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Advising Materials from Departments

Current Semester

Advising materials for students and faculty in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences for Fall 2021 will be posted by March 23, 2021

Course overload process in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Did you know that students can take 5 classes a semester if they meet eligibility criteria?

Common reasons for applying for an overload are needing to fulfill major or minor requirements, wanting to take a course that is not offered regularly, to take an intensive-language, or to complete an independent course (study, research, thesis, or internship).

The normal course load for HSS majors is 4 units but students may take up to 4.5 units without permission. Students who have earned 8 units at the college and maintain a 3.3 cumulative TCNJ GPA may request an overload for a maximum of 5 course units in any one semester. There is no maximum limit to the number of overload semesters.

First-year students, with less than 8 TCNJ earned units, may apply for an overload to take an intensive language after they have a TCNJ GPA.  We do not approve overloads for the Winter Term or Summer Session I because there are not enough hours in 3 weeks to meet the contact-hour requirement for more than 1 course. Classes taken at a community college count toward these limits and so you need to be sure that you are staying within the course unit limit when you combine the courses that you are taking across institutionsFor example, you could not take 4 units at TCNJ and 1.5 units at a Community College in the same semester.

You do not need any approval to take 4.5 units.  If you are interested in taking 4.75 or 5 units:

  1. You should complete the online Overload Interest Form found at: https://hss.tcnj.edu/resources/current-students/forms/
  2. Completing the form will automatically generate an email that will be sent to your Department Chair, who will reach out to you for advising.  They may ask you why you are requesting the overload, review your academic record, and talk to you about the advantages and disadvantages of overloading given your proposed coursework.  The Department Chair will communicate directly with the Associate Dean.  She will then correspond with you about your overload request.

 


The Center for Student Success offers Peer Advising Coaching for students who wish to seek additional support prior to meeting with their academic advisor.

Please click below to view the advising materials provided by each department in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences:

African American Studies

Criminology

English

History

Holocaust & Genocide Studies — Interdisciplinary Minor

International Studies

Philosophy, Religion, and Classical Studies

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology and Anthropology

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

World Languages and Cultures

Past Semesters

2020-2021

Below please find downloadable advising materials for students and faculty in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences for Spring 2021:

African American Studies

Criminology

English

History

Holocaust & Genocide Studies — Interdisciplinary Minor

International Studies

Philosophy, Religion, and Classical Studies

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology and Anthropology

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

World Languages and Cultures

Below please find downloadable advising materials for students and faculty in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences for Fall 2020:

African American Studies

Criminology

English

History

Holocaust & Genocide Studies — Interdisciplinary Minor

International Studies

Philosophy, Religion, and Classical Studies

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology and Anthropology

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

World Languages and Cultures

2019-2020

Below please find downloadable advising materials for students and faculty in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences for Spring 2020:

African American Studies

Criminology

English

History

Holocaust & Genocide Studies — Interdisciplinary Minor

International Studies

Philosophy, Religion, and Classical Studies

Political Science: pdf and website

Psychology

Sociology and Anthropology

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

World Languages and Cultures

Below please find downloadable advising materials for students and faculty in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences for Fall 2019:

African American Studies

Criminology

English

History

Holocaust & Genocide Studies — Interdisciplinary Minor

International Studies

Philosophy, Religion, and Classical Studies

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology and Anthropology

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

World Languages and Cultures

2018-2019

Below please find downloadable advising materials for students and faculty in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences for Spring 2019:

African American Studies

Criminology

English

History

Holocaust & Genocide Studies — Interdisciplinary Minor

International Studies

Philosophy, Religion, and Classical Studies

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology and Anthropology

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

World Languages and Cultures

Below please find downloadable advising materials for students and faculty in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences for Fall 2018:

African American Studies

Criminology

English

History

Holocaust & Genocide Studies — Interdisciplinary Minor

International Studies

Philosophy, Religion, and Classical Studies

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology and Anthropology

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

World Languages and Cultures

2017-2018

Spring 2018

Below please find downloadable advising materials for students and faculty in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences for Spring 2018:

African American Studies

Criminology

English

History

Holocaust & Genocide Studies — Interdisciplinary Minor

International Studies

Philosophy, Religion, and Classical Studies

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology and Anthropology

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

World Languages and Cultures

Fall 2017

Below please find downloadable advising materials for students and faculty in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences for Fall 2017:

African American Studies

Criminology

English

History

Holocaust & Genocide Studies — Interdisciplinary Minor

International Studies

Philosophy, Religion, and Classical Studies

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology and Anthropology

Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies

World Languages and Cultures

2016-2017

Spring 2017

Below please find downloadable advising materials for students and faculty in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences for Spring 2017:

African American Studies

Criminology

English

History

International Studies

Philosophy, Religion, and Classical Studies

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology and Anthropology

Women’s and Gender Studies

World Languages and Cultures

Fall 2016

Below please find downloadable advising materials for students and faculty in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences for Fall 2016:

African American Studies

Criminology

English

Journalism and Professional Writing

History

International Studies

Philosophy, Religion, and Classical Studies

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology and Anthropology

Women’s and Gender Studies

World Languages and Cultures

2015-2016

Spring 2016

Below please find downloadable advising materials for students and faculty in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences for Spring 2016:

African American Studies

Criminology

English

Journalism and Professional Writing

History

International Studies

Philosophy, Religion, and Classical Studies

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology and Anthropology

Women’s and Gender Studies

World Languages and Cultures

Fall 2015

Below please find downloadable advising materials for students and faculty in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences for Fall 2015:

African American Studies

Criminology

English

Journalism and Professional Writing

History

International Studies

Philosophy, Religion, and Classical Studies Advising Letter / Mini-Catalog

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology & Anthropology

Women’s and Gender Studies

World Languages and Cultures

2014-2015

Spring 2015

Below please find downloadable advising materials for students and faculty in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences for Spring 2015:

African-American Studies

Criminology

English/JPW

History

International Studies

Philosophy, Religion, and Classical Studies Advising Letter / Mini-Catalog

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology & Anthropology

Women’s and Gender Studies

World Languages & Cultures

Fall 2014

Below please find downloadable advising materials for students and faculty in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences for Fall 2014:

African-American Studies

Criminology

English/JPW

History

International Studies

Philosophy, Religion, and Classical Studies Advising Letter / Mini-Catalog

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology & Anthropology

Women’s and Gender Studies

World Languages and Cultures

2013-2014

Spring 2014

Below please find downloadable advising materials for students and faculty in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences for Spring 2014:

African-American Studies

Criminology

English/JPW

History

International Studies

Philosophy, Religion, and Classical Studies Advising Letter / Mini-Catalog

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology & Anthropology

Spanish

Women’s and Gender Studies

World Languages and Cultures

Fall 2013

Below please find downloadable advising materials for students and faculty in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences for Fall 2013:

African-American Studies

Criminology

English/JPW

History

International Studies

Philosophy, Religion, and Classical Studies Advising Letter / Mini-Catalog

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology & Anthropology

Spanish

Women’s and Gender Studies

2012-2013

Spring 2013

Below please find downloadable advising materials for students and faculty in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences for Spring 2013:

African American Studies

Criminology

English/JPW

History

International Studies

Philosophy, Religion and Classical Studies

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology & Anthropology

Spanish

Women’s and Gender Studies

Fall 2012

Below please find downloadable advising materials for students and faculty in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences for Fall 2012:

African-American Studies

Criminology

English/JPW

History

International Studies

Philosophy, Religion and Classical Studies

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology & Anthropology

World Languages and Spanish

Women’s and Gender Studies

2011-2012

Spring 2012

Below please find downloadable advising materials for students and faculty in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences for Spring 2012:

African-American Studies

Criminology

English

History

International Studies

Philosophy, Religion and Classical Studies

Political Science

Psychology

Sociology & Anthropology

Spanish

Women’s and Gender Studies

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