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Are you curious about vegetarianism or thinking about becoming a vegetarian? You are not alone! Millions of people have made the switch to vegetarianism. Why? Because there are so many benefits, including for your health, the planet, and the animals!

This course is jam-packed with information, tips and advice on making the switch. You will learn about the different types of vegetarians, the history of vegetarianism, get an in-depth look at the various reasons why people choose vegetarianism, some famous vegetarians, as well as vegetarian myths and frequently asked questions. You will also learn about animal rights, vegetarian nutritional needs, and how to raise vegetarian kids. In addition to all this, the course will teach you about how to eat as a vegetarian, including dining out and being a guest at someone's house.

This course wraps up with providing information on how to make the transition successfully and where to find more information and support.  This course is perfect for those interested in becoming vegetarian, as well as parents who have a child who has become vegetarian, educators, teachers, and many others! Get started today and learn all about vegetarianism and why it has become so popular around the world. The more you know about vegetarianism, the more successful you will be at making the transition or supporting someone who has!

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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Introduction to Vegetarianism

In this lesson you will be introduced to vegetarianism, including the types of vegetarian. 11 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Vegetarian Population; Vegetarianism Starter Kit
  • Take Poll: Vegetarianism
  • Complete Assignment: An Introduction
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: The History of Vegetarianism

In this lesson we will take a look at the history of vegetarianism, from pre-historic to modern times. 35 Total Points
  • Review Article: History of Vegetarianism
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Vegetarian Health Benefits

This lesson will focus on the many health benefits of following a vegetarian diet. 35 Total Points
  • Review Article: Being a Vegetarian
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Environmental Benefits of Vegetarianism

This lesson focuses on the environmental aspect of eating meat and vegetarianism. 10 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Environmental Benefits; Environmental Reasoning
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

Lesson 5: Animal Rights Reasons for Vegetarianism

This lesson looks at the animal rights, or cruelty issues, that prompt many people to choose vegetarianism. 10 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Why be a vegetarian?; Primer on Animal Rights
  • Take Poll: Reasons for Vegetarianism
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Vegetarian Nutritional Needs

Lesson six looks at the various nutritional needs of the vegetarian and how to fulfill them. 35 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: How to get the best nutrition; Vegetarian Nutrition Info
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

Lesson 7: Raising Vegetarian Children

This lesson focuses on raising vegetarian children, from pregnancy to the teenage years. 10 Total Points
  • Review 3 Articles: Vegetarian Children; Vegetarian Youth Numbers; Vegetarian Diets for Children
  • Take Poll: Vegetarian Children
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam

Lesson 8: Vegetarian Eating

This lesson covers vegetarian eating, including cooking, shopping, dining out, and more. 10 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: Vegetarian Recipes; Guide to Vegetarian Restaurants
  • Complete: Lesson 8 Exam

Lesson 9: Famous Vegetarians

Lesson nine takes a look at who some of the famous vegetarians are. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Famous Vegetarians
  • Complete: Lesson 9 Exam

Lesson 10: Myths and FAQs

In this lesson we take a look at some vegetarian myths and frequently asked questions. 10 Total Points
  • Review Article: Vegetarian Myths vs. Reality
  • Complete: Lesson 10 Exam

Lesson 11: Tips for Transition and Success

This last lesson focuses on ways that you can transition to vegetarianism and be successful. 86 Total Points
  • Review 2 Articles: How to become a vegetarian; Transitioning in Three Steps
  • Take Poll: What do you think about this course?
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 11 Exam
  • Complete: The Final Exam
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Course Title: Vegetarianism 101: How to Be a Vegetarian
Course Number: 7550541
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Course Type: How To
CEU Value: 0.6 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned.
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
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Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Define what is vegetarianism.
  • Describe the history of vegetarianism.
  • Describe vegetarian health benefits.
  • Describe environmental benefits of vegetarianism.
  • Know animal rights reasons for vegetarianism.
  • Know vegetarian nutritional needs.
  • Describe raising vegetarian children.
  • Know vegetarian eating.
  • Know famous vegetarians.
  • Identify myths about vegetarians.
  • Know tips for transition and success to becoming a vegetarian, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Student Testimonials

  • "I thought I knew a lot about vegetarianism, but this course put everything together and presented all the different aspects in an organized, thorough way. I really liked the class! I feel like I had access to a great deal of high quality information." -- Becky T.
  • "Instructor was very helpful and fast to respond. I loved the material presented and will be recommending this course to anyone that would like to transition to vegetarianism." -- Shenea W.

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