NS 2450

NS 2450

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

Uses theories, concepts, and methods from the social sciences to examine food, eating, and nutrition. The food choice process model is used as a framework to examine the scope of social science aspects of nutrition. Assignments include examinations, short homework papers, and two research projects, one qualitative and one quantitative, for which students prepare proposals, collect and interpret data, and write reports.

When Offered Fall.

Permission Note Enrollment preference given to: DNS, CHE, CALS students.
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: students must have taken another NS course prior to requesting enrollment.

Distribution Category (SBA-HE)
Course Attribute (EC-LASP)

  • Explain how social science concepts and theories apply to food and nutrition issues and explain individual, social, cultural, economic, and historical patterns of food, eating, and nutrition.
  • Describe basic social facts about food, eating, and nutrition.
  • Demonstrate basic principles and procedures for conducting qualitative interviews and survey research to understand food choice, including protecting human participants in research.
  • Demonstrate sensitivity and appreciation of individual, social, cultural, economic, and historical variations in food, eating, and nutrition.

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Opt NoAud

  •  8447 NS 2450   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: Students must complete another NS course prior to taking NS 2450. Limited enrollment. Must be enrolled by third class meeting. No course overlaps allowed.