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Spring ’22 Registration Guidelines

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    Jessie Daniels

    I’m glad to meet with you individually to go over your schedule of classes for Spring 2022, and want to provide some guidelines here to help before we have those consultations.

    In general terms, everyone should study the course catalog from the year/semester that you entered the program, as that is what New York State views as the “contract” that governs your course of study. The basic guidelines are also available here

    For those who are entering your second semester (of your first year), you’ll need to take:

    • Statistics II (GSR 709)
    • Quantitative Research Methods (GSR 711)

    To begin your internship (typically in the summer between Year 1 + Year 2), you need to successfully complete the stats and methods sequence of classes. So, these two classes are the most important for you to take if you haven’t had these yet.

    Beyond those two classes, the rest of your schedule (usually 3 or 4 courses total), should be filled with ELECTIVES. The electives you choose are how you can build up your skills in your area of interest. For example, if you’re interested in Urban Planning, you could take some classes in that department at Hunter College. OR, you could take electives at another CUNY campus (usually the Graduate Center). OR, you could take electives in our department at Hunter, including:

    • Data Analytics and Visualization (GSR 79007) – a new elective, taught by a practitioner and former GSR alum, Debbie Igunbor. (Thanks to everyone who completed the survey about electives! This class is a direct result of your input.)
    • Far Right: Research Intensive (GSR 79025) – a new course for those who want to get involved in research on those combatting the far right, with me as lead investigator/instructor. Enrollment is limited for this course and students will be need to fill out a short application to be considered for the course. As a bonus, you will be able to use data from this course for your internship, if you want. For now, just email me if you’d like to apply for this class.

    The other courses listed (GSR 718, 719, Indep Research GSR 791, 792) are there for people in the program who are in their second, third or fourth (or beyond!) year and need these courses to graduate. If you need one of these courses, go ahead and register for the course(s) you need, then send me an email and we’ll work out the details of those classes.


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