Category Archives: Hofstra Info & Deadlines

Dr. Craig Johnson is the new Assistant Chair for Advisement

As of today, Dr. Weingartner will no longer be the assistant chair for advisement. Dr. Craig Johnson is taking her place. You can reach out to Dr. Johnson for questions about your DAR, concerns about graduating on time, or any other general concerns. Dr. Johnson will touch base closer to the start of the Fall semester with information about his regular office hours. In the meantime, for pressing matters that cannot wait until the Fall, email Dr. Johnson to schedule an appointment: Craig.A.Johnson@hofstra.edu  Note that if Dr. Weingartner is your appointed faculty advisor, that is still the case.

Psi Chi Membership – Application due April 10th

Students  who meet certain academic requirements may apply for membership in Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology. The Psi Chi National Honor Society in Psychology was founded in 1929 and the Hofstra University Psi Chi Chapter was created in 1950. New members are inducted at a banquet held each spring semester. Membership is for a lifetime, and members receive Eye on Psi Chi, the society’s magazine, and a membership certificate upon induction. A list of the benefits of Psi Chi membership is available on the Psi Chi website.

To learn about the  requirements to become a member of the society, and how to apply, visit the Psych Club Blog.

 

Registration for Summer and Fall 2014 ***online registration opens 10 pm***

Registration for Summer & Fall 2014 semesters opens soon! New for this registration period – Online registration will begin at 10pm, instead of midnight. The Class Schedule is viewable online via the Hofstra Portal or visit www.hofstra.edu/classlookup.

  • Summer 2014 registration begins for all students on Sunday, March 2, at 10pm.

Fall 2014 Registration Dates:

  • Graduates & Seniors = Sunday, March 2
  • Juniors = Sunday, March 9
  • Sophomores = Sunday, March 16
  • Freshmen = Sunday, March 23

Philosophy courses

Our colleagues in the department of Philosophy asked that I share information about some of their Spring course offerings  that might be of interest to Psychology students. Visit the blog for information about PHI 164 (Philosophy of Mind), CGS 10 (Introduction to Cognitive Science), and PHI 102 (satisfies a CC requirement).

***Important announcement for Psych students***

Dear students,

I have important information to convey about some changes that we are making to the psychology curriculum. Please download the advisement worksheet from this blog. It has been revised to reflect modifications with respect to our course offerings. For many of you, these changes will not affect your options for the Fall 2013 semester. However, some changes might affect options for students who have taken/are taking/plan to take PSY 39 (Abnormal Psych) or PSY 53 (Child Development). If you have taken either of these courses in the past, if you are currently taking either of these courses, or if you intend to take either course in the summer, it is important that you read this email.

1. If you have taken PSY 39 (Abnormal) in the past, are taking it now, or take it in the summer: You cannot register for PSY 139 (Psychopathology) this Fall or any time in the future. This is because the content of PSY 139 will be identical to the content of PSY 39. *Note: PSY 39 (whether you’ve taken it in the past, present, or in the summer) will now satisfy the Developmental / Social / Clinical requirement from the Essentials category. This is good news for you! You don’t need to do anything for now – we will let you know in a future email how the change to your DAR will be implemented. If you have already satisfied the Developmental / Social / Clinical requirement, PSY 39 will count toward the Specialty / Applied Electives category of your PSY requirements. Note also that PSY 39 still satisfies a prerequisite for the Clinical Psychology Seminar (PSY 199).

2. If you have taken PSY 53 (Child Development) in the past, are taking it now, or take it in the summer: You cannot register for PSY 153. This is because PSY 53 is being renamed PSY 153. *Note: PSY 53 (whether you’ve taken it in the past, present, or in the summer) will now satisfy the Developmental / Social / Clinical requirement from the Essentials category. This is good news for you! You don’t need to do anything for now – we will let you know in a future email how the change to your DAR will be implemented. If you have already satisfied the Developmental / Social / Clinical requirement, PSY 53 will count toward the Specialty / Applied Electives category of your PSY requirements. Note also that PSY 53 still satisfies a prerequisite for the Developmental Psychology Seminar (PSY 196).

3. If, by the end of the summer, you will have completed BOTH PSY 39 and PSY 53: One course will satisfy the Developmental / Social / Clinical requirement and the other will count toward the Specialty / Applied Electives category. PSY 39 still satisfies a prerequisite for the Clinical Psychology Seminar (PSY 199) and PSY 53 still satisfies a prerequisite for the Developmental Psychology Seminar (PSY 196).

Best,

Dr. Weingartner

Two classes added for the CURRENT semester

For those of you who would like to pick up some extra credits this semester (e.g., you want to drop one of the courses you are currently taking, you learned that you will be 3 credits short for graduation, etc.), you might consider two new courses that have been added to the schedule:

HIST 020 (05) CRN#24979 – Meets 3/5/2013 – 5/18/201 (M/W 8:20-10:30)

SOC 004 (06) CRN#24950 – Meets 3/4/2013 – 5/18/2013 (T/Th 8:20-10:30)

REGISTRATION DATES: 2/18/2013 – 3/12/2013

*Note:  Students may register for these courses without penalty up to 17 credits total.  If you go over 17 semester hours, you will be charged the additional tuition.

Women in Leadership Speaker Series

This semester Hofstra is offering a very exciting series of presentations by alumnae who are participants in the university’s “Women in Leadership”  initiative. Each presenter will speak about career opportunities in a number of different fields.  You will learn from these talks how an undergraduate major in the liberal arts or sciences enhances your prospects for success in the business world. There should be ample opportunity to network with the invited speaker following each talk. Lunch will be served.

The first talk will take place 2/27, 11:15 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. in Hofstra Hall Parlor.                                                                                                            

Title: “How to Get Hired – What the Professionals are Looking For.”  Speakers: Celia Berk ’79 and Michelle Robey ’93, ’99

For more details about these talks and the invited speakers, view the schedule.