Summer Sessions 2021 Course Syllabus
Course: HECO-1322- Section: 72
Nutrition and Diet Therapy
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Instructor Information
Instructor Amber Woodard
Phone(409) 984-6341
Location:Educational I - Room: 133
Hours:Tuesday & Thursday (9:30 am – 11:00 am); also e-mail/text any other time
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 Study of the chemical, physical, and sensory properties of food; nutritional quality; and food use and diet applications. (Cross-listed as BIOL 1322)
Prerequisites Basic skills competency in reading and math required.
Learning Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students will:
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.

Nutrition & Diet Therapy, DeBruyne, Pinna, & Whitney, Cengage Learning, 10th edition/2020*

* You will need an access code to MindTap for this course.
This course is participating in the Cengage Unlimited (CU)* program which enables the student to purchase the MindTap access code and e-text online directly from Cengage for $119.99. This purchase will give you access to the following:
1.)    The e-text of the Nutrition & Diet Therapy textbook.
2.)    Access to resources needed to complete assignments in this course as well as other helpful resources such as: videos, study guides, review questions/quizzes, etc.
3.)    Rental of a NEW printed textbook (if you prefer this option over the e-text) for $7.99 for the semester. This applies to ALL Cengage books for ANY of your other classes—any course, any topic, not just nutrition (up to 4 books/semester).
4.)    FREE access to ANY other Cengage text required at LSC-PA this semester. Again, this applies to ANY course.

*FREE digital access to This CU option is therefore more cost-effective than purchasing a printed book & access code separately or bundled together.

-    When you first access the MindTap links found in our Blackboard course, you will be prompted to either enter an access code or purchase the CU access code & e-text online from Cengage.
-    You can learn more here:
*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
Major Assignments
Final Exam Date July 5, 2021 - 8:0 AM   Through  July 12, 2021 - 8:0 AM
Grading Scale  90 - 100=A    80 - 89=B    70 - 79=C     60 - 69=D    Below 59 = F
Determination of
Final Grade
Major Exams (4) (100 points each)     400 points total
Assignments(3) (40 points each)     120 points total
Final/Major Assignment 80 points total

Total Points 600 points

537-600 = A (89.5+)
477-536 = B (79.5+)
417-476 = C (69.5+)
357-416 = D (59.5+)
< 356 = F
Course Policies
Instructor Policies
Attendance Policy None
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.
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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.