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Courses - Spring 2018
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.
NFSC315
Nutrition During the Life Cycle
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: NFSC100.
Formerly: NUTR315.
A study of how development throughout life, including prenatal development, pregnancy, lactation, adolescence and aging, alter nutrient requirements. Students will apply this knowledge to the dietary needs and food choices of these different groups.
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.
NFSC398
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.
NFSC414
Mechanics of Food Processing
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: PHYS121.
Credit only granted for: ENBE414 or NFSC414.
Formerly: ENBE414.
Applications in the processing and preservation of foods, of power transmission, hydraulics, electricity, thermodynamics, refrigeration, instruments and controls, materials handling and time and motion analysis.
NFSC430
Food Microbiology
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BSCI223; or permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: ANSC430 or NFSC430.
Formerly: FDSC430.
A study of microorganisms of major importance to the food industry with emphasis on food-borne outbreaks, public health significance, bioprocessing of foods, disease control, and the microbial spoilage of foods.
NFSC431
Food Quality Control
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Definition and organization of the quality control function in the food industry; preparation of specifications; statistical methods for acceptance sampling; in-plant and processed product inspection. Instrumental and sensory methods for evaluating sensory quality, identity and wholesomeness and their integration into grades and standards of quality. Statistical Process Control (SPC).
NFSC434
Food Microbiology Laboratory
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed or be concurrently enrolled in NFSC430.
Credit only granted for: NFSC434 or ANSC434.
Formerly: FDSC434.
A study of techniques and procedures used in the microbiological examination of foods.
NFSC450
Food and Nutrient Analysis
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: BCHM461 and NFSC100.
Formerly: NUTR450.
Methods and practices of the analysis of foods and nutrients. An overview of the principles and basic mechanisms used in many of the analytical procedures commonly used in food and nutrition research. Emphasis will be placed on hands-on development of skills necessary to complete each analytical procedure; and on the accurate and concise description of the methodology and results from their application and on the regulations governing food analysis for nutritional labeling.
NFSC460
(Perm Req)
Medical Nutrition Therapy
Credits: 4
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
Prerequisite: NFSC380 and NFSC440; and permission of AGNR-Nutrition and Food Science department.
Formerly: NUTR460.
Modifications of the normal adequate diet to meet human nutritional needs in acute and chronic diseases and metabolic disorders.
NFSC470
Community Nutrition
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
GenEd: DSSP, DVCC
Prerequisite: NFSC315; and permission of AGNR-Nutrition and Food Science department.
Formerly: NUTR470.
Perspectives underlying the practice of nutrition services in community settings. Assessment of needs, program planning and evaluation. Programs and strategies to meet nutrition needs outside the acute care setting, such as nutrition education and food assistance. National nutrition policy and federal initiatives in nutrition will be examined. Students will be required to travel to local community nutrition sites during the semester.
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.
NFSC491
Issues and Problems in Dietetics
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
CORE: CS
Prerequisite: NFSC350; and permission of AGNR-Nutrition and Food Science department.
Corequisite: NFSC460.
Restriction: Senior standing or higher; and must be in Nutrition and Food Science: Dietetics program.
A capstone course for dietetics majors. Students will integrate knowledge and theory of nutrition, food, management, psychology, and social behaviors necessary to support quality dietetic practice. Working in teams, students will participate in case studies, simulated situations and community projects. Individuals and groups will present cases as well as papers on published research.
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
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NFSC498L
Selected Topics; Diet and Optimal Human Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, P-F, Aud
NFSC633
Food Polymer Science
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
Prerequisite: Permission of instructor.
Credit only granted for: NFSC633 or NFSC679P.
Formerly: NFSC679P.
Food polymers including protein and carbohydrate from food, and their chemical, physical, and functional properties together with their structure-function relationship will be discussed. Food polymer applications in food and non-food areas will be covered. Principles and applications of instrumental methods for polymer characterization will be introduced. An emphasis on nanotechnology and its application to design and characterization food polymers will be included.
NFSC660
Research Methods
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: Must have completed one statistics course.
Formerly: NUTR 660.
A study of appropriate research methodology and theories including experimental design. Each student is required to develop a specimen research proposal.
NFSC678A
Selected Topics in Nutrition
Credits: 1 - 4
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
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NFSC678L
Selected Topics in Nutrition; Diet and Optimal Human Health
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
NFSC678M
Selected Topics in Nutrition; Current Topics in Nutrition and Inflammatory Disease
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Analysis of current topics related to diet, nutrition, and inflammatory disease 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 inflammatory diseases. 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.
NFSC679E
Selected Topics in Food Science; .Mechanics of Food Processing
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
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
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NFSC799
Master's Thesis Research
Credits: 1 - 6
Grad Meth: Reg
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NFSC898
Pre-Candidacy Research
Credits: 1 - 8
Grad Meth: Reg
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NFSC899
(Perm Req)
Doctoral Dissertation Research
Credits: 6
Grad Meth: Reg
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