Registering for classes
Use the Schedule Planner to help fit in all four courses.
Find a Balance of Interest and Type
First-semester students should seek to balance their course loads by both interest and type. Different kinds of courses have different rhythms during the semester.
To have a balanced course load after your FYSE, you should select:
1 course in your major (or possible major)
1 course you enjoy or are good at, or to fulfill a distribution credit
1 course to explore, to experiment with, to try something NEW
Keep these categories in mind when choosing courses that will give you a balanced workload:
Courses with dense reading, 1 – 4 papers and exams:
Literature, History, Religion, Philosophy,Sociology-Anthropology, Geography, Political Science
Course with daily homework, frequent quizzes and drills, presentations and tests:
Beginning and intermediate languages
Courses with some reading, labs, quizzes, problem sets, exams:
Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science and Natural Sciences
Courses with time intensive ‘hands on’ tests, some reading, presentations, group work, concert/performances:
Music, Studio Art, Theatre, Dance, Film/Video
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Click on the W to learn how to choose a balanced course load, negotiate arena registration, and plan for a productive meaning with your adviser.
The Center for Teaching, Learning, and Research helps students enrich their learning, and faculty enrich their teaching. CTLR faculty and staff meet individually with faculty and students throughout the semester and provide many useful documents and online resources for the entire academic community.
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