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Woods College of Advancing Studies

Science

FALL 2017

ADBI 1123  Nutrition for Life
ADBI 1123 01 Syllabus - Tues - Lecture
ADBI 1123 02 Syllabus - Wed - HYBRID
Course acquaints the nonspecialist with the basic scientific principals of nutrition and energy metabolism. Includes an examination of the six nutrient groups (carbohydrates, proteins, fats, vitamins, minerals and water) and their impact on health, disease prevention, and growth and development. Explores current dietary recommendations, nutrition for athletes, dietary supplement use, weight management, and other current hot topics in nutrition. Students assess their own nutrient intakes and compare them to national standards. Material designed for practical use.
ADBI 1123 01  Tues 6:15–9:15, Aug 29–Dec 12,
Sheila Tucker
ADBI 1123 02  HYBRID  Wed 6:15–9:15, Aug 30–Dec 13,

This section is HYBRID, which combines some in-person and some online class meetings. Refer to the course syllabus in Canvas and on the Woods College website for more detailed information.
Sheila Tucker

ADBI 112801  Sustainability Science
ADBI112801 Syllabus
Through technology and our growing population, humans are altering the planet at rates much faster than Earth can adjust to the changes. The health of the planet and of its human population are inevitably intertwined. In this course we’ll explore areas where the human species is causing long-term alteration to the Earth's systems by consuming and impairing our planet's natural resources. We will look at the problems we face in managing limited resources in a technological age and rapidly growing world, the natural processes with which we interact, the wastes we generate, and the pros and cons of various potential solutions to these problems. We'll survey issues in that are critical to the future of humanity.
ONLINE , Aug 28–Dec 16, Jennifer Cole

FULLY ONLINE COURSE - Asynchronous - No days or times are specified; students must participate weekly per all instructions and communications from the professor, must adhere to course schedule, and submit all course work on time.

ADGE 250001  Natural Disasters and Catastrophes
ADGE250001 Syllabus
The course "Natural Disasters and Catastrophes" is global treatment of environmental history and science of natural and man-made disasters. The class presents basic science, along with detailed case studies of past and present events. The course examines a range of disasters including volcanoes, earthquakes, floods, tsunami, fire, landslides, hurricanes, famines, pandemic diseases, meteorite impacts, and hurricanes. Class lectures and discussions will highlight the role of science in studying natural disasters and will describe the mechanisms responsible for these phenomena. Nightly readings will expand upon, and galvanize students' newfound knowledge using a range of case studies. Natural Disasters and Catastrophes traces the transition of our understanding of disasters from religious and superstitious explanations to contemporary scientific accounts.
ONLINE, Aug 28–Dec 16, Jennifer Cole
FULLY ONLINE COURSE - Asynchronous - No days or times are specified; students must participate weekly per all instructions and communications from the professor, must adhere to course schedule, and submit all course work on time.



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