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Course Description

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Biology - BIOL 115


3 Credit Hours
3 Lecture Hours

Course Description

This course provides a study of the nature and role of nutrition with emphasis on the changing needs in the human life cycle. The relationship between nutrition and health will be explored. Topics such as vegetarianism, food fads and fallacies, obesity, weight control and food additives are studied.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.

Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Contrast the basic food groups.
  • Evaluate the recommended requirements for each of the six (6) classes of nutrients.
  • Summarize the main steps in the body's metabolism of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins.
  • Explain how a surplus of the three energy yielding nutrients contributes to body fat stores.
  • Examine dietary strategies for achieving and maintaining a healthy body weight.
  • Compare the nutritional needs throughout the different stages of life.
  • Analyze dietary intake for calories and nutrients.
  • Interpret the information found on food labels.
  • Relate nutrition to food additives, vegetarianism, exercise, health foods, genetically modified foods, food fads, and fallacies.
  • Contrast how over nutrition and under nutrition can lead to disease.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2021; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 10/26/2021

 115142306NutritionONL3Fruth K17/31/0Open$12.00 
 115142371NutritionONL3Fruth K4/31/0Open$12.00 

Fall; 2021; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 09/21/2021

 115142442NutritionONL3Cook S4/31/0Open$12.00 
 115142443NutritionONL3Crowley-Harpenau P2/31/0Open$12.00 
 115142444NutritionONL3Abbas M7/31/0Open$12.00 
 115145304NutritionMC3Lopez Diaz L3/24/0Open$12.00M W  10:00 AM-11:46 AM F130
 115145419NutritionMC3OConnell Devlin J3/24/0Open$12.00F  09:00 AM-12:39 PM F130

Fall; 2021; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/30/2021

 115142303NutritionONL3Fruth K0/31/0Closed$12.00 
 115142370NutritionONL3McNutt C4/31/0Open$12.00 
 115142438NutritionONL3Fruth K2/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2022; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 7; Begins : 03/14/2022

 115112312NutritionONL3Orick M27/31/0Open$12.00 
 115112315NutritionONL3Orick M29/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2022; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 12; Begins : 01/31/2022

 115112756NutritionONL3Abbas M30/31/0Open$12.00 
 115112781NutritionONL3Fruth K26/31/0Open$12.00 

Winter; 2022; BIOLOGY; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/10/2022

 115112303NutritionONL3Fruth K0/31/0Closed$12.00 
 115112337NutritionONL3Fruth K9/31/0Open$12.00 
 115112352NutritionONL3McNutt C0/31/0Closed$12.00 
 115115353NutritionMC3Tillman F12/24/0Open$12.00T  06:00 PM-08:54 PM F110

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday