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Upcoming Semester Courses

 FALL SEMESTER 2014:  Begins Monday, August 25th

FST/FPE 502 Research Project: Design, Delivery and Dissemination

Instructor: Todd Diel
Friday: 10:00 am-12:40 pm, Main Campus

This course is an introduction to designing, conducting, and reporting on scientific research.  Topics will include: defining a problem and creating a research proposal; experimental design, data collection and analysis; and, written and oral presentation of results.

FST/FPE 505 Food Microbiology

Instructor: Alvin Lee, Ph.D.
Monday: 5:00 pm-7:40 pm, Main Campus

Microorganisms of importance to food safety, spoilage, and food fermentations. Principles of occurrence and control of microbiological contaminants, methods for detection, mechanisms of microbial inactivation, and importance of sanitation and prevention of public health problems.
Prerequisites: Introductory Microbiology or Food Science  

FST/FPE 506 Food Microbiological Laboratory

Instructor: Alvin Lee, Ph.D.
Saturday: 9:00 am-12:30 pm, Moffett Campus

Basic microbiological techniques and safe laboratory practices. Introductory Food Microbiology, including isolation of pathogenic bacteria, spoilage microorganisms, sporeformers, fermentation, environmental monitoring and rapid identification methods.
Prerequisites: Introductory Microbiology or Food Science
Note: This course is not offered through IIT’s interactive TV site or online.

FST/FPE 524 Fundamentals of Food Science and Technology

Instructor: Jack Cappozzo
Tuesday: 5:00 pm-7:40 pm, Main Campus

The science and chemistry of food as related to storage and processing of major food commodities including meats and poultry, seafood, fruits and vegetables,  cereal grains and baked goods, eggs, dairy, and confectionaries.  The effects of food-related unit operations such as drying, freezing, sterilization and radiation treatment on chemical and physical properties of foods. An introduction to the global control of food quality and safety is also covered.

FST/FPE 593 Seminar on Food Safety and Technology

Instructor: Wei Zhang, Ph.D.
Friday: 1:00 pm -2:00 pm, Moffett Campus

Students attend seminars offered during the semester. Each student is also required to give a 20 minute presentation on a topic of interest or a research project on which he/she has worked.

FST/FPE 201 Nutrition, Health and Wellness

Instructors: Britt Burton-Freeman, Ph.D., Indika Edirisinghe, Ph.D.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: 10:00 -11:15 am, Main Campus

Introduction to the basic principles of nutrition and the relationship of the human diet to health.  Overview of the nutrition profession, the biological uses of nutrients and tools for dietary planning and assessment in various settings.  Examination of specific issues such as weight management, sports nutrition, food safety, the diet-disease relationship and global nutrition.  Analysis of special nutritional requirements and needs during the life cycle.  Lecture/discussion.