Enrollment Advising

Winter 2018 Enrollment Information

  1. Enrollment Options
Advising week: November 9-16
Priority enrollment begins: November 15th
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1. Important Enrollment Notes for Winter 2018

  • Do not contact instructors prior to the first day of class for enrollment issues, to ask for permission numbers, or to be added to a wait list. If a class is full and you meet the prerequisites/restrictions, enroll yourself to the wait list during your second enrollment appointment. Then crash the course on the first day of instruction. See wait list information below. If you have questions, contact the undergraduate advisor.

  • Your enrollment appointment for Winter posted on Wednesday, November 8th to your student center. To find your appointment please log into your MyUCSC account and navigate to your student center. On this page you'll see an "enrollment date" box on the right side of the screen. You will need to click on the "details" link to see what enrollment times you've received. You should be able to see your shopping cart enrollment appointment (when you're able to start building your shopping cart), your first enrollment appointment, and your second enrollment appointment which includes wait listing for courses.  Learn more about how enrollment appointments work by watching this brief tutorial.

  • TBA Sections: You may notice that some of the secondary discussion sections are not scheduled and instead say "TBA." The registrar is working on scheduling sections and should be completed by the time priority enrollment begins on November 15th. Please be sure to adjust your shopping cart once the sections are scheduled.
  • SOCY 10 Opening Date: The majority of the SOCY 10 seats will open 9am on the sophomore enrollment day (Nov. 20), and a few seats will be open during priority enrollment day (Nov. 15). If you are a junior or senior sociology student who needs to take SOCY 10 for major/minor declaration, please contact the undergraduate advisor.

  • SOCY 105A is a prerequisite to SOCY 105B: Starting this Winter quarter, SOCY 105A is officially a prerequisite to SOCY 105B. Students must take SOCY 105A prior to enrolling into SOCY 105B. Students may not take both SOCY 105A and SOCY 105B in the same quarter.

  • SOCY 105A For Seniors: Students who are graduating this academic year and still need to take SOCY 105A, can plan for the course for Fall, Winter or Summer quarter. If this Winter quarter is your last chance to take the course and you were not able to enroll, please contact the undergraduate advisor asap for help.

  • SOCY 105B For Seniors in Their Last Quarter: Students who are graduating this academic year and still need to take SOCY 105B, can plan for the course for Winter, Spring, or Summer quarter. If this Winter quarter is your last chance to take the course and you were not able to enroll, please contact the undergraduate advisor asap for help. Otherwise, SOCY 105B can be taken in Spring quarter.

  • UPDATE 11/14/17: SOCY 136, Social Psychology, has been cancelled for Winter quarter. The course is currently listed as closed and the status will change to cancelled in the next few days.

  • UPDATE 11/14/17: SOCY 170, Ethnic and Status Groups, will be added to the schedule of classes in the next few days.
  • UPDATE 11/20/17: SOCY 142, Language and Social Interaction, has been cancelled for Winter quarter.

  

2. Wait Lists

If you have any questions about wait lists, please contact the undergraduate advisor, do not contact the instructor.

USEFUL GUIDES

 

WAIT LIST POLICY AND BEST PRACTICES

  • Check your wait list enrollment appointment, which should be your 2nd enrollment appointment. The wait list appointment is listed along with your other enrollment appointment(s) and has a "10.00" listed under "Max Wait List Units" column.

  • You may only wait list for a course if you meet the restriction and prerequisite on the course. If you do not meet the restriction/prerequisite your only option is to crash the course on the first day of instruction.

  • The last day to enroll yourself to a wait list is January 17th. Wait list enrollment is available before the 8th day of instruction. Note: if you enroll onto a wait list after the first day of instruction, and you did not attend the first day of instruction, it is up to the instructor if they will consider you for a seat in the course. Please check-in with the instructor if you have added yourself to the wait list after the first day of instruction.

  • All Sociology wait lists are set to "auto-enroll," until the first day of instruction. Auto-enroll means that as a seat becomes available, the next eligible student on the wait list will be automatically enrolled.

  • Your wait list position number may not be the order in which students are enrolled. Students often make wait list errors when they are enrolling, which leads to being skipped over on the wait list. Please review the wait list information PRIOR to enrolling onto a wait list to ensure you do not make an error.  Reg FAQ.:"When signing up for the wait list it is important to make sure you do not have any time conflicts and you have indicated the swap you would like to take place if enrolled from the wait list. If there is one of these errors, the process will fail to enroll you, and move on to the next person on the wait list. The wait-list position number may not be the order in which students enroll." In addition to students being skipped over on the wait list due to time conflicts, unit limits, and not using the swap function, students will also be skipped over on the wait list if a full/closed secondary discussion section was selected for the wait list. Please review the information below on "How to Avoid Common Wait List Mistakes"

  • For the Sociology department, auto-enrollment will stop the morning of the first day of instruction (September 28th). From that point on it is up to the instructor who gets into the course with a permission code. Instructors have their own processes and may not follow the wait list position numbers.

  • If you are not auto-enrolled by the first day of instruction, attend the first day to determine if you will be able to enroll. Attendance in the first class meeting is mandatory. Students who do not attend the first class meeting, the instructor may drop from the course/wait list.

HOW TO AVOID COMMON WAIT LIST ERRORS
  • The course you wish to wait list for will put you over the 19 unit limit:
    • Issue: Students cannot enroll in more than 19 units until the first day of instruction and the eligibility criteria have been met. You will not be auto-enrolled into the course if you are attempting to enroll in more than 19 units through the wait list.
    • Solution: Swap yourself on to a wait list. Using the "swap" tab in your MyUCSC enrollment page will allow you to choose the course you want to drop from your schedule if you are auto-enrolled into the wait listed course. If you are skipped on the wait list please refer to the email you will receive at the end of the day from the registrar with directions on how to resolve the issue.
  • If you have a time conflict:
    • Issue: If the course you wish to wait list for has a time conflict with a course you are already enrolled in, you will be skipped on the wait list.
    • Solution:  Swap yourself on to a wait list. "Swap" to indicate the course you want to drop that has a time conflict. Or adjust your schedule prior to your wait list enrollment appointment time to prevent time conflicts. If you are skipped on the wait list please refer to the email you will receive at the end of the day from the registrar with directions on how to resolve the issue.
  • Choosing a section:
    • Issue: For courses that have a lecture and section, when you initially add/swap yourself on to a wait list you will need to choose one section to wait list under. You will only be enrolled in the class if the section you selected has an open seat. You may not enroll over the capacity of a section.
    • Solution: Choose a section that fits with your schedule, still has seats available, has the lowest number of students wait listed, and/or sections that are listed at the bottom or are unpopular sections (usually Friday or night sections). If all the sections are full, it is difficult to predict which section might have a seat become available (a student has to drop from that section), so if you have followed the above best practices as much as possible, it is ok if you remain in the section you chose. To change your section selection without losing your spot on the wait list, you must contact the office of registrar for help. Otherwise, you may drop from the wait list and enroll again to the bottom of the wait list.

  

 

3. Elective Course Substitutions

Course substitutions at UCSC are courses offered through other departments, are upper-division, 5-units, contain sociological content and can be used to satisfy one of the electives for the Sociology major or minor.

  • A Course Substitution Request Form is Required for Previously Approved Courses: A course substitution request form must be submitted online once you pass the course with a C or better or Pass. The form can be found under our Forms and Handouts page.
  • To Petition a New Course Substitution: The course must be 5-units, upper-division, sociological, and the syllabus must be submitted with the Course Substitution Petition form to the Undergraduate Advisor. Petitions are reviewed by Sociology faculty members. 
  • Courses Listed Below with an Asterisk (*): These courses have a restriction or prerequisite. Please check the schedule of classes to verify if you are eligible. Some may be as simple as having a certain class level standing or waiting until the second-pass enrollment appointments have ended. If you do not meet the restriction/prerequisite, you may crash the course on the first day and speak to the instructor.
 
PREVIOUSLY APPROVED COURSE SUBSTITUTIONS OFFERED WINTER 2018:

·      ANTH 131 - 01   Women in Cross-Cultural Perspective*

·      ANTH 136 - 01   The Biology of Everyday Life*

·      APLX 112 - 01   Language and Gender

·      CLTE 110 - 01   Service Learning Field Study (Esprit de Corps) * (5 unit version only)

·      CMMU 101 - 01   Communities, Social Movements, and the Third Sector*

·      CMMU 145 - 01   Global Capitalism: a History of the Present

·      CMMU 164 - 01   Health Justice in Conflict

·      ECON 120 - 01   Development Economics*

·      EDUC 171 - 01   South and Southeast Asian Schooling and Immigration*

·      EDUC 181 - 01   Race, Class, and Culture in Education*

·      ENVS 100 - 01   Ecology and Society*

·      ENVS 130B - 01   Principles of Sustainable Agriculture*

·      ENVS 143 - 01   Sustainable Development: Economy, Policy, and Environment*

·      FMST 100 - 01   Feminist Theories*

·      FMST 112 - 01   Women and the Law* (cross-listed w/ POLI 112)

·      FILM 168 - 01   National Cinema and Culture*

·      HAVC 127A - 01   Buddhist Visual Worlds*

·      HAVC 170 - 01   Art of the Body in Oceania

·      HIS 115B - 01   U.S. Labor History, 1919 to the Present

·      HIS 118 - 01   The Global Cold War, 1945-1991 

·      HIS 121B - 01   African American History: 1877 to the Present

·      HIS 123 - 01   Immigrants and Immigration in U.S. History

·      HIS 155 - 01   History of Modern Israel

·      HIS 173B - 01   Imperial Russia, 1696-1917

·      HIS 185I - 01   Latin American Jewish History in the Modern Period

·      LALS 100A - 01   Social Science Analytics*

·      LALS 152 - 01   Consumer Cultures Between the Americas

·      LALS 169 - 01   South America: History, Society, and Culture

·      LALS 172 - 01   Visualizing Human Right

·      LGST 106 - 01   Marxism as a Method* (cross-listed w/ POLI 106)

·      LGST 108 - 01   Gender, Sexuality, and Law*

·      LGST 120B - 01   Society and Democracy in American Political Development* (cross-listed w/ POLI 120B)

·      LGST 132 - 01   California Water Law and Policy* (cross-listed w/ POLI 132)

·      LGST 147A - 01   Psychology and Law* (cross-listed w/ PSYC 147A)

·      LGST 160B - 01   International Law (cross-listed w/ POLI 160B)

·      OAKS 151A & B Corre la Voz: Community Literacies and Power* (5 units combined)

·      OAKS 153 - 01   Community Mapping*

·      PHIL 126 - 01   Philosophy of Social Sciences*

·      POLI 106 - 01   Marxism as a Method* (cross-listed w/ LGST 106)

·      POLI 112 - 01   Women and the Law* (cross-listed w/ FMST 112)

·      POLI 120B - 01   Society and Democracy in American Political Development* (cross-listed w/ LGST 120B)

·      POLI 132 - 01   California Water Law and Policy* (cross-listed w/ LGST 132)

·      POLI 140C - 01   Latin American Politics*

·      POLI 160B - 01   International Law* (cross-listed w/ LGST 160B)

·      POLI 160C - 01   Security, Conflict, Violence, War*

·      POLI 172 - 01   Liberalism, the State, and the War on Terror*

·      POLI 174 - 01   Global Political Ecology*

·      PSYC 145 - 01   Social Influence*

·      PSYC 147A - 01   Psychology and Law* (cross-listed w/ LGST 147A)

 

 

  

4. Enrollment Options

If you were not able to get into any Sociology courses or a specific course, please review the following options:

  • Know your wait list appointment and how to use wait lists (see below). If you are eligible for a course but it has filled, your best option is to wait list the course and crash on the first day. Always enroll into a back up course and use the "swap" option when wait listing. If you are not eligible for a course, then your only option is to crash the course on the first day.
  • Review the previously approved elective course substitutions (below), and review the schedule of classes to identify courses you can potentially petition for approval.
  • Crash courses on the first day of instruction.
  • Have an internship or volunteer opportunity (or if you plan to obtain one) that is related to Sociology? Consider getting individual study units. Or search for internships through the Career Center.
  • Are you considering a double major or minor? Explore those interests now by taking one of their requirements.
  • SOCY 1, 10, 15, 3A, 3B, 105A, 105B, and a variety of other electives are typically offered during Summer Session.
  • Consider learning a new language. Not only are you fulfilling units, but you're learning a skill that's very valuable for Sociology majors and in the job market.
  • Still have GEs remaining? Complete them now while you have the time.
  • Remember that you must meet 180 quarter units by the time you graduate. Sociology will not give you all the units you need to graduate. At some points throughout your time here you must take courses that are used just to satisfy units.
  • Enroll into back up courses, then wait list using the "swap" option, and crash courses later. The later you enroll into courses, the less courses will be available campus wide.

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