Get Ahead with Winter Courses Offered Through the Department of Communication!

Do you need to catch up or get ahead on credits? Winter courses are a perfect way to do that from the comfort of your home!

This year, winter courses will run from Dec. 27 – Jan. 17, 2022.

Here are the courses the Department of Communication is offering for the 2021-2022 winter session:

  • CMM202 Interpersonal Communication (3 credits)
  • CMM302 Business and Professional  Communication (3 credits)
  • CMM325 Computer-Mediated Communication (3 credits) 

All three courses are offered as Online ASYNC, meaning there are no specific meeting times.

Registration for winter courses starts on Monday, Nov. 8 and you do not need an advisor’s permission to register.

Visit: https://www.newpaltz.edu/winter/

Follow This Checklist to Prepare for Advising and Class Registration

This is Your Responsibilities Checklist:

  • Schedule an appointment with your advisor. Go to my.newpaltz.edu page to find your Progress Report and advisor’s name.
  • Review your Progress Report and graduation requirements. This is your responsibility, not the advisor’s.
  • Review the Schedule of Classes (found at https://www.newpaltz.edu/classes/ ) before meeting with your advisor
  • Check prerequisites, minimum grades and any restrictions for the classes you plan to take by clicking on the CRN link in the Schedule of Classes. If you do not have the appropriate prerequisites, you will be blocked from registering for that class.
  • Build your desired schedule in MySchedulePlanner, found in my.newpaltz.edu > Registration > MySchedulePlanner. Choose several backups, in case your first choices fill. 
  • Meet with your advisor to review your Progress Report and major plan. You will be given a “release,” to register online at your appointed time assignment. 
  • Clear all holds before registration. If you have a hold on your account you will not be allowed to register at all – even if you have a “release” from your advisor.
  • Register for classes at your scheduled time assignment by going to my.newpaltz.edu > Registration > MySchedulePlanner and adding your preferred schedule into cart and “checking out.” Make sure to check course availability prior in case some courses have filled up.

Want to Earn Internship Credits? Follow This Process Now

Below are our four steps to getting certified to complete an internship. If you plan on completing an internship for credit, you must follow all these steps. The first step in the internship process needs to be completed ASAP. If you are a sophomore, you are likely eligible to complete the first step.

  1. Fill out the application process for approval to earn internship credits.

This is the very first step in the process and should happen before anything else, including looking for an internship. To gain approval to earn internship credits, you must complete the application and submit your progress report and one-page, single-sided resume. All three portions of this application process can be found in the online Blackboard community “Fall21_Communication & DMJ Students

If you do not complete this step, any internship you complete will not count for any credits. Once you submit this application and it is approved, it is good until you graduate. That means if you submit this application as a sophomore but don’t complete an internship until senior year, you do not need to submit this application again. You are still approved to earn credits (as long as your GPA has not fallen below 2.5)! In order to be approved to earn internship credits, you need at least:

  • 2.5 GPA
  • 18 credits in your major
  • 60 total credits
  • 30 credits at SUNY New Paltz

The deadline to submit this application is the second Friday in March for summer or fall internships and the second Friday in November for spring internships.

2. Find an internship

Once you have been approved to earn internship credits, you will receive a congratulatory email. After you receive this email, you are free to find an internship. This step is completely up to you. You must search and apply for your own internship(s). Start early so you can be sure you have a placement before the semester starts. Follow our program on Instagram @npcommedia for regular internship opportunity postings.

Where Can I Look for an Internship? from SUNY New Paltz on Vimeo.

3. Get internship approved by Internship Director, Nancy Heiz

Once you have found an internship and are accepted/hired into that internship, you must get that internship approved. Visit Nancy Heiz in CSB 64 to get your internship approved. Again, do not wait to do this until the semester you plan to intern.

4. Register for Internship Credits

After your internship is approved by Nancy Heiz, you must register for the internship classes. CMM490 is the internship credits, and CMM491 is the internship seminar that must be taken alongside your internship. Register for these courses like any other course you would register for.

Once you have completed these steps, you are all set to start your internship and earn credits for it!

 

If you need help finding an internship, read our blog site that gives you all the resources from the CMM department!

Take Notice of Upcoming Dates and Deadlines

Here are some important dates that are coming up.

Oct. 25 – Nov. 19 – Declaration Moratorium. Students cannot declare a major or minor during this time. This is a campus-wide policy. If you need to declare your major in order to register for spring ’21 courses, you must declare before Oct. 25.

Oct. 29 – Last day for course withdrawal.

Dec. 6 – Last day to elect Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory option

Remember to always check the Academic Calendar  for important dates and deadlines.

Summer Courses Offered by the Communication Department

Summer courses are a great way to catch up or get ahead with credits. All summer courses are offered online, which means that you can complete them from anywhere you have internet service. This summer the Communication department is offering the following classes:

  • CMM 214 Storytelling and Culture
  • CMM 355 Nonverbal Communication, taught by Stellina Chapman
  • CMM 359 Communication Among Cultures, taught by Stellina Chapman
  • LIN 413 Sociolinguistics, taught by Oksana Laleko

Registration for the summer session opens on April 12. You do not need your advisor’s permission to register for summer courses. Be sure to check the start and end dates of each class on the Summer 2021 schedule of classes.

Visit the Summer site: https://newpaltz.edu/summer/

 

 

Fall 2021 Advising Season is Underway

The Fall 2021 Schedule of Classes is live on newpaltz.edu!

DMJ schedule click here

Communication Studies schedule click here

Don’t delay: Schedule a meeting NOW to meet with your advisor BEFORE APRIL 9.

Meet with your advisor remotely (Zoom, Webex, BB Collaborate, phone, etc.) to go over your Fall schedule and discuss your progress toward graduation. Don’t forget to use My Schedule Planner to design your preferred schedule for next semester.

Meet With Your Major Advisor—Be Prepared!

Now that the Fall 2021 schedule of classes is posted, you should be setting up an appointment to meet virtually with your major advisor. You must meet with your major advisor in order to be cleared to register. Before your meeting, make sure to have a draft schedule made in My Schedule Planner (accessed through my.newpaltz.edu) and have your progress report on hand. Don’t wait to set up your meeting!

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