SCIE 634
Biology of Nutrition

Jason Wolfe           

Text
Nutrition: From Science to Life, 20002, Grosvenor & Smolin, Harcourt, Orlando
Mode of Evaluation

Exam 1                        20 points
Exam 2                        20 points
Oral presentation         20 points
Term paper                  20 points
Class participation       20 points

Class Participation

Lead class discussions           
Participate in class discussions           
Submit work on time           
Participate in online dialogue           
Share articles and information

Important Dates

Thu Jun 27       Paper topic due
Tue Jul 04        List of internet sites due           
Thu Jul 06        Sample reference list due           
Thu Jul 11        Outline and summary due           
Thu Jul 13        Exam 1           
Tue Jul 18        First draft due           
Tue Aug 01      Paper due           
Tue Aug 081    Exam 2

Schedule
June 27 Goals
Defining Nutrition
Applying the Science of Nutrition
JW -- Struggling with Nutrition
June 29 Digestion
SL -- Carbohydrates
JW -- Diabetes
July 4 No  Class
July 6 Lipids
SL -- Protein
JW -- Obesity

Paper topic due

July 11 Energy Balance
SL -- Weight Management
JW -- Atherosclerosis

List of internet sites due

July 13 B Vitamins
SL -- Vitamins and Supplements
JW -- Review

Smaple reference list due

July 13 JW -- Hyperhomocysteinemia
SL -- Water and Electrolytes

EXAM 1

July 18 SL -- Major Minerals & Bone Health
SP -- Folic Acid, Vitamin B12
JW -- Prostate Cancer

Outline and summary due

July 20 SL -- Trace Minerals
SP -- Saw palmetto, lycopene
JW - Glycation

1st draft of paper due

July 25 SL -- Nutrition and Exercise
SP -- Carnosine 1 & 2
JW -- Arthritis
July 27 SL -- Nutrition during Pregnancy
SP -- S-Adenosyl methionine, Glucosamine
JW -- Osteoporosis
August 1 SL -- Nutrition from Infancy to Adolescence
SP -- Calcium, Vitamin D
JW -- Cancer

Final paper due

August 3 SL -- Nutrition and Aging
SP -- Green tea, curcumin
JW -- Macular degeneration
August 8 SL -- Feeding the World
SP -- Zeaxanthin, lutein

EXAM 2

August 10 Food Safety
Genetically modified organisms
JW -- GMO's, economics and ethics
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