Upon the completion of the course, students should be able to:
Core Knowledge Requirements (KRDNs): This course contributes to the ACEND learning outcomes:
You are expected to attend all classes, arrive on time, and stay for the entire duration of the class. If you are unable to attend or need to leave early, please notify the instructor in advance. You are expected to conduct yourself in a professional manner, showing your classmates, the instructor, and community partners the appropriate respect. This includes, but is not limited to refraining from using phones and other devices for non-class related applications (texting, games, social media, etc.), eating and drinking in a disruptive manner, and coming to class unprepared. Make sure to complete the readings BEFORE coming to class. The class lecture will assume that students read the material before attending. Complete assignments on time. Due dates and delivery method are specified on the syllabus or in the assignment documentation. Please plan accordingly. Late submissions will be penalized.
No make-up exams will be given unless a valid excuse is provided (may require documentation and advanced notice). There will be no opportunities to revise and resubmit assignments. Please follow the University’s code of conduct - Cheating, plagiarism or dishonesty will NOT be tolerated.
This is a 4 credit course and you are expected to spend at a minimum 8 hours per week studying for the course. You are expected to structure your time and keep track of deadlines. MAKE A PLAN to ensure you keep on track with weekly activities, readings, and assignments. There will be no “technological issues” extensions nor exceptions. Assignments are due via Blackboard and you are strongly encouraged to submit well before the deadline, to avoid technological glitches.
This course includes a fieldwork requirement (30+ hours) in a community nutrition setting, including, but not limited to: community-based organizations, schools, food pantries, WIC centers, SNAP enrollment, health clinics, etc. Some examples that are NOT eligible for this assignment are: restaurant/catering work, retail stores, non-nutrition related for-profit companies, and strictly clinical nutrition related jobs. Prior work or volunteering may be accepted in extremely rare circumstances, but is subject to restrictions and approval by the professor. Ideally, fieldwork placements should provide students with experience in planning and/or conducting nutrition education. Students are responsible for finding their own placement and it is subject to approval.
NOTE: Considerations, re: COVID-19: The 30+ hours of fieldwork requirement is subject to change. Remote fieldwork will be accepted, and as with in-person fieldwork, requires approval. Examples may include virtual nutrition education, assisting in nutrition social media campaigns, and other similar opportunities. Students choosing in-person opportunities need to take all needed precautions, follow the organization’s COVID-19 policies and procedures, and take on such opportunities at their own risk.
The Brooklyn College Center for Learning holds online and in-person tutoring sessions, including to help your writing.
You can email the Brooklyn College Learning Center or call 718-951-5821 the Brooklyn College Learning Center located in 1300 Boylan Hall, for assistance with writing.
Tips on Group Work
Your final course grade will be comprised of the following components:
|Component||Percentage of Grade|
|Nutrition Policy Essay||15%|
|Discussion Forum Reflections||15%|
|Group Term Assignment||20%|
Grades will NOT be curved. There is NO extra credit for assignments or assignment re-submissions. No exceptions.
|Numeric Score||Letter Grade|
|92 - 96||A|
|90 - 91||A-|
|87 - 89||B+|
|82 - 86||B|
|80 - 81||B-|
|77 - 79||C+|
|72 - 76||C|
|70 - 71||C-|
|67 - 69||D+|
|62 - 66||D|
|60 - 61||D-|
The Brooklyn College Center for Student Disability Services is back to working in-person on campus, though you can still reach out via email and phone. Please email them at firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
Location: 138 Roosevelt Hall
Department Office Hours:
Note: Office hours during summer and winter intersession breaks varies.
Students should inform the professor if they have a disability or any other situation that may require Section 504/ADA accommodations. The faculty and staff will attempt to work out whatever arrangements are necessary.
Please provide your professor with your course accommodation form and discuss your specific accommodation with your professor as soon as possible to ensure accommodations are met in a timely fashion.
In order to receive academic accommodations students must first be registered with the Center for Student Disability Services. Students who have a documented disability or who suspect that they might have a disability are invited to set up an appointment with the Director of the Center for Student Disability Services, Ms. Valerie Stewart-Lovell or the Assistant Director, Josephine Patterson or their general email email@example.com
Center for Student Disability Services (CSDS) Mission:
It is the mission of the Center for Student Disability Services (CSDS) to ensure that students with disabilities have equal access to all campus facilities, curricula, and activities. The program’s objective focuses on providing students with reasonable disability-related accommodations and the opportunity to maximize their academic success at Brooklyn College. The goal is to ensure an inclusive environment while maintaining and enhancing the college’s academic excellence by providing students with disabilities the opportunity to achieve their highest possible academic potential.
Academic dishonesty of any type, including cheating and plagiarism, is unacceptable at Brooklyn College. Cheating is any misrepresentation in academic work. Plagiarism is the representation of another person’s work, words, or ideas as your own. Students should consult the Brooklyn College Student Handbook for a fuller, more specific discussion of related academic integrity standards.
Academic dishonesty is punishable by failure of the “…test, examination, term paper or other assignment on which cheating occurred” (Faculty Council, May 18, 1954).
In addition, disciplinary proceedings in cases of academic dishonesty may result in penalties of admonition, warning, censure, disciplinary probation, restitution, suspension, expulsion, complaint to civil authorities, or ejection (Adopted by Policy Council, May 8, 1991).
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