Milwaukee Area Technical College: Basic Nutritional Science Course Syllabus

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Milwaukee Area Technical College
Course Syllabus
NatSci 172-400

Course: Basic Nutritional Science Credits: 3
Subject Abbreviation: NatSci Course Number: 172 Section Number: 400
Class Meets: June 10th – July 24th, 2013, 9:00-12:35pm, Room T247
Instructor: Dr. B. Ferrara, DC, MS
Office Hours and Location: Tues and Thurs: 12:30-1:30 in room M630.
Phone number: 414-297-6594
Email address preferred way: ferrarab@matc.edu (Please put 172-400 in the subject line)

Course Description: This course provides an introduction into the science of nutrition. Basic concepts related to digestion and metabolism will be presented. The significance of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, minerals, and vitamins to the human organism are discussed. The relationship of proper nutrition to selected pathological conditions throughout the human life cycle will be presented. The concept of sustainability and environmentally-conscious food production is introduced.

Prerequites: none

ADA Statement: If you have a disability that impacts your classroom performance and wish to request an accommodation, contact the Center for Special Needs at 414-297-6838. They may require documentation regarding your disability to enable them to comply with your request. Admission of a disability is voluntary and will be handles in a confidential manner. MATC does not discriminate against individuals with disabilities and fully complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act. To ensure your academic success with this program, you are strongly encourages to provide your instructor with a copy of the Instructor Notification Form from the Center for Special Needs.

Textbook: NUTRITION, Science and Applications, Smolin and Grosvenor, 2013, 3rd ed., John Wiley and Sons, ISBN 978-1-118-28826-9

Course Requirements and Grading:
1. Regular classroom participation: Please see attendance policy
2. Completion of 4 Exams, 14 Chapter Discussion

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