Nutrition

Course Details

Course Number: 2333  Section Number: X20

Spring 2012

Location: D.L. Ligon Coliseum

Classroom Number: OnLine Course

Days & Times:

This is an online course.  This course does not have a face-to-face lecture.



Course Attachments

Syllabus  NutritionsyllabiSpring2012-20120229-145830.pdf

Textbooks

Wardlaw, G. & Hampl, J. (2007). Perspectives in N  ISBN: 978-0-07-296999-3

MSU Faculty Member
Dr. Benito J. Velasquez   
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Course Objectives

 

A directed study of the effects of diet on health and physical activity.  Topics addressed include nutrient

                                metabolism, weight control, health-related fitness, supplementation, pharmacology, and drug interactions


Course Expectations

 

Required

Textbook:              Wardlaw, G. & Hampl, J. (2007).  Perspectives in Nutrition.  8th edition.

 

 

WEEK by WEEK

Outline:           The following is a tentative schedule of class topics, exams, and assignments.  Every attempt will be made to follow the schedule.  However, some alterations may be made due to circumstances beyond control.  If a change is going to be made, the students will be made aware through announcement on WebCT.  The syllabus is subject to change at instructor’s discretion.

 

WEEK/DATE             TOPIC                                                                        READING

Week one 1/14-1/21                Course begins, What Nourishes You? Basis Healthy Diet     Ch. 1  and Ch. 2

Week two 1/22                        Human Digestion & Absorption                                             Ch. 3 and Ch. 4

                                                Introduction Paper (Assignment 1) due by 1/22/2012 at 11:00pm                                         

Week three 1/29                     EXAM: CH. 1-4                                                    AVAILABLE AFTER 2 PM                                                                               Carbohydrates                                                                         Ch. 5

                                                Assignment 2 due 1-29-2012 by 11pm  

Week four 2/05                       Lipids                                                                                      Ch. 6

Week five 2/12                       EXAM: CH. 5 & 6                                                                AVAILABLE AFTER 2 PM

Week six 2/19                         Protein                                                                                     Ch. 7

Week seven 2/26                     Alcohol                                                                                   Ch. 8

Week eight 3/04                     EXAM: CH 7 & 8                                                 AVAILABLE AFTER 2 PM

                                                Energy Metabolism                                                                 Ch. 9

Week nine 3/18                       Energy Balance, Weight Control, Eating Disorders                Ch. 10

Week ten 3/25                         Nutrition, Exercise & Sport                                                     Ch. 11

                                                Mini Paper on Eating Disorders-due 3/31/2012 by 11:00pm                                 

Week eleven 4/01                    Fat Soluble Vitamins                                                               Ch. 12

Week twelve 4/08                    Water Soluble Vitamins                                                          Ch. 13                    

Week thirteen 4/15                EXAM: CH. 9-13                                                  AVAILABLE AFTER 2 PM

Water and Major Minerals & Trace Minerals                          Ch. 14-15

Week fourteen 4/22                 Pregnancy & Breastfeeding                                                     Ch. 16                    

Week fifteen 4/29                    Nutrition during Adulthood                                                    Ch. 18

                                                Final assignment due by 4/29/2012

Week sixteen 5/06-09            Final Exams EXAM: CH. 14, 15, 16, & 18         AVAILABLE AFTER 2 PM

                                               

 

Online Discussions:

 

There are no scheduled “chat” sessions.  There are four discussion topics/questions that will be posted.  Each is worth 25 points (possible 100 points).  To earn credit for participation, you must respond to the initial post from the instructor and then post an additional response to another student stating your opinion or providing additional information that is constructive to the discussion.  The discussions allow you to engage and interact with other students.  All posting must be informative and NOT disruptive, rude or contain fowl language.  It is “ok” to disagree, but keep your postings “respectful and polite”.

 

Course Assignments:  (IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR ASSIGNMENT OVER BLACKBOARD.  If you miss a deadline for submitting an assignment, you receive a ZERO)

 

Assignment #1

Introduction= E-mail me through WebCT mail with the following information: Your full name, Name you want to be called, Major at MSU, Why you are taking this class, What you hope to get out of this class, Anything you need me to know about you.  Submit this assignment by 11:00 PM 1/22/2012.

INTRODUCTION= 10 POINTS

 

Assignment #2 (1-2 page mini-paper***)

MyPyramid.gov & ChooseMyPlate.gov = You need to locate this website on the WEBLINKS on the right menu and set up an on-line account.  This website will allow you to track your eating and exercise habits throughout the day.  You need to start this assignment on 1/20/2012.  Write a 3 paragraph paper that includes the following: 1st paragraph: what you anticipated your eating habits to be, 2nd paragraph: what were the results for the week (January 20-29), 3rd paragraph: what you are going to change for the next week.  This mini-paper is due by 11:00 PM on 1/29/2012. IMPORTANT NOTE: SEE ASSIGNMENT #4 BELOW!!!!!

Mini Paper= 30 points

 

Assignment #3 aka Eating disorder assignment (1-2 page report***)-Due by 11:00 p.m. on 3/31/2012

Eating Disorder Paper= Choose ONE of the following conditions: anorexia, bulimia, eating disorder not otherwise specified, or hypergymnasia.  In a paper, explain the following:

Provide at least 2 paragraphs: What are signs/symptoms of the disorder?

Provide at least 1 paragraph: What are the medical concerns of the disorder?

Provide at least 1 paragraph: How does the disorder you chose differ from others (on the list above)?

Provide at least 2 paragraphs: If your child, friend, spouse, significant other, etc. displayed these signs/symptoms, how will you appropriately handle the situation?

 

You CANNOT just use the information in the textbook.  You need a TOTAL of 3 references, you need to list 2 references other than your required text book.  These references can be journals, other texts, magazines, etc.  List them at the end of your paper.

Eating Disorder Paper= 70 points for paper; + 15 points for two outside references = 100 points for completion of assignment

 

Assignment #4 (5 page report***)

Continue to track your eating and exercise habits through January 20-April 29, 2012.  Your final paper for this assignment is due by 11:00pm Sunday April 29, 2012.  You must include the following in your paper:

1st page = your assumptions of your diet before you started this assignment

2nd page = what did you do well each week and what did you do poorly each week. (summarize the weeks, highlight one week in

   particular that illustrated your behaviors. 

3rd page = were you able to change from week to week. (i.e. did your eating habits improve?  did you not improve your eating

  habits?)

4th page = what are your goals for the future after fulfilling this assignment (What are your plans to eat “healthy”)

5th page = how can you educate others after completing this assignment

Final Paper= 50 points

 

 

 

FOR ALL ASSIGNMENTS:

***You need to use 12  point font and Times/Roman in a Microsoft Word document.  Do NOT change the margins or you will be given a 0 for the assignment. You must e-mail me through WebCT mail to submit this paper!

 

 

 

 

 

EXAMS:

ALL EXAMS ARE GIVEN OVER BLACKBOARD.  All exams are open Sunday-Wednesday until 11pm.  Exams dates= The exams on January 29, February 12, March 4, April 15 and May 6.  The exams will be available after 2 PM on the day listed, so as to give you enough time to read the required material also assigned for that day.  Each exam will open on the date listed at 2 PM on a Sunday and close on the upcoming Wednesday at 11pm.  The purpose of each exam is to test your knowledge of the information for the topics covered.  The format of the test will be multiple choice, T/F questions.  There will be varying number of questions with some questions weighted differently than others.  (Some questions will be worth more points than others).  Instructions for each exam will be given prior to your taking it.

EXAM= 25 points each  (5 exams x 25 points = 125 points possible)

 

 

Due

Dates:                                                                                    

                                                                 

 

Assignments/Papers

Date Due

Introduction

January 22, 2012

Mini Paper

January 29, 2012

Eating Disorder Paper

March 31, 2012

Final Paper

April 29, 2012

 

 

Discussions

Open January 14- Closes January 28

 

Open January 29- Closes February 15

 

Open March 4-Closes March 24

 

Open April 1 –Closes April 21

 

 

Exams

 

Exam 1

Opens January 29-Closes 11pm on February 1, 2012

Exam 2

Opens February 12-Closes 11pm on February 15, 2012

Exam 3

Opens March 4-Closes 11 pm on March 7, 2012

Exam 4

Opens April 15-Closes 11pm on April 18, 2012

Exam 5

Opens May 6 – Closes 11pm on May 9, 2012

 

                               

                               

If you have questions or concerns, you NEED to call or e-mail me immediately.  This class does NOT give you the time to be lost or not understand a concept.   I will check my e-mail often and will be in my office daily to answer phone calls or messages.  Please ask questions and let me help you!

 

 

Grading

Scale:

 

 

Grade

Percentage

Points from assignments/exams

90-100  %

415-373 points

80 – 89 %

372-332 points

70 – 79 %

331-290 points

60 – 69 %

289-249 points

50 – 59 %

248-0  points

 

 Late Submission Policy: Assignments/exams are DUE on the posted or announced date by the end of the day.  For example, the first assignment is due on January 22, 2012 .  Written assignments must be in my WebCT mailbox by 11 PM of the due date.  Late assignments/exams will not be accepted.

 

Missed exams and assignments can only be made up if the absence was excused and the student has proper documentation (Dean of students or Doctor’s note).  All must be completed within one week of the original due date.

 

 


Grading Standards

 

Online Discussions:

 

There are no scheduled “chat” sessions.  There are four discussion topics/questions that will be posted.  Each is worth 25 points (possible 100 points).  To earn credit for participation, you must respond to the initial post from the instructor and then post an additional response to another student stating your opinion or providing additional information that is constructive to the discussion.  The discussions allow you to engage and interact with other students.  All posting must be informative and NOT disruptive, rude or contain fowl language.  It is “ok” to disagree, but keep your postings “respectful and polite”.

 

Course Assignments:  (IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE YOU HAVE SUBMITTED YOUR ASSIGNMENT OVER BLACKBOARD.  If you miss a deadline for submitting an assignment, you receive a ZERO)

 

Assignment #1

Introduction= E-mail me through WebCT mail with the following information: Your full name, Name you want to be called, Major at MSU, Why you are taking this class, What you hope to get out of this class, Anything you need me to know about you.  Submit this assignment by 11:00 PM 1/22/2012.

INTRODUCTION= 10 POINTS

 

Assignment #2 (1-2 page mini-paper***)

MyPyramid.gov & ChooseMyPlate.gov = You need to locate this website on the WEBLINKS on the right menu and set up an on-line account.  This website will allow you to track your eating and exercise habits throughout the day.  You need to start this assignment on 1/20/2012.  Write a 3 paragraph paper that includes the following: 1st paragraph: what you anticipated your eating habits to be, 2nd paragraph: what were the results for the week (January 20-29), 3rd paragraph: what you are going to change for the next week.  This mini-paper is due by 11:00 PM on 1/29/2012. IMPORTANT NOTE: SEE ASSIGNMENT #4 BELOW!!!!!

Mini Paper= 30 points

 

Assignment #3 aka Eating disorder assignment (1-2 page report***)-Due by 11:00 p.m. on 3/31/2012

Eating Disorder Paper= Choose ONE of the following conditions: anorexia, bulimia, eating disorder not otherwise specified, or hypergymnasia.  In a paper, explain the following:

Provide at least 2 paragraphs: What are signs/symptoms of the disorder?

Provide at least 1 paragraph: What are the medical concerns of the disorder?

Provide at least 1 paragraph: How does the disorder you chose differ from others (on the list above)?

Provide at least 2 paragraphs: If your child, friend, spouse, significant other, etc. displayed these signs/symptoms, how will you appropriately handle the situation?

 

You CANNOT just use the information in the textbook.  You need a TOTAL of 3 references, you need to list 2 references other than your required text book.  These references can be journals, other texts, magazines, etc.  List them at the end of your paper.

Eating Disorder Paper= 70 points for paper; + 15 points for two outside references = 100 points for completion of assignment

 

Assignment #4 (5 page report***)

Continue to track your eating and exercise habits through January 20-April 29, 2012.  Your final paper for this assignment is due by 11:00pm Sunday April 29, 2012.  You must include the following in your paper:

1st page = your assumptions of your diet before you started this assignment

2nd page = what did you do well each week and what did you do poorly each week. (summarize the weeks, highlight one week in

   particular that illustrated your behaviors. 

3rd page = were you able to change from week to week. (i.e. did your eating habits improve?  did you not improve your eating

  habits?)

4th page = what are your goals for the future after fulfilling this assignment (What are your plans to eat “healthy”)

5th page = how can you educate others after completing this assignment

Final Paper= 50 points

 

 

 

FOR ALL ASSIGNMENTS:

***You need to use 12  point font and Times/Roman in a Microsoft Word document.  Do NOT change the margins or you will be given a 0 for the assignment. You must e-mail me through WebCT mail to submit this paper!

 

 

 

 

 

EXAMS:

ALL EXAMS ARE GIVEN OVER BLACKBOARD.  All exams are open Sunday-Wednesday until 11pm.  Exams dates= The exams on January 29, February 12, March 4, April 15 and May 6.  The exams will be available after 2 PM on the day listed, so as to give you enough time to read the required material also assigned for that day.  Each exam will open on the date listed at 2 PM on a Sunday and close on the upcoming Wednesday at 11pm.  The purpose of each exam is to test your knowledge of the information for the topics covered.  The format of the test will be multiple choice, T/F questions.  There will be varying number of questions with some questions weighted differently than others.  (Some questions will be worth more points than others).  Instructions for each exam will be given prior to your taking it.

EXAM= 25 points each  (5 exams x 25 points = 125 points possible)

 

 

Due

Dates:                                                                                    

                                                                 

 

Assignments/Papers

Date Due

Introduction

January 22, 2012

Mini Paper

January 29, 2012

Eating Disorder Paper

March 31, 2012

Final Paper

April 29, 2012

 

 

Discussions

Open January 14- Closes January 28

 

Open January 29- Closes February 15

 

Open March 4-Closes March 24

 

Open April 1 –Closes April 21

 

 

Exams

 

Exam 1

Opens January 29-Closes 11pm on February 1, 2012

Exam 2

Opens February 12-Closes 11pm on February 15, 2012

Exam 3

Opens March 4-Closes 11 pm on March 7, 2012

Exam 4

Opens April 15-Closes 11pm on April 18, 2012

Exam 5

Opens May 6 – Closes 11pm on May 9, 2012

 

                               

                               

If you have questions or concerns, you NEED to call or e-mail me immediately.  This class does NOT give you the time to be lost or not understand a concept.   I will check my e-mail often and will be in my office daily to answer phone calls or messages.  Please ask questions and let me help you!

 

 

Grading

Scale:

 

 

Grade

Percentage

Points from assignments/exams

90-100  %

415-373 points

80 – 89 %

372-332 points

70 – 79 %

331-290 points

60 – 69 %

289-249 points

50 – 59 %

248-0  points

 


Final Exam5/6/2012  8:00am

Submission Format Policy

 

FOR ALL ASSIGNMENTS:

***You need to use 12  point font and Times/Roman in a Microsoft Word document.  Do NOT change the margins or you will be given a 0 for the assignment. You must e-mail me through WebCT mail to submit this paper!

 



Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Late Paper Policy

 

 Late Submission Policy: Assignments/exams are DUE on the posted or announced date by the end of the day.  For example, the first assignment is due on January 22, 2012 .  Written assignments must be in my WebCT mailbox by 11 PM of the due date.  Late assignments/exams will not be accepted.

 

Missed exams and assignments can only be made up if the absence was excused and the student has proper documentation (Dean of students or Doctor’s note).  All must be completed within one week of the original due date.

 

 


Plagiarism Policy Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception. Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters. We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student. We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed. Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection 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 Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

This is an online course.  It is the student's responsibility to keep up with assignments, exams and discussion topics.  If you miss a due date you will get a zero on that assignment, exam or discussion topic.


Other Policies

 

 

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT

 

Midwestern State University does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s disability and complies with Section 504 of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in its admission, accessibility, and employment of individuals in programs and activities.  It is the policy of Midwestern State University that no otherwise qualified person with a disability be excluded from the participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subject to discrimination in any educational program or activity at the University.  MSU provides academic accommodations and auxiliary aids to individuals with disabilities as defined by law, who are otherwise qualified to meet academic employment and requirements.

 

Any student who feels she/he may need an accommodation based on the impact of a disability should contact the Disability Support Services office to discuss your specific needs. Please contact Disability Support Services at 940-397-4140 in room 168 Clark Student Center to coordinate reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Course Policies:

 

 

Students should refer to the current MSU Student Handbook and Activities Calendar for university policies related to class attendance, academic dishonesty, student responsibilities, rights and activities.

 

                “Midwestern State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and complies with all federal and Texas laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding affirmative action Requirements in all programs and policies.  Midwestern State                 University does not discriminate against any individual because of race, creed, color, sex, national origin, or disability”

 

Academic integrity is expected of all students. Cheating in any form (including plagiarism) will not be tolerated and may result in disciplinary action.  Remember the MSU Student Creed,

 

“As an MSU student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else to do so”

 

Plagiarism:  By enrolling in this course, the student expressively grants MSU a “limited right” in all intellectual property created by the student for the purpose of this course.  The “limited right” shall include but shall not be limited to the right to reproduce the student’s work product in order to verify originality and authenticity, and educational purposes.

 


Writing Proficiency Requirement All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed English 1113 and English 1123 and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at http://academics.mwsu.edu/wpr, or call 397-4131.