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1 Welcome to HD! Human Development Central Advising Prof. Qi Wang Prof. Marianella Casasola Bonnie Biata Marianne Arcangeli

2 Who is who in Central Advising  Qi Wang Marianella Casasola Bonnie Biata ( Director of Undergrad Studies) (Asst. Director of Undergrad Studies) HD Undergraduate Assistant Professor Associate Professor   Marianne Arcangeli  HD Student Services Representative

3 What We Will Do Today…  Getting the right start at Cornell  HD Central Advising  Getting started in the major  Fulfilling college distribution requirements  University and college expectations  Individualized advising for transfer students  Prof. Qi Wang, DUS  Prof. Marianella Casasola, Assistant DUS  Ms. Bonnie Biata  Ms. Marianne Arcangeli

4 College Staff present  Patti Papapietro, Director of Counseling and Advising, HE Admissions, Student and Career Development, 172 MVR  Lori Asperschlager, CHE Assistant Registrar, 146 MVR

5 What is Human Development?  The major examines various aspects of cognitive, social and emotional development across the lifespan  The major provides a foundation for a variety of professional careers  Medical school, Public health and other health fields  Graduate school in Psychology (and other fields)  Business  Law  Teaching  Social work  Non-profit organization

6 How to Succeed at Cornell…  Four principles 1. Read the program and be familiar with requirements ▪Read the curriculum sheets ▪Review the syllabi for your courses!! ▪Read s from the department, college, and university 2. Learn how to use resources effectively ▪TAKE ADVANTAGE OF HD CENTRAL ADVISING!!! ▪Make prompt appointments with advisers and counselors ▪Use Cornell informational web sites ▪Learn about library resources, writing support, the learning strategies center (http://lsc.cornell.edu/), EARShttp://lsc.cornell.edu/

7 More tips… 3. Plan ahead and problem solve ▪Make alternative plans and be flexible 4. Make the college and major benchmarks ▪Take at least 30 credits in HD classes -- this comes out to 10 courses ▪Take 43 credits in Human Ecology ▪Earn at least 60 credits at Cornell (transfer credits do not count in lieu of the 60 Cornell credits) ▪Have a total of 120 credits towards graduation

8 The College Advising Systems  Each student is assigned a Student Development adviser  Patti Papapietro  Verdene Lee  Paula Jacobs  Deanne Maxwell Student Development Counselors : provide academic advising and personal counseling help students navigate college and university requirements help students find resources & explore professional pathways provide leadership opportunities, and more.

9 The HD Advising Systems  HD has a dual advising system 1. Individual faculty adviser in HD 2. HD central advising – four people Both can provide information on the major and the major requirements

10 Individual Faculty advisors  A faculty member in HD will be assigned to you by the end of the week.  Fill out the form TODAY  Check your student center at the end of the week.  Until then, use HD Central Advising in G77 MVR  Faculty advisors can provide: signatures on academic forms career advice advice on managing your courses address academic concerns

11 HD Central advising  2 HD faculty members & 2 HD staff members who can answer questions or direct you to find answers: ( pm M- F in G77 MVR or faculty office)  HD Central Advising Hours listed on our website:  Please review the available materials first!  We can: answer your questions, address academic concern in some circumstances provide needed signatures on academic forms

12 Please come to Central Advising!  We want to see you to answer questions!!! Appropriate topics you can discuss:  How many credits are appropriate? What classes should I take to prepare for a career? I am really struggling in a class. What can I do?  There are lots of choices to make – sometimes this is overwhelming Questions we cannot answer:  What classes are interesting? What classes are easy? I do not know what to take, can you tell me?

13 Items You Need to Choose Courses  Fall 2012 course roster—latest schedule info--   HD undergraduate course listing for Fall 2012  HD curriculum sheet—  Be sure that you are working with the correct year; HD and college requirements are different depending on the year you entered (today’s presentation focuses on curriculum)  Courses of Study—has complete course descriptions, but not the latest schedule information—

14 Drop/Add Times Freshmen: 8:00 am on first day (8/21) to 4:00 pm on final day (9/14) Enrollment instructions and latest information:

15 Getting Started as an HD Major – Two Semester Introduction Required courses: HD 1150 Introduction to Human Development: Infancy and Childhood in the fall HD 1160 is a section for HD majors enrolled in HD1150 You will receive information about how to enroll during the first week of classes HD1170 Introduction to Human Development: Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood in the spring

16 HD 2000-level Classes  You must take a minimum of two level classes  The two must be from different areas of the undergraduate major; the designated areas are:  Social & Personality  Cognitive Development (includes Neuroscience)  Aging & Health

17 Note for transfer students :  You may already have one or more level courses covered  Please check the credit evaluation you were given  You may have a class already indicated as fulfilling one of the 2000 level requirements  Transfer students will have special individual advising here in this room – we will check these courses with you and advise you on what to take

18 HD 2000-level classes available this semester  Cognitive area:  HD 2380 Thinking and Reasoning

19  Social & Personality area:  HD 2600 Introduction to Personality

20  Aging & Health area:  No 2000-level courses offered in Fall 2012

21 Other HD Major Requirements  30 didactic class credits are required (all courses must be taken for a grade – no S/U allowed)  15 credits must be taken at the 3000 level, with a minimum 3 of those 15 at the 4000 level  Each student must fulfill a concentration  Each student must take a course above the 2000 level outside of the chosen concentration

22  The concentrations in HD are:  Social & Personality Development  Cognitive Development  Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience  Law, Psychology, & HD  Aging & Health

23  A concentration consists of:  Three courses listed on the Human Development curriculum sheet for that concentration  Courses must be at the 3000 or 4000 level  A 4000 level course must be taken in the chosen concentration

24 Special Studies Courses  HD 4000 (Directed Readings), 4010 (Empirical Research), 4020 (Supervised Internship), 4030 (Teaching Assistantship), 4400 (Internship in Educational Settings), 4980 (Honors), and 4990 (Honors) do NOT fulfill any graduation requirements for the major; they count as electives

25 Knock down college requirements!  Take a writing seminar, if you are required to take one  Students who do not take a writing seminar their first semester at Cornell are put on Academic Warning by the college  Fulfill the Natural Sciences requirement  Fulfill the Social Sciences requirement

26 College Requirements, Category A: Natural Sciences  Introductory Biology Courses have been revised at Cornell  The College requires that students take 6-8 credits in Natural Sciences for graduation  Courses for fulfilling the Natural Science requirement will differ for premedical students versus non-premeds  There are two parts to this requirement (A.1 and A.2)

27 Fulfilling the College A.1 Requirement: Natural Science lecture and laboratory class or combination  HD requires that the natural science lecture be a Biology class  Score of 5 on AP Biology fulfills the A1 requirement OR  Students choose from the following list (all classes must be taken at Cornell): ▪BIOG 1140 (for non-premeds) ▪BIOG 1105 (for premeds) – autotutorial Biology* ▪BIOG 1106 (for premeds – offered in the spring)* ▪BIOMG 1350 or BIOG 1440 or BIOEE 1610 AND BIOG 1500 (for pre- meds)* * Pre-meds must take two semesters of Biology and fulfill laboratory requirements; pre-meds should attend the college premedical advising meeting on 8/21. BIOG1105 and 1106 include laboratories. For non-pre-meds a lab course is not required.

28 Fulfilling the A.2 Requirement: Additional Natural Science Requirements  Lab not required; must be taken at Cornell; no AP accepted for this part of the requirement  Choose another biology course from the A.1 list OR  Take CHEM 1560 or CHEM 2070; CHEM 2080; PHYS 1101 or PHYS 2207; PHYS 1102 or PHYS2208: OR*  Choose from the Human Ecology Natural Science Approved Course List (HD recommends the courses with an asterisk on that list) *Premeds fulfill the A.2 requirement while completing recommended premedical courses

29 Courses this Fall that Fulfill the A.2 Natural Science Requirement*  NS1150 Nutrition, Health & Society  BIOPL 2210 Natural Remedies in Ethnohealth  BIOEE 2070 Evolution  CHEM 1150 Language of Chemistry  CSS 1900 Sustainable Agriculture  PSYCH 2230 Introduction to Biopsychology (can be used to fulfill EITHER the CHE Natural Science or Social Science requirement, but not both) (*This slide contains only the HD recommendations; more courses are available)

30 New College Requirement: A Course in Scientific Methods  IMPORTANT: This requirement applies ONLY to those who entered during or after  If your entry year is EARLIER than , this new requirement does not apply to you (unless you switch to this curriculum later, which you would have to petition to do)

31 New College Requirement: A Course in Scientific Methods  HD majors in the curriculum year (and after) are now required to obtain practice in scientific research methods  If you are a pre-med, BIOG or BIOG 1500 (Introduction to Investigative Biology) fulfill the scientific methods requirement  If you are NOT a pre-med, this can be fulfilled with an AP Bio score of 5 OR by taking HD 2830 Research Methods. ▪HD 2830 was offered for the first time in Fall 2011 ▪You must complete the course before your senior year ▪If you entered Cornell as a freshman, you must take the scientific methods course at Cornell ▪HD 2830 is a requirement for acceptance into the HD honors program even if you are pre-med and have taken a biology lab course.(A Biology laboratory course will not fulfill requirements for acceptance into the HD Honors program.)

32 Fulfilling the College Social Science Requirements (Category B) – Freshman Classes  SOC 1101 & DSOC 1101 Introduction to Sociology (you can only take ONE of these two classes and have it count for credit)  SOC 1104 Introduction to Race & Ethnicity  PSYCH 1101 Introduction to Psychology  COGST 1101/PSYCH 1102 Introduction to Cognitive Science  ECON 1110 Introductory Microeconomics  ECON 1120 Introductory Macroeconomics  ANTHR 1400 The Comparison of Cultures  ANTHR 2450 The Anthropology of Food and Cuisine  GOVT 1111 Introduction to American Government  GOVT 1815 Introduction to International Relations  SOC/HD 1840 Six Pretty Good Books

33 Social Science Classes – More Advanced (Good for Transfer Students)  The following require a basic course in Sociology, Anthropology, or Government (excellent for transfer students)  ANTHRO 2472 Engaging Other Cultures: Learning How to Learn about Cultural Differences  ANTHRO 2468 Medicine, Culture, and Society  ANTHRO 3302 Anthropology of Everyday Life  ANTHRO 3421 Sex and Gender in Cross-Cultural Perspective  BSOC/STS 2061 Ethics & the Environment  GOVT 3131 Nature, Function, and Limits of Law  GOVT/AMST 3144 Prisons

34  More social science courses that require a basic social science class  SOC 2090 Networks  SOC 2100 What is Science?  SOC 4520 Sociology of Race and Education  SOC/EDUC/AMST 2710 Social & Political Context of American Education  SOC 2560 Sociology of Law  DSOC/SOC 3240 Environment & Society  LSP/DSOC 2200 Sociology of Health and Ethnic Minorities

35  Advanced courses that require background in Psychology or Biology (HD 1150 and 1170 count as background)  PSYCH 2050 Perception  PSYCH 2230 Introduction to Biopsychology (**Can be used by HD students to fulfill EITHER the CHE Social Science OR Natural Science requirement, but not both)  PSYCH 2650 Psychology and the Law  PSYCH 3800 Social Cognition

36 Courses Available This Fall That Fulfill the College Humanities Requirement (Category C)  The college requires one course in the Humanities; some choices this Fall are:  AIS 1100/AMST 1600 Introduction to American Indian Studies  CLASS 2604 Greek Mythology  ENGL 2270 Shakespeare  ENGL 2730 Children’s Literature  FSAD 1250 Art, Design & Visual Thinking (inside Human Ecology, and also fulfills the Humanities requirement)  HIST 1700 History of Exploration: Land, Sea, and Space  HIST 1800 Immigration in American Society

37 More courses in the Humanities:  HIST 2090 The Salem Witchcraft Crisis of 1692  HIST 2440 The United States in Viet Nam  HIST 2510 Race and Popular Culture  HIST 2581 Environmental History  HIST 2690 History of Terrorism  HIST 2700 History of the Holocaust  AMST/ENGL 3370 Contemporary American Theatre  ENGL 2270 Shakepeare  ARTH 2600 Introduction to Art History: The Modern Era

38 College Requirement for Writing Seminars (Category D)  Two freshman writing seminars are required  Students must complete a writing seminar in their first semester at Cornell  Very strictly enforced: Students required to enroll in a seminar who do not complete a seminar this semester are put on Academic Warning  HD1140 The Art of Aging  Counts as a writing seminar  Does not count toward the 30 credits required in HD

39 College Requirements Category E: Statistics  Popular choices: ILRST 2100, MATH 1710, PSYCH 3500, and PAM 2100  PAM 2100 will fulfill the statistics requirement AND count toward the 9 credits outside the major AND count toward the 43 credits in Human Ecology  PAM 2101 is for PAM majors only  PSYCH 3500 is recommended for students who plan to write a thesis and graduate with honors in HD  MATH 1710—only Arts & Sciences students can pre-enroll; you can add it during drop/add  We do not recommend Statistics for first year premedical students

40 The College Requires 9 Credits in Human Ecology Outside Your Major  Good choices for first year students:  PAM 2300 Introduction to Policy Analysis  NS 1150 Nutrition, Health, and Society (also fulfills A.2 college Natural Science requirement)  DEA 1110 Making a Difference by Design (good if you enjoy doing designs)  FSAD 1250 Art, Design, and Visual Thinking (good if you enjoy art history and/or design; also fulfills the college Humanities requirement)  PAM 2220 Controversies about Inequality  PAM 2350 The U.S. Health Care System

41  Human Ecology courses appropriate for transfer students (you need some background in social science)  PAM 3360 Evolving Families: Challenges to Family Policy (not in FA12)  PAM 3500 Contemporary Issues in Women’s Health (not in FA12)  PAM 3800 Human Sexuality  PAM 3280 Fundamentals of Population Health  PAM 3350 Families, Poverty, & Public Policy (not in FA12)  PAM 4050 Reproductive Health Policy (not in FA12)  PAM 4440 Violence against Women  PAM 4470 Families & Social Inequality  NS/ANTHRO 2750 Human Biology and Evolution (not in FA12)  NS 3500 Epidemiology in Context

42 College Policies on Applying AP and In Absentia Credit toward Graduation  Human Ecology limits AP and Transfer (In Absentia) credit to a total of 15 credits toward graduation**  Additional AP credit not credited toward graduation can be used to fulfill requirements, without the credit  Special note for pre-medical students: Attend the Premedical meeting at 9 a.m. on Tuesday,August 21, G71 MVR to learn about AP credit and premedical course planning ** Different colleges have different rules; and this rule represents a change from previous years. Follow the rules for your class year and your own college.

43 College Policies on Applying AP Credit for Graduation  Applying AP credit is done via application to the HE registrar, 146 MVR, during pre- enrollment in Spring (You’ll get a reminder from the CHE Registrar’s Office.)  Students are required to:  Complete the application  Students may choose to meet with an academic adviser (HD Central Advising is available for HD students)  Submit completed form to the registrar

44 Human Development “Career Tree” What it does  Serves as a SUPPLEMENT to the major curriculum sheets for your curriculum year and college requirements  Serves as a GUIDE for how to find career-related classes  Lists more classes than you can ever possibly take How to use it  Treat it as a GUIDE – it does not specify absolute requirements  Consider it as a list of alternatives  Use it as a guide to find more classes that interest you…this list is NOT meant to be absolute and exhaustive

45 Career-Related Electives Available This Semester  AEM 2400 Marketing  AEM 3440 Consumer Behavior  COMM 2010 Oral Communication (juniors & seniors get preference for enrollment)  EDUC 2410 The Art of Teaching  HORT 4940 Best Practices for Engaging Volunteers

46 If you are interested in the HD Honors Program  It is never too early to plan! The application is due October 15 in the junior year  Requirements:  GPA 3.5 or higher for final acceptance  Complete first statistics class in sophomore year  Complete HD 4010 research with faculty mentor by the Fall of junior year  Take the Research Methods course—HD 2830  Take a more advanced statistics course for a letter grade (HD 4750 or 4760 highly recommended, also ILRST 2110, PAM 3100, BTRY 2030, or MATH 2710  Write an honors thesis in senior year and attend the weekly Honors seminar

47 Some Hints for Planning Your Schedule  Most Cornell classes are available only one semester per year, either Fall or Spring  If you are interested in the HD Honors Program, you should take Statistics in the fall of your sophomore year  You will be required to take an advanced statistics class later to graduate with Honors in Human Development

48 University and College Expectations: Academic Integrity Examples of Violations  Copying and using text from the internet, books, or other media, while presenting it as your own  Unauthorized assistance from parents, friends, and internet paper sites  Fabricating data  Forging signatures on forms  Hoarding or damaging library materials; hacking class websites to make them unusable by others  Misrepresenting academic accomplishments – “resume padding”  Submission of the same work to two or more courses  Sharing your work with friends!

49 Getting Involved in Research at Cornell  65% of HD graduating seniors last year had taken part in faculty research (all but 3 had done that research with HD faculty)  How did the students get involved?  Getting to know professors whose work interested them – talking to professors after class  Speaking with graduate teaching assistants about possible research opportunities  Attending orientation and informational events where faculty came to describe research  Enrolling in an HD “Laboratory” class, where students learn about research while also taking part in it

50 Special issues for transfer students  Take classes that add to what you have taken elsewhere – don’t repeat the same class  If you don’t need 2000-level courses (check your graduation summary), consider level HD classes  Also, be sure to fulfill College requirements – check with Central Advising for advice about managing requirements

51 Some Final Words on Adapting to Cornell  The assumption is that you are self-motivated and can learn how to figure things out on your own  Professors expect that you will read instructions and follow them – professors do not repeat instructions, they get right down to class material  Many classes do not accept late enrollments (after the first or second week)  Many classes do not accept any excuses for late work  Some professors require class attendance  Get off on the right foot: refer to professors as “Doctor” or “Professor” – never “Mister”, “Ms”, “Mrs” or by their first name.

52 Interacting with Faculty Advisor  A great resource for talking about career options.  with plenty of time  Be persistent  Be judicious in how you use your faculty advisor

53 HD Open House Who? New HD Freshmen & Transfers & HD Faculty When? Thursday, September 13th 3:30-4:30pm Where? G87 MVR Learn about HD’s research opportunities! Faculty will be there to discuss their research Enjoy light refreshments! Mix ‘N mingle! Be there! Questions? Contact Marianne in G77 MVR: ma84 or


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