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Exploremore: Majors and Minors 
Day-By-Day Schedule

March 20-March 29, 2017

Exploremore: Majors and Minors is a two-week advising block devoted to helping first-year students and sophomores explore potential majors and minors.  Sessions are designed to help students learn about pathways within majors/minors, special opportunities for engagement (collaborative research, independent studies, credit bearing internships), and real or potential post-Skidmore trajectories. Don’t miss this opportunity to talk to professors and upper-class students about what it means to major/minor in a specific discipline and how to make the most of your academic career.

For a list of events by department, program, or office, please click here.     

Please note: Because your schedules vary, sessions can accommodate late arrivals or early departures. 

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Social Work   Mon., March 20  4:00-6:00PM TLC 205 
SOCIAL WORKERS DO IT IN THE FIELD! Come meet social work majors and other students interested in social work! Learn about the major and the important work our students do with the community. Social work faculty will be available to take your questions as well. If you can't get there at 4:00 coming late is no problem. Good snacks too.
Physics Mon., March 20 4:00-5:00PM Dana 277
Interested in physics? Faculty and current majors will discuss opportunities.
Italian Tues., March 21 4:30-5:30PM LRC Lounge  (PMH 426)

Join Italian professors for pizza and conversation about next year's course offerings and an explanation of how to complete a minor in  Italian. Current minors will be there to share their experience and answer questions. 

Gender Studies Tues., March 21 5:00-6:00PM Ladd 107
Please join the Gender Studies Program faculty, current gender studies majors and minors to enjoy a Chipotle burrito party and to learn about the major and the fabulous things that majors do — study abroad, independent studies, senior theses, co-curricular activities, and more! 
Media and Film Studies Tues., March 21 5:30-6:30PM TLC 204 
The interdisciplinary Media and Film Studies minor explores the function and structure of written, aural, and visual communication systems. Grounded in a strong liberal arts preparation, the program offers core courses in media theory and practice as well as the opportunity for advanced course work and practical field experience.   
Art History Tues., March 21 5:30-6:30PM Filene 117
Come learn more about art history! It's not just about the art world's greatest hits – we study photography, architecture, advertising, fashion, design, film and more! Students in the major learn how to uncover hidden social agendas, recognize how design shapes their behavior and values, and understand the world more critically to become informed consumers and citizens. Our graduates have gone on to careers in museums, galleries, law, medicine, publishing, historic preservation, and MUCH more.
Economics Tues., March 21 5:30-6:30PM Dana Atrium
Stop by for the Economics Department's Open House. This event will be an opportunity for students to come and meet informally with faculty and current majors to learn more about the economics major, minor and study abroad opportunities in economics.  Refreshments will be served.  
Sociology Tues., March 21 6:00-7:00PM TLC 207

SOCIOLOGY:THE ULTIMATE HAMMER!  You can study anything with sociology--there's sociology of media, sociology of religion, sociology of gender, sociology of  knowledge, sociology of race, environmental sociology, political sociology, and much more.  With sociology as your hammer, you can crack open everything from Skidmore student worlds to gender in global society to race and mass incarceration in the U.S. Our courses cover what divides us and what brings us together, theories that explore why and how we behave as we do, and methods that help you gather and analyze qualitative and quantitative data.  Pizza will be provided and sociology majors, as well as department faculty, will be on hand to answer your questions.   

Classics Wed., March 22 5:30-6:30PM Filene, 2nd Floor Conference Room
Interested in the Classics Department? Come to the 2nd floor conference room in Filene on Wednesday, March 22 at 5:30pm for food and fun! It will be an informal, intimate gathering led by a group of Classics majors and faculty. Please feel free to ask the majors any questions or concerns you might have regarding the department itself, requirements, and even professional opportunities after Skidmore. We will also be revealing Fall 2017 Classics courses as a special treat.  Hope to see you there!
Environmental Studies Wed., March 22 5:30-6:30PM Dana 285

The Environmental Studies and Sciences faculty will give an overview of the ESS Program and talk about upcoming classes for the spring, internship opportunities, and study abroad options.  Afterward, we will break into groups to talk about our 2 majors: Environmental Studies and Environmental Science.  If you are planning on majoring in ESS, don't miss this session.  Refreshments will be provided.

Latin American  Studies Wed., March 22 5:00-7:00PM ICC
Come learn about Latin American Studies at Skidmore: a minor that will have a major impact in the way you think about the continent.
Spanish Wed., March 22 5:00-7:00PM ICC
Come and hear about the Spanish major and the many different possibilities for graduate studies and beyond, our program in Spain, and, of course, sample a variety of tapas.  
Arts Administration Thurs., March 23 4:00-5:00PM Bolton 281

Arts Administration combines a passion for the visual and performing arts with business acumen. Hear first-hand from students about how a Minor in Arts Administration can complement other Skidmore programs of study and provide you with the knowledge and skills to engage in the arts beyond the stage or studio. Join us for a lively and entertaining discussion…and refreshments, of course! 

German Thurs., March 23 4:00-5:00PM LRC Lounge (PMH 426)
Come to a traditional Viennese Coffeehouse, enjoy coffee and desserts (the famous Sachertorte from Hotel Sacher!), and  learn about the German major, minor, study abroad programs in Germany and Austria, and our faculty-led travel seminars in Berlin and Vienna. Hope to see you there!   
English Thurs., March 23 5:30-6:30PM PMH 301
Interested in majoring in English?  Minoring in Creative Writing?  Come speak with English faculty and students about the opportunities available during and after the English major.   Also: Pizza! Cookies!
Asian Studies Thurs., March 23 5:00-6:00PM PMH 300
Please stop in to meet the faculty and to learn the requirements for the Asian Studies major/minor.
 Geosciences  Fri., March 24  11:30AM-1:00PM  Dana Atrium

Geoscientists Rock!  Join the faculty and current majors for our annual Spring Equinox barbecue.  Come learn more about the major including courses, research, and study abroad opportunities. Welcome spring with some delicious food and good company!

Math Fri., March 24 1:59-3:14PM Dana Atrium
Happy Pi Day!  Mathematics faculty will share their insights about the department and also challenge you to some math puzzles and problems!

Come and learn about the Mathematics major and minor programs, about various opportunities for independent study, about extra-curricular educational and social departmental events, and more. Students: Especially if you are considering or have decided on an MA major or minor, please come to this event!

AND WE HAVE PIE!! We will have many different flavors, some made by the mathematics faculty!!

Merit Scholarships and Fellowships Fri., March 24 4:00-4:30PM PMH 301
Have you ever wondered what is involved in applying for a Fulbright?  Wondered who wins prestigious scholarships like the Rhodes?  Join us to learn about national merit scholarships and fellowships that are available to students after Skidmore.    



Program Date Time Location
Neuroscience Mon., March 27 4:00-5:00PM TLC 100
Come learn about the major, including course requirements and how to seek research opportunities.
International Affairs Mon., March 27 4:00-5:00PM BO 281
Meet informally with International Affairs faculty and current majors, get to learn more about the program, and discuss opportunities for IA majors and minors at Skidmore and beyond.
Chinese Mon., March 27 5:00-6:00PM PMH 401

Please stop in to meet the faculty and current minors to learn the requirements for the Chinese and the Japanese minors. Chinese and Japanese appetizers will be served.

Japanese Mon., March 27 5:00-6:00PM PMH 401

Please stop in to meet the faculty and current minors to learn the requirements for the Chinese and the Japanese minors. Chinese and Japanese appetizers will be served.

Anthropology Mon., March 27 5:30-6:30PM BO 282
Interested in anthropology? Faculty and current students will discuss opportunities in the major.    
History   Tues., March 28 1:00-2:00PM  TLC 308
Want to explore more about the History Department? Come talk to faculty and current majors about what it means to major/minor in history and all the opportunities the History Department has to offer.
Education Tues., March 28  4:00-5:00PM PMH 200 
 The Education Studies Department faculty will be available to introduce themselves to potential majors and minors. The professors will take a few minutes to describe the program (major and minor), outline the kinds of courses offered, and describe field placements. Senior and junior majors will also be present to give firsthand accounts of the department, studying abroad as an EDS major, and can provide advice about how to work through the major or minor. Refreshments provided!
 Management and Business  Tues., March 28 5:00-6:00PM PMH 202
Interested in Management and Business?  Join the chair, a panel of current students and a representative from the Career Development Center who will discuss opportunities in the major.   
Psychology Tues., March 28 5:00-6:00PM TLC 204

Thinking about majoring in psychology? Come hear about the curriculum, requirements for the major, and exciting opportunities available to students. This is essential information for students considering majoring in psychology. 

Chemistry and Biochemistry Tues., March 28 5:00-6:00 Dana Atrium
Come find out how a major in chemistry or biochemistry can lead to a career in pharmaceuticals, medicine, nanoscience, biotechnology, law, etc.!  We will discuss paths through the biochemistry and chemistry majors and how they can prepare you for medical school, graduate school, law school or getting a job, for example.  Come meet current majors and learn about research opportunities, study abroad and summer internships.
Art (Studio) Tues., March 28 5:30-6:30PM Saisselin Art Building, Room 201
Hosted by: Prof. Robert ParkeHarrison
See things differently. Create from a new perspective. Learn about the many studio art courses and creative opportunities within the Art Department and opportunities for careers in the visual arts. This one hour information session offers a clear overview of the many possibilities of expanding your creative potential through introductory to advanced courses. Pizza and beverages will be served.
 Religion  Tues., March 28 6:00-7:00PM   Religious Studies Lounge (2nd floor Ladd)
What can you do with a major in religion? A lot more than you may think! Religion is a great major in its own right, and a wonderful choice for a double major. Come and learn about the possibilities--what our current majors are planning, what our recent alumni are up to--in informal conversation with religion faculty and majors. Of course, there’ll be yummy refreshments on hand: food for the body as well for as the mind and soul.
Political Science Tues., March 28 5:30-6:30PM Ladd 307
An open house and ‘great sandwiches’ party for students interested in the political science major.  Political Science faculty will talk about the work of the department, the curriculum, and the value of the degree in political science. Each will introduce himself/herself and briefly mention their research interests and discuss the courses they are offering in the fall semester. Current majors and members of Pi Sigma Alpha will speak about their experiences in the department then the floor will be open to questions from students, especially sophomores thinking about majoring in political science.    
American Studies Wed., March 29 11:30AM-1:00PM TLC 307
 The American Studies major focuses upon life and culture in the United States, past and present, using resources, techniques, and approaches from a variety of disciplines. American Studies is inherently interdisciplinary. The major examines the diversity of Americans, as well as their commonly shared experiences, and often emphasizes gender, class, race, and ethnicity as categories for cultural analysis. Students majoring in American Studies plan a program of study that reflects their interests. American Studies students also often study abroad (and in Washington, DC) and do a wide variety of internships. Students who major in American Studies are employed as teachers, journalists, lawyers, professors, editors, and filmmakers, etc.; they go into public service, work for NGOs, and are often entrepreneurial.
 CDC Exploremore  Wed., March 29 4:00-5:00PM   BO100
Exploremore Workshop: Using Personality Type to Explore Major Options.  Learn how your personality, interests, values, and skills are connected with major selection during this 60 minute workshop, offered during Exploremore.  Please complete your My Plan career assessment prior to attending this session.  Click here to create a My Plan account and use this registration key: JMWTFZP6
 Music  Wed., March 29  5:00-6:30PM  Zankel Lobby
Interested in learning more about the Music Department?  Join the faculty to learn more about the major, courses, and a variety of opportunities in the department.
 Health and Exercise Science Wed., March 29   6:00-7:00PM D-Hall Atrium 
Did you know that 75% of Exercise Science majors go on to a variety of health professions?  Join faculty and students from the Department of Health and Exercise Sciences for an informational meeting about how we study human health from the cellular level to the public health level.  You will also have the opportunity to have your body composition assessed and blood pressure measured, as well as get a chance to build your own ice cream sundae! 
Dance Wed., March 29 7:15-8:15PM Dance Theater Lobby
Exploremore Dance! Associate Professor, Mary DiSanto-Rose and Dance Majors & Minors will be available to discuss exciting opportunities for students majoring and minoring in Dance, as well as classes, workshops and performance opportunities.


 For a list of events by department, program, or office, please click here.