Psychology

Psychology 100

For Fall 2014, Psych 100 will be taught in 2 separate sections of about 40-50 students each.  Each section covers approximately the same material but the courses are taught independently and meet on their own schedule.  There will be a small amount of space for first-year students in Section 2 (led by Professor McQuade) and Section 3 (Professor Palmquist).  First-years will be given preference for the remaining spaces in both of these sections.  However, not all first-years who want to take introductory psychology this fall will be able to do so; attend class on the first day and instructors will make decisions quickly about space allocation.

For Spring 2014, Psych 100 will be taught in 2 separate sections of about 40-50 students each.  First-year students will be given preference for all spaces in all three sections, and we expect that all first-year students who are interested will be able to have a space.  


Placing Out of Psychology 100

You MAY NOT enroll in Psych 100 if you

  • scored a 4 or 5 on the Psychology Advanced Placement exam,
  • scored 6 or better on the Psychology International Baccalaureate exam, or
  • completed an introductory psychology course at another college or university. 

We will check enrollments after pre-registration and will drop any students who meet any of these criteria, so please do no try to ‘sneak' into the course. You would be much better served to use your registration space for a class that you will be allowed to take.  First-year students who have placed out of Psych 100 should take an intermediate (200-level) course.  For Fall 2014, the following courses currently have space for first-years:  Social Psychology (220), Personality (221), and Cognitive Psychology (233).

 

Please email any questions that you have about these policies/recommendations to the Department Chair, Professor J.P. Baird.

 

Info for First-year Advisors

Dear First-Year Advisors,

We are writing to provide you with important information about enrollment for first-year students into Psychology 100
.  In the fall, Psych 100 will be taught in 2 separate sections of 40 students each.  Each section covers approximately the same material but the courses are taught independently and meet on their own schedule.  There is a small amount of space remaining for first-year students in Section 2 (led by Professor McQuade) and Section 3 (Professor Palmquist).  However, not all first-years who want to take introductory psychology this fall will be able to do so. 

To ensure that first-year students are not penalized by trying to enroll in Intro to Psychology but failing to gain a space due to limited enrollment, the department will use the following procedure this fall:

  • All students interested in taking intro to psychology should request permission via ACDATA from the instructor (and this permission can be to either or both instructors, depending on which sections are possible for the student’s schedule). 
  • On Wednesday, August 27th, instructors will determine which students will be given a space in their section, and permission will be approved for these students.  Other students who have requested permission will be placed on a wait list, and will be notified if space opens up. 
  • Students who have received permission need to attend class on the first day, or they will be removed from the course enrollment list.  Students who are on the wait list do NOT need to attend class the first day, if they are shopping other classes, but are encouraged to come if possible (attendance on the first day will not determine whether students on the wait list will be granted a space). 
  • If space opens up prior to the first day of class, or in the first week of class, instructors will contact students on the wait list and grant additional permissions.

In the spring of 2015, Psych 100 will be taught in 3 separate sections (again 40 students in each).  First-years will be given preference for all spaces in all three sections, and we expect that all first-year students who are interested will be able to have a space. 

It is also very important to make sure that Psych 100 is the right placement before registering a student for this class.  Students may NOT enroll in Psych 100 if they:

  • scored a 4 or 5 on the Psychology Advanced Placement exam,
  • scored 6 or better on the Psychology International Baccalaureate exam, or
  • completed an introductory psychology course at another college or university. 

We will check enrollments after pre-registration and will drop any students who meet any of these criteria, so students would be much better served sign up for an intermediate level class.  For Fall 2014, the following courses currently have space for first-years:  Social Psychology (220), Personality (221), and Cognitive Psychology (233).

Please email any questions that you have about these policies/procedures to the Department Chair, Professor JP Baird.

 

Psych 100 Information for advisers - 2014