Courses of Study 2020-2021 
    
    May 23, 2022  
Courses of Study 2020-2021 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Human Biology, Health, and Society


In the College of Human Ecology .

The Human Biology, Health, and Society (HBHS) major permits students to combine their interests in the biological sciences while exploring human health issues from the perspectives of both the biological and behavioral sciences. HBHS majors select the issues they want to explore in depth from Human Ecology courses that address health and the broad range of factors that influence human well-being. Issues that can be explored include biology and behavior; metabolism, genetics, and health; biology, growth, and development; and food and health policy and health promotion. Most students in this program will proceed to programs of advanced study to pursue careers related to health. This major is offered by the Division of Nutritional Sciences . More information about this program can be found on the Division of Nutritional Sciences  page, which includes descriptions of all of the majors that are offered.

Human Biology, Health and Society Major


HBHS Major

The requirements listed below pertain to all students matriculating in August 2020 and January 2021.

In addition to college requirements  , students in the HBHS Major must complete specific requirements listed here.

Introductory Chemistry


Introductory Chemistry (8 credits)

This fulfills the college distribution natural sciences requirement.

Choose one of the following options:
(a)    CHEM 2070  General Chemistry I (F, 4 cr) and CHEM 2080  General Chemistry II (S, 4 cr)1
(b)    (AP Chemistry score of 5 or IB Chemistry score of 6 or 7) and CHEM 2080  General Chemistry II (S, 4 cr)2
(c)    (AP Chemistry score of 5 or IB Chemistry score of 6 or 7) and CHEM 2150  Honors General and Inorganic Chemistry (F, 4 cr)3
1Recommended for nearly all students, especially those on or considering a pre-health (e.g. pre-med) track.
2Students may use an AP Chemistry score of 5 or an IB Chemistry score of 6 or 7 to place out of CHEM 2070. Pre-health (e.g. pre-med) students should not use AP scores to fulfill chemistry requirements. Students who take CHEM 2070 forfeit AP or IB credit.
3Students should only select option (c) if they are very strong in chemistry and are not considering a pre-health (e.g. pre-med) track.

Introductory Biology


Introductory Biology (8 credits)
Choose one of the following labs:
(a)    BIOG 1500  Investigative Lab (F/S, 2 cr) OR
(b)    BIOSM 1500  Investigative Marine Biology Lab (Su, 3 cr)


AND choose two out of the three lecture options
(a)    BIOMG 1350  Cell and Development (F/S, 3 cr)
(b)    BIOG 1440  Comparative Physiology (F/S, 3 cr) OR*
BIOG 1445  Comparative Physiology (autotutorial)  (F/S, 4cr)
(c)    BIOEE 1610  Ecology and the Environment (F/S, 3cr) OR*
BIOEE 1780  Evolution and Diversity (F/S, 3cr)
* Cannot take both to fulfill this requirement.

Physics


Physics (4 credits)*

PHYS 1101  General Physics I (F/Summer, 4 cr) OR
PHYS 2207  Fundamentals of Physics (F, 4 cr)
* Pre-health students should also take PHYS 1102  General Physics II OR PHYS 2208  Fundamentals of Physics.

Organic Chemistry Lecture


Organic Chemistry Lecture (3-8 credits)*
Choose one of the following:
(a)    CHEM 1570  Elementary Organic Chemistry (S only, 3 cr, not for pre-health) OR
(b)    CHEM 3530  Principles of Organic Chemistry (F only, 4 cr) OR
(c)    CHEM 3570  - CHEM 3580 Organic Chemistry for the Life Sciences I and II (F and S, 3 cr each, must take both, CHEM 3570 alone will not fulfill the requirement) OR
(d)    CHEM 3590  - CHEM 3600 Honors Organic Chemistry I and II (S and F, 4 cr each, must take both, CHEM 3590 alone will not fulfill the requirement)
* Students interested in pre-health tracks should take a two-course sequence of organic chemistry lectures (option c or d above), in addition to an organic chemistry lab.

Organic Chemistry Lab


Organic Chemistry Lab (2-4 credits)
(a)    CHEM 2510 Introduction to Experimental Organic Chemistry (F/S/Summer, 2 cr) OR
(b)    CHEM 3010 Honors Experimental Chemistry (S, 4 cr)

Physiology


Physiology (3-4 credits)
Choose one of the following:
(a)    NS 3410  Human Anatomy and Physiology (S, 4 cr) OR
(b)    BIOAP 3110  Animal Physiology (F, 3 cr)
* Pre-health students should also consider taking NS 3420  Human Anatomy and Physiology Lab (S, 2 cr).

Biochemistry


Biochemistry (4-6 credits)
Choose one of the following:
(a)    NS 3200  Introduction to Human Biochemistry (F, 4 cr) OR    
(b)    BIOMG 3300  Principles of Biochemistry (F/S, 4 cr) OR    
(c)    BIOMG 3310  Principles of Biochemistry: Proteins and Metabolism (F, 3 cr) AND BIOMG 3320  Principles of Biochemistry: Molecular Biology (S, 2 cr) OR
(d)    BIOMG 3310  Principles of Biochemistry: Proteins and Metabolism (F, 3 cr) AND BIOMI 2900 General Microbiology (F/S, 3 cr) OR    
(e)    BIOMG 3330  Principles of Biochemistry: Proteins, Metabolism, and Molecular Biology (Summer, 4 cr) OR
(f)    BIOMG 3350  Principles of Biochemistry: Proteins, Metabolism, and Molecular Biology (S, 4 cr)

HBHS Biology Electives


Biology Electives (6 credits)

6 additional credits selected from didactic courses in the following areas that relate to human biology. Courses are eligible if they require one year of introductory biology or above (e.g. another advanced biology course) as a pre-requisite.
May not include Special Studies (e.g., NS 4000, 4010, 4020, 4030) or independent research credits (e.g., NS 4990).
•    Genetics, recommended (including BIOMG 2800  and BIOMG 2820 )
•    Microbiology (including BIOMI 2900 , if not used for Biochem req. and VETMI 4310)
•    Neurobiology (including BIONB 2210 , BIONB 2220  and BIONB 4280 )
•    Evolution (may use NS 2750  if not used as an HBHS Selective)
•    Cell Biology (including BIOMG 4320 )
•    Physiology (including BIOAP 4890 . May use NS 3410  or BIOAP 3110  if both are taken)
•    Biochemistry (may not include BIOMG 3300 , BIOMG 3310 , or BIOMG 3320 , BIOMG 3350 , or NS 3200 )
•    Nutrition (may use NS 3030 , NS 3310 , NS 3420 , NS 4200 , NS 4300 , or NS 4410  – if these are not used as a HBHS Selective)

HBHS Survey Course


HBHS Survey Course (3 credits)

NS 1150  Nutrition, Health and Society

Social Science Perspective on Health Sciences


Social Science Perspective on Health Selectives (6+ credits)

Courses should cover some aspect of health (including nutrition) from a social science perspective. More than half of the course content must be devoted to consideration of health/life course/disease issues from a social science (sociological, anthropological, psychological, and/or economic) perspective. Courses with a focus on public policy related to health or education/counseling related to health are included in this category.

NS 2450  Social Science Perspectives on Food and Nutrition (F, 3 cr)
NS 4250  Nutrition Communications and Counseling (S, 3 cr)
NS 4450  // AEM 4450  Toward a Sustainable Global Food System: Food Policy for Developing Countries (F, 3 cr)
NS 4480  Economics of Food and Malnutrition (S, 3 cr)
NS 4500  Public Health Nutrition (S, 3 cr)
NS 4570  // ECON 3910  Health, Poverty, and Inequality: A Global Perspective (even F, 3 cr)
COMM 4760  Population Health Communication (S, 3 cr)
DSOC 2200  // LSP 2200  Sociology of Health and Ethnic Minorities (F, 3 cr)
DSOC 3020  Political Ecologies of Health (alt even S, 3 cr)
DSOC 3111  // BSOC 3111 // SOC 3130 // STS 3111  Sociology of Medicine (F, 3 cr)
HD 2180  Human Development: Adulthood and Aging (F, 3 cr)
HD 2300  Cognitive Development (S, 3 cr)
HD 2600  // PSYCH 2750  Introduction to Personality Psychology (F, 3 cr)
HD 3290  Self-Regulation Across the Life Span (S, 3 cr)
HD 3300  Developmental Psychopathology (F, 3 cr)
HD 3490  The Science of Well Being (S, 3 cr)
HD 3620  Human Bonding (S, 3 cr)
HD 3700  // PSYCH 3250  Adult Psychopathology (S, 3 cr)
HD 4590  Life Transitions Across the Life Span (F, 3 cr)
HD 4770  Psychopathology in Great Works of Literature (S, 3 cr)
PAM 2350  The U.S. Health Care System (F, 3 cr)
PAM 3110  Pharmaceutical Management and Policy (F, 3 cr)
PAM 3280  Fundamentals of Population Health (F, 3 cr)
PAM 3780  Sick Around the World? Comparing Health Care Systems Around the World (S, 3 cr)
PAM 3870  // PAM 5870  Economic Evaluations in Health Care (F, 3 cr)
PAM 4280  // ECON 3710  Economics of Risky Health Behaviors (F, 3 cr)

Natural Science Perspective on Health Selectives


Natural Science Perspective on Health Selectives (6+ credits)
Courses should cover some aspect of health (including nutrition) from a life science perspective. More than half of the course content must be devoted to consideration of health/life course/disease issues from a life science/biological perspective (e.g. biochemical, physiological, molecular, evolutionary, neuroscience, or a combination of these). Courses may be focused on use of diet and other health practices for the prevention and/or treatment of diseases or for the improvement of physiological function.
NS 2750  Human Biology and Evolution (S, 3 cr)
NS 3030  Nutrition, Health and Vegetarian Diets (S, 3 cr)
NS 3060  Nutrition and Global Health (alt odd S, 3 cr)
NS 3150  Obesity and Regulation of Body Weight (alt even S, 3 cr)
NS 3310  Nutrient Metabolism (S, 4 cr)
NS 3320  Methods in Nutritional Sciences (F, 3 cr)
NS 3450  Introduction to Physiochemical and Biological Aspects of Food (F, 3 cr)
NS 4200  Diet and the Microbiome (S, 3 cr)
NS 4300  Proteins, Transcripts, and Metabolism: Big Data in Molecular Nutrition (S, 3 cr)
NS 4410  Nutrition and Disease (F, 4 cr)
NS 4420  Implementation of Nutrition Care (F, 3 cr; enrollment restricted – priority to Dietetics students)
NS 6140  Topics in Maternal and Child Nutrition (F, 3 cr)
NS 6310  Micronutrients: Function, Homeostasis and Assessment (F, 2-4 cr)
NS 6320  Regulation of Macronutrient Metabolism (S, 4 cr)
BIOMG 4390  Molecular Basis of Disease (S, 3 cr)
BIOMI 2500  Public Health Microbiology (F, 3 cr)
BIOMI 2600  Microbiology of Human Contagious Diseases (F/S, 3 cr)
BIOMI 2950  Biology of Infectious Disease: From Molecules to Ecosystems (F, 3 cr)
BIOMI 3210  Human Microbes and Health (F, 3 cr)
BIONB 3215  // FGSS 3210  // LGBT 3210  Gender and the Brain (S, 3 cr)
FSAD 4390  Biomedical Materials and Devices for Human Body Repair (F, 3 cr)
HD 2200  The Human Brain and Mind: An Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience (F, 3 cr)
HD 3250  Neurochemistry of Human Behavior (S, 3 cr)
HD 3660  Affective and Social Neuroscience (S, 3 cr)
MSE 4610  Biomedical Materials and Their Applications (S, 3 cr)
PLBIO 2100  Medical Ethnobotany (S, 3 cr)

Nutritional Science Perspective on Health Selectives


Nutritional Science Perspective on Health Selectives (3-4 credits)
Courses should cover some aspect of health (including nutrition) from a nutritional science perspective. More than half of the course content must be devoted to consideration of health/life course/disease issues from a nutritional science perspective. Courses may be focused on the use of diet for the prevention and/or treatment of diseases or the improvement of physiological function, or on basic nutritional requirements and concerns of individuals and populations.
NS 3030  Nutrition, Health and Vegetarian Diets (S, 3 cr)
NS 3060  Nutrition and Global Health (alt odd SF, 3 cr)
NS 3150  Obesity and Regulation of Body Weight (alt even S, 3 cr)
NS 4200  Diet and the Microbiome (S, 3 cr)
NS 4300  Proteins, Transcripts, and Metabolism: Big Data in Molecular Nutrition (S, 3 cr)
NS 4410  Nutrition and Disease (F, 4 cr)
NS 4420  Implementation of Nutrition Care (F, 3 cr; enrollment restricted – priority to Dietetics students)
NS 4450  // AEM 4450  Toward a Sustainable Global Food System: Food Policy for Developing Countries (F, 3 cr)
NS 4480  Economics of Food and Malnutrition (S, 3 cr)
NS 4500  Public Health Nutrition (S, 3 cr)

Social Sciences


Social Sciences (6 credits)
This fulfills the college distribution social sciences requirement.

Choose one course in any two of the following four areas:

Anthropology
ANTHR 1400  The Comparison of Cultures (F, 3 cr)

Economics
ECON 1110  Introductory Microeconomics (F/S/Su/Wi, 3 cr)    *Counts for Human Ecology credit
ECON 1120  Introductory Macroeconomics (F/S/Su/Wi, 3 cr)   *Does not count for Human Ecology credit

Psychology
HD 1150  Human Development: Infancy and Childhood (F, 3 cr)
HD 1170  Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood (S, 3 cr)     
PSYCH 1101  Introduction to Psychology (F/Su, 3 cr)

Sociology
DSOC 1101  Introduction to Sociology (F/S, 3 cr)
SOC 1101  Introduction to Sociology (F/S/Su, 3 cr)

Calculus/Advanced Math


Calculus/Advanced Math (3-4 credits)
This fulfills the college distribution quantitative and analytical courses requirement.

Choose one of the following:
(a)    MATH 1105  Finite Mathematics for the Life and Social Sciences (F, 3 cr)
(b)    MATH 1106  Calculus for the Life and Social Sciences (S, 3 cr)
(c)    MATH 1110  Calculus I (F/S/Sum, 4 cr)
(d)    MATH 1120  Calculus II (F/S, 4 cr)
(e)    A score of 4 or higher on the AB or BC Calculus AP Exam*
*CHE students must take either Calculus/Advanced Math or Statistics at Cornell unless they have earned a score of 4 or 5 on the BC Calculus AP Exam. Students in this case may use AP credit for both Calculus/Advanced Math and Statistics.

 

Statistics


Statistics (3-4 credits)
This fulfills the college distribution quantitative and analytical course requirement.

Choose one of the following:
(a)    STSCI 2150  Introductory Statistics for Biology (F/S, 4 cr) (recommended) OR
(b)    PAM 2100  Introduction to Statistics (S, 4 cr) OR
(c)    AEM 2100  Introductory Statistics (F, 4 cr) OR
(d)    BTRY 3010  Biological Statistics I (F, 4 cr) OR
(e)    ILRST 2100 /STSCI 2100  Introductory Statistics (F/S/Winter/Summer, 4 cr) OR
(f)    MATH 1710  Statistical Theory and Application in the Real World (F/S, 4 cr) OR
(g)    PSYCH 2500  Statistics and Research Design (F/Summer, 3-4 cr) OR
(h)    SOC 3010  Statistics for Sociological Research (F, 4 cr)
(i)    A score of 4 or 5 on the Statistics AP Exam*
* CHE students must take either Calculus/Advanced Math or Statistics at Cornell unless they have earned a score of 4 or 5 on the BC Calculus AP Exam. Students in this case may use AP credit for both Calculus/Advanced Math and Statistics.