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Food Science & Human Nutrition (FSHN)

FSHN 112 Food Service Safety and Sanitation (2)

Principles and procedures of sanitation and safety in the food service industry, including the study of foodborne illnesses, biological, chemical, physical hazards and cross-contamination as they may occur during the flow of food.

FSHN 141 Culture and Cuisine: The Global Diversity of Food (3)

A timeline of the world history of food and how it relates to culture, diversity, ethnicity, and religion. International food demonstrations and tastings included.

FSHN 181 Introduction to Food Preparation (3)

Lectures, discussions, and demonstrations on how food components contribute to the functional, sensory, and safety characteristics of foods, and what changes occur in foods due to preparation, processing, and storage. Co-requisite: 181L.

FSHN 181L Food Preparation Lab (1)

(1 3-hr Lab) Experiments in foods emphasizing ingredient function and standard preparation methods for food groups. Co-requisite: 181.

FSHN 185 The Science of Human Nutrition (3)

Integration of natural science concepts basic to the study of human nutrition. Emphasis on nutrient requirements of healthy individuals, food sources, functions of nutrients.

FSHN 244 Comparative Nutrition (3)

Digestive systems and nutrient functions, interrelationships and metabolism are compared among animal species, including humans. An intermediate, general nutrition course for Food Science and Human Nutrition and Animal Science majors. Pre: (ANSC 200 (or concurrent), CHEM 161/161L or higher) with a minimum grade of C. (Cross-listed as ANSC 244)

FSHN 311 Food Service Systems Management (3)

Critical and essential aspects of management and effective leadership practices to direct and delivery quality foodservices. Focus on the role and competencies of the Registered Dietitian (RD) working in these environments. Pre: (181 and 181L (or concurrent)) with a minimum grade of C, or consent.

FSHN 312 Food Service Production and Operations (3)

Principles and procedures of menu planning, quantity food production, production scheduling, recipe adaptation, equipment operation, and formula costing. Principles of procurement including purchasing, selection, storage of equipment and quantity foods. Pre: (181 and 181L) with a minimum grade of C, or consent.

FSHN 322 Marketing Nutrition and Food (2)

(1 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Fundamental marketing principles applied to nutrition and food. Will include concepts such as the psychology of food purchasing decisions and consumer behavior. Field trips and group projects included. Open to non-majors. Pre: 181/181L, 185, 312; or consent.

FSHN 350 Humans, Food, and Animals: Ethics, Issues, and Controversies (3)

(2 Lec, 1 3-hr Lab) Ethical issues and other controversies related to human and animal needs; their impact on resource sustainability and quality of life are explored from scientific perspectives. A-F only. Pre: 181 or 185 or ANSC 200 or ANSC 201. (Cross-listed as ANSC 350)

FSHN 360 Applied Professional Skills in Nutrition (1)

Will apply skills in technology, research, and career development to nutrition. Students will identify evidence-based nutrition information and demonstrate their academic skill sets for future professional success through technology. Pre: 185 (with a minimum grade of B). (Summer only)

FSHN 370 Lifespan Nutrition (3)

Physiological changes and nutritional requirements during human life stages: prepregnancy, pregnancy, infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and older adulthood. Includes an emphasis on writing instruction. Pre: B or better in 185; C or better in CHEM 161/161L; C or better in PHYL 142/142L (or concurrent)

FSHN 381 Experimental Foods (3)

Experimental approach to study food preparation problems. Applying basic food science research design to conduct experiments, interpret data and write reports. Subject matter used to practice critical thinking and problem solving skills. A-F only. Pre: (181/181L, CHEM 161/161L) with a minimum grade of C. Co-requisite: 381L.

FSHN 381L Experimental Foods Laboratory (1)

Experimental approach to study food preparation, food formulation, and sensory evaluation with laboratory exercises in a certified kitchen environment. Applying basic food science research design to conduct experiments, interpret data and write reports. A-F only. Pre: (181/181L, CHEM 161/161L) with a minimum grade of D. Co-requisite: 381.

FSHN 389 Nutritional Assessment (3)

Addresses concepts and uses of nutrition assessment tools at individual and community levels. Students will be introduced to national surveys and new, more sophisticated body composition measurements. Includes an emphasis on writing instruction. A-F only. Pre: (185 and 370 (or concurrent)) with a minimum grade of C.

FSHN 403 Microbiology of Foods (3)

Microorganisms encountered in foods; types of food spoilage; microbial hazards in food; methods of food preservation. Pre: (MICR 130 and MICR 140L, or MICR 351 and MICR 351L) with a minimum grade of C; or consent.

FSHN 411 Food Engineering (3)

Principles and applications of thermodynamics, electricity, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, psychrometry, and material and energy balances of food processing and preservation. Pre: (BIOL 171, CHEM 162 or CHEM 171 or CHEM 181A, MATH 243 or MATH 253A, PHYS 151 or PHYS 170) with a minimum grade of C; or consent. (Once a year) (Cross-listed as BE 411 and MBBE 411)

FSHN 420 Sensors and Instrumentation for Biological Systems (3)

Design course focused on fundamentals of electronic interfacing, control and automation, including biological processes. Topics include sensor physics, basic instrumentation, digital communication, and programming of microcontrollers and other portable computer systems. Pre: (ECE 160, ECE 211, and BE 350 or MATH 302 or MATH 307 or ECE 326) with a minimum grade of C; or consent.

FSHN 430 Food Chemistry (3)

Chemical properties of food constituents studied in relationship to their effects on processing, nutrition, and spoilage. Pre: CHEM 161 and 161L or consent.

FSHN 430L Food Chemistry Lab (1)

(1 3-hr Lab) Application of different chemical methods in the study of food constituents—proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, pigments, enzymes, etc. Pre: 430 (or concurrent).

FSHN 440 Food Safety (3)

Discussion of potential microbiological, parasitic, chemical, and natural food hazards; food laws and standards; and related aspects of consumer protection. Pre: (181, BIOL 171, and CHEM 272) with a minimum grade of C; or consent.

FSHN 445 Food Quality Control (3)

Fundamental principles of quality control in the food industry: measurement of quality parameters, utilization and integration of the individual test procedures into grades and standards of quality, sampling, and reporting results.

FSHN 451 Community Nutrition and Nutrition Education (4)

(4 Lec) Concepts and methods of nutrition program planning and nutrition education; analysis of nutritional problems of local, national, and international communities; strategies used to educate groups or individuals. A-F only. Pre: (370 and either HDFS 380 or NREM 310) with a minimum grade of C; or consent.

FSHN 454 Foundation of Childhood Obesity Prevention in the Pacific (3)

Provide students with a basic overview of the causes and effects of childhood obesity, evidence-based approaches, community-based research, and policies to prevent childhood obesity as it relates to the Pacific region. Pre: 185 (with a minimum grade of B). (Summer only)

FSHN 455 Childhood Anthropometric and Dietary Assessment Field Techniques (1)

Teaches techniques for measuring anthropometry and collecting dietary intake in children. Online course imitates hands-on training through partnering with local organizations and the use of technology. Repeatable one time. Pre: 185 (with a minimum grade of B). (Summer only)

FSHN 456 Child Health and Nutrition Monotiring (1)

Covers topics related to health and nutritional status monitoring and surveillance, including epidemiology, biostatistics, health and nutrition surveillance systems, and the uses of technology for conducting these activities. Repeatable one time. Pre: 185 (with a minimum grade of B). (Summer only)

FSHN 457 Culture and Child Health in the Pacific (3)

In-depth study of Pacific culture, land, people, and history and its relationship to child health. Explores cultural competency, cultural safety, and multidisciplinary approaches to promote a healthy Pacific. Includes an emphasis on instruction in writing. Pre: 185 (with a minimum grade of B). (Summer only)

FSHN 460 Food Processing Operations (3)

Principles and applications of food dehydration, thermal processing, low temperature preservation, chemical and biochemical preservation, irradiation, packaging, manufacturing, plant sanitation, water and waste management. Pre: 403 and 430, or consent.

FSHN 467 Medical Nutrition Therapy I (V)

Development of dietary, anthropometric and clinical lab assessment skills measuring nutritional status. Understanding pathophysiology of disease processes, medical terminology and nutritional intervention, utilizing case studies. Dietetics majors only. Pre: (389 and 486) with a minimum grade of C or consent.

FSHN 468 Medical Nutrition Therapy II (3)

Understanding of the pathophysiology of disease processes and nutritional intervention, using medical terminology and case studies. Dietetics majors only. Pre: 467 (with a minimum grade of C) or consent.

FSHN 469 Nutrition Counseling Skills (2)

Theory and practice in nutritional counseling. Combined lecture and discussion on nutrition/dietary counseling. Knowledge and theories. Application through lab experiences including role playing, case presentations, and performing actual counseling sessions. A-F only. Pre: 467 (or concurrent) or consent.

FSHN 475 Applied Human Nutrition (3)

Application of basic nutrition principles; includes sources and functions of essential nutrients and food patterns compatible with nutrient needs, health, disease prevention, and sustainability. Intended for undergraduate and graduate students. Pre: CHEM 161 (or higher) or BIOC 241 (or higher); PHYL 141, BIOL 171; or consent.

FSHN 476 Cultural Aspects of Food Habits (3)

Study of eating from behavioral perspectives. Implications for health practitioners and health education. Pre: two classes from ANTH 151 or higher or SOC 100 or higher or PSY 100 or higher.

FSHN 477 Food Analysis (2)

Principles of sample preparation and chemical and physical analysis of food components using current methodology. Pre: 430; and CHEM 162 or higher; and BIOL 402 or MBBE 402 or PEPS 402.

FSHN 477L Food Analysis Lab (2)

(2 3-hr Lab) Application of different chemical and physical methods for the identification and quantitation of food components. Co-requisite: 477.

FSHN 480 Nutrition in Exercise and Sport (3)

Effects of physiologic demands of exercise on nutrition. Emphasis on physiologic and biochemical basis for nutrition recommendations to enhance exercise participation and optimize athletic performance. Pre: (185, and PHYL 103 or 141 or 301) with a minimum grade of C. (Cross-listed as KRS 480)

FSHN 485 Nutritional Biochemistry I (3)

Metabolism and biochemistry of carbohydrates, lipids, and proteins, including chemical structure, digestion, absorption, transport, cellular/molecular functions in human nutrition; integration of metabolic pathways; energy metabolism and balance, including relevance to chronic disease. Pre: 185; PHYL 142/142L or PHYL 302/302L; BIOC 341 or higher (or concurrent) or MBBE 402 (or concurrent); or consent.

FSHN 486 Nutritional Biochemistry II (3)

Metabolism and biochemistry of vitamins, minerals, and dietary fiber, including chemical structure, digestion, absorption, transport, and cellular/ molecular functions in human nutrition; relevance to establishing nutrient requirements and to mechanisms of chronic disease. Pre: 485 (with a minimum grade of C) or consent.

FSHN 488 Obesity, Science, and Issues (2)

In-depth study of obesity, including research, etiology, treatment, and prevention. Pre: 485 with a minimum grade of C.

FSHN 491 Topics in Food Science and Human Nutrition (V)

Study and discussion of significant topics, problems, or laboratory experiments. Repeatable unlimited times. Pre: instructor approval.

FSHN 492 Field Experience (4)

Integration and application of academic knowledge and critical skills emphasizing professional development. Placement with an approved cooperating supervisor/employer. Writing a learning plan and field report. A-F only. Pre: senior standing in FSHN. (Cross-listed as ANSC 492)

FSHN 494 Food Science Capstone (3)

Field practicum designed to integrate knowledge from previous FSHN courses to develop novel and innovative food products. Students deal with shelflife, marketing, packaging, labeling, sensory evaluation, and quality assurance. Repeatable one time. FSHN majors only. A-F only. Pre: (381 and 460) with a minimum grade of C, or consent.

FSHN 499 Directed Reading and Research (V)

Repeatable unlimited times.

FSHN 601 The Science of Food Systems (2)

(1 50-min Lec, 1 2-hr discussion) Discussion of food systems as they apply to animal science, food science, and human nutrition. Repeatable one time. Pre: graduate standing or consent. (Cross-listed as ANSC 601)

FSHN 607 Advanced Food Science I (3)

Advanced topics in chemical and physical characteristics of foods as well as their role in human nutrition. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: graduate student status with undergraduate courses in organic chemistry, microbiology, additional biological science, physics, and biochemistry. Basic knowledge of food science is expected; or consent. (Cross-listed as MBBE 607)

FSHN 608 Advanced Food Science II (3)

Advances in sensory quality and evaluation, deterioration of foods and food safety, as well as food processing technology. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: graduate student status with undergraduate courses in organic chemistry, microbiology, additional biological sciences, physics, and biochemistry. Basic knowledge of food science is expected; or consent.

FSHN 609 Advanced Food Safety (3)

Real and perceived food hazards, their ethical issues and implications, advanced emerging topics in food safety, and controls, including laws and regulations of food safety issues and public perception of food safety will be discussed. A-F only. Pre: graduate student status with undergraduate courses in biochemistry, microbiology, food processing, physics and organic chemistry. Basic food science knowledge is required; or consent.

FSHN 633 International Nutrition (3)

Analysis of major nutrition problems in developing countries. Comparative review of the design, implementation, and evaluation of programs to intervene in the development of malnutrition. Pre: 185 or consent.

FSHN 650 DNA and Genetic Analysis (3)

Combined lecture-lab for students interested in genetic analysis of humans, animals, and other species. Molecular techniques, such as PCR, DNA marker identifications, transgenics, expression analysis and functional genomics, are included. Open to nonmajors. Pre: graduate standing or consent. (Cross-listed as ANSC 650 and MBBE 650)

FSHN 652 Information Research Skills (1)

Examines the use of libraries and information technology for scholarly investigation in support of scientific research; provides experience utilizing and critically evaluating a variety of print and electronic sources in basic and applied sciences. Pre: consent. (Cross-listed as ANSC 652, NREM 652, and TPSS 652)

FSHN 657 Grant Writing for Graduate Students (1)

Combined lecture/discussion on grants and grant writing. Designed to introduce graduate students to grants and grant proposal writing through lectures, class discussion, writing assignments, and peer review. Open to CTAHR graduate students only; others with consent. (Cross-listed as ANSC 657 and TPSS 657)

FSHN 667 Dietetics Supervised Practice (5)

ISPP activities and assignments completed at designed facilities in community, clinical, food service, and other settings that stress planning, delivery, and evaluation of dietetics services to individuals and populations. Repeatable two times. MS Nutritional Sciences students only. Graduate students only. A-F only. Pre: admission to the Individualized Supervised Practice Pathway program and consent.

FSHN 668 Advanced Topics in Dietetics (1)

Advanced topics in professional dietetics practice. Students will further their knowledge and skills in professional practice areas of dietetics; including clinical, community, and food systems management. Repeatable one time. MS Nutritional Sciences students only.

FSHN 681 Seminar in Food and Nutritional Sciences (1)

Student presentation of literature reviews and research. Repeatable five times. Pre: consent.

FSHN 682 Topics in Nutritional Sciences (V)

Advanced topics in nutritional sciences, from basic to applied research, including current issues in nutrition and critical analysis of current research literature. Repeatable three times, up to 12 credits. Pre: consent.

FSHN 683 Global Nutrition (2)

Examination of global food and nutrition problems, programs, issues, policies, and strategies for improvement. A-F only. Pre: statistics and consent. (Alt. years: fall) (Cross-listed as PH 683)

FSHN 684 Supplemental and Nutritional Approaches in Disease Prevention and Treatment (3)

Examines a variety of issues associated with nutritional and supplemental approaches to reduce disease incidence, morbidity, and mortality in relation to public health prevention strategies. PH majors only. (Cross-listed as PH 684)

FSHN 685 Nutrition and Disease: Cellular and Molecular Aspects (3)

In-depth lecture, discussion, and student presentations on selected topics relating nutrition to the etiology and prevention of chronic diseases at the cellular and molecular level. Repeatable one time. Pre: (485 and 486) with a minimum grade of C; statistics; or consent.

FSHN 686 Advanced Child and Adolescent Nutrition (3)

Addresses nutrition, growth, and development in children and adolescents and nutrition-related issues, such as childhood obesity and chronic disease risk factors, with a focus on current research in the Pacific region. Pre: 370 or consent. (Fall only) (Cross-listed as PH 686)

FSHN 687 Advanced Lab Techniques (3)

(1 Lec, 2 3-hr Lab) Advanced laboratory techniques used in food science and human nutrition research. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing or consent and 477 and MBBE 402/402L; or BIOC 441. (Cross-listed as ANSC 687 and MBBE 687)

FSHN 688 Indigenous Peoples’ Food Systems, Environment and Health (3)

Explores Indigenous Peoples’ food systems as local food resources Indigenous People acquire through specific cultural knowledge of traditional territories. Global forces transforming these food systems and their impact on population health and nutrition are explored. Graduate students only. (Cross-listed as PH 688)

FSHN 689 Nutritional Epidemiology (3)

Dietary, biochemical, anthropometric and clinical methods used for evaluating nutrition and diet in the etiology and epidemiology of disease. Pre: 685 and PH 663, or consent. (Cross-listed as PH 689)

FSHN 695 Plan B Master’s Project (3)

Independent study for students working on a Plan B Master’s project. A grade of Satisfactory (S) is assigned when the project is satisfactorily completed. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing in nutritional sciences.

FSHN 699 Directed Reading and Research (V)

Repeatable unlimited times.

FSHN 700 Thesis Research (V)

Repeatable unlimited times.

FSHN 701 Topics in Food Science (1)

Advanced topics in food science and technology, from basic to applied research, including current issues in food science and technology and critical analysis of current research literature. Repeatable one time. A-F only. Pre: graduate standing or consent.

FSHN 749 Epidemiology of Diabetes and Obesity (2)

Provides an overview of the epidemiology and prevention of metabolic syndrome, diabetes, and associated complications. Discusses methodological issues associated with evaluating these in epidemiologic studies. A-F only. Pre: 663 (with a minimum grade of B-) or consent. (Cross-listed as PH 749)

FSHN 784 Dietary Fiber, Bioactive Food Components and Health (3)

Lecture/discussion of current research on gut physiology, gut microbes, dietary fiber, bioactive food components, and their impact on health, including colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, heart disease, diabetes, and immune function. Pre: 485 and 486 (or equivalent), statistics, physiology; or consent.

FSHN 785 Diet and Cancer Seminar (1)

Presentation-discussion of selected research topics in the field of diet-cancer relationships including: nutritional epidemiology of cancer, diet and supplement intervention trials, and cellular/molecular effects of diet on cancer pathophysiology. Repeatable one time. Pre: 685 and 689, or consent.

FSHN 800 Dissertation Research (V)

Research for doctoral dissertation in nutrition. Repeatable unlimited times. Graduate standing only. Satisfactory/ Unsatisfactory only. Pre: candidacy for PhD in Nutrition.