This course introduces students to nutrition principles necessary to promote a healthy lifestyle through assessment and application. Students will be better prepared to evaluate nutrition-related issues presented in the media and to make informed choices about their diet in order to promote health throughout their lives. Information about nutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, water, and minerals) and the physiological processes used to digest, absorb, and utilize them is presented and related to such topics as improvement in physical performance, and the role of nutrients in various disease states such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and osteoporosis. Topical issues such as alcohol ingestion, food insecurity, and consumer concerns will be utilized to integrate and critically analyze information presented by various media outlets.
Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.
Please note: NUTR 100 is intended for students who have an interest in learning about nutrition for a general education elective. It is not intended for students who plan to major in nutritional sciences.