2000-09-09 / Columnists

Chatting With Chapey

by Dr. Geraldine M. Chapey

College Courses Offered Locally

Dr. Geraldine M. Chapey, director of the Professional Development Program at Kingsborough Community College/CUNY (KCC), is announcing the offering of KCC College courses locally.

For the fall 2000 courses will be offered at Heartshare at 82-12 151
avenue in Howard Beach. The Fall, 2000 course listing is as follows:

Monday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: Psychology 32--Human Growth and Development; and on Wednesday from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: Science 70--the Science of Nutrition. Each course is for three college credits.

Registration will be on Monday, September 11 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.; Thursday, September 14 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.; and Monday, September 18 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. All registration will be conducted at Heartshare at 82-12 151 avenue, Howard Beach. Please bring a high school diploma, GED certificate or a previous college transcript to registration.

The fees are as follows: Non-matriculated: $40 application fee plus $120 per credit; matriculated: $40 application fee plus $105 per credit. All fees must be paid at registration.

Classes begin on September 25, 2000, and end on December 20, 2000. Final exams are on December 21, 2000.

A description of the courses offered are: Psychology 32 is a three credit course entitled "Human Growth and Development". According to the college catalog it looks at human development from infancy through childhood, adolescence and adulthood. Intellectual growth, personal and social adjustment, the relationship between physical and mental development and typical problems in various stages of the life cycle are discussed. It is a very interesting course which focuses on the individual as he/she changes and matures with age. It allows a person to be objective and look at ourselves and others as we pass through the various parts of our

Science 70 -- the Science of Nutrition -- is a three credit course. According to the college catalog, it focuses on increased food processing and the addition of chemical substances in foods makes it important to understand the basic ideas of modern nutrition. This interdisciplinary course is taught jointly by the Biological Science and the Physical Science Department. Such concepts as biochemical individuality as related to nutrition for optimal health are integrated with surveys of carbohydrate, protein and fat metabolism; the role of vitamins and minerals in metabolic processes and their still controversial role in orthomolecular nutrition, food selection, diet during pregnancy and infancy, special diets during illness and the safety of the food supply are discussed. One of the interesting parts of this course is that students have an opportunity to analyze their own diet.

For more information please come to registration or call Dr. Geraldine
Chapey at Kingsborough Community College/CUNY in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn.


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