House Bill 2504

Spring 2011 Course Syllabus

HECO-1322-02 (Principles of Nutrition)

Faculty Information
SemesterSpring 2011
InstructorDupuis, Glenda McGill
Phone(409) 984-6316
Business, Math, and Science
Chair:Glenda Dupuis
Telephone:(409) 984-6316
Hours:9:00-11:45 MW; 9:030-11:00 TR, 8:30-11:00 F
Building:Instrumentation Building (INTA)
Room #:131
Course Information
Course ID #10453
Course Subject-Number-SectionHECO-1322-02
Course TitlePrinciples of Nutrition
Course Description A study of the basic principles of nutrition in health and disease.
Course Prerequisites Basic skills competency in reading and math required.
Required Textbooks Nutrition and Diet Therapy, DeBruyne, L., Pinna, K., and Whitney, E. 7th Ed. Thomson/Wadsworth Publishers ISBN 0-495-11916-4
Learning Objectives COURSE OBJECTIVES: Upon completion of this course, a student will demonstrate:

Intellectual Competencies        

1.        The ability to analyze and interpret a variety of printed materials.

2.        The ability to analyze and interpret spoken communication.

3.        The ability to use critical thinking skills in the evaluation of nutritional information.

4.        The ability to use computer-based technology in the acquisition and evaluation of information.

Exemplary Educational Objectives

1.        The ability to apply appropriate technology to the study of nutrition.

2.        The ability to identify and recognize the differences among competing theories in the field of nutrition.

3.        The knowledge of the major issues and problems facing the science of nutrition including issues that touch upon ethics, values, and public policies.


1.        The ability to recognize the importance of maintaining health and wellness.

2.        The ability to develop a capacity to use the knowledge of how technology and science affect the lives of all.

3.        The ability to understand the roles of personal and professional values in ethical behavior.

4.        The ability to use logical reasoning in problem solving.

Major Assignments Dietary Analysis and Case Studies will be the two major projects for this semester.

Spring 2011

HECO 1322 Principles of Nutrition

Week of:

January 18        Introduction to class

                        Chapter 1-Overview of Nutrition and Health

        24        Completion of Chapter 1 & Begin 2 - Carbohydrates

31        Chapter 2 - Carbohydrates

February 7        Chapter 3- Lipids

        14        Chapter 4-Proteins & Amino Acids

Begin Chapter 5- Digestion and Absorption

                        Dietary Analysis Due February 17th for TR class

        21        Completion of Chapter 5- Digestion and Absorption

                        Exam I (Chapters 1-4) February 21st for MW class and February 22nd for TR


        28        Chapter 6- Metabolism, Energy Balance, and Body Composition

& Nutrition in Practice 6- Eating Disorders

                        February 28-Last Day to drop with a Q


March        7        Spring Break

March        14        Chapter 7-Weight Management: Overweight & Underweight

                        Dietary Analysis Due March 16th for MW class


        21        Chapter 8-The Vitamins

Exam II (Chapters 5-8, NP 6) March 23rd for MW class and March 24th for TR class

        28        Chapter 9- Water and the Minerals

April        4        Chapter 11-13 Nutrition through the Life Span

6        Last Day to Drop or Withdraw for the semester

11        Chapter 14- Illness and Nutrition Care & Chapter 15-Medications, Herbal supplements, and Diet-Drug Interactions

        Case Study due April 13th for MW class


18        Chapters 16- Specialized Nutrition Support: Enteral and

Parenteral Nutrition

Exam III (Chapters 9, 11-13) April 20th for MW class and April 19th for TR class

Holiday – Thursday & Friday, April 21-22


25        Medical Nutrition Therapy - Chapters 17-25 Specialized Diets

                        Case Study due April 26th for TR class


May          1        Medical Nutrition Therapy - Chapters 17-25 Specialized Diets

         9        Review for Final exam

                Final Exam will be over material from Chapters 14-25

May 12th for TR class at 11:00 am-1:30 pm

May16th for MW class at 1:00pm-3:30 pm


Attendance Policy Contact me if several consecutive absences become necessary.
Determination of Final Grade Exams 70% Dietary Analysis 10% Research Project 10% Weekly Quizzes 10%

Final Exam Date May 12, 2011 - 11:00 AM
Campus Policies
Lamar State College - Port Arthur

Mission Statement

Lamar State College-Port Arthur is an open-access, comprehensive public two-year college offering quality instruction leading to associate degrees and a variety of certificates. The college, a member of The Texas State University System, has provided affordable, quality educational opportunities to residents of the Southeast Texas area since 1909.Lamar State College-Port Arthur embraces the premise that education is an ongoing process that enhances career potential, broadens intellectual horizons, and enriches life. The faculty, staff, and administration share a commitment to a mission characterized by student learning, diversity, and community service. The foundations for student success include compensatory education programs designed to fulfill our commitment to accommodate students with diverse goals and backgrounds, technical education programs that provide for the acquisition of the skills and demeanor necessary for initial and continued employment, and a core curriculum that develops the values and concepts that allow the student to make a meaningful contribution in the workplace or community. Student achievement is measured by the completion of courses and programs of study, successful performance following transfer to a baccalaureate program, and the attainment of individual goals.

Lamar State College-Port Arthur operates in the belief that all individuals should be:

* Treated with dignity and respect;

* Afforded equal opportunity to acquire a complete educational experience;

* Given an opportunity to discover and develop their special aptitudes and insights;

* Provided and opportunity to equip themselves for a fulfilling life and responsible citizenship in a world characterized by change.

 College Grading Scale

Below 59F

(Some specialized programs may have different grading scales)


 Academic Dishonesty

Academic dishonesty in any form will not be tolerated.  Please consult the student handbook for consequences of academic dishonesty.  These policies will be strictly enforced.


 Facility  Policies

        No food, drinks, or tobacco products are allowed in the classroom.

        Only students enrolled in the course are allowed in the classroom.

        Cell phones and/or pagers are allowed ONLY on vibrate mode. Leaving the classroom to answer a page or phone call may constitute an absence or a tardy.


 Special Considerations

         The American with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Special Populations Coordinator, Room 231, in the Madison Monroe Building. The phone number is (409) 984-6241.

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