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Barbara Liechty

Mondays, 12 noon - 1:00 PM - Online


Course Syllabi


Barbara Liechty received her MPH in Community Health Education from San Jose State University and BS in Public and Community Health Education from Arizona State University. Barbara is particularly interested in personal health and fitness, behavior change, community organizing, and political action. She has been an instructor at De Anza College for over twenty years.
Winter 2018
CRN Course Title
01005 HLTH-021.-63Z Contemporary Health Concerns
35479 HLTH-021.-66Z Contemporary Health Concerns
35582 HLTH-021.-67Z Contemporary Health Concerns
01508 NUTR-010.-66Z Contemporary Nutrition
Spring 2018
CRN Course Title
00985 HLTH-021.-64Z Contemporary Health Concerns
45357 HLTH-021.-65Z Contemporary Health Concerns
45358 HLTH-021.-66Z Contemporary Health Concerns
45663 HLTH-021.-67Z Contemporary Health Concerns
45664 HLTH-021.-68Z Contemporary Health Concerns
01439 NUTR-010.-66Z Contemporary Nutrition

For course syllabus go to online learning center syllabus depository.



 Please read the following carefully. Faculty have nothing to do with enrollment until the first day of class. Add codes are not available until the first day of class. The following will provide you with information to understand the process.

  • If you want to enroll in one of my online sections of Nutrition 10 or Health 21, go through the application and enrollment process as outlined on the College website:
  • If all course sections are fully enrolled, put yourself on the course waitlist. If the waitlist is full, monitor the waitlist and add when / if space on the waitlist becomes available.
  • If you get on the waitlist, monitor your email in the morning and evening to see if the system has offered you a seat in the class. If offered a seat, you have a short period of time to accept the offer and enroll. If you do not accept the offer and enroll within the time allowed, you will be dropped from the waitlist and lose priority.
  • If you are on the waitlist when classes begin and you want to be enrolled in the class, email your instructor the first or second day of class noting the name of the class you are waitlisted for along with an add code request. On a space available basis,students on the waitlist who email a request for an add code will be sent an add code and directions how to add. Faculty have access to add codes the first day of class. Requests of any type made prior to the beginning of the quarter will not have priority.
  • Waitlisted students have priority to add, so if you are not on the waitlist on the first day of class, it is possible but unlikely in my course sections that space will become available to add. It's highly recommended that you look for other, open course sections.


  • Nutrition 10 and Health 21 are completely online classes administered using Catalyst, the campus online course management system. Only students enrolled in the class will have access to the class. Please bookmark the Catalyst site https://catalyst.deanza.eduYou will not have access to the class until the first day of fall quarter, Monday, April 4.
  • Information about the required textbook is provided on the syllabus (see left navigation bar). The course schedule will be available in Catalyst on the first day of the quarter.
  • There is no in-class or on-campus orientation for either Health 21 or Nutrition 10. To demonstrate your intent to maintain your enrollment (to not be dropped as a 'no show'), students must logon to our Catalyst course site by Wednesday, April 6, 5:00 PM. When you logon to Catalyst you must click the class link to be recorded in the class. Catalyst records logons. The instructor will monitor the site and will drop as 'no shows' students who have not logged on by the date and time above. Dropping students who are 'no shows' is College policy.
  • All enrolled students are required to (students interested in enrolling are strongly encouraged to) complete all pages of the on-line orientation and electronically submit the required Student Information Form by Friday, April 8, 5:00 PM. Submitting the Student Information Form will serve as the indicator that you correctly completed the requirement. The Student Information Form will have a record of pages completed.

    Note that completing the online orientation does not enroll you in a class, nor does it give you priority to enroll. The online orientation is an orientation to our course and to distance learning at De Anza. The spring, 2016, online orientation will be available on or about Monday, March 21. The online orientation can be accessed through the Distance Learning Center website:
  • All enrolled students are required to have consistent, convenient, and reliable computer access and high speed internet service (see Minimum System Requirements in the course syllabus). Students must be able to and feel comfortable consistently accessing the class with a reliable computer/high speed internet, following all course policies, completing homework as required, taking exams and quizzes online in accordance with testing directions and the testing schedule, and communicating online (office hours are online). Course policies are on the syllabus. Review them because they are uniformly enforced with no exceptions. If you are not able to meet or are uncomfortable with any of the aforementioned, take an on-campus class.
  • Students enrolled for the first time in an online class that uses Catalyst, De Anza's course management software, are invited to attend either of two optional, face-to-face Catalyst orientation sessions the first week of classes: Wednesday, April 6, 5:00-6:00 PM, MLC 255 or Friday, April 8, 12:30-1:30 PM, MLC 255. The two sessions are identical, and no reservation is required. This orientation is sponsored by the Distance Learning Center.
  • Student Success in this class requires TIME. Be prepared to spend at least 12 hours a week using and studying the course materials. Time Management skills are essential for staying on top of the material. Evaluate your priorities. Do not attempt to take this class if you are stretched too thin. Be realistic as to what you can accomplish with what time and energy you have to give to this class. There are no shortcuts to learning and mastering content.
  • Online Tutoring with Smarthinking is available to all De Anza students. Login to MyPortal and go to the Students tab to find the Smarthinking link. The De Anza Student Success Center on campus supports learning by providing individual and group tutoring on a variety of subjects. Contact them to discuss your individual needs.
  • It's important to understand what what will be required of you when you enroll in an online class. An online class and online learning require students to be highly motivated, organized, and know how to study autonomously. Please view the following videos so you have a better understanding of what to expect in an online class and what is expected of you as a student in an online class:

 Thank you. I'm looking forward to the quarter!


Nutrition 10:
An introductory course on human nutrition designed for students wanting practical information. Physiological, psychological and economic aspects of obtaining an adequate diet through the life cycle are covered as well as the relationship of nutrients to health and physical fitness. Current nutritional issues and controversies will be evaluated. (This class does not satisfy the nutrition requirement for the De Anza College RN Nursing Program.)

Health 21:
This class focuses on personal, family and community health and the relationship between lifestyle and health. Several of the topics included are stress, hypertension, wellness, nutrition, depression, and sexually transmitted diseases. The study of common lifesytle behviors will emphasize self-help and the preventalbe aspects of lifestyle choices.


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Although every effort is made to ensure the accuracy of the information on this website, mistakes can occur. Website issues will be corrected as soon as possible. In the event of any discrepancies, De Anza College policies and posted course policies prevail.

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Last Updated: 11/7/17