Spring 2021 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:Tues 11a-1:30p, Wed 7a-12noon, Thurs 7-9:30a. Email with questions anytime
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.

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.

The textbook is “Nutrition & Diet Therapy”, by DeBruyne, Pinna, & Whitney 10th ed. Published by Cengage. An access code for MindTap is also required for this course.
This course is participating in the Cengage Unlimited program (CU) which gives a student purchasing the CU access code the following:
1) Access to the etext of the “Nutrition & Diet Therapy” book.
2) Access to the online resources and required homework for the course.
3) Rental of a NEW printed textbook for $7.99 for the semester. This rental option is available for ANY     Cengage book -- any course, any topic, not just nutrition. Up to 4 books per semester.
4) FREE digital access to the entire Cengage library of textbooks, study guides, resources, etc. (over 20,000     different titles). Again - books for ANY course, ANY topic.
5) FREE access to ANY Cengage access code required at LSCPA this semester. Again -- for ANY course.
    The price of the CU MindTap access code with items #1-#5 listed above is $119.99 when purchased directly     from Cengage.
FYI, the cost of a printed, loose leaf textbook and MindTap Access code bundle would most likely be between $130-$140. The price of a “regular” (not CU) MindTap access code with etext is $119.75 (if purchased directly from Cengage). For more information about the Cengage Unlimited program visit: https://www.cengage.com/unlimited/

NOTE: You need the “Cengage Unlimited” and not the “Cengage Unlimited etextbook” option. The “Cengage Unlimited etextbook” option will only give access to the etextbook and does NOT include the MindTap access code.

If you wish to purchase a printed book from another source, the ISBN is 978-0357-03986-1.

Lecture Topics
Date(s)            Topic(s)
1/19-1/22     Orientation, Chapter 1 Overview of Nutrition and Health
1/25-1/29     Chapter 2 Digestion & Absorption, Chapter 3 Carbohydrates
2/1-2/5     Chapter 4 Lipids
2/8-2/12      Chapter 5 Proteins
2/13-2/16 (Sat – Tues)    Exam 1    Chapters 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
2/16     MindTap Assignments for Exam #1 due

2/15-2/19     Chapter 6 metabolism, Energy Balance, Body composition, Eating Disorders
2/22-2/26     Chapter 7 Weight management, Overweight, Underweight
3/1-3/5     Chapter 8 The Vitamins, Chapter 9 Water and the minerals
3/6-3/9 (Sat - Tues)    Exam 2 Chapters 6, 7, 8, 9
3/9     MindTap Assignments for Exam #2 due

3/8-3/12 Chapter 11 Nutrition through the lifespan, Pregnancy & lactation
3/15-3/19 Spring Break
3/22-3/26     Chapter 12 Nutrition through the lifespan: Infancy, Childhood, Adolescence
3/29-4/2     Chapter 13 Nutrition through the lifespan: Later Adulthood, Chapter 14: Illness & Nutrition Care
4/3-4/7 (Sat – WED) Exam 3 Chapters 11, 12, 13, 14 Extra day of availability due to Easter
4/7         MindTap Assignments for Exam #3 due

4/5-4/9     Chapter 15: Medications, Diet-Drug Interactions, Herbal supplements
4/12-4/16 Chapter 16: Specialized nutrition support: Enteral & Parental nutrition
4/19-4/23     Chapter 17: Foods & Food Consistency for Upper GI disorders
         Chapter 18: Fiber-Modified diets for lower GI tract disorders
4/26-4/30     Chapter 21: Carbohydrate-controlled diets for Diabetes Mellitus
5/3-5/5     Chapter 21 cont’d

5/6-5/9 (Thurs – Sun)    FINAL EXAM Chapters 15, 16, 17, 18, 21
5/9      MindTap Assignments for Exam #4 due
Major Assignments
Exam     Availability Begins         Availability Ends
1        Sat., 2/13 @ 12:05am        Tue., 2/16 @ 11:59pm
2        Sat., 3/6 @ 1205am        Tue., 3/9 @ 11:59pm
3        Sat., 4/3 @ 12:05am        WED., 4/7 @ 11:59pm
4/Final    THURS., 5/6 @ 12:05am    SUNDAY, 5/9 @ 11:59pm

Final Exam Date May 6, 2021 - 12:5 AM   Through  May 9, 2021 - 11:59 PM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Your grade for this class will be the average of your 4 exam grades (20% each), your average of the online MindTap assignments (20%), and any other assignments posted during the semester. – Check your email.
Installation of Respondus Lockdown Browser is required on any computer to be used to take an exam/quiz. MOST VERSIONS OF CHROMEBOOKS ARE NOT COMPATIBLE WITH RLB AND THUS CANNOT BE USED TO TAKE EXAMS. Inability to access a computer does not excuse you from the requirements and/or deadlines of the course. Exams not completed by the end of the availability dates will receive a grade of “0”. MAP assignments not completed by the due date will have a late penalty assessed. DSM assignments not completed by the due date will receive a grade of “0”.

Your Online homework assignments are located on the Cengage MindTap site. Links to the assignments are posted on the Course website in the “Cengage MindTap” folder.

Any exams and/or assignments not taken will receive a grade of “0”. There are no re-takes on any exams and no grades are dropped when calculating course average.

Course Policies
Instructor Policies Please read the Online Orientation document posted on the course website for a full list of course policies. Many of the questions you may have about this course are addressed in this document.

It is imperative that you check your email EVERY DAY. This is an online class and email is the only method I have to contact you.

If you wish to email me about a grade, you must email me from the "send email" link within the course website.
Attendance Policy This is an online class and it is the responsibility of each student to have a RELIABLE computer AND Internet access for the duration of the course. Computer labs at LSCPA are available for use. Please note that some course material may not be accessible using a cell phone and/or tablet device.
In this online class there are no scheduled class "meeting times" and it is your responsibility to manage your schedule to include completion of course requirements. All lectures have been recorded and the links to these videos are posted on the course website. You may email me at any time with questions.
If you wish to have a virtual office visit, please email me a time and I will email you a zoom link.
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
ADA Considerations The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the the Office for Disability Services Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.
MyLSCPA Be sure to check your campus E-mail and Course Homepage using MyLSCPA campus web portal (My.LamarPA.edu). When you've logged in, click the email icon in the upper right-hand corner to check email, or click on the "My Courses" tab to get to your Course Homepage. Click the link to your course and review the information presented. It is important that you check your email and Course Homepage regularly. You can also access your grades, transcripts, and determine who your academic advisor is by using MyLSCPA.
Other The schedules for assignments and exams is posted on the course website and it is the responsibility of the student to be aware of the schedule. Special reminders will not be sent out.
It is essential that you check your LSCPA email everyday.
HB 2504 This syllabus is part of LSC-PA's efforts to comply with Texas House Bill 2504.
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.