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Advising Tips

25 March 2008
From: Laurie Nussdorfer
To: All COL students and advisers

As we get ready for pre-registration, here are some tips to orient you in your COL course selections. For the full details on the major requirements please consult the COL web site.

Everyone:

Colloquium each semester
Make sure grading mode is pass/fail

Exceptions:COL crosslisted courses that are graded only (Eugenia will email you during Drop/Add) Substitution courses (i.e. not COL courses) (Director's approval, then professor's okay)

Frosh (rising sophomores)

    Take a course in the language you will study when you go abroad
    Try to take one of your COL seminar requirements

Sophomores (rising juniors) 

First semester:

  • Take COL seminar requirements (aim to complete this year)
  • Choose those that overlap with colloquia periods on which you will be examined in the junior comps (ancient, medieval, modern)
  • Take courses with professors or on topics that might possibly be relevant to your eventual choice of a thesis topic
  • Second semester:

  • Same as first semester, but with even more emphasis on choosing courses that prepare you for your thesis either in topic, tutor or skills.
  • Be wary of oversubscription in COL courses.
  • Juniors (rising seniors)

    Complete all COL seminar requirements, if you haven't.
    Be careful of oversubscription in COL courses.