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Courses - Fall 2017
NFSC
Nutrition and Food Science Department Site
The following courses may involve the use of animals. Students who are concerned about the use of animals in teaching have the responsibility to contact the instructor, prior to course enrollment, to determine whether animals are to be used in the course, whether class exercises involving animals are optional or required and what alternatives, if any, are available.
NFSC100
Elements of Nutrition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: LS
GenEd: DSNS
Fundamentals of human nutrition. Nutrient requirements related to changing individual and family needs.
NFSC100H
Elements of Nutrition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: LS
GenEd: DSNS
Fundamentals of human nutrition. Nutrient requirements related to changing individual and family needs.
For general honors students only.
NFSC112
Food: Science and Technology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: LS
GenEd: DSNS
Introduction to the realm of food science, food technology and food processing. An overview of the largest industry in the U.S. with emphasis on the science of food and the technology of food preservation from harvest through processing and packaging to distribution and consumer utilization.
NFSC350
(Perm Req)
Foodservice Operations
Credits: 5
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BSCI223 and BMGT364; and permission of AGNR-Nutrition and Food Science department.
Restriction: Must be in Nutrition and Food Science: Dietetics program.
Introduction to management. Responsibilities in quantity food productio and purchasing in a foodservice operation. Laboratory experience in planning, preparation, and service of meals which meet the nutritional needs of the consumer.
NFSC380
(Perm Req)
Methods of Nutritional Assessment
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: NFSC315 and BCHM461; and permission of AGNR-Nutrition and Food Science department.
Restriction: Must be in Nutrition and Food Science: Food Science program.
Methods of assessing human nutritional status of populations and individuals. These methods include dietary, anthropometric, clinical evaluations and biochemical measurements.
NFSC386
(Perm Req)
Experiential Learning
Credits: 3 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F
Prerequisite: Permission of AGNR-Nutrition and Food Science department.
Restriction: Junior standing or higher.
Formerly: FDSC386 and NUTR386.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
NFSC388
NFSC399
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Food Science
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
NFSC421
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BCHM461.
Basic chemical and physical concepts are applied to the composition and properties of foods. Emphasis on the relationship of processing technology to the keeping quality, nutritional value, and acceptability of foods.
NFSC422
Food Product Research and Development
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: CS
GenEd: DSSP
Restriction: Senior standing; and must be in a major within AGNR-Nutrition and Food Science department; and permission of AGNR-Nutrition and Food Science department.
Formerly: FDSC422.
A capstone course for FDSC majors. A study of the research and development of new food products. Application of food technology, engineering, safety and packaging are integrated by teams of students to develop a new food product from concept to pilot plant scale-up. Students will travel to nearby food processing plants on two to four Saturdays during the semester.
NFSC423
Food Chemistry Laboratory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in NFSC421.
Analysis of the major and minor constituents of food using chemical, physical and instrumental methods in concordance with current food industry and regulatory practices. Laboratory exercises coincide with lecture subjects in NFSC421.
NFSC425
International Nutrition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed one course in basic nutrition.
Nutritional status of world population; consequences of malnutrition on health and mental development; and local, national, and international programs for nutritional improvement.
NFSC440
(Perm Req)
Advanced Human Nutrition
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: BCHM462, BSCI440, and NFSC100; and permission of AGNR-Nutrition and Food Science department.
A critical study of physiologic, molecular and metabolic influences on utilization of carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, vitamins, macro-and micro- minerals, and nonnutritive components of food. Interactions of these nutrients and food components will be examined relative to maintaining health.
Also offered as NFSC678R.
NFSC490
(Perm Req)
Special Problems in Nutrition
Credits: 2 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP
Prerequisite: NFSC440; and permission of AGNR-Nutrition and Food Science department.
Individually selected problems in the area of human nutrition.
Contact department for information to register for this course.
NFSC498
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
NFSC498A
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics; Individual Study
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
NFSC498F
Selected Topics; Current Topics in Nutrition and Chronic Disease
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: NFSC100 or comparable course, or by permission of the instructor.

Analysis of current topics related to diet, nutrition, and human health at cellular, molecular and biochemical level. Further, this course will provide overview of the current methods, and in vitro/vivo model systems used in research. Syllabus includes topics relevant to dietary regulation of genes/proteins and their impact on both physiological and pathological conditions including hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia, and oncogenesis. This course is designed to help students to understand and apply current scientific concepts and research methods, and to obtain necessary skills in evaluation/interpretation of evidence based scientific data.
NFSC498T
Selected Topics; Advanced Food Processing and Safety
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: NFSC112, BSCI223 or equivalent, and NFSC421. Also offered as NFSC498T. Credit granted for NFSC679T or NFSC498T.
NFSC620
Diet and Cancer Prevention
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: NFSC440; or permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: NFSC620 or NFSC679D.
Formerly: NFSC678D.
1. The nature of cancer and the relationship between dietary/nutritional factors and incidence of cancer 2. Basic concepts of general cancer biology with focus on effects of dietary components on genes and their encoded proteins, epigenetic changes and cell signaling 3. Effect of dietary factors in various types of cancer with respect to the benefit of intervention strategies for chemoprevention 4. Scientific knowledge, critical thinking, and the practical application of diet in cancer prevention.
NFSC678A
Selected Topics in Nutrition
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
NFSC678F
Selected Topics in Nutrition; Current Topics in Nutrition and Chronic Disease
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: NFSC100 or comparable course, or by permission of the instructor.

Analysis of current topics related to diet, nutrition, and human health at cellular, molecular and biochemical level. Further, this course will provide overview of the current methods, and in vitro/vivo model systems used in research. Syllabus includes topics relevant to dietary regulation of genes/proteins and their impact on both physiological and pathological conditions including hyperlipidemia, hyperglycemia, and oncogenesis. This course is designed to help students to understand and apply current scientific concepts and research methods, and to obtain necessary skills in evaluation/interpretation of evidence based scientific data.
NFSC678R
(Perm Req)
Selected Topics in Nutrition; Advanced Human Nutrition
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Also offered as NFSC440. Prerequisites: NFSC100, BCHM462, BSCI440, and permission of department.
NFSC678V
Selected Topics in Nutrition; Research Design and Methods in Health Promotion and Nutrion Education
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
The major goals of this course are to help students understand fundamental behavioral, social models and theories used in the field of nutrition, and to address methodological issues in developing, implementing, and evaluating intervention programs, particularly in the context of nutrition education and behavior. The class topics include types of social and behavioral theories and models applied in the field of nutrition education and public health, conceptual framework building, methodological basics (conceptualizing and operationalizing measurements reliability and validity of scales, psychometric analysis including factor analysis, and issues in evaluating intervention programs.
NFSC679R
Selected Topics in Food Science; Food Safety and Nutrition Risk Assessment
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg
NFSC679T
Selected Topics in Food Science; Advanced Food Processing and Safety
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: NFSC112, BSCI223 or equivalent, and NFSC421. Also offered as NFSC498T. Credit granted for NFSC679T or NFSC498T.
NFSC680
Human Nutritional Status
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have complete coursework in advanced nutrition, biochemistry and physiology.
Indirect and direct methods of appraisal of human nutritional status which include: dietary, anthropometric, clinical evaluations and biochemical measures.
NFSC688
Seminar in Nutrition and Food Science
Credits: 1 - 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
NFSC699
(Perm Req)
Problems in Nutrition and Food Science
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Contact department for information to register for this course.
NFSC735
Food Toxicology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Recommended: BCHM462, BSCI440, or CHEM131.
Also offered as: MIEH735.
Credit only granted for: MIEH735 or NFSC735.
An introduction to basic concepts in toxicology in relation to toxic food contaminants and additives; both synthetic and naturally occurring. Focus on exposure routes, molecular targets and susceptible individuals. Also includes regulatory toxicology with respect food toxins.
NFSC799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
NFSC898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.
NFSC899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
Contact department for information to register for this course.