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San José State University NuFS139: Hunger and Environmental Nutrition Summer Session 1- 2010 Instructor: Deepa M. Singamsetti MS RD Office Location: Central Classroom Building Room 109 Telephone: (408) 924-3107 Email: deepa.singamsetti@sjsu.edu Office Hours: Tues/Thurs 10:30am-11am and by appointment Class Days/Time: June 8-July 8, 2010 Tuesdays & Thursdays 11am-3pm Classroom: CCB 102 Prerequisites: Satisfaction of Writing Skills Test (WST), Upper-division standing, and Completion of Core GE (3 units.) GE/SJSU Studies Category: This course satisfies the Earth and Environment category (Area R) for Advanced General Education Faculty Web Page and MYSJSU Messaging 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/deepa.singamsetti 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 (3 hours lecture/discussion). 3 units . Course Goals and Student Learning Objectives This course satisfies the Earth and Environment category (Area R) for Advanced General Education that includes the following goals: NuFS 139, Winter Session 2010 Page 1 of 9
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A student should be able to demonstrate an understanding of the methods and limits of scientific investigation A student should be able to distinguish science from pseudo-science. A student should be able to apply a scientific approach to testing and evaluating solutions for alleviating malnutrition. GE/SJSU Studies Learning Outcomes (LO), Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to: 1. Describe the physiological effects of malnutrition throughout the lifespan. [LO1] 2. Describe basic biogeochemical and nutrient cycles that are the foundation of food production. [LO 1] 3. Describe the ecological approach to population research and the environment. [LO 1 & 3] 4. Describe the state of the world’s environment and its relationship to population growth and food systems. [LO3] 5. Describe scientific and technical advances that have increased the world food supply. [LO3] 6. Relate political/social/cultural/gender factors that affect the incidence of malnutrition. [LO1] 7. Describe scientific methodology and research design, plus their limitation, used by nutrition, population, and environmental and food scientists. [LO 1 & 3] 8. 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. [LO 1, 2, & 3]
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