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design and technology See things as they might be, not as they are. In Human Ecology, we design with aesthetics and purpose. We use technology to support human performance and to facilitate our interactions with and in response to environments. Students incorporate perspectives from psychology, engineering, economics, and health into their work while engaging their creative minds. As a result, students gain an understanding of the ways in which people utilize and are affected by design, and this, in turn, informs their design thinking, process, and problem-solving.

The science of art, the art of science

human nutrition, health, and genomics Place the mysteries of the human body and mind in the context of the world. Our comprehensive and collaborative approach to the study of human health allows students to gain unique perspectives in their field. Faculty and students are interested in preventative measures and work to find multidisciplinary solutions to contemporary health challenges affecting psychological, emotional, and physiological well-being. As a result, Human Ecology provides a robust education in the natural sciences, social sciences, and design. Students gain a deep understanding of the roles factors such as socioeconomics and policy play in an individual’s and a community’s well-being as research and experiential learning opportunities further enhance course work. This balance of disciplines is critical given the growing complexity of global and public health systems. Students comfortable with that complexity and uncertainty find our programs energizing as their interests evolve and deepen.

Practical applications of science, coupled with theoretical research 5

College of Human Ecology at Cornell University  

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