January 27, 2012
The New Semester
Welcome back! We hope you had a great break and are ready to dig into a new set of courses. Faculty Advising Fellows would like to welcome you back to campus this Saturday, January 28, from 3:30-5:00 pm at Sayles Hall. Drop by to get a snack, say hello, and find other ways you can interact with faculty. Please RSVP, as space is limited: http://apps.college.brown.edu/ask/rsvp.
* How’d it go? *
If you had a tough first semester, check in right away with your advisor and Meiklejohn, and also think about what resources might support your efforts this semester: academic coaching or tutoring, help at the Writing or Science Center, additional guidance from a dean, or consultation with the Student and Employee Accessibility Services office (SEAS). If you still have an Incomplete in a first-semester course, remember that February 1 is the deadline for completed work to improve your academic standing.
If you had a good fall semester, congrats! For this semester, think about how you want to deepen or expand your first-year experience: explore research or independent study opportunities, get to know some of your instructors, or deepen an advising relationship.
* Meiklejohn “Tip of the Week” *
Drop/Add period: Want to shop two classes at once but don’t have time to attend both? Check the course preview pages http://courses.brown.edu/ to see if one of the two classes has a syllabus posted. If one doesn’t, attend the first session to get a copy and hear the professor speak. If you have questions about the other class, attend the second meeting, &/or email the professor.
* Looking for a third (or fourth) course? *
Take a look at First-Year Seminars that still had openings at the time of this writing (see below), Writing Fellows courses, or ask your Meiklejohn for a suggestion or two. February 7 is the last day to add a course without a fee.
AWAS 0300 Babylon: Myth and Reality
COLT 0510F Che Guevara
EDUC 0410E Empowering Youth
ENGL 0650K The Roaring Twenties
ENGN 0120A Crossing the Consumer Chasm by Design
ENGN 0120B Crossing the Space Chasm through Engin. Design
GEOL 0160E Volcanos
GEOL 0160I Diamonds
GEOL 0160J Natural History of Great Writers
ITAL 0751 Machiavelli in Intl. Context
LITR 0110A Fiction I
LITR 0110B Poetry I
LITR 0610C Books By Hand
MUSC 0021E The Music of Everyday Objects
PHYS 0100 Nature/Meaning Sci. Explanation
RELS 0012 Radical Democracy and Ecology
RELS 0090E Faith and Violence
RELS 0320E Crime and Punishment
SOC 0300D Who Am I?
SOC 0300K Inequalities and Health
TAPS 0800C Musical Theater in Global Perspective
* Summer internship panel *
“Freshman Internship Frustration”
Sunday, January 29, 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Who says you have to be a rising senior to secure a summer internship? A CareerLAB advisor will moderate a panel of Meiklejohns who have had summer internships as first-years. They'll share important information about opportunities, deadlines, on-campus resources, funding sources, and much more to help you on your internship search.
The Advising Team