Intensive Pod in the Hospitality Industry
CBD in Food and Beverage Industry (Intensive POD in the Hospitality Industry)
Imran Ahmad, PhD
305 919 4533
786 702 4996
Turn Around Time
Within 24 hours
Course Description and Purpose
Cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive, health-oriented compound extracted from hemp and cannabis, has been touted as one of the top healthy ingredient trends in the food and beverage industry for 2022-23. This course will provide an introduction to the fast-growing market for CBD as a signature ingredient in mainstream U.S. food and beverage product development.
This POD examines the growing public interest of CBD and CBD-derived products and how this shift affects the food and beverage industry. This POD aims to educate consumers and prospective producers of the cannabis industry on current research, regulatory status, and market trends of various forms of CBD infused products.
Upon completing this course, students will be able to:
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Technical Requirements and Skills
One of the greatest barriers to taking an online course is a lack of basic computer literacy. By computer literacy, we mean being able to manage and organize computer files efficiently and learning to use your computer's operating system and software quickly and easily. Keep in mind that this is not a computer literacy course, but students enrolled in online courses are expected to have moderate proficiency using a computer. Please go to the What's Required webpage to find out more information on this subject.
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Accessibility and Accommodation
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Web Accessibility Statements for Partners and Vendors
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Academic Misconduct Statement
Florida International University is a community dedicated to generating and imparting knowledge through excellent teaching and research, the rigorous and respectful exchange of ideas, and community service. All students should respect the right of others to have an equitable opportunity to learn and honestly demonstrate the quality of their learning. Therefore, all students are expected to adhere to a standard of academic conduct, which demonstrates respect for themselves, their fellow students, and the educational mission of the University. All students are deemed by the University to understand that if they are found responsible for academic misconduct, they will be subject to the Academic Misconduct procedures and sanctions, as outlined in the Student Conduct and Honor Code. Academic Misconduct includes:
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This course will serve to embrace the diversity and inclusivity found within Florida International University. We appreciate and respect diversity, equality, equity, cooperativeness, community, and sustainability within our online courses. We are committed to the ongoing education of our students and their participation within the course regardless of gender, ethnicity, age, sexual orientation, geographical location, religion, and disability. We strive in encouraging collaboration by preparing our students to value the differences in others. At the core of our intentions is the encouragement of acceptance and appreciation of differences within our student population and community.
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Section 5 | Conduct Violations - g. Computer Misuse
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There are no prerequisites for this course.
Expectations of This Course
This is an in-person course, which means most (if not all) of the course work will be conducted in-person.
Students are expected to:
Communication in this course will take place via the Canvas Inbox. Check out the Canvas Conversations Tutorial or Canvas Guide to learn how to communicate with your instructor and peers using Announcements, Discussions, and the Inbox. I will respond to all correspondences within 24 hours.
Keep in mind that your discussion forum postings will likely be seen by other members of the course. Care should be taken when determining what to post.
Discussion forums will be used for student engagement and out-of-the-class learning enhancement.
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|Course Requirements||Number of Items||Points for Each||Total Points Available||Weight|
The course will be delivered in a weekly format on three consecutive Saturdays, three to four hours per session which includes lectures, discussion, class activity and guest speakers
|January 15||Supports Learning Objectives: 1|
|January 22||Supports Learning Objectives: 2 and 4|
|January 29||Supports Learning Objectives: 3 and 4|