Departmental Info Sessions, Meetings and Placement

Spring 2015 Info Sessions & Dinners


Index
  • JANUARY

Humanities

  • FEBRUARY

Environmental Studies

  • SPRING 2015 DUS OFFICE HOURS FOR MAJOR ADVISING
    • African Studies | African-American Studies | American Studies | Anthropology | Applied Physics | Astronomy | Electrical Engineering | Geology and Geophysics | Italian Language and Literature | Mathematics and Physics | Physics | Russian | Russian and East European Studies | Slavic Languages and Literatures | Spanish | Theater Studies

African Studies Students interested in the African Studies major are invited to email the DUS, Prof. Cheryl Doss, to set up a one-on-one meeting.

African-American Studies. Students interested in the African-American Studies major are invited to one-on-one meetings with the DUS, Prof. Erica James, during her office hours, Tuesday, 1:00-3:30 p.m. in Loria 551.

American Studies. Students interested in majoring in American Studies are invited to make an appointment for one-on-one meetings with the DUS, Professor Kathryn Dudley, on Wednesdays from 1:30-3:30 p.m.

Anthropology. Students interested in the Anthropology major are invited to one-on-one meetings with the DUS, Prof. Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan, by appointment.

Applied Physics. Anyone who might be interested in this major is encouraged to contact the DUS, Prof. Victor Henrich [victor.henrich@yale.edu], to make a one-on-one appointment. The Applied Physics major is a variation of the Intensive Physics major, modified to allow students to take courses and do research in areas of interest to them.  In addition to the prerequisites and three required core physics courses, the remaining five courses – three classroom courses and two terms of independent research – are determined by discussions between the student and the DUS.  The student chooses an area of science in which they have a special interest; the only requirement is that it contain a significant amount of physics.  A faculty advisor is selected from Applied Physics, Physics, Engineering, the Medical School, or other departments, who will supervise the research.  Three elective courses are then chosen that are related to the research, so that the classes and research are intellectually coherent.  The student thus graduates with a solid background in their area of interest, well prepared for graduate school, industry, etc. The sophomore year is not too early to start doing research in your area of interest, and Prof. Henrich can help in arranging that.

Astronomy Students interested in the Astronomy major are invited to one-on-one meetings with the DUS, Prof. Priyamvada Natarajan, by appointment. Students can sign up for an appointment on the classes*v2 website by logging into the Prospective Majors group.

Electrical Engineering Prof. Roman Kuc, the Electrical Engineering DUS, holds regular one-on-one major advising sessions for sophomores during his office hours, Friday, 2:15-3:15 p.m. in 511 Becton Center. or by appointment.

Environmental Studies Info Session Join the Environmental Studies Program Chair, Professor John Wargo, on February 24 at 12:30 p.m. in the Branford College Small Dining Room for an informal lunch to learn more about the major. All are welcome and no RSVP is required. Please send any questions to sara.smileysmith@yale.edu. N.B. The spring deadline to apply to the EVST major (sophomores) is March 20, 2015.

Environmental Studies Dinner Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. in the Branford College Small Dining Room (See map). Are you interested in applying to become an Environmental Studies major?  Are you curious about the requirements? Do you have questions you’d like to ask current majors about their experience?  Join us for an informal conversation with EVST faculty and a great group of current majors! No RSVP is required, but we’d welcome a head count. Please, email sara.smileysmith@yale.edu if you know that you’ll join us in advance. N.B. The spring deadline to apply to the EVST major (sophomores) is March 20, 2015.

Geology and Geophysics. Students interested in pursuing careers in any aspect of the Earth sciences (including the history of Earth and its biosphere, natural resources, environmental science, climate and energy science, planetary science, and natural disasters) are encouraged to contact Prof. David Evans to arrange a meeting.  Many G&G majors join the program during their sophomore year, and the major prerequisites do not all need to be fulfilled prior to enrollment of the G&G courses. Email: david.evans@yale.edu

Italian Language and Literature. Students interested in the Italian major are invited to one-on-one meetings with the DUS, Prof. Christiana Purdy Moudarres, during her office hours, Thursdays, 1:00-2:30 p.m., and by appointment, at 82-90 Wall St, room 410. To schedule an appointment and/or learn more about the major, contact her at christiana.purdymoudarres@yale.edu

Mathematics and Physics.  Students interested in the major are invited to contact Prof. Vincent Moncreif to arrange a time to meet and discuss the major and its requirements.  Email: vincent.moncreif@yale.edu; telephone: 432-6930; office location: 64 SPL.

Philosophy. Students who want to learn about or are considering the Philosophy major are invited to drop in to have their questions answered during  DUS Prof. Daniel Greco’s office hours in Connecticut Hall 106 on Mondays and Tuesdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., or by appointment. 

Physics. Sophomores who have an interest in majoring in physics are advised to contact Prof. John Harris (dus.physics@yale.edu) to arrange an appointment to meet with him

Russian Language and Literature. See Slavic Languages and Literatures. 

Russian and East European Studies. See Slavic Languages and Literatures.

Slavic Languages and Literatures. Students interested in the Russian language and literature major or the Russian and East European Studies major are invited to one-on-one meetings with the DUS, Professor Marijeta Bozovic, during her office hours: Mondays, 3:30-5:00 pm, and Wednesdays, 12:30-3:00 pm, or by appointment. For Professor Bozovic’s website, please click here.

Spanish.  Professor Susan Byrne, DUS of Spanish, is available to discuss the Spanish major during her Tuesday and Thursday office hours, from 2:45-4:00, for one-on-one appointments (82-90 Wall St., Rm. 205). You can reach her by email at susan.byrne@yale.edu

Theater Studies.  Students interested in the major are invited to contact Professor Dominika Laster, the DUS of Theater Studies, to arrange a time to meet and discuss the major and its requirements. Interested students are also encouraged to email Theater Studies Office Assistant May Brantley and ask to be placed on the “intended major” email list for updates and general announcements. 


Placement and Pre-registration

Some departments and programs require a placement test, preregistration for a specific section of a large course, or consultation with a placement officer. Information can be found on the freshman Web site and in the Freshman Handbook. You may direct your questions to residential college deans, freshman faculty advisers, directors of undergraduate studies, or departmental advisers.

For foreign language placement exams, refer to the Calendar for the Opening Days of College.

[Fall 2014: You may also consult departmental representatives at the Academic Fair on Tuesday, August 27, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in William L. Harkness Hall and Linsly-Chittenden Hall.]