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Biology 45

Introduction to Human Nutrition

This 4-unit course is a detailed, in-depth scientific look at the basics of nutrition, with an emphasis on disease prevention and treatment.  This course if offered every quarter (including the summer quarter in a condensed 6 weeks). 

2 sections of Biology 45 are being offered this quarter, 1 online and 1 face-to-face.

The Green Sheet (course syllabus) is in "PDF"format. You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to open the file. If you don't have this on your computer, it is available for free from the Adobe website.

The Green Sheets for Fall 2015 will be posted approximately 1 week before the quarter begins. Feel free to check the ones from Spring to get a good idea. In the Fall we will be using the latest edition of the textbook, (14th edition). It is always ideal to have the most current edition of a nutrition textbook - things do change! Students can get by with the 13th edition.

Click HERE for the Green Sheet for the F2F (face-to-face) section, for Spring 2015

Click HERE for the Green Sheet for the ONLINE section, for Spring 2015

Many students want to take this class online to avoid the travel time to campus, or because their schedule don't free them up for when the class is offered. Online courses are not the best learning format for every student. To get a sense if it is for you, watch this short video that is on the De Anza Distance Learning website:

A short video on what it takes to be a successful online student

Some students do not have realistic expectations as they start an online course and end up not doing well, as a result. Most students do better in Biology 45 with regular interaction with the instructor and classmates, but many students do manage well in a fully online course of this nature. Watch the video to help you decide which is the best format for you to learn and master the material of Introduction to Human Nutrition.

 Updated Friday, July 31, 2015 at 8:12:53 AM by Anna Miller -
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