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Thursday, November 21, 2019

New Spring Course in Psychology

PSYC BC1020 Behavioral Research Methods and Analysis 

This course is for students who are interested in the science of studying human behavior. Students will be introduced to the types of experimental methods and data analyses that are widely used today in psychology and many other social sciences.  

This course satisfies the Foundations Science Lecture requirement, the Thinking Quantitatively and Empirically requirement, an elective lecture requirement for Psychology majors, and is valuable preparation for students who intend to conduct social science research at an undergraduate and/or postgraduate level.

TR 10:10am-11:25am
Instructor: Svetlana Komissarouk
3 credits

Monday, November 18, 2019

Wednesday Nov 20, Majors Fair

Curious about Barnard's various majors? Want to learn about their courses and careers directly from junior and senior student representatives? Join the SGA Sophomore Class Council at the Majors Fair this Wednesday, November 20th from 5-7 PM in the Diana Event Oval. There will be free Insomnia Cookies, first-come-first-served!

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Africana Studies, American Studies, WGSS Open House

Learn about these majors and meet the faculty who teach in these departments

Thursday, November 14, 2019

English program planning meeting today at 12!

English dept hosting a lunch program planning meeting today at 12 in Sulz Parlor!

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Still need to complete your PE Requirement?

Want to learn how to set and achieve your fitness and health goals in a seminar setting?  Then you want this course in individualized health coaching.  This course is only open to Barnard students who have not completed the PE requirement. Add it to your program . . . Health Coaching PHED BC 1105 Tuesdays 10:10am-12pm. 

Do you workout in the Barnard Fitness Center?  Can you do a 10-minute mile on a treadmill?    Advanced Fitness PHED BC 2518 is a self paced, individualized class.  You perform your own workouts including cardio, weights and stretching.  Pre-test includes a 3 minute step test, 1.5 mile run, timed push-up/crunch/plank and 1 RM strength tests.  This course is only open to Barnard students who have not completed the PE requirement. Add it to your program, and PE will contact you about the pre-test.  Contact Laura at for more info.

FLI Thanksgiving Dinner


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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Reminder: Withdrawal and Pass/D/Fail Deadline Thursday Nov. 14

If you want to elect the Pass/D/Fail option for a fall 2018 course, the deadline to declare is Thursday 11/14 at 11:30 p.m. through myBarnard.


How does P/D/F work exactly?
This is a transaction between you, the computer, and the registrar.  You do not need to discuss it with your instructor.  If you elect this option, your professor will continue to grade your work like any other students and submit a final grade for you for the course.  The grade must be a “C-” or higher to earn a “P”

Am I allowed to take a particular class P/D/F?
You can find the rules governing the pass/d/fail option, as well as instructions for utilizing it, here on the Registrar's website.

How do I elect to take a class P/D/F?
You do not need your adviser's approval to select the P/D/F option, but it would be a good idea to discuss the matter with your adviser or class dean to ensure that you have thought through the decision.  Log into myBarnard and follow these directions to elect the P/D/F option.

I tried to click on P/D/F Option online as directed, but nothing happened!
This is most likely because you are using Safari as your web browser.  Try Chrome or Firefox or something else.  If the problem persists, contact Student Computing.

What is this "uncovering" I keep hearing about, and how/when/why would I do that?
If you elect the P/D/F option by the deadline, you will have the opportunity*, at the beginning of next semester, to log into myBarnard, click on the "Pass/D/Fail Option" link in Web Adviser, and peek at what grade you would have earned had you taken the class for a letter grade.  If you like that grade, you may opt to "uncover" it and revert to letter-graded status.  If you do nothing, the grade will remain in P/D/F status.  The deadline to uncover a grade of P is the registration deadline at the beginning of the following semester.
The deadline to withdraw from a course is Thursday 11/14 at 4:30 p.m. You need your adviser's signature on a withdrawal form in order to withdraw from a course.

To withdraw from a course:
  1. Make an appointment to meet with your adviser.
  2. Pick up a withdrawal form (same as the drop form) from the Registrar's office (107 Milbank), Complete the form, meet with your adviser to discuss and obtain their signature.
  3. Submit the signed form to the Registrar's office before they close at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14. The course will remain on your transcript with a "W" next to the number of credits, indicating that you officially withdrew from the course midway through the semester.

Remember that all students are expected to complete at least 12 points of credit per semester; if you have extenuating circumstances and believe you need to drop below 12 credits by withdrawing from a course, you must see the Office of Disability Services for special permission, which is given only under extraordinary circumstances.

Considering staying in a challenging course?  Don't forget to check out the helpful resources at


I tried to withdraw from a class by clicking "drop" on Student Planning, but nothing happened!
A:  See directions above -- you must meet with an adviser and submit an actual paper form to the Registrar's office.

I withdrew from a course following the proper procedures, but it is still on my schedule in Student Planning
A:  Don't worry! A W is a final grade, so it won't appear until final grades are in at the end of the semester.  Keep your copy of the W form just in case there are any issues.

Monday, November 11, 2019