Registration Restrictions

Hi all.

Some information on registration restrictions:

Some advanced Psychology courses will have restrictions lifted today (April 17). Others will be restricted to Psychology majors who are seniors, juniors, and sophomores until April 24. (If you are a Psychology freshman, you shouldn’t be registering for an advanced-level Psychology course!)

Information on restricted courses in selected majors:


Computer Science


Many other departments have restrictions on their courses. Sometimes, this information is viewable in Class Schedule under “Section Info.” You can also contact the department offering the course to find out when restrictions might be lifted.

Second 8-Week Course – EPSY 203

Looking for a second 8-week course?

Educational Psychology 203: Social Issues Group Dialogues
1 credit hour

Provides students with opportunities to converse on specific diversity and social justice topic areas offered as separate sections under the course heading. Each section uses a structured dialogue format to explore intergroup and intragroup differences and similarities within historical and contemporary contexts. Specific focus will be on participants sharing their experiences and perspectives related to the specific dialogue topic. The dialogue format uses active learning exercises in addition to weekly readings, journal assignments, and topic based dialogues.

May be repeated in the same term to a maximum of 2 hours. May be repeated in separate terms to a maximum of 6 hours.

Open sections include:
CRN 50841, Monday 3-4:50, Being White in a Multicultural Society A

CRN 58702, Tuesday 5-6:50, Being White in a Multicultural Society B

CRN 58703, Monday 5-6:50, Exploring Disability

CRN 50833, Tuesday 3-4:50, Exploring Gender: Cisgender & Transgender

CRN 50837, Tuesday 3-4:50, Exploring Social Class

CRN 51958, Wednesday 3-4:50, US/International: A Global Dialogue

Note: EPSY courses do not count as PSYC hours unless the course is cross-listed. EPSY 203 is not a cross-listed course.

DROP DEADLINE – Friday, March 10

Just a reminder that FRIDAY, MARCH 10 is the last day to

(a) drop a full-semester (POT 1) course,

(b) elect CR/NC or change CR/NC in a full-semester (POT 1) course to a letter-grade,


(c) opt to use Campus Grade Replacement for a full-semester (POT 1) course.

You can drop courses in Enterprise until 11:59 PM on that day. After that, you will not be able to drop a full-semester course without a “W.” To seek a late-drop (drop with a “W”), you will need to meet with a dean or advisor in the Student Academic Affairs Office, 2002 Lincoln Hall and complete a petition to late-drop the course.

Both CR/NC and Grade Replacement forms need to be filled out in hard copy and turned in at 2002 Lincoln Hall by 4:40 PM on Friday, March 10.

Please see me if you are planning to drop or use CR/NC or grade replacement in a course. I will have drop-ins that Friday afternoon for any last-minute deciders!

CR/NC form

Grade Replacement form

New Course – Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination

GCL 144
Stereotypes, Prejudice, and Discrimination
3 hours
11:00 – 11:50 MWF

*counts for Social/Behavioral Science General Education credit*
*taught by Chadly Stern, Assistant Professor of Psychology*
*small class size (25 students), with opportunities to tour labs and design experiments*

Where does prejudice come from, and how can it be prevented? What are the societal consequences when people are treated differently based on their race, gender, and sexual orientation? How do researchers use scientific methods to study these types of questions? In the course Stereotyping, Prejudice, and Discrimination (GCL 144), we will cover these types of questions and more. This course is intended for first-year undergraduate students who are broadly interested in learning about behavioral science methods and questions related to inequality. This course counts as a Behavioral Science Requirement, and is open to all students, regardless of their specific major. This course will meet Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 11-11:50 AM.

Generally speaking, this class will introduce students to the basics of utilizing behavioral science methods, and how those methods can be applied to understand factors that shape societal inequality. Throughout this course, students will have opportunities to experience the inner workings of the behavioral science research process through touring UIUC behavioral science laboratories, completing and discussing measures of stereotyping and bias employed in the behavioral sciences, and designing and proposing their own empirical studies that would address questions related to inequality. A particular focus will be given to modern research methods that span across multiple areas of inquiry in the behavior sciences (e.g., social and cognitive psychology, organizational behavior). Additionally, students will learn basic skills of how to read, analyze, and critique behavioral science literature, as well as how to convey their ideas in written and oral formats and provide critical feedback on others’ ideas. In doing so, students will build critical thinking skills and gain competence in communicating their ideas to others.

First 10 Days

Hi everybody, and welcome/welcome back!

I will be including this information in an upcoming email to all my students, but I thought I’d use this space to remind you about drop-in advising during the first 10 days of the semester.

August 22 – September 2
The Psychology Advising Office will be open for drop-in/express advising only (15 minutes per person, per meeting). If possible, please limit your questions to registration-related and other time-sensitive issues that must be addressed in the first 10 days. If you need to meet to discuss long-term plans or other matters that would require additional time, please consider making an appointment via the on-line scheduler. My regular schedule of appointments and drop-ins will begin starting Tuesday, September 5.