Fall ‘23 Schedule of Classes is Live: Create Your Schedule Now!

The Fall 2023 schedule of classes is now live on newpaltz.edu under the academics tab. Make sure to create your schedule for next semester and meet with your major advisor prior to your time assignment to boost your chances of securing your preferred classes. Always research lots of classes and have several back-up schedules in case you don’t get your first or second choices.  Continue reading

Spring Schedule is Live: Meet your Major Advisor Soon

The Spring 2023 schedule is live, which signals the opening of advising season! Please take some time to look at your progress report for graduation requirements and major requirements before drafting a class schedule to share with your major advisor. 

Here are some important notes from the Department of Communication: 

  • The senior Seminars in Relational Communication and Organizational Communication are ONLY offered in Spring semesters, so if you plan to graduate in December, you must take the senior seminar in Spring. You should already have taken a communications research methods course (either Qualitative or Quantitative Research Methods) before taking the seminar. On rare occasions, the department will approve taking them at the same time, but the skills needed to succeed in the senior seminar are acquired in the research methods course. senior seminars
  • Elective courses are offered on a 3-semester rotation. If you see an elective in your communication concentration, register for it because it won’t be offered again for another 3 semesters!  For Spring, we’re offering

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Watch the Communication Studies Major Overview Video and Orientation Materials

Read through the presentations:

CMM TRANSFER Advising for FALL23

Please watch the video major overview for all Communication Studies concentrations:

Spring 2023 Presentation

Every student must know how to read their DegreeWorks progress report: Happy Valley CC – Transfer Student Progress Report – Spring 2023

Our department requires students to use the My Schedule Planner tool for creating their class schedule before meeting with their advisor. Please watch the tutorials: https://hawksites.newpaltz.edu/dmjnews/2020/03/09/use-my-schedule-planner/

Go through the Advising Checklist: Transfer-Advising-Checklist_for-Spring-2023

Internships are OPTIONAL for Comm majors. Understand the requirements to be eligible to do an internship, by reading this post.

Spring 2022 Communication Course and Schedule Notes

snapshot of comm studies coursesStudents, the Spring 2022 schedule of classes has mostly in-person, with some web/async and some hybrid courses. In most cases the course modality and meeting times will not change between now and the start of the spring semester.  Students should understand that they may NOT ask instructors to accommodate a modality other than the one listed. Students, please remember to note course times and modality (web/async or hybrid) not only when meeting with your advisor, but also again before registering for classes. Continue reading

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!



Use LinkedIn Learning to Refresh or Learn New Skills

We’d like to remind students about a very helpful resource that can be useful during online learning: LinkedIn Learning. Every student has access to LinkedIn Learning through my.newpaltz.edu. It is a treasure trove of helpful videos on professional skills, from balancing work and life, to magazine design, and more.

To access LinkedIn Learning, go to my.newpaltz.edu, and under “General,” click “LinkedIn Learning.”