Shop till you drop

Undergrads in the midst of the Yale College shopping period may not be surprised to learn that the most subscribed course on the Online Course Selection Web site is Marvin Chun’s “Introduction to Psychology,” which 695 students have added to their course schedules. Students interested in enrolling in Victor Enrich’s Engineering and Applied Science course, “The Technological World,” may have trouble landing a spot in the class: 462 have signed up for the course on OCS, though the class is apparently capped at 80 students.

Professor Marvin Chun kicked off his first lecture of PSYC 110 by blasting “Let’s Get It Started” by the Black Eyed Peas as about 600 students filed into the Law School auditorium.
Joseph Breen
Professor Marvin Chun kicked off his first lecture of PSYC 110 by blasting “Let’s Get It Started” by the Black Eyed Peas as about 600 students filed into the Law School auditorium.

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  • BC: Before the Chill

    “Psychoanalysis, Parents and God” taught by Tom Brown at Yale Divinity School was one of the most fascinating courses I ever took in 17 years of college study at four different institutions.

    Alas, it has been abolished by the new orthodoxy which has chilled YDS’s intellectusl curriculum since I graduated in 1980.

    A close second was Gene Outka’s “Religion and Modern Moral Issues”, but that was a Yale College course as well and may still exist today.

    PK
    M.Div.’80

  • Woohoo

    A lot of these are on the gut list that went around. Nice to know Yalies are so interested in challenging themselves.

  • Tyrwhitt B.A. 1981

    lovely graph, YDN. But what the heck does it mean? The legend is missing – what does blue vs. purple mean?

  • anonymous

    i hear brigitte peucker’s course on hitchcock packs a crowd :)

  • @Woohoo

    Intro to Psych, a gut? no.
    and besides that point, the gut list says to take it CR/D, meaning that the authors (and based on your statement, Yalies) both acknowledge that it’s difficult and approve of gaining the knowledge.

  • Woohoo

    I’ve taken Intro Psych, and I know it’s not a gut.

    I was talking about tech world, sociology of crime and deviance, sports, culture and society, and planets and stars. That’s basically the whole gut list right there.

  • @woohoo

    in other words, four. in other words, not a lot. personally, i love going to a school where 400 people show up for art history.

  • anon

    what is a gut list?

  • hey woohoo

    Cell Bio is pretty far from a gut.

  • Woohoo

    4/20=1/5. A fifth of the most popular courses at Yale are gut classes. That doesn’t bother you a little?

  • @woohoo

    as someone who is taking one gut on top of four extremely rigorous courses, a full extracurricular load, a job, and a life, no, it doesn’t. everyone has their own reasons for picking the classes they do (i would much rather focus on the classes and activities i enjoy, so picked an easy QR over multivariable), and i try not to let other people’s decisions (about how to run their own lives) bother me. you might try that.

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