Long-time readers should remember that starting next Fall (2009), Experimental Psychology (PSYCH 300) or Foundations of Social Research (COMM SCI 301) will be required for most upper-level courses in Psychology. If you haven’t taken one of these courses, you should plan on doing so as soon as possible (there will be three sections of PSYCH 300 offered in the Fall). We don’t want this new requirement to prevent anyone’s graduation next semester, and we recognize it puts Psychology minors (many of whom are not required to take a research methods course) in a difficult situation. Know that we are working on a procedure to consider waiver requests. If you wish to request a pre-requisite waiver for one of these courses for the Fall, please email the instructor of the course right away with: a) your name; b) your student ID#; c) your class standing (e.g., junior, senior); and d) your rationale for needing a waiver. Note that making a request doesn’t guarantee it will be granted.
As a reminder, the following Fall 2009 offerings now have a research methods pre-requisite: Psychology of Cognitive Processes, Social Psychology, Theories of Personality, Counseling Across the Lifespan, Psychology and Culture, Psychology of Emotion, Tests and Measurements, and Health Psychology.