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Discipline: Degree: AS-T - Nutrition and Dietetics - S0422
Course Name Course Number Objectives
Cultural and Ethnic Foods NF 28
  • Students completing NF 28 - Cultural and Ethnic Foods will be able to complete an assignment that demonstrates meaningful self-evaluation related to increasing their personal wellbeing.
  • Students completing NF 28 - Cultural and Ethnic Foods will compare the cuisine of a selected culture with the typical American diet and demonstrate how the culture influenced American cuisine.
  • Students completing NF 28 - Cultural and Ethnic Foods will be able to identify the core foods, flavor principles, traditional foods, special occasion foods, and therapeutic foods used in each culture studied.
  • Students completing NF 28 - Cultural and Ethnic Foods will be able to analyze how food is used culturally and symbolically in holiday and religious ceremonies throughout the world.
  • Students completing NF 28 - Cultural and Ethnic Foods will feel motivated to continue discovering about the foods of other cultures.
Elementary Statistics Math 110
  • Determine the appropriate statistical methods by data type and number of populations or treatments.
  • Utilize statistical techniques with a variety of applications that pertain to business, the social, natural and physical sciences.
  • Students will be able to determine descriptive statistics from a sample
  • Students will be able to use sample statistics to develop a confidence interval for population parameters
  • Using sample statistics from one or more samples, students will be able to test a claim made about a population parameter.
  • Using bivariate data, students will be able to determine whether a significant linear correlation exists between two variables and determine the equation of the regression line.
  • Math 110 students will feel comfortable in their math class.
  • Math 110 students will demonstrate the thinking skill of accurate self-assessment.
  • Math 110 students will feel that mathematics is a beneficial part of their education.
  • Math 110 students will feel they have the resources necessary for their success.
  • Math 110 students will demonstrate the ability and willingness to take the steps necessary to succeed in their math class.
  • Define basic statistical terms and notation.
  • Describe the proper methods of sampling.
  • Describe the distributions of quantitative data in terms of center, shape, and spread.
  • Infer from observational and experimental studies.
  • Explain the basic concepts of probability theory and calculate probabilities.
  • Employ the principles of inferential statistics in estimation and hypothesis testing.
  • Utilize computer technology in statistical analyses.
Elementary Statistics -Honors Math 110H
  • Students will be able to determine descriptive statistics from a sample.
  • Students will be able to use sample statistics to develop a confidence interval for population parameters
  • Using sample statistics from one or more samples, students will be able to test a claim made about a population parameter
  • Using bivariate data, students will be able to determine whether a significant linear correlation exists between two variables and determine the equation of the regression line.
  • Math 110H students will feel comfortable in their math class.
  • Math 110H students will demonstrate the thinking skill of accurate self-assessment.
  • Math 110H students will feel that mathematics is a beneficial part of their education.
  • Math 110H students will feel they have the resources necessary for their success.
  • Math 110H students will demonstrate the ability and willingness to take the steps necessary to succeed in their math class.
  • Define basic statistical terms and notation.
  • Describe the proper methods of sampling.
  • Describe the distributions of quantitative data in terms of center, shape, and spread.
  • Infer from observational and experimental studies.
  • Explain the basic concepts of probability theory and calculate probabilities.
  • Determine the appropriate statistical methods by data type and number of populations or treatments.
  • Employ the principles of inferential statistics in estimation and hypothesis testing.
  • Utilize statistical techniques with a variety of applications that pertain to business, the social, natural and physical sciences.
  • Utilize computer technology in statistical analyses.
  • Demonstrate ability to combine appropriate data gathering techniques and ability to express statistical conclusions in formal writing to complete a large, semester-long project.
Essentials of Nutrition NF 25
  • Students completing NF 25 - Introduction to Nutrition Science will be able to demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation of their current food choices related to increasing their lifelong personal wellbeing.
  • Students completing NF 25 - Introduction to Nutrition Science will be able to demonstrate mastery of course material by planning a diet that meets or exceeds standards of nutritional adequacy.
  • Students completing NF 25 – Introduction to Nutrition Science will utilize a computerized database to evaluate personal diet records.
Essentials of Nutrition - Honors NF 25H
  • Students completing NF 25H - Essentials of Nutrition (Honors) will be able to demonstrate meaningful self-evaluation of their current food choices related to increasing their lifelong personal wellbeing.
  • Students completing NF 25H - Essentials of Nutrition (Honors) will be able to demonstrate mastery of course material by planning a diet that meets or exceeds standards of nutritional adequacy.
  • Students will demonstrate inquiry (a systematic process of exploring issues, objects or works) and analysis (assessment of evidence resulting in conclusions or judgments) as part of their Honors coursework.
General Chemistry I CHEM 50
  • Chem 50 students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of solution chemistry such as calculating molarity, making dilutions, and performing stoichiometric calculations.
  • Chem. 50 students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of oxidation-reduction (redox) chemistry such as calculating oxidation numbers, identifying a redox reaction, finding oxidizing and reducing agents, and recognizing oxidation and reduction half-reactions of a redox reaction.
  • Students completing relevant assignments in Area B courses will evaluate the impact of science on their daily lives
  • Chem 50 students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of oxidation-reduction concepts, such as: a. Determining oxidation numbers b. Identifying redox reactions c. Determining the oxidizing and reducing agents in a chemical reaction d. Classifying half-reactions as oxidation or reduction
  • Chem 50 students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of solution chemistry such as: a. calculating molarity b. making dilutions c. performing stoichiometric calculations.
  • Students completing relevant assignments in Area B courses will evaluate the impact of science on their daily lives. This assessment deals with dilutions.
  • Chem 50 students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of solution chemistry such as: a. calculating molarity b. making dilutions c. performing stoichiometric calculations.
  • Chem 50 students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of stoichiometric principles, such as: a. Mole-to-mole conversions b. Mole-to-mass conversions c. Mass-to-mass conversions d. Identifying limiting reactant e. Calculating the theoretical yield f. Calculating the amount of excess reactant
  • Chem 50 students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of solution chemistry such as: a. calculating molarity b. making dilutions c. performing stoichiometric calculations.
  • Chem 50 students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of oxidation-reduction concepts, such as: a. Determining oxidation numbers b. Identifying redox reactions c. Determining the oxidizing and reducing agents in a chemical reaction d. Classifying half-reactions as oxidation or reduction
General Chemistry I - Honors CHEM 50H
  • Chem 50H students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of solution chemistry such as calculating molarity, making dilutions, and performing stoichiometric calculations.
  • Chem 50H students will be able to; a. predict a compound?s water solubility, b. predict a compound?s water reaction and electrolyte classification, c. predict single and double replacement reaction products including, neutralization, gas formation and, d. identify the net ionic equation for a reaction
  • Chem 50H students will be able to record measurements from common laboratory devices to the proper precision of each device.
  • Chemistry experiment and laboratory report: Determine the enthalpy of 2 different chemical reactions by preparing, experimenting, calculating, and reporting chemical results properly, using critical thinking in offering suggestions on how to improve results in further experimentation.
  • Chem 50H students will be able to demonstrate an understanding of stoichiometric principles, such as: a. Mole-to-mole conversions b. Mole-to-mass conversions c. Mass-to-mass conversions d. Identifying limiting reactant e. Calculating the theoretical yield f. Calculating the amount of excess reactant
Introduction to Psychology PSYC 1A
  • Differentiate the major theoretical perspectives of psychology.
  • Demonstrate psychology is a science by explaining how psychology utilizes the scientific method.
  • Apply psychological principles to personal observations and / or experiences.
Introduction to Psychology - Honors PSYC 1AH
  • Be able to differentiate the major theoretical perspectives of psychology.
  • Explain how psychology utilizes the scientific method
  • Apply psychological principles to personal experiences.
Introductory Human Physiology ANAT 10B
  • Determine the number of ATP produced in the complete aerobic respiration of either a triglyceride, a simple sugar, or any combination thereof.
  • Analyze EKG data.
  • Acquire laboratory-generated data and perform statistical analyses within the framework of the scientific method.
  • Predict the outcome of laboratory exercises according to concepts, principles, and laws discussed in the course.
  • Evaluate case studies by applying physiological principles on a molecular, cellular, organ, and systems level.
  • Explain the mechanisms of cellular, cardiopulmonary, neuromuscular, sensory, digestive, renal, and reproductive physiology, and the regulation of these mechanisms.
  • Demonstrate the ability to describe key interactions between organ systems including acid/base regulation, fluid balance, and metabolic regulation.
  • Compare and contrast normal physiology and pathophysiology observed in specific disease states.
Introductory to Human Anatomy ANAT 10A
  • Identify and locate major bone markings on all human bones and determine which side of the body a bone belongs to.
  • Identify and describe structures of the eukaryotic cell.
  • Describe the functional classes of tissues, and distinguish between tissue subtypes.
  • Locate and describe the major organs of the human and cat.
  • Review the organs/structures in each organ system and describe the components of each.
  • Describe the structure of the major organs of the human body at the tissue level.
  • Sequence functional pathways in organ systems such as circulatory, nervous, digestive, respiratory, musculoskeletal, and reproductive systems.
  • Use anatomical regions and directional terms to describe positions and relative positions in the human body.
  • Identify body cavities and their contents.
  • Students' developmental learning will be addressed through tailored instruction using clicker technology such that students who are taught in courses using clicker technology will have a greater ability to solve metric problems.
  • Students' developmental learning will be addressed through tailored instruction using clicker technology such that students who are taught in courses using clicker technology will have greater abilities to understand new terminology through recognizing the meanings of prefixes, suffixes and word roots.
  • 75% of students will solve metric-metric and metric-English problems.
  • Students will understand 75% of the new terminology through recognizing the word roots, prefixes, and suffixes.
Microbiology MICR 22
  • Explain the basic features of every group of microorganisms.
  • Describe the physiology and genetic processes of microorganisms.
  • Apply physical and chemical methods of controlling microorganisms.
  • Explain the dynamics of host-parasite interaction.
  • Diagnose specific diseases on the basis of symptoms and laboratory test results.
  • Perform basic microbiology lab procedures using appropriate PPE required for this laboratory course.
  • Demonstrate safe handling and proper hazardous waste disposal procedures for microorganisms and chemicals used.
  • Analyze, using student’s own experimental design, effective hand washing.
  • Demonstrate how to properly use the compound light microscope, as well as know its parts, their functions, how to safely transport and clean it.
  • Perform aseptic transfer techniques and interpretations of laboratory results.
  • Students are able to demonstrate aseptic techniques that are appropriate for the allied health fields.
Principles of Foods with Lab NF 20
  • Students completing NF 20 - Principles of Foods with Lab will be able to apply and present food science principles to the analysis of a recipe.
  • Students completing NF 20 - Principles of Foods - will be able to correctly identify key laboratory equipment and utensils appropriately.
  • Students completing NF 20 - Principles of Foods with Lab will feel confident in their abilities to successfully follow recipes.
Principles of Microbiology MICR 1
  • Be able to determine etiologic agent and identify disease given a series of original infectious diseases case studies.
  • Students will be able to describe the structures/functions of external and internal components of both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
  • Students will be able to draw standard growth curves for bacterial cultures and explain factors affecting bacterial growth.
  • Students will be able to Describe characteristics of selected pathogens, and the diseases caused by each.
  • Students will be able to describe the role of genes, chromosomes, mutations and human manipulation in heredity of prokaryotic cells.
  • Students will be able to contrast the metabolic processes of fermentation and aerobic metabolism, noting cycles involved, energy production and end products.
  • Students will be able to outline the general characteristics of viruses, prions, and viroids.
  • Students will be able to evaluate the best method to control microbes in various settings (chemical, physical or chemotherapeutic agents).
  • Students will be able to describe the course of infectious diseases, including the interactions with host defenses.
  • Students will be able to identify the fundamental concepts of immunity, immunization, immune deficiencies and immunological testing.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate aseptic technique and safe handling of microbial cultures
  • Students will be able to prepare smears, perform staining procedures and record microscopic observations.
  • Students will be able to identify an unknown bacterial organism based on results of lab procedures performed and through a miniaturized multitest system; compare findings of these two methods.
  • Students will be able to evaluate physical, chemical and chemotherapeutic agents.
  • Students will be able to evaluate the level of contamination in water, milk, specific food products.
  • Students will be able to perform quantitative plating and turbidity measures to determine the number of bacteria present in a culture sample.
  • Students will be able to describe and accurately draw various microbes based on microscopic observations.
  • Students will be able to perform a molecular separation technique (gel electrophoresis) and identify a DNA source using DNA fingerprinting.
  • Students will be able to observe bacterial transformation by plasmid DNA and describe an acquired phenotypic trait of the transformed cells.
  • Students will evaluate the role of culture methods and selective and differential culture media in identifying microorganisms
  • Students will be able to use an immunobiotechnological procedure (ELISA) to detect a positive HIV reaction in a simulation.
Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences PSYC 10
  • Perform and evaluate descriptive (e.g., mean, median, mode, variance, standard deviation) and inferential (e.g., Pearson correlation, t tests, z test, and one-way analysis of variance) statistics.
  • Using SPSS software, correctly input data, analyze data, and interpret output for descriptive statistics, t tests, correlation, and one-way analysis of variance.