Food, Up Close and Personal

Semester: 

Fall

Offered: 

2022

Noreen Tuross (Department of Human Evolutionary Biology)
Freshman Seminar 50P     4 credits (fall term)     Enrollment:  Limited to 12

 

Several times a day, you decide what to eat and drink.  What happens to the food in your body? How is it turned into you and how has evolution shaped some of your choices?  We traverse popular nutrition literature, peer reviewed papers and discussion of data to unravel some of the complicated issues surrounding human nutrition.  We will examine the published results from “The Biggest Loser” television program and explore the effects of alcohol on the body and brain. The class will meet for three hours each week; attendance is mandatory, and each student will present on at least one of the topics in the class.

 

See also: Fall 2022