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Summer 2020

The Science of Cooking

Online Course | Course code: SC147-VA | CRN: 10059 | Credits: 4 | Seats: 14 / 28

This course runs from May 18, 2020 to June 25, 2020

This course uses common food preparation techniques to introduce students to scientific principles. Students will find answers to why recipes contain certain ingredients, why eggs solidify when cooked, why foods are prepared certain ways, as well as many other food related science questions. Laboratory experiments performed by cooking common foods in the kitchen will illustrate the impact of physical or chemical changes in a food system on the flavor, texture and appearance of the food. Important concepts and terminology related to the chemistry behind proteins, fats, carbohydrates, beverages and other food products will be developed throughout the course. No science background is necessary to take this course and it is designed for non-science majors that want to explore science through foods.

Use this link to lookup course materials: Official Herkimer County Community College Textbooks

Instructor: George Smith Jr.


How to Register

  1. Begin the registration process by submitting the Online Non-Matriculated Application Form.
  2. Register for your course(s) using Student Online Services.
  3. Access Herkimer Online Courses several days prior to the course start date.

How do I pay for my course(s)?

  1. View your charges using Student Online Services. Select "Student Services," then select “Account Summary by Term.” You can then view your charges for the Summer term.
  2. Tuition is always due before class begins and all accounts must be settled in full prior to the due date of the bill to avoid additional fees and/or possible deregistration from the course(s). To make an electronic payment, select "Make Electronic Payment", from the links listed under the Student Services tab of Student Online Services, and pay your bill using MasterCard, Visa, Discover, or ACH from your checking or savings account. You may also pay over the phone at 315-866-0300 x8315.

Note: prospective students can email the course instructor: George Smith Jr.

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