Biology 45Introduction 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).
2 sections of Biology 45 are being offered this fall.
Click HERE for the Course Syllabus (also known as The Green Sheet) for the ONLINE section, for Fall 2014.
Click HERE for the Course Syllabus (also known as The Green Sheet) for the FACE-to-FACE (not online) section, for Fall 2014. Additional course materials will be available on Catalyst to enrolled students.
(The Green Sheets are 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.)
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.