Overview of the Psychology Major for First-Year Students with Department Chair, Prof. Jill Morawski

April 13,Tues., 4:15-5:15pm 
zoom link:
https://wesleyan.zoom.us/my/jmoffice

The purpose of this meeting is to provide an overview of the major. Bring all your questions—and better assess whether this major might be right for you.

Reviewing the Psychology Majors Manual may be helpful:
https://www.wesleyan.edu/psyc/about/psychman_AY21.pdf

CEAS Major Declaration

Did you know that East Asia is one of the fastest growing and most dynamic regions on the planet?  Home to 20% of the world’s population and 25% of the world’s GDP, East Asia has also generated global cultural phenomena like Anime, K-Pop music, and Kung Fu.

If you’re curious to learn more about East Asia or love the region already, the College of East Asian Studies (CEAS) encourages you to declare a CEAS major this week.

Like other colleges (e.g., CSS, COL, COE) on campus, CEAS is an interdisciplinary three-year major. Unlike the others, we have no formal application/interview process, and we allow students to declare anytime.  All you need to do is fill out this information form and submit your major declaration through your WesPortal.  To find out more about the major and its requirements, please visit our ‘about the major’ web page.

It is quite easy to combine a CEAS major with another major, and about half of our majors are double (or more) majors, coming from across the university with majors in the arts, humanities, natural sciences, social science, etc.

CEAS puts on regular events, and we have a supportive, diverse, and dynamic community.  We’d love to have you join us.  If you declare your CEAS major by the end of this week, you’ll get priority on getting into CEAS classes when pre-reg opens next week.

We hope you’ll come join us to be part of the CEAS community.

Best,

Mary Alice Haddad
John E. Andrus Professor of Government
Director, Office for Faculty and Career Development
Chair and Professor of East Asian Studies
Professor of Environmental Studies
Wesleyan University

Applications for Wesleyan’s Global Engagement Minor (GEM) are due in THREE DAYS!

The GEM is a unique opportunity for second-semester freshmen at Wes. This minor seeks to cultivate students’ intercultural development and global engagement by integrating:

  • Global Perspective Courses of YOUR choosing
  • Language Proficiency and/or Courses
  • Cultural Immersion Experiences (study abroad, fellowships, others)
  • … and two half-credit seminars to help you synthesize these experiences!

To apply, you only need to submit a 500-word max letter of interest, a list of your courses taken at Wes, and a brief recommendation from a professor (which can be submitted by the extended deadline of March 22).

Learn more about the Global Engagement Minor application, timeline, and requirements here: https://www.wesleyan.edu/cgs/GEM/index.html.

Contact Natalia Román Alicea at nromanalicea@wesleyan.edu for more information.

COL Open House 3/5

Please join us for an open house to learn more about the College of Letters on Friday, March 5 (tomorrow) from 11:30am-12:30pm over Zoom at the following link:

https://wesleyan.zoom.us/my/tushar.irani

This event will include the opportunity to chat with current COL majors as well as some of our faculty.  We’ll explain the various requirements for the COL major, the possibility of double majoring, and the community-based nature of the program, and will also happily field any questions.

This year the COL is switching to a new more inclusive declaration process for incoming majors. First-year students will declare the major during the COL Major Declaration Period. The declaration period this semester began on Tues. February 23, 2021 and runs through Tues. March 23, 2021. Total enrollment in the major is limited to 25 students.

The College of Letters is a three-year, interdisciplinary major for the study of European literature, history, and philosophy. During these three years, students participate as a cohort in a series of colloquia in which they read and discuss works together (in English), learn to think critically about texts in relation to their contexts and influences—both European and non-European—and in relation to the disciplines that shape and are shaped by those texts. Majors also become proficient in a foreign language and study abroad in order to deepen their knowledge of another culture. The COL, a unique college within Wesleyan University, has its own library and workspace where students can study together, participate in seminars and workshops, attend lectures, and meet informally with their professors, whose offices surround the library.

The COL is unique at Wesleyan in its dedication to the study of the Mediterranean world and the various origins of Europe from antiquity to the present. In our history as a department, we have moved from an oversimplified model of the formation of Europe (with Athens and Jerusalem as points of origin) to a multicausal, more complex model of plural origins. A genealogical approach of this sort to the study of European culture has the benefit of enabling students in our courses throughout the university to regard Europe no longer as the “old world” but as a continent still in transition as it becomes more multilingual, more multicultural, and more religiously diverse.

College of Letters Major Declaration

This year the College of Letters is switching to a new more inclusive declaration process for incoming majors. Starting this spring, first-year students will declare the major during the COL Major Declaration Period. The declaration period this semester begins on Tues. February 23, 2021 and runs through Tues. March 23, 2021. Total enrollment in the major is limited to 25 students.

The College of Letters is a three-year, interdisciplinary major for the study of European literature, history, and philosophy. During these three years, students participate as a cohort in a series of colloquia in which they read and discuss works together (in English), learn to think critically about texts in relation to their contexts and influences—both European and non-European—and in relation to the disciplines that shape and are shaped by those texts. Majors also become proficient in a foreign language and study abroad in order to deepen their knowledge of another culture. The COL, a unique college within Wesleyan University, has its own library and workspace where students can study together, participate in seminars and workshops, attend lectures, and meet informally with their professors, whose offices surround the library.

The COL is unique at Wesleyan in its dedication to the study of the Mediterranean world and the various origins of Europe from antiquity to the present. In our history as a department, we have moved from an oversimplified model of the formation of Europe (with Athens and Jerusalem as points of origin) to a multicausal, more complex model of plural origins. A genealogical approach of this sort to the study of European culture has the benefit of enabling students in our courses throughout the university to regard Europe no longer as the “old world” but as a continent still in transition as it becomes more multilingual, more multicultural, and more religiously diverse.

To declare the COL major, please follow the steps in the following link:

https://www.wesleyan.edu/col/apply.html

For any further information about the COL or the new declaration process, please contact the current Director, Tushar Irani (tirani@wesleyan.edu).

CSS Information Session 2/2

The CSS tutors and students invite you to a CSS Info Session via Zoom on Tuesday, February 2, from 11:00 a.m. –  12:30 p.m.

Several of the CSS tutors and current students will speak at this session. This meeting will afford you an opportunity to ask questions about the CSS to the tutors and current students.

If you are interested in receiving the Zoom link to this session and additional information about the CSS via email, please send an email to Martha Crebbin at mcrebbin@wesleyan.edu.

The College of Social Studies (CSS) is a rigorous, multidisciplinary major consisting of four subject areas: History, Government, Political and Social Theory, and Economics. Founded in 1959, the CSS is a reading and writing intensive program that facilitates intellectual development based on weekly essays, small group tutorials, and a vibrant intellectual environment outside the classroom.

Please note:

  • If you cannot attend this Information Session, you can request to receive a recording of it from Martha Crebbin.
  • Applications for the CSS will be available on our website beginning on Tuesday, February 2, at 2:00 p.m.
  • The CSS Application Deadline is Friday, February 12, at 2:00 p.m.
  • More information about the CSS can be found at: https://wesleyan.edu/css.

CSS Information Session 12/1

An Invitation from the Tutors and Students in the College of Social Studies to the Class of 2024

The CSS tutors and students invite you to a CSS Info Session via Zoom on Tuesday, December 1, from 4:30 p.m. –  5:30 p.m.

Several of the CSS tutors and current students will speak at this session. This meeting will afford you an opportunity to ask questions about the CSS to the tutors and current students.

If you are interested in receiving the Zoom link to this session and additional information about the CSS via email, please send an email to Martha Crebbin at mcrebbin@wesleyan.edu.

The College of Social Studies (CSS) is a rigorous, multidisciplinary major consisting of four subject areas: History, Government, Political and Social Theory, and Economics. Founded in 1959, the CSS is reading and writing intensive program that facilitates intellectual development based on weekly essays, small group tutorials, and a vibrant intellectual environment outside the classroom

Please note:

  • If you cannot attend this Information Session, you can request to receive a recording of it from Martha Crebbin. In addition, a second CSS Information Session is planned for early February.
  • Applications for the CSS will be available on our website beginning on Tuesday, February 2nd, at 2:00 p.m.
  • The CSS Application Deadline is Friday, February 12th, at 2:00 p.m.
  • More information about the CSS can be found at: https://wesleyan.edu/css.

Art and Art History Open Houses

Department of Art and Art History Open Houses For Prospective Majors and Art History Minors

ART STUDIO:
Friday, Oct. 23, 12pm-1pm, in the Hogwart’s Tent (between the DAC and the Davison Health Center) also via Zoom.

Presentation starts at noon

ARST Zoom: https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/94124290952
Meeting ID: 941 2429 0952

ART HISTORY:
Monday, Oct 26, 4:30-5:30pm, presentation starts at 4:30 followed by Q&A

ARHA Zoom: https://wesleyan.zoom.us/j/95744644194?pwd=QkhYdWVMUllGMWhoUFJhaitvWWdTQT09
Meeting ID: 957 4464 4194
Passcode: 668867