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New Brunswick Undergraduate Catalog 2020-2022 School of Environmental and Biological Sciences Course Listing Food Science 400  

Food Science 400
11:400:103 Science of Food (3) Overview of major food components (carbohydrates, fats, proteins, vitamins, and minerals); process of digestion; major food-related diseases in the United States; the bases for food preservation, including processing, food legislation, and current food issues, such as the use of food additives, irradiation, and genetic engineering. Intended for all students; no previous science required.
11:400:104 Food and Health (3) Personal nutrition and its relationship to health by way of food and nutraceuticals. Intended for all students; no previous science required.
11:400:105 Introduction to Food Science: The Discipline and the Major (1) Overview of food science in an interactive environment. Intended for all students; no previous science required.
11:400:106 Food as Medicine (3) Focuses on the emerging fields of food microbial ecology, food pharmacology, nutrigenomics, and nutraceuticals. Topics covered include probiotic and prebiotic foods and their use in chronic disease prevention (e.g., obesity, hypertension, high cholesterol, and digestive disorders). Intended for nonfood science majors, the course will include lectures from leading experts in the field. Intended for all students; no previous science required.
11:400:107 Foods from Field to Table (3) Open to all majors, students will discover food science from the conversion of raw agricultural commodities to processed foods and the associated water and energy resource costs. Intended for all students; no previous science required.
11:400:201 Principles of Food Science (3) Introduction to foods as chemical systems; structure-function relationships of water, protein, lipids, carbohydrates, minerals, and natural products in foods; food safety fundamentals; preservation methods and effects on food quality. Prerequisites: 01:160:161 and 162 and 01:119:115 and 116. Corequisite: 01:160:209 or 01:160:307.
11:400:202 Principles of Food Science Laboratory (2) Fundamental roles of physical properties and chemical reactions of proteins, lipids, and carbohydrates in food systems; principles underlying food function and stability; analysis of food properties. Lab./rec. 4 hrs. Corequisite 11:400:201.
11:400:296 Honors Seminar (3) The topic for each semester addresses current issues from the perspectives of the humanities, sciences, and social sciences. Open only to honors students (SEBS Honors Program, SAS Honors Program, and Honors College) or by permission of instructor. 
11:400:302 Food Process Engineering (4)

Engineering principles of food processing and preservation. Laboratory experiments designed for hands-on experience using state-of-the-art equipment to understand the engineering principles associated with food processing and preservation taught in lectures. Material balances, gas and vapors, psychrometry, energy balances, fluid mechanics, heat and mass transfer, and dehydration. 

Prerequisites: 01:750:193 or 01:750:201 or 01:750:203/205 and 01:750:194 or 01:750:202 or 01:750:204/206 and 01:640:135 or 01:640:151 and 01:640:136 or 01:640:138 or 01:640:152 and 11:400:301.
11:400:304 Food Analysis (4) Modern methods of analytical chemistry, with emphasis on chromatography. Application of analytical methodology to lipids, amino acids, carbohydrates, and other food components. Importance of precision, accuracy, and significance of results. Prerequisite: 11:400:201. Prerequisite or corequisite for Research Option only: 01:160:308.
11:400:314 Current Issues in Food Science and Food Law (2) An interactive discussion-facilitated course covering topics including current food safety controversies, obesity, nutrition, consumer knowledge, food laws of the United States and their impact, and the role of federal regulatory agencies in the administration of law. Prerequisite: 11:400:201.
11:400:315 Study Abroad - Food and Sustainability (3) This course presents the nexus of food sustainability, food security, and food safety. Students will learn the pathway of foods from: farm to processing, warehousing to transport, and retail (open market, supermarket, street vendor, and restaurant) to table. This is study abroad Winter Session course. Prerequisites: General Biology and General Chemistry (minimum one semester of each).
11:400:405 Sensory Evaluation of Foods (3) Experience in using the senses as analytical tools. Principles of sensory evaluation of foods, including sample presentation, data recording and analysis, and report writing. Prerequisite: 01:960:211 or 01:960:285 or 01:960:401.
11:400:410 Nutragenomics (3) This course explores the science of nutrigenomics and focuses on plant and animal nutraceuticals, bioactives that provide important health, wellness, and comfort benefits. Prerequisites: 01:160:161/162 and 11:119:115/116/117 and 11:709:255 or 11:400:104 or 11:400:103.
11:400:411 Food Chemistry (3) Basic chemical, biochemical, and physical principles underlying food systems. Factors contributing to the color, flavor, texture, nutrition, and safety of food. Food applications of basic principles. Prerequisite: 11:400:201. Pre- or corequisite: 11:115:301 or 11:115:403.
11:400:412 Food Product Development (3) A comprehensive consideration of food product development, including fact finding, prototype and process development, shelf life, technical and financial feasibility, distribution, and consumer acceptance. Prerequisites: 11:400:301 and 11:400:314 and 11:400:411 and 11:400:405. Corequisite: 11:400:423.
11:400:419 Food Physical Systems (3) The physical chemistry of foods and food ingredients; microscopic properties of foods in terms of molecular structure and physical principles; properties of aqueous solutions, colloids, biopolymers, and crystalline and amorphous solids; effects of temperature, pressure, water activity, solvent, and matrix properties. Prerequisites: 01:750:193 or 01:750:201 or 01:750:203 and 01:750:205 and 01:750:194 or 01:750:202 or 01:750:204 and 01:750:206 and 01:640:135 or 01:640:151 and 01:640:136 or 01:640:138 or 01:640:152 and 11:115:301 or 11:115:403.
11:400:422 Food Safety: Fads, Facts, and Politics (3) Dynamic interactions of science, law, agribusiness interests, and consumer concerns. Case studies and participatory exercises to explore a variety of issues. Prerequisite: Open only to School of Environmental and Biological Sciences seniors.
11:400:423 Food Microbiology (3) The role of microorganisms in food processing and preservation and health promotion. The relation of microorganisms to food spoilage, food-borne illness and intoxication, and general food quality. Prerequisites: Organic Chemistry (01:160:209 or 307) and Principles of Food Science (11:400:201). Open to juniors and seniors only.
11:400:424 Food Microbiology Laboratory (1) Methods of microbiological analysis of foods. Identification of food-related microorganisms and fermentation processes. Corequisite: 11:400:423.
11:400:493 Research-Based Learning (BA) Research projects in food science under the guidance of the faculty. Prerequisite: Permission of adviser.
11:400:494 Internship-Based Learning (BA) Internship projects in food science under the guidance of the faculty. Prerequisite: Permission of adviser.
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