BIOL 4733 Nutrition 3/0/3

Prerequisite: ( BIOL 3513 and CHEM 2411 ) or BIOL 4503

Biology 4733 is a general science course for science majors. This course provides a basic understanding of the fundamentals of human nutrition and builds from what biology majors already know about physiology, biochemistry and general biology. It uses a scientific approach to apply the logic of sciences in understanding the individual's diet so that they are prepared to make decisions about health and nutrition. Emphases are placed on digestion, absorption and functions of carbohydrates, proteins, fats, nucleic acids, vitamins, minerals, water, and accessory nutrients. This course also integrates energy balance, weight control, health, diseases, metabolism, and cultural diversity. This course is only for those who have learned metabolic pathways and chemistry, which set it apart from the lower level core curriculum course, Biology 1014.