FOS 2001 – Man's Food

General Education Credit: B
High School Credit: 0.5

Course Instructor: Agata Kowalewska
Agata Kowalewska, Ph.D.
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About The Course

This course is designed for science and non-science individuals interested in the nutrition, biology, chemistry, engineering and microbiology of food and how foods affect one’s health and impacts on their environment. This course provides students with a vocabulary of nutrition and food science terms that will enable them to understand, discuss, and evaluate nutrition and food science topics. Students should come away from this course being able to understand and have conversations about general nutrition and food science information presented to them through magazines, media, people, etc.

Course Goals

The overall goals of the course are to ensure students have:

    1. The desire to learn about nutrition and food.
    2. Interest in applying food health and safety to their lifestyles.
    3. Knowledge to improve their health and well-being at home and in the work force.
    4. Curiosity about evaluating their nutritional status.
    5. The ability to integrate nutrition and food science as important biological and chemical principles.
    6. A knowledge base necessary for making value judgments concerning issues in nutrition and food science.

Satisfied High School Graduation Requirement Subject: Elective