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Bio 45 - Introduction to Human Nutrition

This 4-unit course is a detailed, in-depth scientific look at the basics of nutrition, with an emphasis on disease prevention and treatment.  This course if offered every quarter (including the summer quarter in a condensed 6 weeks). 

2 sections of Biology 45 are offered Fall, Winter and Spring quarters;  some are online, some are face-to-face. All online sections are fully online except for the exams which must be taken in person, on the DeAnza campus. Dates and times for exams are listed on the course syllabus for the online sections when offered.

In the summer, this course is not taught online (it's simply too challenging for students). It meets Monday, Tuesday, Wednesdays 9:30 - 11:55 am.

Many students want to take this class online to avoid the travel time to campus, or because their schedule doesn't free them up for when the class is offered. Online courses are not the best learning format for every student. To get a sense if it is for you, watch this short video that is on the De Anza Online Education website:

A short video on what it takes to be a successful online student

Some students do not have realistic expectations as they start an online course and end up not doing well, as a result. Most students do better in Biology 45 with regular interaction with the instructor and classmates, but many students do manage well in a fully online course of this nature. Watch the video to help you decide which is the best format for you to learn and master the material of Introduction to Human Nutrition.

Spring 2018 Course Syllabi

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Last Updated: 3/12/18