LEAP Prides – Summer 2017

LEAP 2017 registration begins February 21,2017 at 5:30PM

*To learn how to register, please click on Registration Instructions.

Summer 2017 LEAP Brochure(pdf)

Remaining LEAP Availability – Summer 2017

Open Prides General Education Requirement*
American Life through Language, Literature, and Film GH, GWS
American National Government (GS, GWS) GS, GWS
Animal Health and Biomedical Sciences FY Seminar for College of Agriculture and DUS
Aurora Outdoor Orientation Program – Lion GHA, GWS
Aurora Outdoor Orientation Program – Roar GHA, GWS
Business Information Systems – Lion Only open to students in Smeal College of Business and DUS
Business Information Systems – Roar Only open to students in Smeal College of Business and DUS
Business Information Systems – Blue Only open to students in Smeal College of Business and DUS
Business Information Systems – White Only open to students in Smeal College of Business and DUS
Earth and Mineral Sciences Only open to students in the College of EMS and DUS
Education – Lion Only open to students in the College of Ed and DUS
Environmental Communication GH, GWS
Ethics and Politics Only open to aspiring Paterno Fellows
Ethics of Media GH, GWS
First Aid and CPR GHA, GWS
Information People and Technology – Lion GS, GWS
International Agriculture GS, GWS
Leisure, Play, and Recreation GS, GWS
Modern African History GH, GWS
Modern European History GS, GWS
Music of Film GA, GWS
Occult Literature GH, GWS
Personal Health Management GHA, GWS
Philosophy and Speech GH, GWS
Photography GA, GWS
Rhetoric of Persuasion GH, GWS
Science of Interpersonal Communication GS, GWS
Security and Risk Analysis – Nittany GS, GWS
Security and Risk Analysis – Lion GS, GWS
Severe and Unusual Weather GN, GWS
Social Media and Cyberspace GS, GWS
Spanish Second World/Foreign Language Requirements/GWS
Vocal Health Across  the Lifespan GHA, GWS
World Literature: A Global Perspective GH, GWS

All students have to meet general education requirements in the following areas:
GA = Arts; GHA = Health and Physical Activity; GH = Humanities; GN = Natural Sciences;
GQ = Quantification; GS = Social and Behavioral Sciences; GWS = Writing/Speaking
For more information visit the University Bulletin.

Having trouble selecting a pride? Review the recommended academic plan for your intended major or contact the Office for Summer Session at leap@psu.edu or 814-863-4174.

 

AGRICULTURAL, FOOD, AND ENVIRONMENTAL ETHICS AND ISSUES

In this pride, you will be introduced to contemporary issues, ethical theories, and the application of critical thinking and communication skills related to topics in agriculture, renewable natural resources, and the environment. Special emphasis will be placed on issues, opportunities and challenges facing Pennsylvania and the United States within the context of the global community. Through the communications component of this pride, you will learn to better understand and critically evaluate issues, and to formulate and communicate your personal views through oral and written communication. Guest speakers, field trips and interactive activities will supplement the course materials and enrich the educational experience. In addition, you will be exposed to numerous career and networking opportunities with our internationally acclaimed faculty and staff, current students, and alumni. AG 160S will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Humanities [GH] requirements and CAS 100 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join the Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Ethics and Issues Pride, enroll in:

Introduction into Ethics and Issues in Agriculture
AG 160S, section 201 [class # 1798]

Effective Speech
CAS 100A, section 205 [class # 6193]

 

AMERICAN LIFE THROUGH LANGUAGE, LITERATURE, AND FILM

American Life through Language, Literature, and Film investigates the literary and cultural notion of “America,” and what it means to be “American,” in terms of the entire hemisphere. We will deal with issues of race, ethnicity, class, religion, as well as other vital concerns of identity and “Americanness” as reflected in both oral and written history of the Americas. Readings include many genres and artistic forms dealing with histories and accounts of “American” issues, such as conquest, nationalism, slavery, diaspora, and immigration. You will also consider the various influences among these traditions in terms of time period and genre. At the conclusion of this course, you should be able to make comparisons among the many “American” literary traditions. CMLIT005 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Humanities [GH] requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join the American Life through Language, Literature, and Film pride, enroll in:

The Literatures of the Americas
CMLIT 5, section 202 [class # 5728]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 241 [class # 5660]

 

AMERICAN NATIONAL GOVERNMENT

American National Government focuses on the enduring principles of American government and how they are reflected in modern times. Since 1789, the United States has grown from a nation of four million people to one of over 300 million. The interests, needs, and concerns of our modern society are much different than those of the founding generation. Yet we continue to be governed by the same political institutions and principles. How can this be? Has America been extraordinarily lucky? Did the founders have an understanding of key principles that allowed flexibility and adaptation over time?  PL SC 001 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences [GS] requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join the American National Government Pride enroll in:

Introduction to American National Government
PLSC 1, section 201 [class # 5009]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 218 [class # 5617]

 

ANIMAL HEALTH AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES

This pride will introduce you to current concepts in the maintenance of animal health and the application of scientific information to health related decision-making. VB SCI 001 will fulfill first-year seminar [S] requirements and CAS 100 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join the Animal Health and Biomedical Sciences and Issues pride, enroll in:

Mechanisms of Disease
VBSC 50, section 001 [class #7306]
*This class does not meet General Education requirements, but will meet the first-year seminar requirement for students in the College of Agricultural Sciences and the Division of Undergraduate Studies

Effective Speech
CAS 100A, section 201 [class # 6189]

 

AURORA OUTDOOR ORIENTATION PROGRAM

Our Outdoor Orientation Programs focus on helping incoming students with their transition experience from high school to Penn State. The ORION program consists of a 5-day backpacking experience (July 31 – August 4) through the Pennsylvania wilderness. During this backpacking expedition, students will make strong connections with other incoming students in their cohort and learn about college life from the upperclassman leaders. No previous backpacking experience required!

The classroom component of our LEAP Pride is designed to introduce students to general health and wellness topics that will aid in their transition to college life. Topics covered include eating healthy on campus, group dynamics, as well as mental and emotional wellness. Through this aspect of the course we aim to help students develop skills to successfully manage their time and stress in order to better balance the social and academic aspects of their lives.

For more information on AURORA contact Jen or Drew at 814.863.2000.

KINES 089 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Health and Physical Activity [GHA] requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join an AURORA Outdoor Orientation Program Pride, enroll in:

AURORA PRIDE – NITTANY
Student Wilderness Experience
KINES 89, section 601 [class # 4483]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 228 [class # 5626]

AURORA PRIDE – LION
Student Wilderness Experience
KINES 89, section 602 [class # 4484]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 237 [class # 5656]

AURORA PRIDE – ROAR
Student Wilderness Experience
KINES 89, section 603 [class # 4485]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 242 [class # 5661]

 

BIOBEHAVIORAL HEALTH

This pride explores health issues in an integrated way by taking into account the many different factors—biological, behavioral, social, cultural, and environmental—that influence health throughout the life span. Health will be emphasized as a state of physical, mental, and social well-being and not just the absence of disease. You will learn to identify the many factors that contribute to differences in health and health risk for individuals and groups. You will apply health principles and research findings to health promotion, disease prevention strategies, and public health policies. BB H 101 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Health and Physical Activity [GHA] requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join the Biobehavioral Health pride, enroll in:

Introduction to Biobehavioral Health
BBH 101, section 202 [class # 4597]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 219 [class # 7420]

 

 

BUSINESS INFORMATION SYSTEMS

Business Information Systems is an applications-oriented course that provides an overview of (1) the role of information systems in business process design, (2) current technologies used for obtaining, storing, and communicating information in support of operations and decision-making within a business organization, and (3) concepts and principles for programming, developing, and using popular spreadsheet and database tools. Applications focus on important problems and issues found in business disciplines, including accounting, finance, marketing, supply chain operations, and general management. MIS 204 is a graduation requirement for all Smeal College of Business students. ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements. This LEAP Pride is only open to students enrolling in Business Administration or the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

To join a Business Information Systems Pride, enroll in:

Business Information Systems – Nittany
Introduction to Business Information Systems
MIS 204, section 201 [class # 1941]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 229 [class # 5648]

Business Information Systems – Lion
Introduction to Business Information Systems
MIS 204, section 202 [class # 1942]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 243 [class # 5662]

Business Information Systems – Roar
Introduction to Business Information Systems
MIS 204, section 203 [class # 1943]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 230 [class # 5649]

Business Information Systems – Blue
Introduction to Business Information Systems
MIS 204, section 204 [class # 1944]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 220 [class # 5618]

Business Information Systems – White
Introduction to Business Information Systems
MIS 204, section 205 [class # 7899]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 238 [class # 5657]

 

BUSINESS STATISTICS

Data abounds in today’s business environment. In order for businesses to remain globally competitive, they must be able to transform this data into information. Business Statistics provides an overview of some common statistical concepts and models to obtain information from data for making sound business decisions. In this course, you will perform basic statistical and analytical procedures and critically evaluate and interpret data to generate useful information. This course will provide you with the foundation to pursue business courses that require basic statistical skills, including more advanced coursework in business statistics. Effective Speech (CAS 100B) will reinforce the principles of effective communication and give you opportunities to practice these principles with assignments that may be linked to your SCM 200 course. SCM 200 is a graduation requirement for Smeal College of Business students and CASS 100B will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements. This LEAP Pride is open to all first-year students.

To join the Business Statistics Pride, enroll in:

Business Statistics Pride – Nittany
Introduction to Statistics of Business
SCM 200, section 201 [class # 1889]

Effective Speech
CAS 100B, section 203 [class # 5630]

Business Statistics Pride – Lion
Introduction to Statistics of Business
SCM 200, section 202 [class # 1890]

Effective Speech
CAS 100B, section 207 [class # 7341]

 

CRIMINOLOGY

In this course students will learn about the social causes of criminal behavior and how to approach trying to significantly reduce crime.   Students will learn to address the structural conditions and social inequality that contribute to the crime problem in the US as well as appreciate the roles that race and ethnicity, gender, and social class play in criminal behavior. CRIM 12 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences [GS] requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join the Criminology Pride, enroll in:

Intro to Criminology
CRIM 12, section # 201 [class # 7727]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 221 [class # 5619]

 

EARTH AND MINERAL SCIENCES

The Earth and Mineral Sciences pride provides an introduction to the variety of majors available to students in Earth and Mineral Sciences, while at the same time introducing them to necessary concepts for new college students. Students will explore and research majors from energy and mineral engineering, geography, geosciences, materials science, and meteorology. Using interviews, guest speakers, and materials from EMS’s Open Educational Resources, students will participate in research on several majors across departments, and interview scholars in each field to understand both the knowledge base of the field as well as possible careers available to them with that major. While exploring what Earth and Mineral Sciences has to offer, students will also learn about research and citation skills, the importance of academic integrity to the validity of their degree, time management for college students, and the importance of study skills and metacognition for individual success.  EM SC 100S meets the First-Year Seminar requirement and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements. This LEAP pride is only open to students enrolling in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences or the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

To join the Earth and Mineral Sciences pride, enroll in:

Earth and Mineral Sciences First-Year Seminar
EMSC 100, section 1 [class # 8260]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 239 [class # 5658]

 

EDUCATION

This pride allows students to learn about careers in education, identify and utilize campus and community resources, develop strategies to facilitate the learning process, and apply those strategies for academic success. Students in the pride will discuss and write about current topics in education, and learn about effective teaching strategies and what makes a good teacher. Education 100S meets the First-Year Seminar requirement and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements. This LEAP pride is only open to students enrolling in the College of Education or the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

To join the Education pride, enroll in:

Education Pride – Nittany:
Education First-Year Seminar
EDUC 100, section 1 [class # 8075]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 231 [class # 5650]

Education Pride – Lion:
Education First-Year Seminar
EDUC 100, section 2 [class # 8077]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 244 [class # 7422]

 

 

ENGINEERING

This combination of courses allows new engineering students to complete an important design course and satisfy the General Education speech requirement. The two courses are a natural combination. Engineering Design requires the presentation of design principles in class. Effective Speech emphasizes the principles of presenting problems, solutions, and processes. Students will apply and integrate what they learn in both courses through activities such as developing speeches about their design projects. This LEAP pride is only open to students in the College of Engineering. Engineering Design and Graphics 100 is not required of students who intend to major in Architectural Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science. We suggest that students interested in the Engineering pride be eligible for Math 140 – Calculus with Analytic Geometry.

To join an Engineering pride, enroll in:

Engineering Pride – Nittany:
Introduction to Engineering Design
EDSGN 100, section 201 [class # 3485]

Effective Speech
CAS 100A, section 203 [class # 6191]

Engineering Pride – Lion:
Introduction to Engineering Design
EDSGN 100, section 203 [class # 3487]

Effective Speech
CAS 100A, section 202 [class # 6190]

Engineering Pride – Roar:
Introduction to Engineering Design
EDSGN 100, section 205 [class # 3489]

Effective Speech
CAS 100A, section 209 [class # 6195]

Engineering Pride – State:
Introduction to Engineering Design
EDSGN 100, section 207 [class # 3490]

Effective Speech
CAS 100A, section 204 [class # 6192]

 

ENVIRONMENTAL COMMUNICATION

This course invites students to interrogate how humans communicate about, and subsequently relate to, their environments. In the first half of the term, students will engage messages produced by the contemporary environmental movement, beginning with Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, to the birth of Earth Day, to more recent challenges to the logging of old-growth forests, the expansion of oil drilling, and the perceived mistreatment of animals. During the second half of the term, students will be asked to critically interrogate everyday communication practices that construct how we relate to the non-human world. These include wildlife films, popular modes of transportation, and outdoors-wear fashion. CAS 084S will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Humanities [GH] requirements and First-Year Seminar [FYS] requirements. CAS 100A will fulfill 3 credits of General Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join in the Environmental Communication pride, enroll in:

First Year Seminar in Communication Arts and Sciences
CAS 84, section 201 [class # 8080]

Effective Speech
CAS 100A, section 215 [class # 6201]

 

ETHICS AND POLITICS

Ethical leadership requires a strong moral sense, honesty and integrity, commitment to self-reflection, and a willingness to put theory into practice by acting ethically. Where does a leader develop this moral sense? Ethical Leadership will guide you to self-knowledge through study of ethical theories of moral philosophy, organizational contexts that impact what is accepted as ethical, and historical understanding of morality, as well as through personal reflection. American Political Campaigns and Elections will explore politicians’ integration of polls, political consultants, parties, and the media in the course of campaigning. Students in the pride will have the opportunity to apply their understanding of ethical theory to the complex undulation of American political elections. PL SC 130 will fulfill 3 crdits of General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences [GS} requirements and PHIL 119 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Humanities [GH} requirements. PHIL 119 also fulfills the Paterno Fellows Program Ethics Course requirement. This LEAP pride is only open to students aspiring to the Paterno Fellows Program.  For more information and to register, please contact Barb Edwards bae1@psu.edu or 814-863-4395.

To join the Ethics and Politics pride, enroll in:

American Political Campaigns and Elections
PLSC 130, section # 201 [class # 5082]

Ethical Leadership
PHIL 119, section # 200 [class # 5072]

 

ETHICS OF MEDIA

This pride examines basic ethical and methodological issues in the media–from investigative journalism to television talk shows, from music videos to corporate reports, and from network news to Web sites. What is objectivity? What is bias? Is the news found or made? Does advertising inform or manipulate? Is there an obligation to provide truth or only to entertain? This pride explores these issues that lie at the heart of all public communication. PHIL 123 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Humanities [GH] requirements.

To join the ethics and media pride, enroll in:

Introduction to Ethics in Media and Journalism
PHIL 123, section # 201 [class # 5077]

Effective Speech
CAS 100A, section 212 [class # 6198]

 

FIRST AID AND CPR

NURS 203 is an introductory first aid and safety course that is appropriate for nursing and non-nursing majors. The course focuses on basic safety precautions, knowledge and skills needed to provide immediate care necessary for someone injured or suddenly ill until professional help arrives. Infectious disease and the standard precautions to prevent disease transmission are incorporated in the course. Major topics include: medical and respiratory emergencies, poisoning, bleeding, sprains and fractures, and heat and cold emergencies. A card is issued to the student for First Aid and One-person CPR (not the Professional CPR or Healthcare Provider CPR) upon successful completion of the course.

To join the First Aid and CPR pride, enroll in:

First Aid and CPR
NURS 203, section 201 [class # 6341]

Effective Speech
CAS 100A, section 216 [class # 6202]

 

HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND FAMILY STUDIES

This pride is designed to provide a broad overview of human development with an emphasis on social and emotional development. Students will be introduced to developmental theories and the developmental tasks and challenges unique to each stage of development from birth through old age. We will examine both hallmark studies and current research from the field that will contribute to a better understanding of one’s self, good parenting practices, and more satisfying interpersonal relationships. This pride will be valuable for students with interests in a wide variety of fields but particularly in education, human resources, health and human services, psychology and human development. HD FS 129 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences [GS] requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join the Human Development and Family Studies pride, enroll in:

Human Development and Families
HDFS 129, section 1 [class # 4344]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 232 [class # 5651]

 

INFORMATION, PEOPLE, AND TECHNOLOGY

Information, People, and Technology presents the high points of an education in the College of Information Sciences and Technology. It open an intellectual journey through the ideas and challenges that IT professional face in the world. It will address major questions such as: How can we use technology to organize and integrate human enterprises? How can technology help people and organizations adapt rapidly and creatively? What can we do about information overload? IST 110 is the introductory course in IST, and, as such, serves as a prerequisite for 200-level (intermediate) IST courses. It is a required course for all majors and minors in IST, and meets requirements for a General Education or Bachelor of Arts Social Science (GS) course. CAS 100B will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join an Information, People, and Technology pride, enroll in:

Information, People, and Technology pride – Nittany:
Information People and Technology
IST 110, section 202 [class # 4714]

Effective Speech
CAS 100B, section 201 [class # 5628]

Information, People, and Technology pride – Lion:
Information People and Technology
IST 110, section 203 [class # 4715]

Effective Speech
CAS 100B, section 208 [class # 5632]

 

INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURE

In the Introduction to International Agriculture pride, you will be challenged to think critically and independently about agricultural issues and development and become more aware and conversant on important contemporary challenges in the global food, agriculture, and natural resource systems. The objectives of the course are to acquaint students with (1) the range of cutting edge issues that play an important role in international agricultural development; (2) information and conceptual frameworks of ongoing multi-faceted debates concerning global food, agriculture, and natural resources systems; (3) the social, cultural and ecological systems that shape human decisions about land use in various areas of the world. INTAG 100 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences [GS] requirements and CAS 100A will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join the International Agriculture pride, enroll in:

Introduction to International Agriculture
INTAG 100, section 201 [class # 1707]

Effective Speech
CAS 100A, section 250 [class # 8281]

 

LEISURE, PLAY AND RECREATION

This LEAP pride will provide students with an introduction to leisure, play, and recreation. We will examine how these concepts relate to personal health, personal identity, the economy, work, religion, and sexuality. Students will examine their own leisure using a one-week time diary that includes wearing a pedometer to record physical activity. RPTM 120 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences [GS] requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join the Leisure, Play and Recreation pride, enroll in:

Leisure and Human Behavior
RPTM 120, section 201 [class # 4214]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 233 [class # 5652]

 

MACROECONOMICS

ECON 104 is an introduction to macroeconomic analysis and policy. The principal objective of the course is to enable students to analyze major macroeconomic issues clearly and critically. Students will be introduced to the methods and tools of economic analysis, and these analytical tools will be applied to questions of current policy interest. Broadly, the course focuses on the determination of national income, on unemployment, inflation, and economic growth in the context of a global economy, and on how monetary and fiscal policy, in particular, influence the economy. Learning the methods and tools of economics and applying them to interesting policy questions and issues is sometimes called “thinking like an economist.” An important goal of this course is to take each student as far down the road of “thinking like an economist” as possible. ECON 104 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Social Science [GS] requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join the Macroeconomics pride, enroll in:

Introduction to Macro Analysis and Policy
ECON 104, section 204 [Class # 5847]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 240 [class # 5659]

 

MASS MEDIA

The Mass Media and Society is an overview of the interaction between mass media and society. By drawing from selected topics, the course pays particular attention to the social influences (e.g., economics, politics, technology, law and culture) that shape media messages. Among others, the course examines the nature of media controllers as well as the character of “users” and “consumers” of media products. By so doing, students are informed about the overall structure and scope of the mass media and led to understand the power and influences associated with media messages and practices. By the end of the semester, each student should have a better understanding of the dynamic nature of the mass media in an information society. COMM 100S will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Social Science [GS] requirements and CAS 100A will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join a Mass Media pride, enroll in:

Mass Media Pride #1 – Nittany
The Mass Media and Society
COMM 100, section 201 [class # 7761]

Effective Speech
CAS 100A, section 214 [class # 6200]

Mass Media Pride – Lion
The Mass Media and Society
COMM 100, section 202 [class # 7762]

Effective Speech
CAS 100A, section 213 [class # 6199]

Mass Media Pride – Roar
The Mass Media and Society
COMM 100, section 203 [class #7763]

Effective Speech
CAS 100A, section 217 [class # 5526]

Mass Media Pride – State
The Mass Media and Society
COMM 100, section 204 [class # 7764]

Effective Speech
CAS 100A, section 219 [class # 5528]

 

MATHEMATICS AND MONEY

This course is designed to provide a sound introduction to the uses of college level mathematics in personal finance applications. Topics include simple interest, simple discount, compound interest, annuities, investments, retirement plans, taxes, credit cards, and mortgages. MATH 034 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Quantification [GQ]* requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements

To join the Mathematics and Money pride, enroll in:

The Mathematics of Money
MATH 34, section # 201 [class # 6987]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 222 [class # 5620]

 

MICROECONOMICS

ECON 102 is an introduction to microeconomic analysis and policy. The principal objective of the course is to enable students to analyze major microeconomic issues clearly and critically. Students will be introduced to the methods and tools of economic analysis, and these analytical tools will be applied to questions of current policy interest. Learning these methods and tools and applying them to interesting policy questions and issues is sometimes called “thinking like an economist.” An important goal of this course is to take each student as far down the road of “thinking like an economist” as possible. ECON 102 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Social Science [GS] requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join the Microeconomics pride, enroll in:

Introduction to Micro Analysis and Policy
ECON 102, section 204 [class # 5794]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 245 [class # 5663]

 

MODERN AFRICAN HISTORY

This Modern African History pride focuses on the impact of the slave trade, expansion of Islam, colonial conquest, social and cultural transformations, resistance, nationalism, and independence of modern Africa. AFR 192 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Humanities [GH] requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join the Modern African History pride, enroll in:

Modern African History
AFR 192, section #201 [class # 6320]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 223 [class # 5621]

 

MODERN EUROPEAN HISTORY

This course traces the history of modern Europe from the “Springtime of Nations” in 1848 to the present day. This was a vibrant period that encompassed new movements such as nationalism and feminism, saw the birth of new technologies like high-speed trains and the rise of societies built around urban factories, and fostered innovations in art and literature. It was also a period of violence and destruction on an unprecedented scale, including two devastating World Wars and the Holocaust. Through instruction, discussion, and analysis of a variety of primary sources, this course will introduce students to the major historical figures, movements, and events that shaped modern Europe and influenced the whole world. HIST 120 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Social Science [GS] requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join the Modern European History pride, enroll in:

Europe Since 1848
HIST 120, section # 201 [class # 8250]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 234 [class # 5653]

 

MUSIC OF FILM

The Music of Film pride is an introductory examination of music’s role in Hollywood narrative film from the classic era (1930s and 1940s) to the present. MUSIC 004 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Arts [GA] requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join the Music of Film pride, enroll in:

Film Music
MUSIC 4, section 201 [class # 1066]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 246 [class #  5685]

 

OCCULT LITERATURE

CMLIT 120 is the study of literatures of the occult. Through readings of creative and critical works, you will develop an enhanced awareness of the variations among cultures and historical periods in accepting, fostering, tolerating or sometimes suppressing-unorthodox traditions. Our range of readings from world literature will show that what is rejected or scorned in one cultural context may be tolerated or even honored in another. Through various texts from around the world, you will develop the ability to analyze literature in different ways. Readings will be examined both within their cultural context, and in relation to widely found or perhaps universal themes of the occult which transcend the boundaries of time and place. CMLIT 120 is one of the many choices of courses which count towards the Comparative Literature major and the World Literature minor. This course also fulfills 3 credits of General Education Humanities [GH] requirements and ENGL 015 fulfills 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join the Occult Literature pride, enroll in:

The Literature of the Occult
CMLIT 120, section # 201 [class # 8255]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 224 [class # 5622]

 

PERSONAL HEALTH MANAGEMENT

An important challenge for students taking charge of their lives is maintaining their health while handling the stress of college. This pride introduces students to the world of health care, where patients must take responsibility for health care decisions. Working alone and in groups, students will learn about the consumer revolution in health care.  They will use the internet and other resources to identify critical information about the quality and cost of doctors, hospitals, insurers, and others.  Students will learn how to find the information and develop the skills they need to make better health care decisions. H P A 057 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Health and Physical Activity [GHA] requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join the Personal Health Management pride, enroll in:

Consumer Choices in Health Care
HPA 57, section 202 [class # 4250]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 247 [class # 5686]

 

PHILOSOPHY AND SPEECH

This pride will critically explore issues that lie at the very foundation of all fields of study – the humanities, sciences and mathematics, social sciences, and professions. These issues are not only central in thought, but also central in life, no matter the individual’s career. What makes life meaningful? How should one live? What does it mean to think logically? This pride teaches students how to think carefully about these unavoidable issues. PHIL 003 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Humanities [GH] requirements and CAS 100A will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join the Philosophy and Speech pride, enroll in:

Persons, Moral Values and the Good Life
PHIL 5, section # 201 [class # 4922]

Effective Speech
CAS 100A, section 218 [class # 5527]

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

This pride helps students develop an appreciation for art and photography while cultivating essential writing skills. Introduction to Photography explores the aesthetics of photography, emphasizing twentieth century photographic vision and application. In English 015, you will apply the aesthetic concepts you are learning in a series of papers including definition, narrative, evaluation, and proposal. Students may bring their own digital cameras for PHOTO 100 if they so desire, but it is not required. Students who do not bring a digital camera may borrow one from Media Services as needed throughout the summer. Traditional film cameras will not be used for PHOTO 100. Tripods will be available for students to use during assignments. PHOTO 100 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Arts [GA] requirements. PHOTO 100 also meets a major requirement for Visual Arts majors. ENGL 015 fulfills 3 credits of General Education Speaking/Writing [GSW] requirements.

To join the Photography pride, enroll in:

Introduction to Photography
PHOTO 100, section 201 [class # 1028]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 225 [class # 5623]

 

RHETORIC OF PERSUASION

This course provides students with an introductory examination of how forms of communication have been used to create belief and action in revolutionary, totalitarian, and democratic settings. Students will investigate government, campaign, and war propaganda along with advertising in the form of speeches, pamphlets, posters, films, monuments, and electronic communication. CAS 175 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Humanities [GH] requirements. CAS 100A will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join the Rhetoric of Persuasion pride, enroll in:

The Rhetoric of Persuasion and Propaganda
CAS 175, section 201 [class # 5752]

Effective Speech
CAS 100A, section 222 [class # 5530]

 

SCIENCE OF FITNESS

The Science of Fitness is a pride in which students will learn about fitness theory and practice. This theoretical knowledge will then be put to use in a laboratory setting as students first evaluate their present fitness levels and then create and implement a personal fitness program. KINES 061S will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Health and Physical Activity [GHA] requirements and First-Year Seminar requirements and CAS 100A will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join the Science of Fitness pride, enroll in:

Fitness Theory and Practice
KINES 61S, section 201 [class # 4409]

Effective Speech
CAS 100A, section 224 [class # 5532]

 

 

SCIENCE OF INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION

Interpersonal communication is an important facet of daily human life. It occurs in contexts as varied as strangers sharing a seat on the bus, neighbors passing each other in the street, college roommates or married couples. In the home, at school, at work and in public, interpersonal communication is an intricate process that weaves the fabric of our lives as social beings. This class is designed as an opportunity to explore the social scientific study of interpersonal communication and the art of competent interpersonal communication. CAS 203 fulfills 3 General Education Social and Behavioral Science [GS] requirements. CAS 100A fulfills 3 General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join the Science of Interpersonal Communication pride, enroll in:

Science of Interpersonal Communication
CAS 203, section 201 [class # 5755]

Effective Speech
CAS 100A, section 227 [class # 5535]

 

SECURITY AND RISK ANALYSIS

Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis is a preliminary course with a broad focus spanning the areas of security, risk, and analysis. In addition to familiarizing the student with basic technical terminology, it will also touch upon social and legal issues, risk analysis and mitigation, crime intelligence and forensics, and information warfare and assurance.

Some concepts to be covered in the area of information security are: confidentiality, integrity, availability, and non-repudiation. This course also covers social and legal issues related to security, identity theft and social engineering, spam, spyware, and adware. This course also covers the principles and the approaches to risk analysis including vulnerability analysis, crime and intelligence analysis, forensics, techniques for risk assessment and risk mitigation. SRA 111 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Social Science [GS] requirements. CAS 100B will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join a Security and Risk Analysis Pride, enroll in:

Security and Risk Analysis Pride – Nittany:
Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis
SRA 111, section 201 [class # 4645]

Effective Speech
CAS 100B, section 204 [class # 5633]

Security and Risk Analysis Pride – Lion:
Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis
SRA 111, section 202 [class # 4646]

Effective Speech
CAS 100B, section 202 [class # 5629]

 

SEVERE AND UNUSUAL WEATHER

Severe weather has made a major imprint on the world’s cultures and economies throughout history – for example, the drought of the 1930s led to westward migration and changes in agriculture practices in the U.S., while the severe winter of 1941–1942 helped change the momentum of World War II. In this pride, students will learn about the fundamental principles that govern severe and unusual weather.

The course has four major themes. The unit on hazardous cold-season phenomena treats the formation of freezing and frozen precipitation, lake-effect snowstorms, and blizzards. The unit on hazardous warm-season weather covers thunderstorms and larger-scale thunderstorm complexes, including hurricanes, as well as flash floods, lightning, tornadoes, downbursts, and hailstorms. The unit on hazardous weather triggered by mountainous terrain deals with downslope windstorms and topographically-forced atmospheric waves that can lead to severe turbulence. The final unit treats a wide variety of unusual atmospheric optical phenomena resulting from the interaction of light with raindrops or ice crystals, such as rainbows, glories, and haloes. METEO 005 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Natural Sciences [GN] requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join the Severe and Unusual Weather pride, enroll in:

Severe and Unusual Weather
METEO 5, section # 201 [class # 3127]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 235 [class # 5654]

 

SOCIAL MEDIA AND CYBERSPACE

What do we mean by “community?” How do we encourage, discuss, analyze, understand, design, and participate in healthy communities in the age of many-to-many media. With the advent of virtual communities, smart mobs, and online social networks, old questions about the meaning of human social behavior have taken on renewed significance. The course will use and discuss many social media practices: mailings lists, web forums, blogs, wikis, chat, instant messaging and virtual worlds. Students will develop personal multimedia learning journals, and small groups will use social media to produce and present projects at the end of the summer session. Much of the class discussion will take place in a variety of virtual world environments during and between face-to-face class meetings. CAS 083S will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Social and Behavioral Science [GS] requirements and First-Year Seminar [FYS] requirements and CAS 100A will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Speaking/Writing [GWS] requirements.

To join the Social Media and Cyberspace pride, enroll in:

First-Year Seminar in Speech Communication
CAS 83, section 201 [class # 7342]

Effective Speech
CAS 100A, section 223 [class # 5531]

 

SPANISH

The purpose of this course is to develop and improve communication skills in Spanish while listening, reading, speaking, and writing in the target language. The course follows a communicative information-based task approach, which comes from the idea that languages are best learned when real world information becomes the focus of students’ activities. During the course, students will exchange real-life information about themselves with their classmates.

This course is recommended for students who have had two-three years of Spanish in high school.  Due to the shortened schedule of the offering, this Summer course is considered Intensive; therefore students who have received high school credit for four years of Spanish will be allowed to take this course.   As a result, this would be an excellent “refresher” course for students who are required to enroll in SPAN 003 during the regular semester(s).

Spanish 002 will fulfill 4 credits of Bachelor of Arts Second World/Foreign Language requirements. ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join the Spanish pride, enroll in:

Elementary Spanish II
SPAN 2, section 201 [class # 8280]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 248 [class # 5687]

 

SPEECH AND WRITING

Solid communication skills are essential to the success in all fields – that is why Penn State has three required courses for writing and speaking. The Speech and Writing prides enable you to complete two of those classes in a single unified experience. Both classes will explore topics that encourage critical thinking, speaking, and writing. You will study the basic rhetorical principles of argumentation, invention, arrangement, and style. You will experience the differences between spoken and written presentations. Activities will include collaborative projects and group presentations. You will apply library and computer technology for communication and research. This combination allows you to develop a solid grounding in the writing, speaking, thinking, and research skills essential for your success at Penn State and in your career. CAS 100A will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join a Speech and Writing pride, enroll in:

Speech and Writing Pride – Nittany:
Effective Speech
CAS 100A, section 228 [class # 5536]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 249 [class # 7558]

Speech and Writing Pride – Lion:
Effective Speech
CAS 100A, section 245 [class # 5538]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 250 [class # 7668]

Speech and Writing Pride – Roar:
Effective Speech
CAS 100A, section 226 [class # 5534]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 226 [class # 5624]

Speech and Writing Pride – Blue:
Effective Speech
CAS 100A, section 210 [class # 6196]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 251 [class # 8397]

Speech and Writing Pride – White:
Effective Speech
CAS 100A, section 211 [class # 6197]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 252 [class # 8398]

 

SUCCESSFUL SCIENTISTS OF THE FUTURE

In this integrated research and seminar course, students will participate in an authentic research experience while learning key foundational skills in the process, comprehension, and communication of science. Students, while not required to have previous research experience, will have the opportunity to contribute to the scientific body of knowledge through the discoveries made in the research component of this class. Students will isolate a new virus (called a phage) that infects bacteria. After isolation and purification, students will name their phage, and begin the process of characterizing the phage by performing electron microscopy, and DNA purification. At the conclusion of the course, the purified DNA from each phage will be sequenced in order to determine the genetic code of each phage. In both the research and seminar portion of the course, students will learn how to use critical thinking and metacognitive strategies to approach scientific problems. B M B 398S will fulfill First-Year Seminar requirements [FYS] and CAS100A will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements. This LEAP Pride is only open to students enrolling in the Eberly College of Science or the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

To join a Successful Scientists of the Future Pride, enroll in:

Successful Scientists of the Future Pride – Nittany:
Freshman Research Experience in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
BMB 398, section 201 and 201L [class # 7815 and class # 7816]*

Effective Speech
CAS 100A, section 221 [class # 5529]

Successful Scientists of the Future Pride – Lion:
Freshman Research Experience in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
BMB 398, section 202 and 202L [class # 7817 and class # 7818]*

Effective Speech
CAS 100A, section 253 [class # 8284]

*Note: Students registering for BMB 398S will have 2 class numbers, one for the lecture portion of the class and one for the lab in addition to their CAS 100A class number

 

VOCAL HEALTH ACROSS THE LIFESPAN

This course is for students interested in learning specifically about vocal hygiene, voice use, vocal abuse and voice disorders. Principles of the voice mechanisms, preventing vocal abuse, and promoting vocal health across the life span are core principles of the course. The focus of this course is on preventing voice disorders and promoting activities that contribute to healthy vocal habits across the life span. The course is designed to integrate theoretical knowledge, practice-based, and measurement-focused activities to assist learners in understanding, achieving, maintaining, and promoting a lifetime of healthy vocal activities.  CSD 100 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Health and Physical Activity [GHA] requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join the Vocal Health across the Lifespan pride, enroll in:

Preventing Vocal Abuse, Misuse and Disorders
CSD 100, section 201 [class # 4491]

Rhetoric and Composition
ENGL 15, section 227 [class # 5625]

 

WORLD LITERATURE: A GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE

As a one-semester introduction to the range and diversity of world literature from the ancient past to the present, CMLIT 010 is intended to help you read (or listen to) a work of literature from any time or place and to appreciate it more fully – whether it belongs to the more familiar types of literature you may have read in the Western tradition or is a fable, folktale, hero story, play, or narrative from another cultural tradition. You will practice expressing your ideas through written exams and in-class and on-line discussions/activities. Discussion sessions allow interaction with the instructor and with other students in the class.

This course presents a global sampling of masterpieces of world literature. Through active class participation you will become familiar with various literary genres and become proficient in the analysis of the similarities and differences between texts from many different time periods and cultures. CMLIT 010 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Humanities [GH] requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

To join the World Literature: A Global Perspective pride, enroll in:

The Forms of World Literature: A Global Perspective
CMLIT 10, section # 201 [class # 5729]

Rhetoric and Compositions
ENGL 15, section 236 [class # 5655]

 

iLEAP – INTERNATIONAL STUDENT iLEAP PRIDES

SPEECH AND WRITING FOR NONNATIVE ENGLISH SPEAKERS

This course is for undergraduate students who are intermediate-advanced level non-native speakers of English. Students will become familiar with the various stages in the process of writing and develop strategies for reading and writing various models of American academic discourse. Overall, students will be able to use what they have learned in this course to participate successfully in academic reading and writing tasks throughout their university experience in the United States. Students will participate in a variety of reading and writing tasks that will enable them to: (1) define the subject, purpose, audience, and appropriate organizational structure for written compositions; (2) revise and reshape their writing to improve ideas, organization, language use, vocabulary and mechanics; (3) identify and correct structural and grammatical errors within their written texts; (4) select sources, take notes, and acknowledge sources to support ideas, using the library to conduct library research; and (5) become better writers in preparation for their college careers. Both ESL 015 and CAS 100A will meet requirements for General Writing and Speaking [GWS] for graduation from Penn State. The iLEAP Prides are open to all international first-year students at the University Park campus.

To join an iLEAP pride, enroll in:

iLEAP Pride – Nittany:
Composition for American Academic Communication II
ESL 15, section 243 [class # 5701]

Effective Speech
CAS 100A, section 247 [class # 5540]

iLEAP Pride – Lion:
Composition for American Academic Communication II
ESL 15, section 244 [class # 5702]

Effective Speech
CAS 100A, section 244 [class # 5537]

iLEAP Pride – Roar:
Composition for American Academic Communication II
ESL 15, section 245 [class # 5703]

Effective Speech
CAS 100A, section 225 [class # 5533]