of 10
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GE/SJSU Studies Learning Outcomes (LO), if applicable Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: LO1 To demonstrate an understanding of the methods and limits of scientific investigation. LO2 To distinguish science from pseudo-science. LO3 To apply a scientific approach to answer questions about the earth and environment. Course Content Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: LO1 Describe the physiological effects of malnutrition throughout the lifespan. LO2 Describe basic biogeochemical and nutrient cycles that are the foundation of food production. LO3 Describe the ecological approach to population research and the environment. LO4 Describe the state of the world’s environment and its relationship to population growth and food systems. LO5 Describe scientific and technical advances that have increased the world food supply. LO6 Relate political/social/cultural/gender factors that affect the incidence of malnutrition. LO7 Describe scientific methodology and research design, plus their limitation, used by nutrition, population, and environmental and food scientists. LO8 Apply a scientific approach to critically evaluate primary research articles and identify the limitations of scientific investigation in studies involving the environment, food systems, and/or the physiology of malnutrition.
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