Fall 2020 Course Syllabus
Course: BIOL-1322- Section: 71
Nutrition and Therapy
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Instructor Information
InstructorDr. Nancy Longlet
Phone(409) 984-6324
Location:Educational I - Room: 108
Hours:Office Hours are VIRTUAL via Zoom. Email for a zoom link. Tues 8a-11a, 1p-3p; Wed 8a-12; Thur 8a-9a. Email with questions anytime.
General Education and Developmental Studies
Chair:Dr. Michelle Davis
Phone:(409) 984-6341

If you have a grievance, complaint, or concern about this course that has not been resolved through discussion with the Instructor, please consult the Department Chair.
COVID 19 Information The Lamar State College Port Arthur (LSCPA) Student Code of Conduct COVID 19 Policy requires students who have been exposed to COVID 19 or diagnosed with COVID 19 to report their condition on the COVID 19 Notification Form (available via a link on the Student Code of Conduct COVID19 webpage). This information will be provided to the Dean of Student Services. In addition, this policy requires all students to wear face coverings in compliance with the criteria included in the policy. For more information please refer to the COVID 19 link on the LSCPA website.
Course Information
Description This course introduces general nutritional concepts in health ad disease and includes practical applications of that knowledge. Special emphasis is given to nutrients and nutritional processes including functions, food sources, digestion, absorption, and metabolism. Food safety, availability, and nutritional information including food labels, advertising, and nationally established guidelines are addressed.
Prerequisites Basic skills competency in reading and math required.
Learning Outcomes 1. Apply nutritional knowledge to analyze personal dietary intakes, to plan nutritious meals
using nationally established criteria to meet recommended goals, and to evaluate food labels and the validity of nutritional claims.
2. Trace the pathways and processes that occur in the body to handle nutrients and alcohol
through consumption, digestion, absorption, transport, metabolism, storage and waste excretion.
3. Discuss functions, sources, deficiencies, and toxicities of macro-and micronutrients,
including carbohydrates, lipids, proteins, water, vitamins, and minerals.
4. Apply the concept of energy balance and its influences at the physical, emotional, societal,
and cellular level to evaluate advantages and disadvantages of various methods used to
correct energy imbalances.
5. Utilize concepts of aerobic and anaerobic energy systems, and knowledge about
macronutrients, vitamins, minerals, ergogenics, and supplements and relate them to fitness
and health.
6.Describe health and disease issues related to nutrition throughout the life cycle, including
food safety, corrective dietary modifications, and the influence of specific nutrients on diseases.
Core Objectives PSLO ALPHA: Reading skills - Demonstrates comprehension of content-area reading material.
Identifies all main ideas, supporting details, and vocabulary in reading material; demonstrates a full understanding of the reading.
PSLO 1: Critical Thinking Skills ? Uses creative thinking, innovation, inquiry and analysis, evaluation and synthesis of information.
Creatively identifies problem, argument, or issue (to determine extent of information needed); differentiates the facts from opinions as relates to situation; constructs possible solutions or prediction or consequences; uses logical, sound reasoning to justify conclusion.
PSLO 2: Communication Skills ? Demonstrates effective development, interpretation and expression of ideas through written, oral and/or visual communication.
Expresses a strong thesis; organizes information with effective transitions & sequencing of ideas; uses substantial, logical & specific development of ideas; details are relevant, original, credible and correctly documented when appropriate to show an effective development and interpretation of ideas; and presents ideas in appropriate mode of expression for the task.
PSLO3: Empirical and Quantitative Skills ? Applies the manipulation and/or analysis of numerical data or observable facts resulting in informed conclusions.
Identifies mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task; uses mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task; analyzes how to use the principles; and applies problem-solving skills in mathematical or scientific principles needed to complete task with correct informed conclusions.
PSLO 4: Teamwork Skills- Shows the ability to consider different points of view and to work effectively with others to support a shared purpose or goal.
Helps the team move forward by discussing merits of alternative ideas; Treats team members respectfully; uses positive facial, vocal or written tone, or language to convey a positive attitude; Motivates teammates by expressing confidence about the importance of the task; Provides assistance/encouragement to team members; Completes all assigned tasks by deadline; Addresses conflict constructively; or helps the group avoid conflict completely.
Program Student Learning Outcomes
Textbooks Textbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

extbook Purchasing Statement: A student attending Lamar State College Port Arthur is not under any obligation to purchase a textbook from the college-affiliated bookstore. The same textbook may also be available from an independent retailer, including an online retailer.

Nutrition & Diet Therapy, DeBruyne, Pinna, and Whitney, Cengage Learning, 10th Edition, 2020. ISBN:978-0-357-03986-1
Lecture Topics
The following is subject to change:
8/24-8/28 Ch.1 Overview of Nutrition and Health
8/31-9/4 Ch.2 Digestion and Absorption, Ch3 Carbohydrates
9/7-9/11 Ch. 4 Lipids
9/14-9/18 Ch.5 Proteins
Saturday, 9/19-Tues 9/22 Exam #1 Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

9/21-9/25 Ch.6 Metabolism, Energy Balance, and Body composition
9/28-10/2 Ch.7 Weight Management
10/5-10/9 Ch.8 The vitamins, Ch.9 Water and minerals
Saturday, 10/10 - Tuesday 10/13 Exam #2 Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9

10/12-10/16 Ch.11 Nutrition through lifespan: Pregnancy and Lactation
10/19-10/23 Ch.12 Nutrition through lifespan: Infancy, Childhood, and Adolescence
10/26-10/30 Ch.13 Nutrition through lifespan: Later Adulthood, Ch.14 Illness and Nutrition
Saturday, 10/31-Tuesday, 11/3 Exam #3 Chapters 11, 12, 13, 14

11/2-11/6 Ch.15 Medications, Diet-Drug Interactions and Herbal Products
11/9-11/13 Ch.16 Specialized Nutrition support: enteral and parental nutrition
11/16-11/20 Ch.17 Foods and Food consistency for Upper GI disorders, Ch.18 Fiber modified diets for lower Gastrointestinal tract disorders
11/23-11/27 Ch. 21 Carbohydrate Controlled diets for diabetes Mellitus
11/30-12/2 Continuation of Ch. 21
THURSDAY 12/3- SUNDAY 12/6 Exam #4 Chapters 15, 16, 17, 18, 21
Major Assignments
The following exam dates are subject to change:
The availability for exams is as follows:
Exam #1 over Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 will be available
Saturday, 9/19 at 12:05am through Tuesday, 9/22 at 11:59pm

Exam #2 over Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9 will be available
Saturday, 10/10 at 12:05am through Tuesday, 10/13 at 11:59pm

Exam #3 over Chapters 1, 12, 13, 14 will be available
Saturday, 10/31 at 12:05am through Tuesday, 11/3 at 11:59pm

Exam #4 over Chapters 15, 16, 17, 18, 21 will be available
THURSDAY, 12/3 at 12:05am through SUNDAY, 12/6 at 11:59pm

Final Exam Date December 3, 2020 - 12:00 AM   Through  December 6, 2020 - 11:00 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Course grade will be calculated as follows:
4 Exams = 80% (20% for each exam)
Average on Assignments = 20%
Course Policies
Instructor Policies If you wish to email me about a grade, you must email me from the "send email" link within the course website. Since this is an online class, the only way I can contact you is through email. Thus, it is imperative that you check your email EVERY DAY.
Attendance Policy his is an online class. It is YOUR responsibility to have a RELIABLE computer AND Internet access for the duration of this course. Please note that while many of the course materials can be accessed using a cell phone and/or tablet device, there are many questions on the homework assignments that can only be accessed on a computer (desktop or laptop). In addition; EXAMS CAN ONLY BE TAKEN ON A LAPTOP OR DESKTOP COMPUTER. If your computer breaks for any reason during the semester, IT DOES NOT EXCUSE YOU FROM THE REQUIREMENTS AND DEADLINES OF THE COURSE. It is YOUR responsibility to make sure all assignments and exams are completed by their due date. Any assignments and/or exams not completed by the end of the availability date will receive a grade of "0" zero.
In this online class it is your responsibility to schedule your time so that you have adequate time to complete all assignments and master all material prior to the scheduled exams. There are no scheduled class "meeting times". If you have questions, you can come by during my office hours, or you can email me at anytime. You will need to schedule time to complete exams during their period of availability. You will be able to take an exam after the scheduled availability period, but there will be a time penalty imposed.
Academic Honesty Academic honesty is expected from all students, and dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated. Please consult the LSC-PA policies (Section IX, subsection A, in the Faculty Handbook) for consequences of academic dishonesty.
Facility Policies
  1. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

  2. Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom, except by special instructor permission.

  3. Use of electronic devices is prohibited.
Important Information
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HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.