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Incoming Freshmen

ilovedogsilovedogs Registered User Posts: 366 Member
edited August 2006 in Emory University
Hey everyone-- is there some kind of course catalong listing all the courses we can take next year? I couldn't find it online, and ideally I'd like to have a hard copy, if one exists... I know we won't sign up for our actual classes until we get to Emory and consult with our advisors, but I'd like to go having a good idea of what I want to take, you know?

p.s. what day are you all getting to Atlanta, and when are the people helping you move in staying till? I'm going the night of the 24th, so I'll have the 25th to go to the container store and places, then move in the 26th. I think my mom's leaving the night of the 26th... does that sound right? Thanks! :)
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  • amadaniamadani Registered User Posts: 522 Member
    yes, you will be recieving a packet in the mail any day now and it will have both a listing of all of the available first year seminars and a list of the general first year courses. the course book only includes the classes that most people would take as a freshman (ie it has lower levels like 101 etc but not 300 etc). look for it to be arriving shortly in the mail. i think that almost everyone is moving in on the 26th. the people that will be assisting will be there all day and i'm not sure if they are around after that. your schedule sounds good. parents don't need to be there after the first day.
  • ilovedogsilovedogs Registered User Posts: 366 Member
    amadani, you're incredible thanks! i feel a lot better now that i know what's going on somewhat
  • SEWcuriousSEWcurious Registered User Posts: 571 Member
    I'm arriving on the 20th and moving in the the 23rd (preorientation program) there is a course catalog and course tlas online http://www.college.emory.edu/current/standards/index.html
  • Blaze991Blaze991 Registered User Posts: 634 Member
    I'm leaving home August 24th with my family and arriving the 26th. We're driving, so I don't have to worry about shipping stuff. Plus, I'm not bringing much (originally I was going to bring a sleeping bag instead of covers -- darn it you, mom! And darn Bath and Beyond, for that matter)

    Yes, the packet should be arriving shortly. I got mine Saturday.
  • NorCalDadNorCalDad Registered User Posts: 753 Member
    For those who haven't received the mailed packet, this link may be helpful about FAME:

    http://www.college.emory.edu/current/support/fame/student_advising_materials.html
  • dgeblldgebll Registered User Posts: 478 Member
    www.opus.emory.edu

    login with your learnlink name and password

    1. click academics

    2. at the bottom left-hand corner: "view schedule of classes"

    3. in the box that says term: type 5069 (somehow, this means fall of 2006)

    4. click basic search

    5. next to subject, there is a blank box and a magnifying glass, click the magnifying glass

    6. next to description, type in the department name of the class that you are looking for (chemistry, english, etc.)

    7. click lookup

    8. it will find you the abbreviation that opus uses for that department. click that abbreviation.

    9. opus will go back to the screen in step #5 and insert the abbreviation there

    10. click search

    11. it might say that the search found over 50 classes, just click continue if this screen shows up.

    This is the current schedule of classes, updated by the registrar. Sometimes classes are changed if professors go on sabbatical, etc. etc. This will also give you the complete list of every class being offered. Some people find it more useful than the paper course catalog.

    Most importantly, though, this only shows the classes that aren't full and tells you how many people are enrolled in each one. There are some 100/200 level classes that upperclassmen take, because they are easy GERs. OPUS is very very confusing at first, so if you have any questions let me know.

    Also, for the department abbreviations, they're usually pretty obvious, so just tupe them in that box instead of clicking the magnifying glass and looking them up if that's easier for you.
  • somecollege2010somecollege2010 Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    what are our credit requirements and are there any first semester requirements or can we just take whatever we want?
  • Blaze991Blaze991 Registered User Posts: 634 Member
    I know that you have to take your freshman seminar either first or second semester of your freshman year. Also, you have to fulfill the freshman writing requirement. (English 101 or 181 or Comparative Literature 110.) Beyond those two things, I think that's it. I could be wrong. In any case, your FAME advisor will know when you sign up for classes!

    General Education Requirements:

    http://www.college.emory.edu/current/courses/ger_fall2005.html
  • amadaniamadani Registered User Posts: 522 Member
    PE is also required the first year unless you exempt it during orientation. you can take a max of 18 hours and a min of 12 the first semester. the english requirement can also be exempted if you received a four or five on one of the ap english tests.
  • dgeblldgebll Registered User Posts: 478 Member
    You can take PE any time during the 4 years. I still haven't taken it. Other than one of the English or CompLit classes and the Fr. seminar, everyone has to take FAME, which is a 1 hour class. It meets once a week for 6 weeks and isn't really a class, more of just a meeting time that you take S/U. And will pass if you show up. There's no work, it's just a time commitment.
  • SEWcuriousSEWcurious Registered User Posts: 571 Member
    If you took AP Lit or AP Comp and got a 4 or 5 you test out of the freshman writing requirement
  • movinmommovinmom Registered User Posts: 421 Member
    My D can test out but wonders if there is any value to taking it anyway to improve writing skills? Comments?
  • SEWcuriousSEWcurious Registered User Posts: 571 Member
    I've been thinking that too lately
  • dgeblldgebll Registered User Posts: 478 Member
    Most, if not all of those classes are taught by PhD candidates from the English Department. It's usually their first class to teach. If you're looking to improve your writing, take extra writing requirements. They are denoted by "WR" after the course number. Everyone has to take at least 2 of them after freshman year, plus another senior seminar (which is a WR) their senior year. Most of them are 300 or 400 level classes. They are much more valuable than taking an extra freshman English class.

    That's not to say that they are bad classes or that the TAs are bad by any means. Some of my favorite classes were taught by TAs. But if you have scored a 4 or 5 on the AP tests, then you have the skills necessary to skip those classes. I think you'll find WRs more interesting anyway. And you can usually find them offered in your major. Including in the Bschool. That's my 2 cents.
  • ilovedogsilovedogs Registered User Posts: 366 Member
    this might be a stupid question-- but I got a 4 on AP English Lit... and I'm psyched about placing out, but is the freshman writing seminar requirement thing a good way of meeting other people/ similar to orientation at all? do you think I'd benefit at all from taking it?
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