Courses of Study 2022-2023 
    
    Jun 12, 2024  
Courses of Study 2022-2023 [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 2022 and January 2023.

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

HBHS Introductory Course


This is a required course for students in the Human Biology, Health, and Society major and will serve as the foundation for many of the subsequent required and elective courses.

NS 1400 - Introduction to Human Biology, Health, and Society  (3 cr)

HBHS Survey Course


HBHS Survey Course (3 credits)

Choose one Survey Course.

NS 1150 - Nutrition, Health, and Society  (3 cr)
NS 1220 - Nutrition and the Life Cycle  (3 cr)

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 (e.g. sociology, anthropology, psychology, economics, communications, and other social science disciplines). Courses with a focus on public policy related to health or education/counseling related to health are included in this category. See the Requirements for HBHS majors for regular updates to course options and information; new options are available to all class years.

NS 2450 - Social Science Perspectives on Food and Nutrition  (3 cr)
NS 4250 - Nutrition Communications and Counseling  (3 cr)
NS 4450 /AEM 4450 - Toward a Sustainable Global Food System: Food Policy for Developing Countries  (3 cr)
NS 4480 - Economics of Food and Malnutrition  (3 cr)
NS 4500 - Public Health Nutrition  (3 cr)
NS 4570 /ECON 3910 - Health, Poverty, and Inequality: A Global Perspective  (3 cr)
COMM 4760 - Population Health Communication  (3 cr)
GDEV 2200 /LSP 2200 - [Sociology of Health and Ethnic Minorities]  (3 cr)
GDEV 3020 - [Political Ecologies of Health]  (3 cr)
GDEV 3111 /BSOC 3111 /SOC 3130 /STS 3111 - Sociology of Medicine  (3 cr)
HD 2180 - Human Development: Adulthood and Aging  (3 cr)
HD 2300 - [Cognitive Development]  (3 cr)
HD 2600 /PSYCH 2750 - [Introduction to Personality]  (3 cr)
HD 3290 - [Self-regulation Across the Life Span]  (3 cr)
HD 3300 - Developmental Psychopathology  (3 cr)
HD 3490 - The Science of Well-Being  (3 cr)
HD 3620 - Human Bonding  (3 cr)
HD 3700 /PSYCH 3250 - Adult Psychopathology  (3 cr)
HD 4590 - [Transitions Across the Life Span]  (3 cr)
HD 4770 - Psychopathology in Great Works of Literature  (3 cr)
PAM 2350 - The U.S. Health Care System  (3 cr)
PAM 3110 - Pharmaceutical Management and Policy  (3 cr)
PAM 3280 - Fundamentals of Population Health  (3 cr)
PAM 3780 - [Sick Around the World? Comparing Health Care Systems Around the World]  (3 cr)
PAM 3870 /PAM 5870 - Economic Evaluations in Health Care  (3 cr)
PAM 4280 /ECON 3710 - [The Economics of Risky Health Behaviors]  (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. biochemistry, molecular biology, physiology, neuroscience, evolution, animal science, food science, plant sciences, and other natural science disciplines). Course work taken for HBHS Selectives may not also count for Biology Electives. See the Requirements for HBHS majors for regular updates to course options and information; new options are available to all class years.

NS 2750 - [Human Biology and Evolution]  (3 cr)
NS 3030 - Nutrition, Health and Vegetarian Diets  (3 cr)
NS 3060 - [Nutrition and Global Health]  (3 cr)
NS 3150 - Obesity and the Regulation of Body Weight  (3 cr)
NS 3310 - Human Nutrition and Nutrient Metabolism  (4 cr)
NS 3320 - Methods in Nutritional Sciences  (3 cr)
NS 3450 - Introduction to Physiochemical and Biological Aspects of Foods  (3 cr)
NS 4200 - Diet and the Microbiome  (3 cr)
NS 4300 - Proteins, Transcripts, and Metabolism: Big Data in Molecular Nutrition  (3 cr)
NS 4410 - Nutrition and Disease  (4 cr)
NS 4420 - Implementation of Nutrition Care  (3 cr; enrollment restricted – priority to Dietetics students)
NS 6140 - Topics in Maternal and Child Nutrition  (3 cr)
NS 6310 - Micronutrients: Function, Homeostasis, and Assessment  (2-4 cr)
NS 6320 - Regulation of Macronutrient Metabolism  (4 cr)
BIOMG 4390 - Molecular Basis of Disease  (3 cr)
BIOMI 2500 - Public Health Microbiology  (3 cr)
BIOMI 2600 - Microbiology of Human Contagious Diseases  (3 cr)
BIOMI 2950 - Biology of Infectious Disease: From Molecules to Ecosystems  (3 cr)
BIOMI 3210 - Human Microbes and Health  (3 cr)
BIONB 3215 /FGSS 3210 /LGBT 3210 - Gender and the Brain  (3 cr)
FSAD 4390 - Biomedical Materials and Devices for Human Body Repair  (3 cr)
HD 2200 - The Human Brain and Mind: An Introduction to Cognitive Neuroscience  (3 cr)
HD 3250 - Neurochemistry of Human Behavior  (3 cr)
HD 3660 - Affective and Social Neuroscience  (3 cr)
MSE 4610 - Biomedical Materials and Their Applications  (3 cr)
PLBIO 2100 - Medical Ethnobotany  (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. Course work taken for HBHS Selectives may not also count for Biology Electives. See the Requirements for HBHS majors for regular updates to course options and information; new options are available to all class years.

NS 3030 - Nutrition, Health and Vegetarian Diets  (3 cr)
NS 3060 - [Nutrition and Global Health]  (3 cr)
NS 3150 - Obesity and the Regulation of Body Weight  (3 cr)
NS 4200 - Diet and the Microbiome  (3 cr)
NS 4300 - Proteins, Transcripts, and Metabolism: Big Data in Molecular Nutrition  (3 cr)
NS 4410 - Nutrition and Disease  (4 cr)
NS 4420 - Implementation of Nutrition Care  (3 cr; enrollment restricted – priority to Dietetics students)
NS 4450 /AEM 4450 - Toward a Sustainable Global Food System: Food Policy for Developing Countries  (3 cr)
NS 4480 - Economics of Food and Malnutrition  (3 cr)
NS 4500 - Public Health Nutrition  (3 cr)

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  (4 cr) and CHEM 2080 - General Chemistry II  (4 cr)1
(b)    (AP Chemistry score of 5 or IB Chemistry score of 6 or 7) and CHEM 2080 - General Chemistry II  (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  (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 Biology Laboratory  (2 cr) OR
(b)    BIOSM 1500 - Investigative Marine Biology Laboratory  (3 cr)

AND choose two out of the three lecture options1:
(a)    BIOMG 1350 - Introductory Biology: Cell and Developmental Biology  (3 cr)
(b)    BIOG 1440 - Introductory Biology: Comparative Physiology  (3 cr) OR2
BIOG 1445 - Introduction to Comparative Anatomy and Physiology, Individualized Instruction  (autotutorial) (4cr)
(c)    BIOEE 1610 - Introductory Biology: Ecology and the Environment  (3cr) OR2
BIOEE 1780 - An Introduction to Evolutionary Biology and Diversity  (3cr)

1 Students may use use AP Biology score of 5 or IB HL Biology score of 7 to place out of one introductory biology lecture. Pre-health (e.g. pre-med) students should not use AP scores to fulfill biology requirements.

2 Cannot take both courses within one category to fulfill this requirement.

Physics


Physics (4 credits)1

PHYS 1101 - General Physics I  (4 cr) OR
PHYS 2207 - Fundamentals of Physics I  (4 cr)

Students interested in pre-health tracks should also take PHYS 1102 - General Physics II  OR PHYS 2208 - Fundamentals of Physics II .

Organic Chemistry Lecture


Organic Chemistry Lecture (3+ credits)

Choose one of the following:
(a)    CHEM 1570 - Introduction to Organic and Biological Chemistry  (3 cr, not for pre-health) OR
(b)    CHEM 3530 - Principles of Organic Chemistry  (4 cr) OR
(c)    CHEM 3570 - Organic Chemistry for the Life Sciences  (3 cr) AND CHEM 3580 - Organic Chemistry for the Life Sciences  (3 cr) OR1
(d)    CHEM 3590 - Honors Organic Chemistry I  (4 cr) AND CHEM 3600 - Honors Organic Chemistry II  (4 cr)2

1 Students interested in pre-health tracks should take a two-course sequence of organic chemistry lectures (option c or d above).

2 Students who select options c or d above must take both courses in sequence; one course alone will not fulfill requirement.

Organic Chemistry Lab


Organic Chemistry Lab (2-4 credits)

(a)    CHEM 2510 - Introduction to Experimental Organic Chemistry  (2 cr) OR
(b)    CHEM 3010 - Honors Experimental Chemistry I  (4 cr)

Physiology


Physiology (3-4 credits)1

Choose one of the following:
(a)    NS 3410 - Human Anatomy and Physiology   (4 cr) OR
(b)    BIOAP 3110 - Principles of Animal Physiology   (3 cr)

1 Pre-health students might also consider taking NS 3420 - Human Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory   (2 cr), which also counts toward advance biology elective requirement.

Biochemistry


Biochemistry (4-6 credits)

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

HBHS Biology Electives


Biology Electives (6 credits)

6 additional credits selected from didactic courses that relate to human biology. Any course that requires one year of introductory biology of above (e.g. another advanced biology course) as a pre-requisite fulfills this category; the below list only provides examples. Course work taken for Biology Electives may not also count for Biochemistry or HBHS Selectives. May not include Special Studies or independent research credits (e.g., NS 4000 , 4010 , 4020 , 4030 , or 4990  or non-DNS equivalent). Possible areas of study include:

•    Genetics, recommended (including BIOMG 2800  and BIOMG 2820 )
•    Microbiology (including BIOMI 2900 , if not used for Biochem req.)
•    Neurobiology (including BIONB 2210 , BIONB 2220  and BIONB 4280 )
•    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)

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 - Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology  (3 cr)

Economics

ECON 1110 - Introductory Microeconomics  (3 cr)   
ECON 1120 - Introductory Macroeconomics  (3 cr)  

Psychology

HD 1120 - People in Perspective: Brain, Mind, and Society  (3 cr)
HD 1150 - Human Development: Infancy and Childhood  (3 cr)
HD 1170 - Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood  (3 cr)     
PSYCH 1101 - Introduction to Psychology  (3 cr)

Sociology

SOC 1101 - Introduction to Sociology  (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 Calculus/Advanced Math courses:
(a)    MATH 1105 - Finite Mathematics for the Life and Social Sciences  (3 cr)
(b)    MATH 1106 - Modeling with Calculus for the Life Sciences  (3 cr)
(c)    MATH 1110 - Calculus I  (4 cr)
(d)    MATH 1120 - Calculus II  (4 cr)
(e)    A score of 4 or 5 on the AB or BC Calculus AP Exam1

1 See below under 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  (4 cr) (recommended) OR
(b)    PAM 2100 - Introduction to Statistics  (4 cr) OR
(c)    AEM 2100 - Introductory Statistics  (4 cr) OR
(d)    BTRY 3010 - Biological Statistics I  (4 cr) OR
(e)    ILRST 2100 /STSCI 2100 - Introductory Statistics  (4 cr) OR
(f)    MATH 1710 - Statistical Theory and Application in the Real World  (4 cr) OR
(g)    PSYCH 2500 - Statistics and Research Design  (3-4 cr) OR
(h)    SOC 3010 - Statistics for Sociological Research  (4 cr)
(i)    A score of 4 or 5 on the Statistics AP Exam*

1 DNS 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.