Program Curriculum

Program Curriculum

The Associate of Science Degree in Food and Nutrition provides a broad education in arts and sciences with an emphasis on food, nutrition, and health subject areas. Coursework may prepare students to apply to food and nutrition degree programs at other universities across Canada.

The Associate of Science Degree in Food and Nutrition is designed for students who are unable to meet the admission or progression requirements for the Diploma in Arts and Science (Food, Nutrition, and Health Transfer) Program, or those who need time to transition into the heavy workload of these arts and science courses.

The program prepares students to meet course requirements for application to the BSc (Food, Nutrition, and Health) program in the Faculty of Land and Food Systems at UBC, with a second option for transfer into dietetics, if eligible. The Dietetics Major is a regulated health profession training program with specific applicant selection procedures and a second application to the Dietetics Major may be made at the same time. Once students have completed 54 credits of their Associate Degree requirements and the remainder of the courses are in progress, application can be made to the Faculty of Land and Food Systems and must meet specific UBC preprequisite requirements (subject to change). The application to the UBC Dietetics Major is comprehensive and competitive, in part due to the restricted number of seats available in the degree program each year.

Students unable to meet the requirements of the courses in this program may prefer to consider the Diploma in Nutrition and Food Service Management.

CURRICULUM

Within the framework of the general requirements of the Associate of Science Degree, students must complete a minimum of 78 credits including:

Courses Credits
All of
BIOL 1115 General Biology I
4

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 2.0

Students majoring in science are introduced to cell and molecular biology with a strong emphasis on evolution. Through lectures and laboratories, students acquire the theoretical background and hands-on skills necessary to succeed in upper level biology courses. Topics of study include physical and chemical properties of living matter, atoms and molecules, molecular transformations essential to life, biological information flow, cellular structures and functions, cell energetics, cell division, heredity, and population genetics.Prerequisite(s): One of the following: LET 3; LEAP 8; a minimum "C+" grade in one of the following: English Studies 12, Literary Studies 12, English First Peoples 12, or equivalent; a minimum "C" grade in one of the following: CMNS 1115, ENGL 1120, 1123, or 1128; or an "S" grade in ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110; and One of the following prerequisite combinations: 1) A minimum "C" grade in one of the following: BIOL 1111, 1118, 1218, or 1175; or 2) A minimum "C+" grade in Life Sciences 11, Anatomy and Physiology 12, or equivalent; and a minimum "C+" grade in one of the following: Chemistry 11, CHEM 1114, 1117, or 1217.

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BIOL 1215 General Biology II
4

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 2.0

Students majoring in science are introduced to organismal biology with a strong emphasis on ecology and evolution. Through lectures and laboratories, students acquire the theoretical background and hands-on skills necessary to succeed in upper level biology courses. Topics of study include speciation, phylogenetics, biodiversity (microorganisms, plants, fungi, and animals), and ecology.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C" grade in BIOL 1115.

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BIOL 1190 Health Science I - Human Anatomy and Physiology I
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 2.0

An introduction to human structures and functions emphasizing basic physiology principles plus cell and tissue structure. Laboratory exercises will demonstrate underlying physiological processes.Prerequisite(s): One of the following: LET 3 (or LPI equivalent); LEAP 8; a minimum "C+" grade in English Studies 12, Literary Studies 12, English First Peoples 12, or equivalent; a minimum "C" grade in ENGL 1120; or an "S" grade in ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110; andOne of the following prerequisite combinations:1) A minimum "C+" grade in Anatomy and Physiology 12; and one of the following: a minimum "C+" grade in Chemistry 11, CHEM 1114, 1117, or 1217; or2) One of the following: a minimum "C+" grade in BIOL 1111 or a minimum "C" grade in BIOL 1115. Note: Students applying to the Nursing Program must meet all the admission requirements of the program, including BIOL 1190 with a minimum "C+" grade.

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BIOL 1191 Health Science II: Human Anatomy and Physiology II
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 2.0

A systems approach to the anatomy and the human body's normal function and maintenance, applying the material studied in BIOL 1190: Health Science I. Laboratory work will include gross and microscopic human anatomy plus physiological assessment of body function.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C" grade in BIOL 1190; or permission of the Biology department.Note: Nursing Program students must achieve a minimum "C+" grade in BIOL 1191 to meet program progression requirements.

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BIOL 2315 Biochemistry
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 2.0

This course establishes the foundations for further understanding of biology by covering the fundamental concepts governing biochemistry, with a focus on the structure and function of biomolecules, the process of metabolism, and biological information flow.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in both BIOL 1115 and 1215; a minimum "C" grade in CHEM 1220; or permission of the instructor. Successful completion or concurrent registration in CHEM 2316 and 2416 is recommended.

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BIOL 2370 Microbiology I
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 2.0

A general microbiology course designed for students majoring in the biological sciences. Students explore the biology of prokaryotic microorganisms. This includes cell structure, growth, metabolism, gene expression and the mechanisms of genetic variation. Practical aspects include aseptic technique, microscopy and culture techniques.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in both BIOL 1115 and 1215; or permission of the instructor.

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BIOL 2415 Cell Biology
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 3.0

Cell biology focuses on the study of cell structure from the molecular level to the whole cell. Students learn the components of the cell and how these components form and function. Students also explore some of the common methods and tools used in Cell biology.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C+" grade in both BIOL 1115 and 1215; or permission of the instructor.

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CHEM 1120 General Chemistry I
4

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 3.0

CHEM 1120 constitutes a first-year course in general college chemistry. CHEM 1120 covers quantum chemistry, bonding, absorption of energy by molecules, applications of structure and chemistry in society.Students will receive credit for only one of CHEM 1120 or 1121.Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1118 with "C-" or Chem 12 with "A" or "B" or successful score on Chemistry Diagnostic Test. In addition, one of MATH 1152 or Precalculus 12 with "C " or MDT 75. Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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CHEM 1220 General Chemistry II
4

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 3.0

A first-year course in general chemistry. Topics include solutions, energetics, thermo-dynamics, chemical kinetics, structure, and reactivity.Students will receive credit for only one of CHEM 1220 or 1221.Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1120 with "C-" and MATH 1152 or Precalculus 12 with "C" or MDT 75. A proficiency test administered by the department may be required for students wishing to transfer into CHEM 1220. (MATH 1153 is recommended as a co-requisite). Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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CHEM 2316 Organic Chemistry I
4

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 3.0

A second-year level course in general organic chemistry. Topics include simple aliphatic and aromatic compounds including hydrocarbons, alkyl halides, organometallic compounds; and an introduction to reaction mechanisms, to stereochemistry and to the use of spectroscopy in organic chemistry.Prerequisite(s): CHEM 1220 or equivalent. Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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CHEM 2416 Organic Chemistry II
4

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 3.0

A second-year level course in general organic chemistry. Topics include aromatic compounds, alcohols and ethers, carbonyl compounds, carbonylic acids, amines, and amino acids. Bio-organic systems may also be covered.Prerequisite(s): CHEM 2316 or equivalent. Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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FSRV 1113 Food Service Systems
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

In this online introductory course, students study the organization of the institutional food service and the standards required for operation. Areas of study include organizational structure, sanitation and food safety, WHMIS, HACCP, staff training, work simplification, purchasing, receiving and inventory control. Some fieldwork involved.

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FSRV 1213 Production and Service Systems
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

In this online course, students will study the various systems in place for the efficient operation of an institutional food service. Areas of study include meal production, styles of meal service, catering, special events planning, warewashing. Course involves some fieldwork.

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FSRV 3114 Food Production - Standards of Quality I
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

In this online course, students study the preparation of quality food products. Areas of study include examination of structural ingredients of food products, the principles and procedures involved in the production of recipes, and use of established standards of quality to evaluate food products.Note: Students with Cooks Trades papers and the knowledge and understanding of topics in FSRV 3114 may be eligible for the Flexible Assessment option. Contact the Department Chair.

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FSRV 3214 Food Production - Standards of Quality II and Recipe Development
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

In this online course, students will continue the study of the production of quality food products. The principles of menu planning and the development, standardization and nutritional analysis of recipes are included. Note: Students with Cook Trades papers and a minimum grade of "C" in FSRV 3114 may be eligible for the Flexible Assessment option. Contact the Department Chair for further information.

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NUTR 2112 Nutrition I
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

In this online course, students are given an introduction to the science of nutrition. Areas of study include an overview of the nutrients, their function, nutritional processes, and the evaluation of nutrition related information sources. The energy producing nutrients - protein, fat and carbohydrate - are studied in depth.

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NUTR 2212 Nutrition II
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

In this online course, students continue the study of normal nutrition. The specific areas of study include vitamins, minerals, fluids, nutritional assessment, food and drug interactions, and specific nutritional concerns during the stages of the life cycle. Completion of NUTR 2112 and 2212 will enable the student to relate nutritional needs to meal planning for optimal health.

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STAT 1181 Descriptive and Elementary Inferential Statistics
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

A first course in probability and statistics including introduction to probability, descriptive statistics, regression, correlation, contingency tables, sampling distributions, estimation, hypothesis testing. This course may be followed by STAT 2225 or STAT 2281.Students will receive college credit for only one of STAT 1123, 1124, or 1181.Prerequisite(s): A minimum "C-" grade in one of the following: MATH 1153, 1171, 1173, 1174, 1175, or equivalent (all may be taken concurrently). Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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STAT 2225 Intermediate Statistical Inference
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 1.0

This continuation of STAT 1181 for students who want a deeper treatment of the techniques and theory of data analysis. A brief review of probability and elementary inference will be followed by two-sample inferences, regression and correlation, multiple regression, design considerations, analysis of variance, and non-parametric tests.College credit will be given for only one of the following courses: STAT 1224, 2225, 3222, or 3223.Prerequisite(s): STAT 1181 with a "C-" grade or higher, or STAT 1124 or 1127 with an "A" grade or higher. Prerequisites are valid for only three years.

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One of
ENGL 1123 Introduction to Academic Writing
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

Students read and analyze a variety of texts in order to develop techniques of research, critical thinking, close reading, and clear writing in an academic context. Course readings, which include a selection of scholarly articles, are drawn from at least three academic disciplines. By exploring and responding to a range of topics, students develop a foundation for post-secondary writing.Students will only receive credit for one of ENGL 1123 or 1127.Prerequisite(s): One of the following: LET 4 (or LET 3 with a strong recommendation of concurrent registration in ENGL 1121); a minimum 50% in English First Peoples 12, English Studies 12, Literary Studies 12, or equivalent; a minimum "C" grade in ENGL 1120; or an "S" grade in ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110.

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ENGL 1127 Essay Writing and Short Prose Selections
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

This course emphasizes the principles of composition through the study and writing of various kinds of essays, including the research essay. As a secondary aim, it encourages an appreciation of modern literature through a study of the short story.Students will receive credit for only one of ENGL 1123, 1126, 1127, and 1128.Prerequisite(s): One of the following: LET 4 (or LET 3 with a strong recommendation of concurrent registration in ENGL 1121); a minimum 70% in one of English Studies 12, Literary Studies 12, or English First Peoples 12, or equivalent; ENGL 1120 with a minimum "C" grade; or one of ENGL 1107, 1108, or 1110 with an "S" grade.

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ENGL 1128 Short Prose Selections and Composition
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

ENGL 1128 introduces students to the principles of composition through the study of various kinds of essays, including the research essay. It also emphasizes an appreciation of modern prose writing through the study of both short stories and essays. Most writing assignments are related to the literature studied. Because this course is designed for students with superior writing skills, more intensive reading will be required. Students will receive credit for only one of ENGL 1123, 1127, or 1128.Students intending to pursue studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia should choose ENGL 1100.Prerequisite(s): One of LET 5 (or LPI equivalent) or a minimum 85% in one of English Studies 12 or Literary Studies 12 or English First Peoples 12.

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One of
additional first-year ENGL
3
One of
ANTH 1120 Introduction to Cultural Anthropology
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

An introduction to the study of human cultures. Topics include methods, some theory and a consideration of how people obtain their living (subsistence, economy), how they live together (social structure, marriage, law etc.) and their beliefs and practices (religion, arts, rituals etc.)

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PSYC 1115 Introduction to Biological, Cognitive, and Developmental Psychology
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

An introduction to theories, methods, and research findings of modern psychology. Topics may include but are not limited to research methods, biological bases of behaviour, sensation and perception, development, consciousness, learning, and memory. PSYC 1115 and PSYC 1215 can be taken at the same time or in either order.

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PSYC 1215 Introduction to Social, Personality, and Abnormal Psychology
3

Lecture Hours: 4.0 | Seminar: 0.0 | Lab: 0.0

An introduction to theories, methods, and research findings of modern psychology. Topics may include but are not limited to thinking, language, intelligence, personality, emotion, stress and health, motivation, social behavior, and psychological disorders and therapies. PSYC 1115 and 1215 can be taken at the same time or in either order.

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SOCI 1120 Introduction to Sociology: Models and Concepts
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

What is the social world and our place in it? Students examine a wide range of concepts, theories, and issues that shape reciprocal relationships between society and the individual. Subjects may include culture, socialization, social interaction, groups and organizations, sexuality and society, mass media, deviance and crime, and forms of social inequality such as global and class stratification, and race and ethnic relations.Note: SOCI 1120 and 1121 may be taken in any order, or concurrently, as they are complementary first-year courses.

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SOCI 1121 Introduction to Sociology: Structures and Processes
3

Lecture Hours: 3.0 | Seminar: 1.0 | Lab: 0.0

What is the role of the individual in society and how does society influence the lives of individuals? Students explore a wide range of concepts, theories, and issues that shape reciprocal relationships between society and the individual. Subjects may include gender stratification, race and ethnicity, aging and the elderly, the economy, politics and government, the family, education, health and medicine, population, urbanization, the environment, and social movements.Note: SOCI 1120 and 1121 may be taken in any order, or concurrently, as they are complementary first-year courses.

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Two of
university-transferable MATH which shall include at least one calculus course
6

Term Notes:

  1. Students planning to pursue dietetics at UBC require both FNH 200 and LFS 250 as part of their application. They are advised to take these two courses via non-degree studies at UBC.