New, April 13, 2014

For Sophomore Prospective Political Science Majors

Date & Time: 
Thursday, April 17, 2014 - 5:30pm
WLH 119 

The Political Science Department is hosting a short information session for sophomores interested in learning more about the Political Science major.  

Please come on time for a presentation of how the major works and come with questions.  In the meantime, please visit the Political Science web site at

especially its list of FAQs 

Prof. David Simon, DUS of Political Science, looks forward to answering your questions.


Preregistration and preference selection for some spring 2014 courses

Some courses offered by the departments and programs below require preregistration or the recording of a preference for section day and time prior to the beginning of classes.

Info Session listings for Majors and Programs in Yale College.

African Studies | African American Studies | Archeological Studies | Art | Classics | Cognitive Science | Computer Science & its joint majors (Arts; Mathematics; Psychology; or Electrical Engineering) | East Asian Languages and Literatures | East Asian Studies | Economics, and Economics and Mathematics | Education Studies | English | Environmental Studies | Ethics, Politics and Economics  (EPE) | French | Geology and Geophysics | Global Affairs | Humanities & Summer in Rome | Italian | MacMillan Center  | Modern Middle East Studies | Political Science | Portuguese | Psychology | Religious Studies | Russian, and Russian and East European Studies | Spanish | Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies | Yale in London

Sophomores on Sophomore Year

“Sophomore year, and especially the summer after that, should be a time to explore different fields.” “Look ahead to junior and senior years because there are some provisions like studying abroad and class load in senior year that should be taken into account.”
“You can still join extracurricular groups in sophomore year. It’s a great time to try something new.” “It’s OK if you don’t have your entire life planned by now. Most will change their minds anyway.”
“The best advice I can give about ‘sophomore slump’ is just to stick it out. Don’t drop anything you’ve previously liked just because you’re feeling down. Chances are, when your situation improves, you’ll appreciate it even more. Be careful about making major decisions (changing a major, quitting an activity, etc.) when you know you’re not really at your best.” “Don’t be afraid to have fun! People get stressed out, but you should have a few nights when you just stay up watching movies with your friends. Make sure that you leave time for yourself in addition to all of your commitments. Also, sleep is good.”