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  • registration announcements for NTR coursework
  • featured events/opportunities relevant to NTR majors

 

 

Fall 2017 Registration News

 

Fall 2017 prerequisite updates


Some NTR courses have pre-reqs that may differ from the Course Schedule.  Please see below for updates on any pre-req changes for Fall 2017 NTR courses.

NTR 312 Intro to Nutritional Sciences 

  • Correct pre-req:
    • C- or better in CH 301
    • C- or better in a calculus or statistics course. Options: M408C, M408D, M408N, SDS 302, SDS 304, SDS 306, SDS 325H or SDS 328M
    • Credit or registration for BIO 311C, CH 302

NTR 307 & NTR 107L Intro to Food Science & Lab

  • Nutrition Majors: you are required to take the lecture NTR 307 and lab NTR 107L together.

  • Non-Nutrition Majors: you are eligible to only take the lecture NTR 307 unless you have previously discussed a special circumstance with the SoHE Advisors.

NTR 342 Advanced Nutritional Sciences

  • It is preferred to have C- or better in both BCH 369 and BIO 365S due to the rigor of the course.


NTR 343 Vitamins and Minerals

  • Correct pre-req: C- or better in NTR 326, BIO 325, and BIO 365S; and credit or registration for BCH 369. Same topic as former NTR 365.

  • Can fulfill a NTR 365 topic course requirement

NTR 365 Obesity and Metabolic Health 

  • Correct pre-req: C- or better in NTR 312H or NTR 326 or BIO 365S

 

Course Announcement - NTR 365 World Food Systems 1450-2050


NTR 365 World Food Systems 1450-2050:

This is a restricted course that will be taught in fall 2017 by Dr. Raj Patel.  There is a very limited number of seats available for undergraduate Nutrition students.  

Please see instructions below for requesting to take the course:

  1. Carefully read a previous semester's course syllabus attached here (PDF).  This is an exremely rigourous course which requires signficant participation and writing. 

  2. Review the information listed below about how the course can count towards the Nutrition degrees. 

  3. Email Dr. Raj Patel directly at rajpatel@utexas.edu to let him know you are interested in taking the course.  

  4. Dr. Patel will then let the Human Ecology Advising Center know who is approved to register.

How does this count towards your Nutrition degree?
 
B.S. Nutrition Degrees:

  • While this is a NTR 365 course number, this specific topic of NTR 365 CANNOT be used to fulfill the NTR 365 degree requirement for any B.S. Nutrition degree option.

    Ex. When NTR 365 is listed as a specific requirement or as an option (like "choose 3 hrs from NTR 365, 370 or 371" for B.S. Nutritional Sciences), the NTR 365 World Food Systems will NOT be allowed to count there. 
  • It CAN count as an upper-division NTR elective towards the 24 total hours of upper-division NTR hours ("NTR UD") for the B.S. Nutritional Sciences and B.S. Nutrition & Public Health degrees

    Ex. If you are lacking upper-division NTR hours to reach 24 total hours of upper-division NTR, this course can be used for that.

  • It CAN count as a general elective for all degree options.
 
B.S.A. Nutrition Degree:

  • It CAN count as 3 hours of upper-division Nutrition ("NTR UD") towards the required additional nutrition hours, or as a general elective.


Please contact your academic advisor if you have questions on how this can fit into your degree plan. 

 

common PREREQUISITE ISSUES: 


Please call us at 512-471-7219, email at headvising@austin.utexas.edu, or stop by GEA 37 to have a prerequisite waiver submitted for you if:

  • You completed M 408K as your Calculus course and are trying to register for NTR 312
     
  • You have a Statistics course other than SDS 302, 304, 306, 325H or 328M and you're trying to register for NTR 312

  • You're taking ACC 310F or ACC 311 concurrently or during Summer and plan to register for NTR 355M the following semester.

  • You're an honors student who has credit for NTR 312H and NTR 312R and are trying to register for a course that requires NTR 326 as a prerequisite.  

NTR LECTURE & LAB REGISTRATION:


NTR 312/112L 
- add lecture NTR 312 FIRST, then add NTR 112L 

NTR 326/126L - add lecture NTR 326 FIRST, then add NTR 126L

NTR 307/107L - add lab NTR 107L FIRST, then add lecture NTR 307 - NTR majors must take both together

NTR 218/118L - add lab NTR 118L FIRST, then add lecture NTR 218 - both need to be taken together

NTR 334/234L - add lab NTR 234L FIRST, then add lecture NTR 334 - NTR majors must take both together

NTR 324/124L - add lab NTR 124L FIRST, then add lecture NTR 324 - Spring-only course, includes Upper Division Writing Flag

  

NTR 355 & NTR 352 Registration Process

NTR 355 Undergraduate Research and NTR 352 Field Experience in Nutrition are restricted courses and require confirmation from the supervising professor to grant registration access.

A confirmation email from the supervising faculty member (typically Dr. Herzele for NTR 352) must be sent to Kelsey Lancon, Kelsey.lancon@austin.utexas.edu, either by the supervisor or forwarded from the student.

Once the confirmation email is received, you will be given access to register for the course. It is ideal that we receive this before the 4th class day of the semester the you hope to enroll in the course. 

 

Fall & Spring-Only NTR Courses

Some NTR courses are taught in the fall semester only or spring semester only.  NTR courses not listed below are typically offered every fall and spring. 

Fall SEmester Only

  • NTR 321 Internationl Nutrition: Developing World*

  • NTR 365 topics vary each semester

  • NTR 371 Medical Nutrition Therapy II 
    • Could taken before NTR 370 if you are in your senior year and need to take NTR 371 first in order to graduate on time the following spring.

Spring semester Only

  • NTR 331 International Nutrition: Social & Environmental Policies*

  • NTR 365 topics vary each semester

  • NTR 370 Medical Nutrition Therapy I 
    • Could be taken after NTR 371 if you are in your senior year and must take NTR 371 first in order to graduate on time. 


*NTR 321 and NTR 331 are different topics of International Nutrition, and they count as separate courses.  They would each count as 3 hours of upper-division NTR credit.

 

Nutrition Courses with Flags

The following flag requirements must be fulfilled before graduation. Please see the Center for the Skills & Experience Flags website for more details about each flag.

  • 2014-2016 Catalog and earlier: lower or upper division Writing flag (Wr), upper-division Writing flag (Wr), and Quantitative Reasoning (QR)
  • 2016-2018 Catalog: lower or upper division Writing flag (Wr), upper-division Writing flag (Wr) Quanitiative Reasoning (QR), Global Cultures (GC), Cultural Diversity in the U.S. (CD), Ethics & Leadership (EL), and Independent Inquiry (II). 

Specific courses required for your degree may already fulfill some of these flag requirements, however you will need to select courses that contain any remaining flags needed by the time you graduate. Flags can be fulfilled by courses taken for other degree requirements.

The following NTR courses contain flags.  Please check the Course Schedule each semester to confirm available flags and to check pre-requisites. 

WRITING FLAG  Wr

  • NTR 338W Issues in Nutrition and Health - Required for all BS Nutrition degrees. Optional for BSA Nutrition degree, however must meet prerequisites stated in Course Schedule. 

     

  • NTR 338H Issues in Nutrition and Health: Honors - Required for/restricted to BS Honors in Advanced Nutritional Sciences 


ETHICS & LEADERSHIP FLAG  EL

  • NTR 331 International Nutrition: Social/Environmental Policies - Taught spring semester only.


INDEPENDENT INQUIRY FLAG  II

  • NTR 355 Undergraduate Research - Must receive permission from supervising faculty member to enroll.

     

  • NTR 338W Issues in Nutrition and Health - Required for all BS Nutrition degrees. Optional for BSA Nutrition degree, however must meet prerequisites stated in the Course Schedule. 

     

  • NTR 379H Honors Tutorial Course - Required for/restricted to BS Honors in Advanced Nutritional Sciences or students pursuing Special Departmental Honors.