Nutrition Science

(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Faculty. http://nutrition.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty/


(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Faculty. http://nutrition.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty/

The Major Program

The study of nutrition encompasses all aspects of the consumption and utilization of food and its constituents. Key areas of study include: the biochemical reactions important to the utilization of nutrients and food constituents; the impact of diet on health and disease; and, nutrition-related policy and public health issues. The nutrition science major includes two options for studying these areas: nutritional biology and nutrition in public health.

The Program. Nutrition, as it is taught on the Davis campus, is a biological science and requires a complete background in chemistry and biology, along with calculus and physics (nutritional biology option) or economics (nutrition in public health option). These courses are generally completed during the first two years, and along with biochemistry, must be completed before most nutrition classes can be taken. During their junior and senior years, students in the nutritional biology option take additional course work in biochemistry, physiology, and toxicology. Students in the nutrition in public health option take additional course work in social and health-related sciences.

Career Alternatives. Both options are excellent preparation for professional or graduate training in medicine, public health, or other health sciences. The nutritional biology option also provides preparation for technical work in nutrition in the animal, food, and pharmaceutical industries. The nutrition in public health option prepares students for jobs in administrative, teaching, or public health/public service positions.

Dietetics Internship. To fulfill the academic requirements for an internship in Dietetics, students are strongly advised to declare the Clinical Nutrition major. Within the Nutrition in Public Health option, students should also take: ENL 003 or UWP 001 and CMN 001. The following courses must also be added (some of which may meet restricted elective requirements): ARE 112; NUT 116B, 116AL-BL; FSM 120, 120L, 122. Students intending to apply for admission to a dietetic internship should contact the Advising Center no later than the first quarter of the junior year for information on procedures.  

Graduate Study. The Department of Nutrition offers programs of study and research leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Nutrition. For information on graduate study contact the graduate advisor. See Graduate Studies.

Major Advisor. Carl Keen

Advising Center for the major is located in 3202 Meyer Hall; 530-752-2512.

Preparatory Subject Matter
Units: 63-66
BIS 002A
Introduction to Biology: Essentials of Life on Earth (Active)
5
BIS 002B
Introduction to Biology: Principles of Ecology and Evolution (Active)
5
BIS 002C
Introduction to Biology: Biodiversity and the Tree of Life (Active)
5
CHE 002A
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002B
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 002C
General Chemistry (Active)
5
CHE 008A
Organic Chemistry: Brief Course (Active)
2
CHE 008B
Organic Chemistry: Brief Course (Active)
4
or
CHE 118A
Organic Chemistry for Health and Life Sciences (Active)
4
CHE 118B
Organic Chemistry for Health and Life Sciences (Active)
4
or
CHE 128A
Organic Chemistry (Active)
3
CHE 128B
Organic Chemistry (Active)
3
CHE 129A
Organic Chemistry Laboratory (Active)
2
NUT 010
Discoveries and Concepts in Nutrition (Active)
3
PLS 120
Applied Statistics in Agricultural Sciences (Active)
4
SOC 046A
Introduction to Social Research (Active)
4
or
PSC 041
Research Methods in Psychology (Active)
4
The remaining preparatory subject matter is based on which major option you choose.
 
Nutritional Biology Option:
 
ANT 002
Cultural Anthropology (Active)
5
or
PSC 001
General Psychology (Active)
4
or
SOC 001
Introduction to Sociology (Active)
5
or
SOC 003
Social Problems (Active)
4
MAT 016A
Short Calculus (Active)
3
MAT 016B
Short Calculus (Active)
3
PHY 001A
Principles of Physics (Active)
3
PHY 001B
Principles of Physics (Active)
3
Nutrition in Public Health Option:
 
ANT 002
Cultural Anthropology (Active)
5
or
SOC 001
Introduction to Sociology (Active)
5
or
SOC 003
Social Problems (Active)
4
ECN 001A
Principles of Microeconomics (Active)
4
ECN 001B
Principles of Macroeconomics (Active)
4
PSC 001
General Psychology (Active)
4
Depth Subject Matter
Units: 77-82
BIS 101
Genes and Gene Expression (Active)
4
FST 100A
Food Chemistry (Active)
4
FST 100B
Food Properties (Active)
4
MIC 102
Introductory Microbiology (Active)
3
MIC 103L
Introductory Microbiology Laboratory (Active)
2
NPB 101
Systemic Physiology (Active)
5
NPB 101L
Systemic Physiology Laboratory (Active)
3
NUT 111AY
Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism (Active)
3
NUT 111B
Recommendations and Standards for Human Nutrition (Active)
2
NUT 112
Nutritional Assessment (Active)
4
NUT 116A
Clinical Nutrition (Active)
3
The remaining depth subject matter is based on which major option you chose when completing your preparatory courses.
 
Nutritional Biology Option:
 
BIS 102
Structure and Function of Biomolecules (Active)
3
BIS 103
Bioenergetics and Metabolism (Active)
3
MCB 120L
Molecular Biology and Biochemistry Laboratory (Active)
3
NPB 114
Gastrointestinal Physiology (Active)
3
NUT 104
Environmental & Nutritional Factors in Cellular Regulation and Nutritional Toxicants (Active)
4
NUT 117
Experimental Nutrition (Active)
6
Nutrition Restricted Electives
15-20
Selection of courses must be made in consultation with a faculty advisor prior to or upon reaching the 120 unit level:
 
EXB 110
Exercise Metabolism (Active)
3
NUT 099
Individual Study for Undergraduates (Active)
1-5
NUT 105
Nutrition and Aging (Active)
3
NUT 113
Principles of Epidemiology in Nutrition (Active)
4
NUT 114
Developmental Nutrition (Active)
4
NUT 115
Animal Nutrition (Active)
4
NUT 116B
Clinical Nutrition (Active)
3
NUT 118
Community Nutrition (Active)
4
NUT 120AN
Nutritional Anthropology (Active)
4
NUT 120BN
Nutritional Geography (Active)
4
NUT 122
Ruminant Nutrition and Digestive Physiology (Active)
4
NUT 123
Comparative Animal Nutrition (Active)
3
NUT 124
Nutrition and Feeding of Finfishes (Active)
3
NUT 127
Environmental Stress and Development in Marine Organisms (Active)
10
NUT 130
Experiments in Nutrition: Design and Execution (Active)
2
NUT 190
Proseminar in Nutrition (Active)
1
NUT 192
Internship (Active)
1-12
NUT 199
Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (Active)
1-5
Nutrition in Public Health Option:
 
ABI 102
Animal Biochemistry and Metabolism (Active)
5
ABI 103
Animal Biochemistry and Metabolism (Active)
5
EXB 110
Exercise Metabolism (Active)
3
NUT 118
Community Nutrition (Active)
4
Nutrition Restricted Electives
15-20
Selection of courses must be made in consultation with a faculty advisor prior to or upon reaching the 120 unit level:
 
FSM 120
Principles of Quantity Food Production (Active)
4
FSM 122
Food Service Systems Management (Active)
3
NUT 099
Individual Study for Undergraduates (Active)
1-5
NUT 104
Environmental & Nutritional Factors in Cellular Regulation and Nutritional Toxicants (Active)
4
NUT 105
Nutrition and Aging (Active)
3
NUT 113
Principles of Epidemiology in Nutrition (Active)
4
NUT 114
Developmental Nutrition (Active)
4
NUT 116B
Clinical Nutrition (Active)
3
NUT 117
Experimental Nutrition (Active)
6
NUT 120AN
Nutritional Anthropology (Active)
4
NUT 120BN
Nutritional Geography (Active)
4
NUT 129
Journalistic Practicum in Nutrition (Active)
3
NUT 130
Experiments in Nutrition: Design and Execution (Active)
2
NUT 190
Proseminar in Nutrition (Active)
1
NUT 192
Internship (Active)
1-12
NUT 199
Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (Active)
1-5
Restricted Electives
8-12
Choose one of the following areas to complete the restricted elective units:
 
Agricultural and Health Policy:
 
ARE 015
Population, Environment and World Agriculture (Active)
4
ARE 120
Agricultural Policy (Active)
4
or
POL 109
Public Policy and the Governmental Process (Active)
4
Cultural Diversity & Community Change:
 
AAS 100
Survey of Ethnicity in the US (Active)
4
AMS 055
Food in American Culture (Active)
4
ARE 112
Fundamentals of Organization Management (Active)
4
CMN 136
Organizational Communication (Active)
4
CRD 002
Ethnicity and American Communities (Active)
4
CRD 152
Community Development (Active)
4
CRD 176
Comparative Ethnicity (Active)
4
IAD 010
Introduction to International Agricultural Development (Active)
4
IAD 103
Social Change and Agricultural Development (Active)
4
SAS 130
Contemporary Leadership (Active)
4
or
SOC 181
Social Change Organization (Active)
4
Community Health and Education:
 
CMN 165
Media and Health (Active)
4
EDU 110
Educational Psychology: General (Active)
4
EDU 120
Philosophical and Social Foundations of Education (Active)
4
EDU 153
Diversity in the K-12 Classroom (Active)
2
PSC 126
Health Psychology (Active)
4
PSC 130
Human Learning and Memory (Active)
4
or
SOC 154
Health and Illness (Active)
4
Natural and Applied Sciences:
 
CHI 140A
Quantitative Methods: Chicano/Latino Health Research (Active)
4
CRD 020
Food Systems (Active)
4
ETX 101
Principles of Environmental Toxicology (Active)
4
ETX 128
Food Toxicology (Active)
3
EXB 101
Exercise Physiology (Active)
4
EXB 102
Introduction to Motor Learning and the Psychology of Sport and Exercise (Active)
4
EXB 117
Exercise and Aging in Health and Disease (Active)
3
HDE 100A
Infancy and Early Childhood (Active)
4
HDE 100B
Middle Childhood and Adolescence (Active)
4
HDE 100C
Adulthood and Aging (Active)
4
NPB 132
Nature vs. Nurture: Physiological Interactions Among Genes, Nutrients and Health (Active)
3
PHI 015
Introduction to Bioethics (Active)
4
SAS 002
Feeding the World: Influences on the Global Food Supply (Active)
3
or
SAS 090F
Food Distribution in a Hungry World (Active)
2
Total: 140-148

(College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences)

Francene M. Steinberg, Ph.D., RD., Chair of the Department

Sheri Zidenberg-Cherr, Ph.D., Vice Chairperson of the Department

Department Office. 3135 Meyer Hall; 530-752-4630; http://nutrition.ucdavis.edu

Faculty. http://nutrition.ucdavis.edu/people/faculty/index.html

The Department of Nutrition offers four minor programs open to students majoring in other disciplines who wish to complement their study programs with a concentration in the area of food and nutrition.

Graduate Study. Programs of study leading to the M.S. and Ph.D. degrees are available in Nutrition. For information on graduate study contact the Nutrition Graduate Group.

Minor Advisor. 3202 Meyer Hall; 530-752-2512

Nutrition Science
Units: 20
Preparation.
 
Plan in advance to include the required course prerequisites.
 
ABI 102
Animal Biochemistry and Metabolism (Active)
5
ABI 103
Animal Biochemistry and Metabolism (Active)
5
BIS 102
Structure and Function of Biomolecules (Active)
3
BIS 103
Bioenergetics and Metabolism (Active)
3
NUT 111AY
Introduction to Nutrition and Metabolism (Active)
3
NUT 111B
Recommendations and Standards for Human Nutrition (Active)
2
NPB 101
Systemic Physiology (Active)
5
Replacement courses:
 
Note: If the student’s major program requires the same course in biochemistry and physiology, only one of the courses may duplicate credit toward the minor. Each program below lists replacement courses to fulfill the minimum unit requirement.
 
NUT 114
Developmental Nutrition (Active)
4
NUT 115
Animal Nutrition (Active)
4
NUT 116A
Clinical Nutrition (Active)
3
NUT 116B
Clinical Nutrition (Active)
3
NUT 117
Experimental Nutrition (Active)
6
NUT 120AN
Nutritional Anthropology (Active)
4
or
NUT 120BN
Nutritional Geography (Active)
4
NUT 122
Ruminant Nutrition and Digestive Physiology (Active)
4
NUT 123
Comparative Animal Nutrition (Active)
3
NUT 124
Nutrition and Feeding of Finfishes (Active)
3
NUT 201
Vitamin and Cofactor Metabolism (Discontinued)
3
NUT 204
Mineral Metabolism (Discontinued)
2
Total: 20
Courses in NUT:
NUT 010Discoveries and Concepts in Nutrition (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Project (Term Project). Nutrition as a science; historical development of nutrition concepts; properties of nutrients and foods. Not open for credit to students who have taken an upper division course in nutrition. No credit will be granted to students who have completed NUT 010Y or NUT 010V or an upper-division nutrition course. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
NUT 010VDiscoveries and Concepts in Nutrition (3) Active
Web Virtual Lecture—3 hour(s); Project (Term Project). Nutrition as a science; historical development of nutrition concepts; properties of nutrients and foods. Not open for credit to students who have taken an upper division course in nutrition. No credit will be granted to students who have completed NUT 010 or NUT 010Y or an upper-division nutrition course. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
NUT 010YDiscoveries and Concepts in Nutrition (3) Active
Web Virtual Lecture—3 hour(s); Project (Term Project). Nutrition as a science; historical development of nutrition concepts; properties of nutrients and foods. Not open for credit to students who have taken an upper division course in nutrition. No credit will be granted to students who have completed NUT 010 or NUT 010V or an upper-division nutrition course. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL. Effective: 2018 Winter Quarter.
NUT 011Current Topics and Controversies in Nutrition (2) Active
Discussion—1.5 hour(s); Term Paper. Exploration of current applications and controversies in nutrition. Students read scientific journal articles and write summaries, as well as give brief oral presentations. Topics change to reflect current interests and issues. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, SE, WE. Effective: 2010 Winter Quarter.
NUT 099Individual Study for Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NUT 104Environmental & Nutritional Factors in Cellular Regulation and Nutritional Toxicants (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 101; (BIS 103 or ABI 103). Cellular regulation from nutritional/toxicological perspective. Emphasis: role of biofactors on modulation of signal transduction pathways, role of specific organelles in organization/regulation of metabolic transformations, major cofactor functions, principles of pharmacology/toxicology important to understanding nutrient/toxicant metabolism. (Same course as ETX 104.) (Letter.) GE credit: OL, SE, SL. Effective: 2008 Fall Quarter.
NUT 105Nutrition and Aging (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (NUT 111AV or NUT 111AY); ABI 103; Or the equivalent course to ABI 103. Role of nutrition in the aging process from both an organismal/cell perspective, including demographics, theories of aging, nutrition and evolution, nutritional manipulation and life-span extension, and nutrition's impact on the diseases of aging. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
NUT 106Food Chemistry for Clinical Nutrition (5) Review all entries Historical
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHE 008B C or better or CHE 118C C or better or CHE 128C C or better; Concurrent with FST 100A recommended. Only open to Clinical Nutrition majors. Chemical and physical principles that influence functional properties, nutrient content, safety, and sensory aspects of food. Emphasis on the application of these concepts in clinical nutrition. Not open to students who have completed FST 101A and/or FST 101B. (Same course as FST 106.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, WE. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
NUT 106Food Chemistry for Clinical Nutrition (5) Review all entries Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHE 008B C- or better or CHE 118B C- or better or CHE 128B C- or better; Concurrent with FST 100A recommended. Only open to Clinical Nutrition majors. Chemical and physical principles that influence functional properties, nutrient content, safety, and sensory aspects of food. Emphasis on the application of these concepts in clinical nutrition. Not open to students who have completed FST 101A and/or FST 101B. (Same course as FST 106.) (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, WE. Effective: 2019 Spring Quarter.
NUT 111AYIntroduction to Nutrition and Metabolism (3) Active
Web Virtual Lecture—2 hour(s); Lecture/Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHE 008B; NPB 101; Or the equivalent of NPB 101. Restricted to upper division or graduate level students only. Introduction to metabolism of protein, fat and carbohydrate: the biological role of vitamins and minerals; nutrient requirements during the life cycle; assessment of dietary intake and nutritional status. Not open for credit to students who have completed NUT 101 or NUT 111AV. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
NUT 111BRecommendations and Standards for Human Nutrition (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHE 008B; NPB 101; (NUT 111AV or NUT 111AY); Or the equivalent of NPB 101. Critical analysis of the development of nutritional recommendations for humans. Topics include: history of modern recommendations, development of the Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) and other food guides; the Dietary Reference Intakes (DRI); administrative structure of regulatory agencies pertinent to nutrition recommendations; introduction to scientific methods used to determine the recommendations; food labeling laws; nutrition recommendations in other countries and cultures. Not open for credit to students who have completed NUT 111. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
NUT 112Nutritional Assessment (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ((ABI 102, ABI 103) or (BIS 102, BIS 103)); NUT 111AY; (STA 013 or STA 013Y or PLS 120). Restricted to upper division or graduate level Nutrition students only. Methods of human nutritional assessment, including dietary, anthropometric, biochemical methods. Principles of precision, accuracy, and interpretation of results for individuals and populations. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
NUT 113Principles of Epidemiology in Nutrition (4) Review all entries Historical
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PLS 120; Or equivalent. Introduction to epidemiology as it relates to the field of nutrition, including study design, principles of epidemiologic inference, criteria for causality, and interpreting measures of disease risk. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2014 Fall Quarter.
NUT 113Principles of Epidemiology in Nutrition (4) Review all entries Active
Lecture/Discussion—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): STA 013 or STA 013Y or PLS 120 or STA 100. Introduction to epidemiology as it relates to the field of nutrition, including study design, principles of epidemiologic inference, criteria for causality, and interpreting measures of disease risk. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
NUT 114Developmental Nutrition (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ABI 102; ABI 103; (NUT 111AV or NUT 111AY); NUT 111B. Role of nutritional factors in embryonic and postnatal development. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
NUT 115Animal Nutrition (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): CHE 008B or CHE 118B; or Consent of Instructor. Comparative differences among animals in digestion and metabolism of nutrients. Nutrient composition of feeds, digestive systems, digestion, absorption, feeding strategies. (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
NUT 116AClinical Nutrition (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (NUT 111AV or NUT 111AY); NUT 111B; NUT 112; NPB 101; Or the equivalent to NPB 101. Biochemical and physiological bases for therapeutic diets. Problems in planning diets for normal and pathological conditions. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
NUT 116ALClinical Nutrition Practicum (3) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NUT 116A (can be concurrent). Fundamental principles of planning and evaluating therapeutic diets and patient education for pathological conditions covered in 116A. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Fall Quarter.
NUT 116BClinical Nutrition (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (NUT 111AV or NUT 111AY); NUT 111B; NUT 112; NPB 101; Or the equivalent to NPB 101. Biochemical and physiological bases for therapeutic diets. Problems in planning diets for normal and pathological conditions. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
NUT 116BLClinical Nutrition Practicum (3) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NUT 116AL; NUT 116B (can be concurrent). Fundamental principles of planning and evaluating therapeutic diets and patient education for pathological conditions covered in 116B. Continuation of course 116AL. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
NUT 117Experimental Nutrition (6) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—6 hour(s); Extensive Writing. Prerequisite(s): (NUT 111AV or NUT 111AY); NUT 111B; NUT 112; BIS 102; BIS 103; MCB 120L or other laboratory course in biochemistry is recommended. Methods of assessing nutritional status. Application of chemical, microbiological, chromatographic and enzymatic techniques to current problems in nutrition. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, WE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
NUT 118Community Nutrition (4) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NUT 116A; (NUT 111AV or NUT 111AY); NUT 111B. Nutrition problems in contemporary communities and of selected target groups in the United States and in developing countries. Nutrition programs and policy, principles of nutrition education. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL. Effective: 2017 Winter Quarter.
NUT 119AInternational, community-based nutritional assessment. (1) Active
Lecture/Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NUT 112 (can be concurrent); and Consent of Instructor. Issues and problems related to community-based nutritional assessment in a low-income country, major nutritional problems in low-income countries; ethical issues in human investigation; survey design, data collection techniques, and data analysis; preparation for international travel; cross-cultural communication, health, and safety while living abroad. (Letter.) Effective: 2002 Spring Quarter.
NUT 119BInternational, Community-Based Nutritional Assessment (6) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Fieldwork—12 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NUT 119A; and Consent of Instructor. Restricted to upper division students in Clinical Nutrition, Community Nutrition, Dietetics, and Nutrition Science. A six-week summer course in Peru. Implementation of a community-based nutritional assessment survey, including development of the survey instrument, selection. (Letter.) Effective: 2002 Summer Special Session.
NUT 120ANNutritional Anthropology (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NUT 010 and ANT 002 recommended. Nutritional anthropology from historical and contemporary perspectives; the anthropological approach to food and diet; field work methods; case histories that explore food patterns and their nutritional implications. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SS. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
NUT 120BNNutritional Geography (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Nutritional geography from historical and contemporary perspectives; the geographical approach to food and diet; cultural and environmental factors that influence dietary practices; food-related landscapes and patterns. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SS. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
NUT 122Ruminant Nutrition and Digestive Physiology (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (ABI 103 or BIS 103); BIS 002A; BIS 002B; BIS 002C; (ANS 100 or NPB 101); or Consent of Instructor. MAT 016B recommended. Study of nutrient utilization as influenced by the unique aspects of digestion and fermentation in ruminants, both domestic and wild. Laboratories include comparative anatomy, feed evaluation, digestion kinetics using fistulated cows, computer modeling, and microbial exercises. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
NUT 123Comparative Animal Nutrition (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ABI 103 or BIS 103. Restricted to upper division and graduate level students. Comparative nutrition of animals; including laboratory, companion, zoo, and wild, animals. Digestion and metabolic adaptations required for animal species to consume diverse diets. Relation of nutrition to metabolic adaptations and physiological states, including growth, reproduction, and diseases. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
NUT 123LComparative Animal Nutrition Laboratory (1) Active
Laboratory—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ABI 103 or BIS 103. Laboratory exercises leading to written reports on establishment of nutritional requirements and formulation of complete diets for laboratory, companion, zoo and wild animals. (Letter.) Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
NUT 124Nutrition and Feeding of Finfishes (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): BIS 103 or ABI 103. Principles of nutrition and feeding of fishes under commercial situations; implication of fish nutrition to the environment and conservation of endangered species. (Letter.) GE credit: QL, SE, SL. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
NUT 127Environmental Stress and Development in Marine Organisms (10) Active
Lecture—4 hour(s); Laboratory—12 hour(s); Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ETX 101 or BIS 102 or BIS 104; or equivalent course. ETX 114A or NUT 114 recommended. Course taught at Bodega Marine Laboratory. Effects of environmental and nutritional stress, including pollutants, on development and function in embryos and larvae of marine organisms. Emphasis on advanced experimental methods. (Same course as ETX 127.) (Letter.) GE credit: OL, QL, SE, SL, VL, WE. Effective: 2002 Summer Session 1.
NUT 129Journalistic Practicum in Nutrition (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (NUT 111AV or NUT 111AY); NUT 111B; or Consent of Instructor. A course in written or oral expression. Critical analysis and discussion of current, controversial issues in nutrition; use of journalistic techniques to interpret scientific findings for the lay public. Students required to write several articles for campus media. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s). (Letter.) GE credit: OL, SE, SL, WE. Effective: 2017 Spring Quarter.
NUT 130Experiments in Nutrition: Design and Execution (2) Active
Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. NUT 111AV, NUT 111AY, NUT 111B or NUT 114 recommended. Experiments in current nutritional problems. Experimental design:students choose project and, independently or in groups of two-three, design a protocol, complete the project, and report findings. May be repeated for credit up to six times(three times per instructor)with consent of instructor. May be repeated up to 6 Time(s) three times per instructor with consent of instructor. (Letter.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
NUT 141Comparative Animal Nutrition and Metabolism (4) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): ABI 103; (NUT 115 or NUT 116A or NUT 116B); or Consent of Instructor. Foundational principles of nutrition, nutrient composition of feed ingredients, digestive systems of domestic and exotic animals, nutrient digestibility and absorption, nutrient metabolism. (Letter.) GE credit: SE, SL, WE. Effective: 2018 Fall Quarter.
NUT 190Proseminar in Nutrition (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): (NUT 111AV or NUT 111AY); NUT 111B. Restricted to senior standing. Discussion of human nutrition problems. Each term will involve a different emphasis among experimental, clinical, and dietetic problems of community, national and international scope. May be repeated twice for credit with consent of instructor. May be repeated up to 2 Time(s). (Letter.) GE credit: OL, SE, VL. Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
NUT 190CNutrition Research Conference (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Upper division standing in Nutrition or related biological science. Introduction to research findings and methods in nutrition. Presentation and discussion of research by faculty and students. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NUT 192Internship (1-12) Active
Internship—3-36 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. One upper division course in nutrition. Work experience on or off campus in practical application of nutrition, supervised by a faculty member. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NUT 197TTutoring in Nutrition (1-2) Active
Discussion/Laboratory—3-6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Nutrition Science, Clinical Nutrition or related major. Tutoring of students in nutrition courses, assistance with discussion groups or laboratory sections, weekly conference with instructor in charge of course: written evaluations. May be repeated if tutoring a different course. May be repeated for credit. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 2016 Fall Quarter.
NUT 198Directed Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NUT 199Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (P/NP grading only.) GE credit: SE. Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NUT 219AInternational Nutrition (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NUT 111AV; NUT 111AY; Graduate Standing; undergraduates only admitted with consent of instructor. Epidemiology, etiology, and consequences of undernutrition, with particular focus on the nutritional problems of children and women in low income populations. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
NUT 219BInternational Nutrition (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NUT 219A. Intervention programs to prevent or ameliorate nutritional problems in low-income populations. Planning, implementing, and evaluating nutrition intervention programs. (Letter.) Effective: 2004 Fall Quarter.
NUT 230Experiments in Nutrition: Design and Execution (2) Active
Laboratory—6 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. NUT 201, NUT 202, NUT 203, NUT 204, or the equivalent recommended. Student selected projects to enhance laboratory skills. Independently, or in groups of two-three students, design a protocol, carry out the project, analyze the results and report the findings. May be repeated up to 6 Time(s) with consent of instructor (limit of three times per instructor). (Letter.) Effective: 1999 Fall Quarter.
NUT 250Metabolic Homeostasis (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1.5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Passing the Nutrition Graduate Group Preliminary Examination or consent of instructor. Preference given to students in advanced standing in the Nutrition Graduate Group. Regulatory mechanisms of carbohydrate, lipid, and protein homeostasis; mechanisms of metabolic enzyme regulation and of the metabolic hormones; homeostatic mechanisms and interactions; fuel-fuel interactions; nutrition-energy balance. (Letter.) Effective: 2001 Spring Quarter.
NUT 251Nutrition and Immunity (2) Active
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): PMI 126; ABI 102; MMI 107; Or the equivalent to MMI 107. Cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying interactions of nutrition and immune function, including modulation of immunocompetence by diet and effects of immune responses on nutritional needs. Lectures and discussion explore implications for resistance to infection, autoimmunity and cancer. (Letter.) Effective: 2000 Winter Quarter.
NUT 252Nutrition and Development (3) Active
Lecture—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NUB 210A, NUB 210B, and NUB 210C recommended. Relationship of nutrition to prenatal and early postnatal development. (Letter.) Effective: 2018 Spring Quarter.
NUT 253Control of Energy Balance and Body Weight (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Comprehensive study of the biochemical, nutritional and physiological mechanisms controlling food intake, body composition and energy expenditure. Subject matter will be approached through lectures and discussions where students and staff will critically evaluate the literature. (Letter.) Effective: 2016 Spring Quarter.
NUT 254Applications of Systems Analysis in Nutrition (3) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NUT 202; Or the equivalent. Quantitative aspects of digestion and metabolism; principles of systems analysis. Evolution of models of energy metabolism as applied in current feeding systems. Critical evaluations of mechanistic models used analytically in support of nutritional research. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NUT 258Field Research Methods in International Nutrition (3) Active
Lecture/Discussion—3 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing or consent of instructor. Issues and problems related to implementation of nutrition field research in less-developed countries, including ethics; relationships with local governments, communities, and scientists; data collection techniques and quality assurance; field logistics; research budgets; and other administrative and personal issues. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NUT 259Nutrition and Aging (2) Active
Lecture—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NUT 201; NUT 202; NUT 203; NUT 204; Three courses. Interaction between nutrition and aging. Topics include physiological/biochemical basis of aging, age-related changes affecting nutritional requirements, nutrition and mortality rate, assessment of nutritional status in the elderly, and relationship between developmental nutrition and the rate of aging. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Fall Quarter.
NUT 270Scientific Ethics in Biomedical Studies:   Emphasis on Nutrition (3) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s); Term Paper. Restricted to graduate standing or consent of instructor. Scientific ethics in biomedical studies, especially nutrition. Discussion and case study presentations on scientific integrity, fraud, misconduct, conflict of interest, human and animal research protections. Not open for credit to students who have completed NUT 492B. (Letter.) Effective: 2003 Spring Quarter.
NUT 290Beginning Nutrition Seminar (2) Active
Lecture/Discussion—1 hour(s); Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): First-year graduate standing. Discussion and critical evaluation of topics in nutrition with emphasis on literature review and evaluation in this field. Students give oral presentations on relevant topics. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Fall Quarter.
NUT 290CResearch Conference (1) Active
Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. Graduate standing. Major professors lead research discussions with their graduate students. Research papers are reviewed and project proposals presented and evaluated. Format will combine seminar and discussion style. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NUT 291Advanced Nutrition Seminar (1) Active
Seminar—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Second-year graduate standing. Advanced topics in nutrition research. Multiple sections may be taken concurrently for credit. May be repeated for credit. May be repeated for credit. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NUT 293ACurrent Topics in Obesity, Food Intake and Energy Balance (3) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Seminar—1 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NUT 129; Or graduate standing; Undergraduates with upper division standing with at least one writing course may enroll with consent of instructor. Current research and its evaluation. Principles of experimental design and scientific background for given article. Articles summarized for posting on Internet for use by healthcare professionals. May be repeated for credit with consent of instructor. May be repeated for credit. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Fall Quarter.
NUT 293BCurrent Topics in Obesity, Food Intake, and Energy Balance with Special Topics (3) Active
Lecture—1 hour(s); Seminar—1 hour(s); Discussion—1 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NUT 129; Graduate standing. Undergraduates with upper division standing with at least one writing course may enroll with consent of instructor. A continuation of course 293A, with additional special topics. May be repeated for credit up to 3 times with consent of instructor. May be repeated up to 3 Time(s). (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Fall Quarter.
NUT 294ACurrent Topics in Developmental Nutrition (2) Active
Seminar—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): NUT 114 or NUT 252; or Consent of Instructor. Restricted to graduate standing or consent of instructor. Effects of nutrition on embryology, morphogenesis, and developmental mechanisms. May be repeated for credit when topic differs. (Letter.) Effective: 2004 Winter Quarter.
NUT 297TSupervised Teaching in Nutrition (1-3) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in nutrition or consent of instructor. Practical experience in teaching nutrition at the university level; curriculum design and evaluation; preparation and presentation of material. Assistance in laboratories, discussion sections, and evaluation of student work. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NUT 298Group Study (1-5) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NUT 299Research (1-12) Active
Variable. Prerequisite(s): Consent of Instructor. (S/U grading only.) Effective: 1997 Winter Quarter.
NUT 492AProfessionalism: An Academic Perspective (2) Active
Lecture/Discussion—2 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing. For graduate students in their initial quarter of residence. Professionalism topics are presented and examples drawn from both the biological and social sciences. (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Fall Quarter.
NUT 492CGrant Writing (3) Active
Lecture—1.5 hour(s); Discussion—1.5 hour(s). Prerequisite(s): Graduate standing in Nutrition or consent of instructor. Preparation of grants for governmental agencies (particularly NIH and USDA) and private foundations. Students will write a research grant or fellowship application. May be repeated once for credit with consent of instructor. May be repeated up to 1 Time(s). (Letter.) Effective: 1997 Fall Quarter.