GEO 109 — NEW Course for Fall 2017 (4/21)


A new course, Geology 109, Geologic Hazards, has added to the Fall 2017 schedule. Taught by Professor O’Brien, this course will be offered MW 1:30-2:45 pm.

The course is described “Application of geoscience principles to understand interactions between human populations and the physical Earth at the local, national, and global scales. The course compares and contrasts geologic hazards created by tectonic activity (volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and mass movements) with those created by hydrologic activity (floods, hurricanes, and tsunamis). Geologic controls on environmental health (water quality, metals in soils, radon, and/or fibrous minerals) are investigated and analyzed. An introduction to federal environmental laws and policies to reduce the impact of these hazards is presented. This course serves as an elective for Geology majors and/or minors; students may take both Geo 110 and Geo 109. Distribution Requirements; QR, SP.”

For students who matriculated in Spring 2016 or before and who are subject to the Divisional Distribution requirements, this course does NOT fulfill the Natural Science lab requirement.

INTST 110 — NEW Course for Fall 2017 (4/21)


A new course, International Studies 110, Introduction to International Studies, has added to the Fall 2017 schedule. Co-taught by Professors Laura Reeck and Brian Miller, this course will be offered MWF 11:00-11:50 am.

The course is described as “Introduction to concepts and frameworks used in the analysis of international phenomena. Specific topics may include: historical interpretation, geography and demographics, anthropology and intercultural relations, political systems, and economics and international development. The course aims to increase the ability of students to integrate disciplinary subject matter. The cross-cultural perspective of the course provides students with the necessary foundation to specialize in a regional focus within the International Studies Program. Distribution Requirements: IP, SB.”


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Pre-registration for Fall 2017 starts on Monday 10 April

Please see the Registration page for more information. All continuing, degree-seeking students were sent an e-mail on Monday 27 or Tuesday 28 March with detailed information about pre-registration for Fall 2017. Students currently in abroad programs received a different message with information pertinent to their situation. If you have questions about pre-registration, please review the materials you have been sent, ask your advisor, or contact the Office of the Registrar. Contact details are to the right of this message, underneath the blue menu bar.

Thursday 2 and Friday 3 March — RG Office closings

On Thursday 2 March, the Office of the Registrar will be closing at 4:20 pm.

On Friday 3 March, the Office of the Registrar will be closed between 2:20 and 3:40 pm.

Student-Initiated Withdrawal (“X”) Deadline for Spring 2017

The deadline to take a Student-Initiated Withdrawal (“X”) from a semester course for Spring 2017 is 5:00 pm on Monday 27 March. Please be aware that this is the first day back from Spring Break.

Forms for withdrawals are available in the Registrar’s Office and require the signatures of the instructor and your academic advisor. The completed forms must be turned in to the Registrar’s Office by 5 p.m. on Monday 27 March. Please keep in mind that only one student-initiated withdrawal per student is permitted per semester. If you wish to take a leave of absence from the College (i.e., to withdraw from all classes this semester), please contact the Dean of Students Office.

If taking a student-initiated withdrawal will leave you with fewer than 12 credits for the semester, you are strongly encouraged to consult with Financial Aid and Financial Services before you submit the card.

Please contact the Registrar’s Office (, 814-332-2357) if you have questions about withdrawing from a course.

Add/Drop/CR-NC Deadline is Monday at 4:00 pm

Monday, January 30 at 4:00 p.m. is the deadline to add a class, drop a class, or declare a course Credit/No Credit for the Spring semester. Add cards and Credit/No Credit cards must be turned in to the Registrar’s Office by 4:00 p.m. on 1/30. Drops must be completed on-line via WebAdvisor by 4:00 p.m. on 1/30.

Adding a class requires the instructor’s signature, and declaring a class Credit/No Credit requires the advisor’s signature. Students are reminded that faculty schedules vary, so any needed signatures should be obtained as soon as possible. Students who miss the deadline will NOT be able to change their schedules.

Spring Course Update 1/13


A new section of Math 157, Calculus I for the Social/Life Sciences, has added to the Spring 2017 schedule. Taught by Professor Leech, this course will be offered MWF 12:30-1:20 pm. This is a signature course.

Spring Course Update 1/12


FS 102 Section 13, Language Matters, has been moved to a new time slot.  Taught by Professor Riess, this course will now be offered TTH 11:00am-12:15pm. Although previously advertised as only for transfer students, this course is now open to ALL students. Please see here for FS 102 course descriptions.

Spring Course Update 1/12


PSYCH 465 The Psychology of Nationalism has been added to the Spring 2017 schedule. Taught by Professor Searle-White, this class will be offered TTH 11:00 am to 12:15 pm. The course description is as follows:

An examination of the psychological dimensions of nationalism.  Current research and theory in cognitive and clinical psychology will be applied towards understanding how and why people form groups, the implications of group membership for individual thinking and behavior, and the emotional processes that may play a role in transforming differences between national groups into violent action.  Several case studies of nationalist conflict, both Western and non-Western, will be examined.  This course emphasizes discussion and participation. Prerequisite: One course in Psychology. Distribution Requirements: SB, IP.

If you have questions, please contact the instructor.


PSYCH 206 Section 03 Research Methods in Psychology has been cancelled.

PSYCH 207 Section 01 Statistical Methods in Psychology has been cancelled.

PSYCH 455 History of Psychological Theories has been cancelled.