Grays Harbor College NUTR& 101 Human Nutrition

Grays Harbor College
NUTR& 101
Human Nutrition
Course Description: A study of the structure, function, and metabolism of nutrients and their role in
preventing diseases related to nutrient deficiencies in healthy people. Analysis of food labels and diet
planning. This course is intended for science, non-science, and health sciences students. 5 lecture hours.
Satisfy specified elective requirement for the AA degree.
Credits: 5
Prerequisites: Grade of “C” or better in BIOL& 100 or BIOL& 160 or instructor permission.
Recommended Preparation: None
Co-requisites: None
Leaning Outcomes: By the completion of this course student should be able to demonstrate the
• Identify the sources of six classes of nutrients.
• Analyze the dietary information on food labels.
• Develop diet plans according to nutrition standards and guidelines.
• Describe the structure and function of digestive system.
• Explain the process of digestion, absorption, and transport of food and nutrients.
• Identify the food sources of various nutrients.
• Describe the structure, function, and chemical composition of carbohydrates, lipids, and
• Explain the metabolic pathways that involves the breakdown of carbohydrates, lipids, and
• Evaluate how various foods that help maintain normal body function and prevent disease.
• Demonstrate knowledge of weight control and food consumption.
• Explain the importance of minerals, vitamins, and water in the daily diet
Course Resources/Textbooks/Websites: Understanding Nutrition, 12th edition, by Eleanor Noss,
Whitney and Rolfes.
Academic Integrity: All forms of cheating, falsification, and plagiarism are against the rules of this course
and of Grays Harbor College. Students who are unsure what constitutes academic dishonesty are
responsible for asking the instructor for clarification. Instances of intentional academic dishonesty will
be dealt with severely.
Disabilities: Students who have documented disabilities that require accommodations in compliance
with the Americans with Disabilities Act should contact the Disability Support Services coordinator as
well as the instructor of the course in order to ensure that together we create an optimal environment
for educational achievement.
W Day: The final day to officially withdraw from a course, is the Thursday of the seventh week (Thursday
of the fourth week for summer quarter). Students who do not withdraw by that date will receive the
grades they have earned, regardless of whether they are attending the course or completing the work.
Students who are considering withdrawal are strongly advised to consult with the instructor, advisor and
financial aid prior to withdrawing. The only withdrawals allowed after W Day are complete withdrawals
from all courses.