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Course Description

Virtually no discipline attracts more public attention or generates more controversies than nutrition. The reasons for this vary. Food and nutrition can be viewed through multiple lenses: the personal, familial, communal, cultural, political, historical, and scientific. This course explores the scientific underpinnings of several hot topics and controversies, which will be examined from the perspectives of scientists and consumers (of food and media), with an undercurrent fostering self-understanding of implicit biases. The class will engage in debates and discussions designed to illuminate different perspectives. Students will have the opportunity to research, evaluate, and present their findings on a nutrition-related topic that is of concern to them. Prerequisites: junior or senior standing, or consent of the Online Graduate Certificate Program Director. If you are a Tufts undergraduate student please contact nutritioncertificates@tufts.edu. This course is offered May 20, 2020-August 23, 2020. Final grades are posted September 8, 2020.
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Section Title
Current Controversies in Nutri
Type
Online
Dates
May 20, 2020 to Aug 23, 2020
Instruction Method
Online  
Course Fee(s)
Available for Credit
3 credit(s)
Section Notes

Online Course Notes: This course takes place 100% online. Tufts online courses are designed to provide high-quality, flexible, and interactive courses to Tufts and visiting students. While most online courses are offered in an asynchronous format, some courses may require webinar sessions and/or proctored exams. For more information about online course policies and expectations, please visit https://universitycollege.tufts.edu/online/online-learning

Basic Enrollment Requirements: Unofficial Transcript - Bachelor's + 3.0 GPA. Not Required. Please note that courses cannot be repeated and students may only enroll in 4 NUTR, 2 NUTB, or 1 NUTC course prior to matriculation.

Instructor Approval: During registration, you will be asked to explain how you meet the pre-requisites for this course and to describe any relevant experience. The instructor will use this information to confirm your enrollment or will otherwise be in touch with you.

Refund Policy: Asynchronous Online Policy

Remission Eligibility: Yes; first day of term; all university policies apply.

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