As you’ve probably noticed, we’ve added a number of courses in Human Development and Psychology in recent years. Although we’re happy to bring you these new options, if the class was brand new (or didn’t exist yet!) under your “catalog year” in SIS, our lovely computer system will not automatically recognize the class as meeting a requirement that it might meet. So…here’s a list of some relatively new classes and what they “count for.”
HUM DEV 302 Developmental Research Methods: the research methods course requirement for the Human Development major (an acceptable and encouraged substitution for students from older catalog years which specify COMM SCI 301)
HUM DEV 443 Spirituality and Development: upper-level elective for the Human Development major/minor
HUM DEV 483L Gender and Aging: upper-level elective for the Human Development major/minor
PSYCH 305 Psychology of Stereotyping and Prejudice: upper-level elective for the Psychology major/minor and Ethnic Studies & Writing Emphasis class for General Education
PSYCH 424 Psychology of Emotion: upper-level elective for the Psychology major/minor
PSYCH 483F Child Clinical Psychology: upper-level elective for the Psychology major/minor
If your major or minor was declared under the current (2010-11) or very recent catalog, then these classes may automatically slot in to fill these requirements. If not, though, you may need to ask the Human Development or Psychology chairperson to sign a course substitution form for you to get them to count. Please do not ask for those forms right now. We will deal with those paperwork requests or issues during the Spring semester once we have a stable list of actual enrollments for these classes.
No, it’s not the latest high-mileage vehicle out of Detroit, but it is a new vehicle for delivering some of our courses. The hybrids are here. Human Development and Psychology are excited to bring you the opportunity to take some classes in the Spring in a combined in-person/Internet fashion. These classes must meet in person at least twice during the term, and they may meet much more often than that. The rest of the course will be “delivered” on-line. We are assured that this new format should be included within the “tuition plateau” for full-time students, and we hope you will take advantage of these new options. We will be assessing how they go during the Spring to help us make decisions about offering them in the future. In the meantime, please know that the following courses will be in hybrid format for the upcoming semester:
HUM DEV 331 Infancy and Early Childhood, Section 002 ONLY
HUM DEV 345 Human Sexuality, Sections 001 & 002
HUM DEV 346 Culture, Development, and Health, Section 001
HUM DEV 424 Creative and Critical Thinking, Section 001
PSYCH 417 Psychology of Cognitive Processes, Section 001
PSYCH 429 Theories of Personality, Sections 001 & 002
We’re Eco U, so it’s with pride that we recycle these registration gems. Click on the link provided to read some of our favorite registration stories from the past – that still include great, relevant information!
There will be a new 3 week interim session this January. While there won’t be any Psychology or Human Development classes offered, you can choose from 11 online classes. Registration is open now, click here to check it out!
Summer will be here before you know it, and so will summer classes. We hope that several Psychology and Human Development classes will be offered with a mixture of both traditional and online formats. Summer registration isn’t open yet, but when it does, it is open to all students, not on a priority basis depending on credit standing like during the semester. We hope the final list of summer classes will be available in December, with registration likely occurring in January. Stay tuned for more updates.
This is just a friendly reminder that there are two “D. Radosevichs” who are professors on the UWGB campus (David – Business, Deirdre – HUD & Psychology). When sending an email for registration or advising meetings, please be sure to select the right one! The email address for HUD & PSYCH’s Dr. Deidre Radosevich is: email@example.com.
Spring Graduates Should Apply for Graduation this Semester
Welcome to the second installment of our new feature designed to make you one of the best-informed students at UWGB. Did you know…there is an application process for graduation? A little more than a semester before you intend to graduate, you need to complete the on-line application to graduate within SIS. Doing so triggers the Registrar’s Office to conduct a degree audit to see if you have met/will meet by your graduation date all the requirements for graduation. It also probably gets you on the email distribution list that will receive important commencement information, including announcements about cap and gown, the senior resource fair, and so on. It’s important to do this early enough that you could actually be notified if you were missing a requirement before the Spring semester begins. If you are planning to graduate in May, you should apply for graduation after you register for Spring classes and by December 1st.
As you should all know by now, Human Development majors are required to complete a research methods course as a part of their major requirements. Please, make sure to view your Academic Requirements report in SIS to be certain you are taking the correct methods course to fulfill the graduation requirements for your catalog year. Although some earlier catalogs did permit students to take COMM SCI 301 Foundations of Social Research, all students declared under the 2009-10 catalog or later must take HUM DEV 302 Developmental Research Methods (COMM SCI 301 is not considered a substitute). You can find out by checking in SIS what catalog year you are declared under (which may not be the same as the year you started at UWGB) and what course is required under that catalog. Questions? See your advisor.
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.
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: https://blog.uwgb.edu/hudpsychwantads.
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.
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!
Our top-notch crew of investigative reporters has this item hot off the presses: After two years of discussion Human Development has revised its curriculum for the major! Some key problems addressed include: insufficient interdisciplinarity and structure, ambiguity, a laundry list of courses without organization, and confusion in the role played by different disciplines. Starting NEXT academic year (Fall 2010) NEW majors will have a brand-new set of major requirements that tell a tighter story. All current majors have the option to switch to the new and improved catalog if they so choose. Some of the changes include:
1. New Biology, Anthropology/Sociology, and Psychology requirements and options
2. Electives Grouped by Key Areas of the Study of Human Development
3. Removal of Cultural Diversity requirement BUT more Diversity Options Added Throughout
You can view the full new major requirements at: http://www.uwgb.edu/Humdev/10-11humdevcat.pdf. Consult with your advisor if you think you might be interested in changing catalog years and taking advantage of this new and improved curriculum.
The Wish List feature on SIS has been replaced by the My Planner feature. Since this is the registration issue, we should remind you that planning is great, but simply entering future courses in My Planner does not mean that you have actually registered for those classes! In addition, the My Planner feature doesn’t help you if the classes you hope to take in a certain semester are closed before your registration appointment, or if there end up being time conflicts with your planned classes. In addition, the semester offerings (fall vs. spring) may not always be accurate in the My Planner feature. It can’t hurt to use, but use it as a rough guide only. The schedule of classes will still be your best bet in terms of what classes will be offered and when, including any new courses.