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FSC201 Fall 2008 Syllabus

FSC201 Fall 2008 Syllabus

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Principles of Food
Science Syllabus

FSC 201
Tuesday 7 \u2013 9.35 pm
IC 418
Instructor: Dr Cathy Davies

FSC 201 Principles of Food Science Syllabus Fall 08
GLOUCESTER COUNTY COLLEGE
MATH & SCIENCE DIVISION
FSC201: Principles of Food Science
Fall 2008
15 weeks
SEMESTER/YEAR
LENGTH OF SEMESTER
FSC 201
Principles of Food Science
COURSE CODE
COURSE TITLE
3 h/ 3 credits
IC418
LECTURE HOURS/CREDITS
CLASSROOM
Dr Cathy Davies
856 415 2166
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
OFFICE PHONE
Cdavies1@gccnj.edu
MTW 4.30 - 6 pm, F 10 am-12 pm
GCC EMAIL ADDRESS
OFFICE HOURS
Class Notes & Any Introduction Food Science or Food Technology Book (see below)
REFERENCE TEXT
Food Science Introductory Texts
Recommended
Peter S. Murano Understanding Food Science and Technology Thomson Wadsworth
Marion Bennion and Barbara Scheule Introductory Foods Twelve Edition Pearson-Prentice Hall
Advised

Peter Barham The Science of Cooking Springer
Harold McGee On Food and Cooking First Scribner Revised Edition Scribner
Ernest R Vieira Elementary Food Science Fourth Edition Aspen (Springer)
Vickie A. Vaclavik Essentials for Food Science Aspen (Springer)
CATALOG DESCRIPTION:
Principles of Food Science is an overview of the physical, chemical and biochemical nature of

food and the principles of food processing. Students will gain a basic understanding of the
molecular components of food and the relationship these components have to food characteristics
and quality. Structure-function relationships of water, proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, minerals,
and other natural products in food systems will be covered. Students will also become familiar
with the concepts of food microbial safety and food preservation.

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Prerequisites: CHM 112, BIO 102
PURPOSE OF THE COURSE:

Principles of Food Science is an introduction to the science of food. Students will learn the
molecular components of food and the relationship between these molecular components and
food processing. Students will gain an understanding of food production, handling and
preservation. In addition, students will gain an understanding of new technologies and
government regulation of food.

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FSC 201 Principles of Food Science Syllabus Fall 08
GCC CORE COMPETENCIES
This list reflects thec ore competencies that are essential for all GCC graduates, but does not
includeall competencies that our graduates should possess.
This course contributes to the development of these core competencies as noted below. They
contribute to student evaluation.
GLOUCESTER COUNTY COLLEGE CORE COMPETENCIES
This list reflects thec o re competencies that are essential for all GCC graduates, but does not
includeall competencies that our graduates should possess.
SOLVE PROBLEMS
Critical Thinking and Information Literary
The ability to access, analyze, synthesize, evaluate and apply information from a variety of
sources to make sound decisions.
Mathematical Reasoning
The ability to understand and solve practical problems using mathematical methods.
Teamwork
The ability to work collaboratively with others to solve problems efficiently and effectively.
SHARE INFORMATION
Communication
The ability to communicate one\u2019s thoughts in a clear and concise manner both orally and in
writing.
Computer/Technological Literacy
The ability to use technology for research, information processing and communication.
LIVE RESPONSIBLY
Awareness of the Arts
The ability to understand and appreciate literary, visual or performing arts.
Community Skills
The ability to understand historical and current events in a global context and the social,
political and environmental responsibilities of global citizenship.
Personal Skills
The ability to understand the individual\u2019s responsibility for learning and for maintaining a
healthy lifestyle.
FSC 201 Principles of Food Science CORE COMPETENCIES
This course focuses on five of GCC\u2019s Core Competencies:
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Critical thinking and information literacy
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Communication
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Teamwork
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Personal Skills
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