HUN2201 FALL 2011 Syllabus- FINAL

HUN2201 FALL 2011 Syllabus- FINAL - Name: _ FUNDAMENTALS OF...

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HUN2201 Fall Semester 2011- Course Syllabus Name: ____________________________ FUNDAMENTALS OF HUMAN NUTRITION (HUN2201; SECTION 2670) FALL SEMESTER 2011 SYLLABUS CREDITS : 3 Building/Room : MCCC 100 Days/Times : Mon. 4:05-6:00 P.M., Wed. 4:05-4:55 p.m. INSTRUCTOR: Dr. James F. Collins, Associate Professor; Food Science & Human Nutrition Department; FSN Bldg., Room 433 (my office is inside the lab); Phone: 392-1991, x 215 Walk-in Office Hours : Mondays from 10:00-11:30 a.m. and Wednesdays from 12:30-2:00 p.m. or by prior arrangement. This course will utilize the Sakai system for postings of various class materials, as well as scores for exams and other assignments. Access to Sakai requires a Gatorlink account. To establish a Gatorlink account, go to . Once you have created an account, access the e-learning homepage at . Continue with the Sakai System Entry and log in using your Gatorlink ID. HUN2201 should be on the gray tab. DESCRIPTION: This introductory course provides an overview of the principles of nutritional science. Subject matter includes descriptions and functions of nutrients, digestion and absorption, effects of deficiencies and toxicities, requirements throughout the life cycle, food sources, nutrient interactions, dietary guidelines, and the role of nutrition in health and disease. Prerequisites: BSC 2010 or CHM 1020 or equivalent. COURSE OBJECTIVES: 1. Identify the nutrients needed by humans and explain their major functions in the body, dietary sources, and the effects of insufficient as well as excessive intakes. 2. Describe the processes of food digestion and absorption, and nutrient utilization. 3. Explain the meaning of energy balance and methods to calculate energy needs to maintain proper weight control. 4. Elucidate the connection between diet and the prevention and treatment of major diseases. 5. Explain how nutrient requirements of humans are determined and how this information affects consumer nutrition knowledge and public policy for meeting the nation’s nutrition goals. 6. Attain literacy in nutrition from a diet self-analysis and use this knowledge to improve one’s own eating habits and promote long-term health and well-being. TEACHING ASSISTANT: Michelle Zitt. Walk-in Office Hours: Tuesdays from 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. and Thursdays from 1:00- 3:00 p.m. or by prior arrangement. FSN Building, Room 232; Email: [email protected] TEXT AND SOFTWARE: Visualizing Nutrition : Custom UF Edition (Wiley); iProfile Diet Analysis software (Wiley) TESTING AND GRADING: All exams are in this lecture room, and are computer graded, multiple choice. Exams I-III will have 50 questions; Exam IV will have 50 questions on the material covered during the section of the course plus 25 comprehensive questions (75 total). Bring a No. 2 pencil and a picture I.D. No makeup exams are scheduled . Exam questions are taken from material in the text as well as from material covered during lectures. It is essential that you keep up with the
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HUN2201 FALL 2011 Syllabus- FINAL - Name: _ FUNDAMENTALS OF...

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