Chem 180 Food – Spring 2004

Course Assignment Calendar – Version 1.03.04

 

Date

Topic

Assignments

1/19

Course Introduction

 

1/21

A little Chemistry

Models, structures, and shape

627-637

1/23

Taste

Taste Activity - Supertasters

Read text pp 565-570, 153-157

Read Blackboard (The Senses) Taste Matters, Making Sense of Taste, and Tasty Molecules

1/26

Smell

Smell

Read text pp 154-157, 560-565 & 571-574

Read Blackboard (The Senses) The Molecular Logic of Smell and Smelly Molecules

1/28

The Senses

Lab 1-Blind Tasting

Worksheet due 2/4

1/30

Chemistry of Fats

Read Text:597-607

Blackboard (Fat) Lipid Molecules

 

2/2

Fats – Are they Bad for you

Read Blackboard Fats and Health

Discussion Topic 1 – Should people worry about how much fat or only what kind of fat they eat? What should be done about trans- fats?

2/04

Emulsions in foods and cooking –Demonstration - Making Mayonnaise

Read text pp. 348-366 & 577-585

 

2/06

Chocolate

Lab 2- Tasting and DSC

Read text pp. 397-409

Lab Report due 2/13

2/09

Fats and chocolate concluded

Read Blackboard Public Apathy and healthier fat

2/11

Carbohydrates - chemistry

Read text pp. 226-249, 585-590 & 123-136,

2/13

Colas – Liquid Candy

 

Read Blackboard Liquid Candy, Red Bull, Caffeine Corner

Read text pp 367-369 & 385-396

2/16

Caffeine

Read articles in Blackboard

Find one additional article relevant to the effects of caffeine.

Discussion Topic 2- Should Soda and other sweetened products be taxed like alcohol to reduce consumption?

2/18

EXAM 1

Senses, Fats and Carbohydrates

2/20

Protein Chemistry

Demo- denaturation

Read text 590-597, 82-95, 407 & 105-116

2/25

Protein Chemistry

Meat and Gluten

Read – Bread

Read Text pp 273-313

2/27 – half of class off

Lab 3 -Cooking activity

Cookies and Muffins – effects of gluten and leavening agents

 

Lab 3 due 3/8

3/01 – half of class off

Lab 3 -Cooking activity

Cookies and Muffins – effects of gluten and leavening agents

 

3/03

Dietary requirements for protein

Read Blackboard 2 articles on Athlete’s Diet in Nutrition folder

3/05

Nutritional Analysis software and USDA food pyramid

Read Blackboard Nutrition folder: 2-CSPI articles, USDA articles and Birth of Modern Diet

Read text pp 527-552

Lab Activity 4 – Monitor your diet Report Due 3/24

3/08

Vitamins – biochemistry and chemistry

Read text pp 535-550

Read Blackboard Cooper Appendix 1 and 2

3/10

Antioxidant vitamins and health

 

Demonsration- Browning Reactions

Read Blackboard Cooper Chapter 1 and 2

Read Blackboard CSPI Prostate cancer

Discussion topic 3 – Should you eat the USDA –RDA of antioxidant vitamins or should you eat the NAS Maximum safe level?

3/12 No Class Meeting

Discussion on Line

 

 

 

3/22

Read text pp 608-610, 150-153, 166-168, 202-203, 500-500-504

 

3/24

Antioxidants Concluded

Read text pp 559-560

 

3/26

Weight Management

Read Blackboard Counting Calories and 2- Calorie restricted diets and aging

Lab 4 Diet analysis

3/29

Weight Management Continued

 

3/31

EXAM 2

See outline in Course Documents

4/02

Popular Diets

Find information on a popular diet on the Web. Input one day’s food into the nutritional analysis program and print the results. Come to class prepared to discuss your findings.

Read text Ch. 11 pp 517-552

 

4/05

Food and the Media

Read Deadly Persuasion Chapter 1, 2, and 5

4/07

World Hunger and Starvation

Read two documents in External Links folder on World hunger

4/09

Crop Protection Chemicals and Antibiotics – Why do we need them and what are their problems?

Read documents in External Links Antibiotics folder

4/12

Organic Foods – Are they really better?

Read Bruce Ames document in Organic Food Folder

4/14

GM Foods – Why bother?

Read Blackboard article GM Food to fight plant diseases

4/16

GM Foods – Good Bad or Otherwise?

Listen to American Radio Production

Read 4 articles from Sierra Magazine

Discussion Topic 4- Defend one of the following ideas:

  1. Ban all GM Foods (forever or until some conditions are met?)
  2. The Gov’t should fund GM food development for products with identifiable value
  3. GM food development does not need to be restricted in any way but label the foods
  4. GM food development does not need to be restricted in any way and labeling is expensive and unnecessary.

4/19

Food Additives

Text pp 499-514

4/21

Food additives color

Lab 5 - TLC of food dyes in M&M’s

Report due 4/26

4/23

Fermentation

Fermentation and the beginnings of civilization

 

Read text pp. 426-438 & 466-481

 

 

4/26

Alcohol- Choose your poison

Read- Deadly Persuasion Ch 7

Read text pp 494-498

     
     
 

FINAL EXAM