UST Explorer

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Month: April 2018 (page 1 of 2)

Major/Minor Spotlight: Sexualities and Gender Studies

Coordinated by Dr. Pascha Bueno-Hansen, the interdisciplinary Sexualities and Gender Studies minor explores the relationship of gender and sexuality to the law, politics, religion, psychology, medicine, education, and the arts. The SGST minor consists of 18 credits: three required courses and three elective courses, such as Foundations of Human Sexuality, Sociology of Sex & Gender, and Gay & Lesbian Film.


This minor is available to students in all majors and is particularly relevant for people who plan to pursue careers involving equity issues, including teaching, social work, human resources, and the health professions.

In the Know: Course and Section Numbers

Section numbers are used to designate the day, time, and location of a course. The section number appears after the course number: PSYC100-010 refers to General Psychology 100, section 010, which meets on M/W/F from 9:05-9:55 am in the Fall 2018 semester.

Some sections are offered online, including 194 and 195. Some are designated for special populations – such as Honors 080, 081, etc.. Some sections are not available to full-time students enrolled at UD’s main campus because they meet in another part of the state (or even the world!) – such as 310, 510, 710, and 070.

If a class you wish to take is full (0 seats available), check back at a later date, as a seat may become available if someone decides to drop the class. For additional information, visit the Registrar’s site.

 

 

Major Spotlight: Landscape Horticulture and Design (LHD)

Horticulture is the science and art of growing plants; it also includes plant conservation, landscape restoration, soil management, landscape and garden design, construction, and maintenance, and arboriculture. Horticulturists apply their knowledge, skills, and technologies used to grow intensively produced plants for human food and non-food uses and for personal or social needs. They work as gardeners, growers, designers, and technical advisors. To learn more about the LHD major, visit the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

 

Student Spotlight: Anthony Ozuna-Pena

Anthony entered UD as a University Studies student so he could “figure out who [he is] as an individual” and explore his academic options. Although he felt a lot of pressure as a freshman to figure out where he “fit” on campus, being undeclared gave him the opportunity to meet people from all of the different colleges and gather information about his possible choices. He has since decided to pursue a major in the College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment.

Anthony told us that his UST advisor, Adrian McCleary, “has been a fantastic role model. From the beginning stages, before even moving into my dorm, I felt that there was someone who truly wanted to see me succeed. As abstract or strange as my requests or concerns have been, he has had answers and resources for me to utilize. Having him in my circle has boosted my academia confidence.” Anthony also sought advice and support from organizations such as HOLA, We’re First, and the Student Support Services Program (SSSP). “I can always count on them to give some insight, advice or words of inspiration to keep me chugging through the semester.”

 

In the Know: Grade Options

UST academic advisors will offer additional drop-in hours on Friday, April 6 and Monday, April 9 to assist students who have questions about alternative grading options such as withdraw, audit, and pass/fail. Visit our office at 148-150 South College Avenue.

To change your grade status in a course, visit WebReg and select “Withdraw,” or choose “Edit” to change to Pass/Fail or Audit. Changing your grade status in a course can affect some financial packages, so always check with a financial services representative to verify it won’t cause any problems.

 

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