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Biology 45

Introduction to Human Nutrition. This 4-unit course is a detailed, scientific look into nutrition with an emphasis on disease prevention and treatment. We examine and evaluate many of the confusing claims made about nutrition in books, magazines, TV and the internet. This course if offered every quarter (including the summer quarter in a condensed 6 weeks). There are 3 midterm exams, a final exam and one major assignment (you analyze and assess your own diet) for this course.

Click here for the Course Syllabus (also known as The Green Sheet) for Summer quarter 2014.  The green sheet 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.

Additional course materials will be available on Catalyst to enrolled students (for both the online and f2f sections).

Biology 45 is offered online and face-to-face (not both every quarter). 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. Know that 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 DeAnza Distance Learning website:

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

Many 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, August 15, 2014 at 8:53:06 AM by Anna Miller -
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