Course Details

Course Number
Section Number
Spring 2014
Bolin Hall
Classroom Number
Days & Times


BIOL 1333 201
Lecture Syllabus Spring 2014

MWF 8:00AM – 8:50 PM, BO 212


Instructor:              Asma Javed, Bolin Science Hall, Rm 220B, 397-4523

E-mail: use WebCT email

Lecture Text:       Nutrition An Applied Approach, 3rd Edition

                             Thompson & Manore

                             Publisher; Pearson




Asma Javed (view Profile)

Course Objectives

Course Information;


This Nutrition course is set up on the assumption that the student has had some background in Biology and Chemistry.  Concepts will be introduced and some review will be done.  The course, however, is geared towards increasing the understanding of the concepts of a nutrient, healthy and complete diet. 

This course will take into account the molecular, cellular, organismal level of nutrition.  Lectures, assignments and discussions will revolve around determining how to achieve a healthier lifestyle with better nutrition and balanced physical activity.  We will learn about the advantages and disadvantages of the excess and lack of essential and non-essential nutrients in the diet.  Attention will be paid to nutrition as applicable at different age levels and the consequences if the right nutrition is not provided at the right time of growth of the individual.

Course Expectations


  1. All exams must be taken.
  2. Exam Format:
  3. Exams will have MC, TF, Case Studies and short essays. Makeup exams will have to be scheduled ahead of time and will be given in case of an authorized  absence only (2010-2012 Student catalog;  Authorized absence, pg 77).  The content & the type of makeup exam will be at the instructor’s discretion.   
  4. There will be assignments and case studies.
  5. Unexcused absences from the exams, quizzes and assignments will be recorded as zero.
  6. You must follow the lecture outline and read the material ahead of time.
  7. You must follow the university standards of conduct (Student handbook)
  8. If you have questions and want to discuss course materials or problems, please see me during my office hours.
  9. In accordance with the law, MSU provides students with documented disabilities academic accommodations. If you are a student with a disability, please contact me and the disability support services @ 397-4140



Grading Standards


Lecture =85%                       

                   Exams = 60%

                   Homework Assignments/Case Studies = 20%        

                   Quizzes= 10%

                   Class Assignments = 10%

Final Exam

05/07/2014 8:00 am - 10:00 am

Submission Format Policy

Note: You may not submit a paper for a grade in this class that already has been (or will be) submitted for a grade in another course, unless you obtain the explicit written permission of me and the other instructor involved in advance.

Plagiarism Policy

Plagiarism is the use of someone else's thoughts, words, ideas, or lines of argument in your own work without appropriate documentation (a parenthetical citation at the end and a listing in "Works Cited")-whether you use that material in a quote, paraphrase, or summary. It is a theft of intellectual property and will not be tolerated, whether intentional or not.

Student Honor Creed

As an MSU Student, I pledge not to lie, cheat, steal, or help anyone else do so."

As students at MSU, we recognize that any great society must be composed of empowered, responsible citizens. We also recognize universities play an important role in helping mold these responsible citizens. We believe students themselves play an important part in developing responsible citizenship by maintaining a community where integrity and honorable character are the norm, not the exception.

Thus, We, the Students of Midwestern State University, resolve to uphold the honor of the University by affirming our commitment to complete academic honesty. We resolve not only to be honest but also to hold our peers accountable for complete honesty in all university matters.

We consider it dishonest to ask for, give, or receive help in examinations or quizzes, to use any unauthorized material in examinations, or to present, as one's own, work or ideas which are not entirely one's own. We recognize that any instructor has the right to expect that all student work is honest, original work. We accept and acknowledge that responsibility for lying, cheating, stealing, plagiarism, and other forms of academic dishonesty fundamentally rests within each individual student.

We expect of ourselves academic integrity, personal professionalism, and ethical character. We appreciate steps taken by University officials to protect the honor of the University against any who would disgrace the MSU student body by violating the spirit of this creed.

Written and adopted by the 2002-2003 MSU Student Senate.

Students with Disabilities

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is a federal anti-discrimination statute that provides comprehensive civil rights protection for persons with disabilities. Among other things, this legislation requires that all students with disabilities be guaranteed a learning environment that provides for reasonable accommodation of their disabilities. If you believe you have a disability requiring an accommodation, please contact the Disability Support Services in Room 168 of the Clark Student Center, (940) 397-4140.

Safe Zones Statement

The professor considers this classroom to be a place where you will be treated with respect as a human being - regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, religious affiliation, sexual orientation, political beliefs, age, or ability. Additionally, diversity of thought is appreciated and encouraged, provided you can agree to disagree. It is the professor's expectation that ALL students consider the classroom a safe environment.

Contacting your Instructor

All instructors in the Department have voicemail in their offices and MWSU e-mail addresses. Make sure you add your instructor's phone number and e-mail address to both email and cell phone lists of contacts.

Attendance Requirements

  1. You must be punctual. Roll will be taken everyday by means as deemed appropriate by the instructor. If you miss a lecture, please make sure to get notes/information from another student or WebCT, if applicable.  Unless it is an authorized absence, the instructor will not provide notes or help.
  2. A student with excessive or successive, unexcused absence in either lecture or laboratory may be dropped from the course with a “F” (2008-2010 student catalog; Instructor drop, pg. 84).  I do expect to be given prior notification of an impending absence for it to be considered authorized or excused (You can always leave a message on my phone).  Documentation is required.  Email or phone message is not considered valid documentation but should be used to forewarn the instructor

Writing Proficiency Requirement

All students seeking a Bachelor's degree from Midwestern State University must satisfy a writing proficiency requirement once they've 1) passed the 6 hours of Communication Core and and 2) earned 60 hours. You may meet this requirement by passing either the Writing Proficiency Exam or English 2113. Please keep in mind that, once you've earned over 90 hours, you lose the opportunity to take the $25 exam and have no option but to enroll in the three-credit hour course. If you have any questions about the exam, visit the Writing Proficiency Office website at, or call 397-4131.

Campus Carry

Senate Bill 11 passed by the 84th Texas Legislature allows licensed handgun holders to carry concealed handguns on campus, effective August 1, 2016. Areas excluded from concealed carry are appropriately marked, in accordance with state law. For more information regarding campus carry, please refer to the University’s webpage at

If you have questions or concerns, please contact MSU Chief of Police Patrick Coggins at