Monday, August 29, 2011

You can still register for Five College classes!

Did you know as a UMass student you are eligible to take courses at Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, and Smith Colleges for UMass credit?

As long as you're at least a second semester freshman in good academic standing you can submit a Five College Enrollment Request.  Don't miss your chance to take advantage of this opportunity!

Think you're interested? Browse the five college course catalog to check out course offerings. The registration procedure for five college courses is very different from your regular UMass enrollment process, so once you find the course(s) you want, make sure to read through these DETAILED INSTRUCTIONS carefully.  If you have questions, feel free to stop by the Five College Interchange Office in 613 Goodell, Mon-Fri 8:30-4:30.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

TWO NEW Faculty First Year Seminars!

If you're an incoming freshman and you're interested in taking a Faculty First Year Seminar, you have two NEW choices to consider: "Sleep on it!" or the "History of American Medicine."  You can simply add a seminar to your schedule, through SPIRE or if you want to switch from a seminar you're already in, remember to use the SWAP function!  (Note: students should not be enrolled in more than one faculty first year seminars.)

"Sleep on it!" UNIVRSTY 197PSY1 (Class # 39451), Mondays--9:05-9:55 am, with Rebecca Spencer. In this course, we will use the book "Counting Sheep," to learn how sleep can benefit your college career (more than all nighters!). Conversations also will provide a simple foundation in psychology and biology and a platform on which to discuss the basic introduction to college life.

"History of American Medicine"  UNIVRSTY 197PUBH1 - 01 (Class #39455), We 11:15 am - 12:05 pm with Michael Begay. Examination of the development and history of American Medicine. This history has influenced the direction of health care policy in the U.S. and why it took so long to pass health care reform.

Faculty First Year Seminars (FFYSs) are small classes (20 student maximum), 1-credit and pass/fail, where you'll be reading, writing, and discussing a topic of interest you share with a faculty member and a cohort of peers.  It's a great way to get a small class experience right from the start of your college career.  Check SPIRE (search with 'begins with' UNIV 197) to see other FFYS options, and to check for availability.