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Vegetarianism 101: How to Be a Vegetarian

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Course Description

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!

Course Requirements

There are no formal requirements for this continuing education class, but you'll need a high school reading/writing level (or higher).

Course Goals

Lesson 1: Introduction to Vegetarianism

Lesson 2: The History of Vegetarianism

Lesson 3: Vegetarian Health Benefits

Lesson 4: Environmental Benefits of Vegetarianism

Lesson 5: Animal Rights Reasons for Vegetarianism

Lesson 6: Vegetarian Nutritional Needs

Lesson 7: Raising Vegetarian Children

Lesson 8: Vegetarian Eating

Lesson 9: Famous Vegetarians

Lesson 10: Myths and FAQs

Lesson 11: Tips for Transition and Success

Course Materials

All course learning materials are provided in this class online except recommended books.

Grading Policy

A brief 25 pt. quiz and a written assignment that will review lesson facts will follow each lesson. Students will successfully complete this course with 70% average or higher.

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.

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
Lesson 1 Exam10
Lesson 2 Exam10
Lesson 3 Exam10
Lesson 4 Exam10
Lesson 5 Exam10
Lesson 6 Exam10
Lesson 7 Exam10
Lesson 8 Exam10
Lesson 9 Exam10
Lesson 10 Exam10
Lesson 11 Exam10
The Final Exam51
Total Points:161

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