Registration Reminders

As you’re planning your schedule for next semester, we’d like to remind you to take the statistics and research methods courses (Experimental Psychology, Developmental Research Methods) as early as you can.  These courses not only provide a strong foundation for your later coursework, they also help you understand the jokes in our 4th hint about the new Editor’s identity. In addition, as a psychology major or minor, many of the upper-level courses require the statistics and research method courses as prerequisites.  Since this will be the second year these prereqs have been in place, we will not be offering concurrent enrollment waivers as we have done in previous semesters.  One potential exception to the research methods requirement will be for those students who declared a minor in psychology in 2009 or earlier and find they cannot complete the Social/Personality requirement because of the pre-requisites.  In this case, you should contact the course instructor about a possible waiver. 

Don’t Forget…the Departmental Want Ads are Live

Last month, we told you about the new blog for advertising teaching assistantships, internships, or even volunteer work.  We just wanted to take a minute to remind you that the Human Development and Psychology Wants Ads are live and right now is a great time to take a look because many faculty members are starting their searches for Fall semester teaching and research assistants, not to mention interns and other opportunities. To take a look at the want ads, go to:

We also wanted to remind you, though, that the ads posted there are only internal, departmental postings. Your first resource in your job or internship search should always be the PRO system through Career Services.

Summer Classes Are Here!!!

As you think about Registration for Fall, don’t forget about summer! Taking summer classes can be a great way to move toward graduation and to enjoy class in a little different format or at a slightly different pace. Take advantage of the currently open in-person and on-line offerings from Psychology and Human Development, which include: Intro to Human Development; Infancy and Early Childhood; Adulthood and Aging; Death, Dying and Loss; Human Sexuality; Family Development; Psychology of Cognitive Processes; and Counseling Across the Lifespan. Some of our summer offerings have already closed, so register now!

South Africa Travel Course Scheduled (Again – Really!)

Come to beautiful and interesting South Africa for a 3 credit Human Development course:  Human Development in South Africa.  The dates of the trip are January 2 – January 21, 2011.  Students will need to have taken HUMDEV 210 (Introduction to Human Development) or its equivalent prior to the trip, to fill out an application in the Office of International Education by October 1, 2010, and to attend several orientation sessions during the Fall 2010 semester.  The cost of the trip is approximately $6400, which covers meals, lodging (at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University campus in Port Elizabeth), tuition, airfare, and trip expenses.  Financial aid may be applied to the cost of the trip.  Please see Dr. Illene Noppe for further details about this potentially amazing educational experience.