Fall 2012 HD Central Advising`s advice to new students

Human Development Central Advising
Prof. Qi Wang
Prof. Marianella Casasola
Bonnie Biata
Marianne Arcangeli
Welcome to HD!
Who is who in Central Advising
Qi Wang
Marianella Casasola
(Director of Undergrad Studies)
Bonnie Biata
(Asst. Director of Undergrad Studies) HD Undergraduate Assistant
Associate Professor
Marianne Arcangeli
HD Student Services Representative
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
College Staff present
Patti Papapietro, Director of Counseling and
Advising, HE Admissions, Student and Career
Development, 172 MVR
Lori Asperschlager, CHE Assistant Registrar, 146
What is Human Development?
 The
major examines various aspects of cognitive,
social and emotional development across the
 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)
Social work
Non-profit organization
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 emails from the department, college, and university
2. Learn how to use resources effectively
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/), EARS
More tips…
Plan ahead and problem solve
Make alternative plans and be flexible
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
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.
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
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
HD Central advising
2 HD faculty members & 2 HD staff members who
can answer questions or direct you to find answers:
(8 - 4 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
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?
Items You Need to Choose Courses
Fall 2012 course roster—latest schedule info-http://registrar.sas.cornell.edu/courses/roster/FA12/
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 2012-2013 curriculum)
Courses of Study—has complete course descriptions, but
not the latest schedule information—
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:
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
HD 2000-level Classes
You must take a minimum of two 2000level classes
The two must be from different areas of
the undergraduate major; the designated
areas are:
 Social & Personality
 Cognitive Development
 Aging & Health
(includes Neuroscience)
Note for transfer students:
You may already have one or more 2000level courses covered
 Please check the credit evaluation you were
 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
HD 2000-level classes available this
Cognitive area:
 HD 2380 Thinking and Reasoning
Social & Personality area:
 HD 2600 Introduction to Personality
Aging & Health area:
 No 2000-level courses offered in Fall 2012
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
The concentrations in HD are:
 Social & Personality Development
 Cognitive Development
 Developmental Behavioral Neuroscience
 Law, Psychology, & HD
 Aging & Health
A concentration consists of:
 Three courses listed on the Human
Development curriculum sheet for that
 Courses must be at the 3000 or 4000 level
 A 4000 level course must be taken in the
chosen concentration
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
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
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)
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
▪ 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 premeds)*
*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.
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
 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
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
New College Requirement: A
Course in Scientific Methods
This requirement applies ONLY to
those who entered during or after 2010-2011
 If
your entry year is EARLIER than 2010-2011, this
new requirement does not apply to you (unless you
switch to this curriculum later, which you would have to
petition to do)
New College Requirement: A Course
in Scientific Methods
HD majors in the 2010-2011 curriculum year (and after) are
now required to obtain practice in scientific research methods
 If you are a pre-med, BIOG 1105-1106 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.)
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
College Requirements Category E:
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
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
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
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
**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.
College Policies on Applying AP
Credit for Graduation
Applying AP credit is done via application to
the HE registrar, 146 MVR, during preenrollment in Spring 2013. (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
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
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
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
 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
Some Hints for Planning Your
Most Cornell classes are available only
one semester per year, either Fall or
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
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
Submission of the same work to two or more courses
Sharing your work with friends!
Getting Involved in Research at
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
 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
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 3000level HD classes
Also, be sure to fulfill College requirements –
check with Central Advising for advice about
managing requirements
Some Final Words on Adapting to
 The
assumption is that you are self-motivated and can learn how to figure
things out on your own
expect that you will read instructions and follow them –
professors do not repeat instructions, they get right down to class material
 Professors
 Many
classes do not accept late enrollments (after the first or second
 Many
classes do not accept any excuses for late work
 Some
professors require class attendance
off on the right foot: refer to professors as “Doctor” or “Professor” –
never “Mister”, “Ms”, “Mrs” or by their first name.
 Get
Interacting with Faculty Advisor
A great resource for talking about career
Email with plenty of time
Be persistent
Be judicious in how you use your faculty
HD Open House
New HD Freshmen & Transfers
HD Faculty
Thursday, September 13th
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 255-4661

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