Monday, November 2, 2015

Spring 2016 Registration

Course offerings and registration appointments for Spring 2016 courses are posted now on MyMadison. To see your appointment, go to the Student Center. The enrollment appointment appears in a box on the right side of the screen; clicking the "Details" link will lead to specific start time information. Most students will have their appointment between November 8 and 11. Open enrollment will begin after 12:01AM on November 12.

Please chat with me about your spring courses before you enroll. You are welcome in office hours; if your schedule precludes this, send me an e-mail to schedule an appointment.

In general, the things to keep in mind for spring registration are:

      1. Reasonable next math/stat courses (see below)
      2. Math 167, the one credit student-led seminar, Thursdays, 3:30-5:30. This is a wonderful opportunity to see interesting advanced topics in a fun, stress-free environment. There is no out of class commitment. I very much recommend this course.
      3. Phil 250, Introduction to Symbolic Logic, is an excellent course that helps one learn how to write proofs.
      3. General Education and completion of Cluster One (see below).
      4. Minors or other programs in which you are involved.

Courses you should take in the spring semester if you are a mathematics major: 

**If you are currently taking Math 231: Calculus with Functions I, you should take Math 232: Calculus with Functions II in the spring.
**If you are currently taking Math 235: Calculus I, you should take Math 236: Calculus II and Math 245: Discrete Math, in the spring.
**If you are currently taking Math 236: Calculus II, you should take Math 237: Calculus III and Math 245: Discrete Math, in the spring. 
**If you are already taking Math 237 and/ or Math 245, talk with me individually about the spring.

If you are a statistics major, talk with me individually about spring courses. 

General Education courses you must take in spring semester:

Every student must take all of the Cluster One courses from the General Education Planner in the first year. (Except for the exceptions, which we will get to shortly.) So, for spring semester, you need to enroll yourself in whichever courses you have yet to complete.

The required Cluster One courses are: 
* Writing (WTRC 103), 
* Communication (one of COM 121, 122, 123), and 
* Critical Thinking (Preferably PHIL 120, or another course listed under that heading on the General Education checklist, a copy of which may be found here:

Exceptions: Some students have AP or transfer credit for WRTC 103. If this applies to you, it should appear on your Degree Progress page in MyMadison's Student Center. If you think the credit should be there and it is not, check with the Registrar that your test credit or transfer transcript was received. On the other side, if your academic program is so crowded with courses that you cannot take the required Cluster One courses, you may petition for delay by filling out the Cluster One Course Deferral Form: