COURSE SYLLABUS

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COURSE SYLLABUS
Fall 2002
FSC 229, Unit Operations in Food Processing
3 Credits
Lectures M W F, 10:20 am - 11:10 am
Instructor:
Samir Amin
2112 S. Anthony Hall
Phone: 355-7713 x 187 (Office)
E.mail: [email protected]
Office hours: by appointment
Course Objective: To provide students with an understanding of the principles,
technology and application of unit operations required and used in processing of food
products.
Text Book: P. Fellows. 1997. Food Processing Technology: Principles and Practice.
Woodhead Publishing Limited. Cambridge, England. - Optional
Web Page: Http://www.msu.edu/course/fsc/229
A course web page is available to enhance the course contents. Students are requested to
visit this web site on a regular basis. The course web site contains the course syllabus,
the lecture schedule, review materials consisting of old exams and quizzes, class projects
and a number of excellent links. On-line class notes will be posted weekly during the
course. Also, check the announcements posted relevant to the class. Your feed-back
regarding the course is very important to us. Please provide us with your comments
regarding the course on a regular basis either in person, by e.mail or on-line so we can
improve on the course as the semester progresses. We want to know what you like about
the class as well as what we can improve on to make the class a better learning
experience for you and others. So do send us your feed-back regularly.
Course Policies: Examinations, quizzes and practical exercises missed due to an
unexcused absence cannot be made up and a grade zero (0) will be given for each one
missed. Written documentation must be provided for all excused absences. Make-up
exams will be oral.
Any student found cheating or plagiarizing will receive a grade zero (0).
Any student requiring special arrangements for taking exams, taking-notes and other
special arrangements please see or contact the instructor within the first two weeks of
class.
Exams and Quizzes: Exams and quizzes will include material covered in lectures and
assigned readings. The exam dates are listed below. There will be five (5) unannounced
quizzes to ensure you stay current with the course contents. Your lowest quiz grade will
be dropped in the calculation of your final course grade at the end of the semester.
Exam Dates:
Exam 1: Friday September 20, 2001, in class
Exam 2: Friday October 18, 2001, in class
Exam 3: Friday November 15, 2001, in class
Final Exam: Tuesday December 13, 2001
Practical Exercises: The practical exercises will involve problem solving in class. The
students will be required to work as a team on the assignment. Each team member is
required to participate in the practical exercises. The teams will be given a practical
problem to solve, and will be required to present their approach to the problem and
solutions in a presentation to the class. The teams will be evaluated on both the method
and quality of the solutions offered and quality of the presentation. For additional
information on the practical exercises click on class projects.
Grading:
Exam (3)......................................…… 30%
4 Quizzes (unannounced). .................... 20%
Practical Exercises (3).......................… 30%
Comprehensive Final Exam ................…20%
Total ...........................................…….. 100%
The final grade will be calculated as follows:
Final grade
total points accumulated
=
x 100= %
total points possible
90-100% ....................... 4.0
85-89% ....................... 3.5
80-84% ....................... 3.0
75-79% ....................... 2.5
70-74% ....................... 2.0
60-69% ....................... 1.5
50-59% ....................... 1.0
< 50
0
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