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LEAP Prides

Pride
American Folklore

In Introduction to American Folklore, students will learn the basics of folklore theory and collection while they explore folklore in the world around them. The course focuses on the four genres of folklore—the things we do, say, make, and believe—and identifies how they play a pivotal role in each person’s life. Students will also engage with the folklore of others through classroom discussion, readings, and multimedia presentations.  Texts on such topics as urban legends, coming-of-age practices, holidays, and children’s crafts form the foundation for the class assignments: reading quizzes, journal entries, and four short papers. 

Rhetoric and Composition focuses on analyzing verbal and visual texts as well as producing such texts. The goal is to build on what you already know how to do as you become a more confident reader and writer. You will become more attuned to your goals as a writer, more aware of the ongoing conversation surrounding the topic, and more resourceful in terms of the appropriate delivery of your information, the rhetorical appeals at your disposal, and the needs and expectations of your audience. You will also learn to research and synthesize multiple outside sources in order to support your arguments more effectively and ethically.

Introduction to American Folklore

AMST 170N

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

American Politics

Since 1789, the U.S. has grown from a nation of four million to almost 330 million. Although the interests and concerns of modern society are different than those of the founding generation, we are governed by the same institutions and principles.  American Politics, Processes, and Powers focuses on the enduring principles that have been institutionalized in the structure of government. Particular attention is devoted to the development of the institutions of government and how the scope of their powers has changed over time.

Rhetoric and Composition focuses on analyzing verbal and visual texts as well as producing such texts. The goal is to build on what you already know how to do as you become a more confident reader and writer. You will become more attuned to your goals as a writer, more aware of the ongoing conversation surrounding the topic, and more resourceful in terms of the appropriate delivery of your information, the rhetorical appeals at your disposal, and the needs and expectations of your audience. You will also learn to research and synthesize multiple outside sources in order to support your arguments more effectively and ethically.

 

American Politics, Processes, and Powers

PLSC 1

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 2:20 - 3:35

Arguing About the World

The Argumentation course provides an in-depth examination of argumentation in both public and private contexts. The course requires students to investigate the process of researching sound evidence, constructing legitimate argumentative claims, and participating in live debates. Fundamental to this endeavor is a strong attention to research, ethics, and strategy. Major topics may include essential components of effective arguments, in-depth examination of different types of evidence, introduction to forms or reasoning, negative and affirmative cases, and debate rules and strategies.

The Social Problems course is designed to introduce students to the main societal issues facing humanity at the present time and in the foreseeable future. Although the course examines a number of social issues in the United States (such as crime and poverty), the course generally takes an international and inter-cultural perspective. The primary social issues that affect individuals and their children today are global, rather than national, in scope. For this reason, globalization is a recurring theme in the course.

*This pride is reserved for College of the Liberal Arts students who are aspiring to participate in the Paterno Fellows Program. To enroll, contact Barb Edwards at bae1@psu.edu.

Argumentation

CAS 215

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

Social Problems

SOC 5

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Art and Mythology

Art History 100 provides an introduction to the history of art from prehistory to the present, through selected topics, rather than a comprehensive survey. Areas covered include prehistoric art, art of the Near East and Egypt, ancient Greek and Roman art, medieval art culminating with the Gothic, Renaissance art both in Italy and northern Europe, Baroque and Rococo art, and modern developments often highlighting Romanticism, Impressionism, Cubism, Dada, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop, Feminist, and contemporary art.

In Classical Mythology, students will learn the myths of ancient Greece and Rome. These stories include the Olympian gods and goddesses (familiar to many from the Percy Jackson series), and the heroes of epics like Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey. Students will explore both the most famous versions of these myths in the canonical texts of classical literature and interpretations of myth in art, music, theater, and literature from the classical era to the modern day. This course will be especially beneficial for those students interested in art history, cultural anthropology, gender theory, ancient civilizations, and world religions. 

Introduction to Arts

ARTH 100

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Classical Mythology

CAMS 45

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Aurora and Speech: Roar

Offered only to incoming students, AURORA Outdoor Orientation Programs ease the college transition. The ORION expedition takes first-year students on a five-day backpacking expedition through the Pennsylvania wilderness. Participants gain not only backpacking skills from trained upperclassmen, but insight into college life in a relaxed environment. The classroom component introduces students to health and wellness topics such as: eating well on campus, group dynamics, time management, and mental and emotional wellness. Students earn all 3 GHW credits required to graduate (KINES 89), as well as 3 GWS credits. No previous backpacking experience required! For more information, call: (814) 865-3890 or visit: findAURORA.psu.edu

Effective Speech (CAS 100A) explores how people use techniques of oral communication to address practical, professional and civic problems. It is designed to introduce students to principles of effective public speaking, implemented through the design and presentation of individual speeches. The course aims to foster habits of ethical self-reflection alongside practical speaking skills.

Aurora Wilderness Experience

KINES 89

Day(s) & Time: T - 11:10 - 12:25

Effective Speech

CAS 100A

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Aurora and Speech: State

Offered only to incoming students, AURORA Outdoor Orientation Programs ease the college transition. The ORION expedition takes first-year students on a five-day backpacking expedition through the Pennsylvania wilderness. Participants gain not only backpacking skills from trained upperclassmen, but insight into college life in a relaxed environment. The classroom component introduces students to health and wellness topics such as: eating well on campus, group dynamics, time management, and mental and emotional wellness. Students earn all 3 GHW credits required to graduate (KINES 89), as well as 3 GWS credits. No previous backpacking experience required! For more information, call: (814) 865-3890 or visit: findAURORA.psu.edu

Effective Speech (CAS 100A) explores how people use techniques of oral communication to address practical, professional and civic problems. It is designed to introduce students to principles of effective public speaking, implemented through the design and presentation of individual speeches. The course aims to foster habits of ethical self-reflection alongside practical speaking skills.

Aurora Wilderness Experience

KINES 89

Day(s) & Time: R - 11:10 - 12:25

Effective Speech

CAS 100A

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 2:20 - 3:35

Aurora and Writing: Lion

Offered only to incoming students, AURORA Outdoor Orientation Programs ease the college transition. The ORION expedition takes first-year students on a five-day backpacking expedition through the Pennsylvania wilderness. Participants gain not only backpacking skills from trained upperclassmen, but insight into college life in a relaxed environment. The classroom component introduces students to health and wellness topics such as: eating well on campus, group dynamics, time management, and mental and emotional wellness. Students earn all 3 GHW credits required to graduate (KINES 89), as well as 3 GWS credits. No previous backpacking experience required! For more information, call: (814) 865-3890 or visit: findAURORA.psu.edu

Rhetoric and Composition focuses on analyzing verbal and visual texts as well as producing such texts. The goal is to build on what you already know how to do as you become a more confident reader and writer. You will become more attuned to your goals as a writer, more aware of the ongoing conversation surrounding the topic, and more resourceful in terms of the appropriate delivery of your information, the rhetorical appeals at your disposal, and the needs and expectations of your audience. You will also learn to research and synthesize multiple outside sources in order to support your arguments more effectively and ethically.

 

Aurora Wilderness Experience

KINES 89

Day(s) & Time: T - 9:35 - 10:50

Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Aurora and Writing: Nittany

Offered only to incoming students, AURORA Outdoor Orientation Programs ease the college transition. The ORION expedition takes first-year students on a five-day backpacking expedition through the Pennsylvania wilderness. Participants gain not only backpacking skills from trained upperclassmen, but insight into college life in a relaxed environment. The classroom component introduces students to health and wellness topics such as: eating well on campus, group dynamics, time management, and mental and emotional wellness. Students earn all 3 GHW credits required to graduate (KINES 89), as well as 3 GWS credits. No previous backpacking experience required! For more information, call: (814) 865-3890 or visit: findAURORA.psu.edu

Rhetoric and Composition focuses on analyzing verbal and visual texts as well as producing such texts. The goal is to build on what you already know how to do as you become a more confident reader and writer. You will become more attuned to your goals as a writer, more aware of the ongoing conversation surrounding the topic, and more resourceful in terms of the appropriate delivery of your information, the rhetorical appeals at your disposal, and the needs and expectations of your audience. You will also learn to research and synthesize multiple outside sources in order to support your arguments more effectively and ethically

Aurora Wilderness Experience

KINES 89

Day(s) & Time: R - 9:35 - 10:50

Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

Biobehavioral Health

Introduction to Biobehavioral Health 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.

Rhetoric and Composition focuses on analyzing verbal and visual texts as well as producing such texts. The goal is to build on what you already know how to do as you become a more confident reader and writer. You will become more attuned to your goals as a writer, more aware of the ongoing conversation surrounding the topic, and more resourceful in terms of the appropriate delivery of your information, the rhetorical appeals at your disposal, and the needs and expectations of your audience. You will also learn to research and synthesize multiple outside sources in order to support your arguments more effectively and ethically.

This pride is reserved for students enrolled in the College of Health and Human Development or the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

Introduction to Biobehavioral Health

BBH 101

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 2:20 - 3:35

Business Problem Solving: Blue

Through Business Problem Solving , students will gain a well-rounded level of competency in the use of spreadsheet software as a tool. Students will develop problem-solving strategies while gaining insight on the tactical use of spreadsheets. Concepts are contextualized in a broader discussion of information systems management including data security, ethical issues, social media, distributed (cloud) services, and emerging trends. This is a required course for all majors in the Smeal College of Business.

Rhetoric and Composition focuses on analyzing verbal and visual texts as well as producing such texts. The goal is to build on what you already know how to do as you become a more confident reader and writer. You will become more attuned to your goals as a writer, more aware of the ongoing conversation surrounding the topic, and more resourceful in terms of the appropriate delivery of your information, the rhetorical appeals at your disposal, and the needs and expectations of your audience. You will also learn to research and synthesize multiple outside sources in order to support your arguments more effectively and ethically.

This pride is reserved for students enrolled in the Smeal College of Business or the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

 

Business Problem Solving

MIS 250

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Business Problem Solving: Lion

Through Business Problem Solving , students will gain a well-rounded level of competency in the use of spreadsheet software as a tool. Students will develop problem-solving strategies while gaining insight on the tactical use of spreadsheets. Concepts are contextualized in a broader discussion of information systems management including data security, ethical issues, social media, distributed (cloud) services, and emerging trends. This is a required course for all majors in the Smeal College of Business.

Rhetoric and Composition focuses on analyzing verbal and visual texts as well as producing such texts. The goal is to build on what you already know how to do as you become a more confident reader and writer. You will become more attuned to your goals as a writer, more aware of the ongoing conversation surrounding the topic, and more resourceful in terms of the appropriate delivery of your information, the rhetorical appeals at your disposal, and the needs and expectations of your audience. You will also learn to research and synthesize multiple outside sources in order to support your arguments more effectively and ethically.

This pride is reserved for students enrolled in the Smeal College of Business or the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

Business Problem Solving

MIS 250

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 2:20 - 3:35

Business Problem Solving: Nittany

Through Business Problem Solving , students will gain a well-rounded level of competency in the use of spreadsheet software as a tool. Students will develop problem-solving strategies while gaining insight on the tactical use of spreadsheets. Concepts are contextualized in a broader discussion of information systems management including data security, ethical issues, social media, distributed (cloud) services, and emerging trends. This is a required course for all majors in the Smeal College of Business.

Rhetoric and Composition focuses on analyzing verbal and visual texts as well as producing such texts. The goal is to build on what you already know how to do as you become a more confident reader and writer. You will become more attuned to your goals as a writer, more aware of the ongoing conversation surrounding the topic, and more resourceful in terms of the appropriate delivery of your information, the rhetorical appeals at your disposal, and the needs and expectations of your audience. You will also learn to research and synthesize multiple outside sources in order to support your arguments more effectively and ethically.

This pride is reserved for students enrolled in the Smeal College of Business or the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

Business Problem Solving

MIS 250

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

Business Problem Solving: Roar

Through Business Problem Solving , students will gain a well-rounded level of competency in the use of spreadsheet software as a tool. Students will develop problem-solving strategies while gaining insight on the tactical use of spreadsheets. Concepts are contextualized in a broader discussion of information systems management including data security, ethical issues, social media, distributed (cloud) services, and emerging trends. This is a required course for all majors in the Smeal College of Business.

Rhetoric and Composition focuses on analyzing verbal and visual texts as well as producing such texts. The goal is to build on what you already know how to do as you become a more confident reader and writer. You will become more attuned to your goals as a writer, more aware of the ongoing conversation surrounding the topic, and more resourceful in terms of the appropriate delivery of your information, the rhetorical appeals at your disposal, and the needs and expectations of your audience. You will also learn to research and synthesize multiple outside sources in order to support your arguments more effectively and ethically.

This pride is reserved for students enrolled in the Smeal College of Business or the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

Business Problem Solving

MIS 250

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Business Problem Solving: State

Through Business Problem Solving , students will gain a well-rounded level of competency in the use of spreadsheet software as a tool. Students will develop problem-solving strategies while gaining insight on the tactical use of spreadsheets. Concepts are contextualized in a broader discussion of information systems management including data security, ethical issues, social media, distributed (cloud) services, and emerging trends. This is a required course for all majors in the Smeal College of Business.

Rhetoric and Composition focuses on analyzing verbal and visual texts as well as producing such texts. The goal is to build on what you already know how to do as you become a more confident reader and writer. You will become more attuned to your goals as a writer, more aware of the ongoing conversation surrounding the topic, and more resourceful in terms of the appropriate delivery of your information, the rhetorical appeals at your disposal, and the needs and expectations of your audience. You will also learn to research and synthesize multiple outside sources in order to support your arguments more effectively and ethically.

This pride is reserved for students enrolled in the Smeal College of Business or the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

Business Problem Solving

MIS 250

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 2:20 - 3:35

Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

Business Seminar and Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

This pride is designed to both give students an introduction into their study in the Smeal College of Business through PSU 6 (1 credit) and BA 297 (1 credit) and to engage students in contemporary issues around race, ethnicity, and culture through SOC 119 (4 credits). Students will be able to understand the extent and pervasiveness of racial, ethnic, and cultural inequality and discrimination in the U.S. and explain how unequal systems impact different ancestry groups both in the U.S. and around the world. Students will be able to compare historical causes and consequences of sociological processes such as immigration, assimilation, and multiculturalism, and they will develop new ways of understanding how these processes are expressed in popular culture (e.g., art, music, literature) and intergroup dynamics. Students will be provided with intellectual tools to formulate more thoughtful questions and responses when they engage others in everyday discussions about the many racial, ethnic, and cultural factors and forces that pull people and groups together and push them apart. Students will also explore pathways to allow them to discover new ways to understand their own racial and ethnic place in the world and the history of their own families. 

This pride is reserved for students enrolled in the Smeal College of Business or the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

Business Seminar & Career Planning Strategies

PSU 6 / BA 297

Day(s) & Time: MTWR - 10:10 - 11:00

Race, Ethnicity, and Culture

SOC 119N

Day(s) & Time: W - 11:30 - 1:00

Business Statistics: Lion

Business Statistics Introduces basic statistical concepts and models within the framework of business problems and applications. Students learn about the usefulness of business statistics to decision making, how to perform basic statistical and analytical procedures, and how to interpret, critically evaluate, and analyze data.

Effective Speech (CAS 100B) introduces students to principles of effective communication with a specific focus on collaborative communication and group problem solving. The goal of the course is skill development in effective group communication, with less emphasis on formal public speaking and message evaluation compared to other versions of CAS 100. Class meetings involve considerable attention to group dynamics, teamwork, and effective communication within groups. This course is designed to allow students to actively work in groups and engage in self-analysis of their own group processes.

 

Business Statistics

SCM 200

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Effective Speech

CAS 100B

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Business Statistics: Nittany

Business Statistics introduces basic statistical concepts and models within the framework of business problems and applications. Students learn about the usefulness of business statistics to decision making, how to perform basic statistical and analytical procedures, and how to interpret, critically evaluate, and analyze data.

Effective Speech (CAS 100B) introduces students to principles of effective communication with a specific focus on collaborative communication and group problem solving. The goal of the course is skill development in effective group communication, with less emphasis on formal public speaking and message evaluation compared to other versions of CAS 100. Class meetings involve considerable attention to group dynamics, teamwork, and effective communication within groups. This course is designed to allow students to actively work in groups and engage in self-analysis of their own group processes.

Business Statistics

SCM 200

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Effective Speech

CAS 100B

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Chemistry Research Experience

Research Experience in Chemistry is designed to introduce you to the process and practice of chemical research.  By working on a cutting-edge project from the lab of Dr. Beth Elacqua, an Assistant Professor of Chemistry, you will be guided and trained on how to start, carry out, and report on a research project.

Effective Speech (CAS 100A) explores how people use techniques of oral communication to address practical, professional and civic problems. It is designed to introduce students to principles of effective public speaking, implemented through the design and presentation of individual speeches. The course aims to foster habits of ethical self-reflection alongside practical speaking skills.

This pride is reseved for students enrolled in the Eberly College of Science or the Division of Undergraduate Studies

Research Experience in Chemistry

CHEM 297

Day(s) & Time: MWF (Lecture) TR (Lab) - 11:15 - 12:30

Effective Speech

CAS 100A

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 2:20 - 3:35

Community Development

Community development is broadly recognized as a process by which places (cities, small towns, neighborhoods) and the people in them, improve their economic and/or social well-being. Health of the environment and sustainable use of natural resources ensure the long-term well-being of human populations and so are central to sustainable community development. The practice of community development requires the ability to identify and understand the interrelationships of economy, society, and environment locally, nationally, and globally.

Effective Speech (CAS 100A) explores how people use techniques of oral communication to address practical, professional and civic problems. It is designed to introduce students to principles of effective public speaking, implemented through the design and presentation of individual speeches. The course aims to foster habits of ethical self-reflection alongside practical speaking skills.

 

Community Development Concepts and Practice

CED 152

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 2:00 - 3:00

Effective Speech

CAS 100A

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Computer Science: Lion

Programming and Computation I: Fundamentals introduces the fundamental concepts and processes of solving computational problems through the design, implementation, testing and evaluation of efficient and robust computer programs. The concepts include basic computational constructs found in imperative, object-oriented and functional programming languages such as iteration, conditionals, functions, recursion, and datatypes. These provide the basic building blocks found in virtually all programming languages. A central theme to the course is computational thinking which includes a wide range of approaches to solving problems and designing systems that draw upon concepts fundamental to computer science.

Effective Speech (CAS 100A) explores how people use techniques of oral communication to address practical, professional and civic problems. It is designed to introduce students to principles of effective public speaking, implemented through the design and presentation of individual speeches. The course aims to foster habits of ethical self-reflection alongside practical speaking skills.

This pride is reserved for students enrolled in the College of Engineering or the Division of Undergraduate Studies

Programming and Computation I: Fundamentals

CMPSC 131

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

Effective Speech

CAS 100A

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Computer Science: Nittany

Programming and Computation I: Fundamentals introduces the fundamental concepts and processes of solving computational problems through the design, implementation, testing and evaluation of efficient and robust computer programs. The concepts include basic computational constructs found in imperative, object-oriented and functional programming languages such as iteration, conditionals, functions, recursion, and datatypes. These provide the basic building blocks found in virtually all programming languages. A central theme to the course is computational thinking which includes a wide range of approaches to solving problems and designing systems that draw upon concepts fundamental to computer science.

Effective Speech (CAS 100A) explores how people use techniques of oral communication to address practical, professional and civic problems. It is designed to introduce students to principles of effective public speaking, implemented through the design and presentation of individual speeches. The course aims to foster habits of ethical self-reflection alongside practical speaking skills.

This pride is reserved for students enrolled in the College of Engineering or the Division of Undergraduate Studies

Programming and Computation I: Fundamentals

CMPSC 131

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 2:20 - 3:35

Effective Speech

CAS 100A

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

Cybersecurity: Lion

Computer Systems Literacy engages students in the history, architecture, and operation of computing systems and underlying computing theory. The intent of this course is to ensure that students with diverse backgrounds can gain the information technology fundamental skills and understanding to succeed with subsequent in-depth courses in the Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations curriculum. At the same time, the general nature of the introduction may make it useful for other programs that involve education in concepts and skills relating to information and computing systems.  

Effective Speech (CAS 100B) introduces students to principles of effective communication with a specific focus on collaborative communication and group problem solving. The goal of the course is skill development in effective group communication, with less emphasis on formal public speaking and message evaluation compared to other versions of CAS 100. Class meetings involve considerable attention to group dynamics, teamwork, and effective communication within groups. This course is designed to allow students to actively work in groups and engage in self-analysis of their own group processes.

This pride is reserved for students enrolled in the College of Information Sciences and Technology or the Division of Undergraduate Studies

Computer Systems Literacy

CYBER 100S

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Effective Speech

CAS 100B

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Cybersecurity: Nittany

Computer Systems Literacy engages students in the history, architecture, and operation of computing systems and underlying computing theory. The intent of this course is to ensure that students with diverse backgrounds can gain the information technology fundamental skills and understanding to succeed with subsequent in-depth courses in the Cybersecurity Analytics and Operations curriculum. At the same time, the general nature of the introduction may make it useful for other programs that involve education in concepts and skills relating to information and computing systems.  

Effective Speech (CAS 100B) introduces students to principles of effective communication with a specific focus on collaborative communication and group problem solving. The goal of the course is skill development in effective group communication, with less emphasis on formal public speaking and message evaluation compared to other versions of CAS 100. Class meetings involve considerable attention to group dynamics, teamwork, and effective communication within groups. This course is designed to allow students to actively work in groups and engage in self-analysis of their own group processes.

This pride is reserved for students enrolled in the College of Information Sciences and Technology or the Division of Undergraduate Studies

Computer Systems Literacy

CYBER 100S

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Effective Speech

CAS 100B

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

Data Sciences

DS 200 introduces students to data sciences, an emerging discipline focused on the knowledge and skills needed to harness the power of data to advance science and engineering, address complex national and global challenges, inform public policy, and improve human lives. It demonstrates how the discipline of data science integrates knowledge and skills in computer sciences, statistics, and informatics (with exposure to application domains such as life science, health science, cyber security, astronomy, etc).

Effective Speech (CAS 100B) introduces students to principles of effective communication with a specific focus on collaborative communication and group problem solving. The goal of the course is skill development in effective group communication, with less emphasis on formal public speaking and message evaluation compared to other versions of CAS 100. Class meetings involve considerable attention to group dynamics, teamwork, and effective communication within groups. This course is designed to allow students to actively work in groups and engage in self-analysis of their own group processes.

This pride is reserved for students enrolled in the College of Information Sciences and Technology or the Division of Undergraduate Studies

Introduction to Data Sciences

DS 200

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Effective Speech

CAS 100B

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Earthquakes and Society

Earthquakes and Society introduces students to earthquakes and seismology, and their relationship to society, including monitoring for nuclear weapons and seismic hazards.

Rhetoric and Composition focuses on analyzing verbal and visual texts as well as producing such texts. The goal is to build on what you already know how to do as you become a more confident reader and writer. You will become more attuned to your goals as a writer, more aware of the ongoing conversation surrounding the topic, and more resourceful in terms of the appropriate delivery of your information, the rhetorical appeals at your disposal, and the needs and expectations of your audience. You will also learn to research and synthesize multiple outside sources in order to support your arguments more effectively and ethically.

Earthquakes and Society

GEOSC 109H

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 2:20 - 3:35

Education in American Society

The goals of Education in American Society are (1) to enable students to develop a multifaceted understanding of the social, historical, political and philosophical contexts in which American teachers work, students are educated, and education policies are made, and (2) to enable students to gain a better understanding of contemporary educational issues that they might encounter. This understanding will provide the foundation for working within the American education system, especially its public schools.  To achieve these goals, the course is organized around two questions: • What makes a great education system? • What makes a great teacher?  And one problem: • Today we are bombarded with the view that the US system of public schooling is failing, that teachers are ineffective and students are falling behind their international peers. Where does this view of the American education system come from and is it accurate?

Rhetoric and Composition focuses on analyzing verbal and visual texts as well as producing such texts. The goal is to build on what you already know how to do as you become a more confident reader and writer. You will become more attuned to your goals as a writer, more aware of the ongoing conversation surrounding the topic, and more resourceful in terms of the appropriate delivery of your information, the rhetorical appeals at your disposal, and the needs and expectations of your audience. You will also learn to research and synthesize multiple outside sources in order to support your arguments more effectively and ethically.

Education in American Society

EDTHP 115

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Education Learning and Instruction

The human mind has been considered one of the “last frontiers” of science. In this Pride, students will learn the psychology underlying student and teacher academic behavior, motivation, assessment, and more. This course is designed around state-of-the-art research of human learning and behavior. Students are introduced to prolific theories of learning and effective instructional practice—including classroom management techniques, motivation, and assessment. Students from many areas of study will find this Pride valuable, including education-related majors, professions which require teaching, human development, speech pathology, or simply students seeking to hone their academic skills. Get ahead in your program while peeking into the vast and complex world of the human mind.

Rhetoric and Composition focuses on analyzing verbal and visual texts as well as producing such texts. The goal is to build on what you already know how to do as you become a more confident reader and writer. You will become more attuned to your goals as a writer, more aware of the ongoing conversation surrounding the topic, and more resourceful in terms of the appropriate delivery of your information, the rhetorical appeals at your disposal, and the needs and expectations of your audience. You will also learn to research and synthesize multiple outside sources in order to support your arguments more effectively and ethically.

Learning and Instruction

EDPSY 14

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Engineering Design: Lion

EDSGN 100 provides an introduction to engineering design processes, methods, and decision making using team design projects; design communication methods including graphical, verbal, and written. EDSGN 100 is not required of students who intend to major in Computer Engineering or Computer Science.

Effective Speech (CAS 100A) explores how people use techniques of oral communication to address practical, professional and civic problems. It is designed to introduce students to principles of effective public speaking, implemented through the design and presentation of individual speeches. The course aims to foster habits of ethical self-reflection alongside practical speaking skills.

This pride is reserved for students enrolled in the College of Enginnering or the Division of Undergraduate Studies

Cornerstone Engineering Design

EDSGN 100

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 8:00 - 10:50

Effective Speech

CAS 100A

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

Engineering Design: Nittany

EDSGN 100 provides an introduction to engineering design processes, methods, and decision making using team design projects; design communication methods including graphical, verbal, and written. EDSGN 100 is not required of students who intend to major in Computer Engineering or Computer Science.

Effective Speech (CAS 100A) explores how people use techniques of oral communication to address practical, professional and civic problems. It is designed to introduce students to principles of effective public speaking, implemented through the design and presentation of individual speeches. The course aims to foster habits of ethical self-reflection alongside practical speaking skills.

This pride is reserved for students enrolled in the College of Enginnering or the Division of Undergraduate Studies

Cornerstone Engineering Design

EDSGN 100

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 3:35

Effective Speech

CAS 100A

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Engineering Design: Roar

EDSGN 100 provides an introduction to engineering design processes, methods, and decision making using team design projects; design communication methods including graphical, verbal, and written. EDSGN 100 is not required of students who intend to major in Computer Engineering or Computer Science.

Effective Speech (CAS 100A) explores how people use techniques of oral communication to address practical, professional and civic problems. It is designed to introduce students to principles of effective public speaking, implemented through the design and presentation of individual speeches. The course aims to foster habits of ethical self-reflection alongside practical speaking skills.

This pride is reserved for students enrolled in the College of Enginnering or the Division of Undergraduate Studies

Cornerstone Engineering Design

EDSGN 100

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 8:00 - 10:50

Effective Speech

CAS 100A

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Engineering Design: State

EDSGN 100 provides an introduction to engineering design processes, methods, and decision making using team design projects; design communication methods including graphical, verbal, and written. EDSGN 100 is not required of students who intend to major in Computer Engineering or Computer Science.

Effective Speech (CAS 100A) explores how people use techniques of oral communication to address practical, professional and civic problems. It is designed to introduce students to principles of effective public speaking, implemented through the design and presentation of individual speeches. The course aims to foster habits of ethical self-reflection alongside practical speaking skills.

This pride is reserved for students enrolled in the College of Enginnering or the Division of Undergraduate Studies

Cornerstone Engineering Design

EDSGN 100

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 8:00 - 10:50

Effective Speech

CAS 100A

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

Environment and Society

Environment and Society introduces students to relationships between humans and the natural environment. Students interested in any major can learn about ways in which humans think about, use, and are affected by the natural environment across settings in the United States and globally and will analyze and evaluate how humans have transformed the environment in different parts of the world, addressing such questions as: How does geography help us understand human-environment systems and sustainability?

Effective Speech (CAS 100A) explores how people use techniques of oral communication to address practical, professional and civic problems. It is designed to introduce students to principles of effective public speaking, implemented through the design and presentation of individual speeches. The course aims to foster habits of ethical self-reflection alongside practical speaking skills.

Environment and Society

GEOG 30N

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 10:35 - 11:50

Effective Speech

CAS 100A

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

Ethical Leadership

Leaders, in whatever context, make difficult decisions, distribute scarce resources, direct and influence the conduct of others, and represent the goals of the enterprise they lead. Thus they ought to exemplify prudence, fairness, integrity, honesty, trustworthiness, sincerity, and morally upright behavior. Ethical Leadership investigates these concepts and the moral dilemmas that arise in developing or applying them. It also explores, philosophically as well as practically, the ways leaders might identify ethical challenges, analyze them, imagine possible solutions, and be motivated to do the right thing. Students may read a variety of literature, from classic plays and novels, to prominent philosophical texts, to recent studies of ethics and leadership.

Effective Speech (CAS 100A) explores how people use techniques of oral communication to address practical, professional and civic problems. It is designed to introduce students to principles of effective public speaking, implemented through the design and presentation of individual speeches. The course aims to foster habits of ethical self-reflection alongside practical speaking skills.

 

 

Ethical Leadership

PHIL 119

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Effective Speech

CAS 100A

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Ethical Life

This course offers students an overview of ethical issues, moral reasoning, and questions concerning the good and flourishing life for individuals and groups. It engages the work and critical interpretation of major figures in moral thinking and enters into the full complexity of contemporary moral problems. Students will study and evaluate competing accounts of the right way to live, including their overall plausibility, their background assumptions, and their practical implementation.

Effective Speech (CAS 100A) explores how people use techniques of oral communication to address practical, professional and civic problems. It is designed to introduce students to principles of effective public speaking, implemented through the design and presentation of individual speeches. The course aims to foster habits of ethical self-reflection alongside practical speaking skills

Ethical Life

PHIL 3

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

Effective Speech

CAS 100A

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 2:20 - 3:35

Ethics and Politics

This pride explores the intersection of ethical leadership and the study of peace and conflict. In PHIL 119, students will explore philosophically as well as practically the ways leaders might identify ethical challenges, analyze them, imagine possible solutions, and be motivated to do the right thing. In PLSC 197, students will learn about the factors that influence public attitudes on political issues in the United States.

This pride is reserved for students from the College of the Liberal Arts who are aspiring to participate in the Paterno Fellows program. To enroll, contact Barb Edwards at bae1@psu.edu.

Public Opinions and Political Attitudes

PLSC 197

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

Ethical Leadership

PHIL 119

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Ethics of Media

Ethics of media surveys the core philosophical questions connected with mass media: What is newsworthy? What is the whole story, and what makes it true? How ought media's form influence the power of its content? What authorizes journalists to interpret the facts? How much does individual self-understanding and social organization depend on media images and tropes? Does it make sense to speak of "the media" as a unified phenomenon? As we work to formulate and answer these questions, students will acquire ethical understanding, media literacy, and an appreciation for the role media plays in the formation of cultural expectations about knowledge, values, and technology.

Effective Speech (CAS 100A) explores how people use techniques of oral communication to address practical, professional and civic problems. It is designed to introduce students to principles of effective public speaking, implemented through the design and presentation of individual speeches. The course aims to foster habits of ethical self-reflection alongside practical speaking skills.

Media Ethics

PHIL 123

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Effective Speech

CAS 100A

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Film Music

This pride explores the role of music in narrative film. It is not a history of film music, although our approach will in some respects be historic. The purpose is for students to gain an understanding of the role of music in film, to observe various artistic approaches to the use of music in film, and to examine how music interacts with the other elements of sound—sound effects and dialogue—in an artistically unified sound track that, in turn, accompanies and interacts with the movie's visual component to create a compelling and satisfying work of art. 

Rhetoric and Composition focuses on analyzing verbal and visual texts as well as producing such texts. The goal is to build on what you already know how to do as you become a more confident reader and writer. You will become more attuned to your goals as a writer, more aware of the ongoing conversation surrounding the topic, and more resourceful in terms of the appropriate delivery of your information, the rhetorical appeals at your disposal, and the needs and expectations of your audience. You will also learn to research and synthesize multiple outside sources in order to support your arguments more effectively and ethically.

Film Music

MUSIC 4

Day(s) & Time: MWF - 11:10 - 12:25

Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

First Aid and CPR

NURS 203 is an introductory first aid course designed to provide the basic knowledge and skills to assist someone who is injured or ill. The course covers safety precautions of the responders including legal and ethical issues, teaches one-person CPR and airway obstruction, common injures resulting in bleeding and how to control bleeding, common medical emergencies, e.g. bleeding, water, ice, shock, thermal injuries. Heart attack, stroke and head injuries are a focus, and the proper way to transfer individuals with injuries. Environmental emergencies include disaster preparation, terrorism, and triage.  

Rhetoric and Composition focuses on analyzing verbal and visual texts as well as producing such texts. The goal is to build on what you already know how to do as you become a more confident reader and writer. You will become more attuned to your goals as a writer, more aware of the ongoing conversation surrounding the topic, and more resourceful in terms of the appropriate delivery of your information, the rhetorical appeals at your disposal, and the needs and expectations of your audience. You will also learn to research and synthesize multiple outside sources in order to support your arguments more effectively and ethically.

 

First Aid and CPR

NURS 203

Day(s) & Time: TR - 9:00 - 1:00

Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 2:20 - 3:35

Fitness as Disease Prevention

In this pride, students make connections between disease and lifestyle through health, wellness, and biochemical and molecular changes. KINES 84Z is designed to five students a complete understanding of fundamental principles of physical fitness with an appreciate for disease prevention. In BMB 1Z, students will learn about the scientific process and how science has contributed to the knowledge used in the medical field to diagnose, treat, and prevent disease. Through this unique linked course pairing, students will satisfy the integrative studies General Education requirement.

The Science of Sickness

BMB 1Z

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 1:30 - 2:50

Fitness for Life

KINES 84Z

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Food Security and Global Agriculture

How does reduced rainfall impact the lives of people growing coffee in Honduras... and immigration in the USA? How does increasing consumption of meat in China influence deforestation of the Amazon Rainforest? How do subsidies for cotton in the USA effect cotton growers in Mali and the price of a t-shirt in Italy? These are a few of the complex issues we will explore in this class.   Agriculture affects all of us. Every time we eat, go to the grocery store, or even buy clothing, we are participating in complex agricultural systems that are increasingly more globally integrated. INTAG 100N takes an interdisciplinary approach, combining both natural and social science theory and scholarship to investigate topics such as climate change, technological applications to agriculture (e.g. GMOs), soil and water usage, the role of culture and local knowledge, and population growth. Over the course of the class we will investigate issues receiving widespread attention from policymakers, national governments, academics, farmers, consumers, and many others. This class will place a specific emphasis on agriculture in the global South examining issues related to food security. As we explore the issues related to international agriculture, we will confront implications for national and global security, human rights, sustainability, and other ethical questions.

Effective Speech (CAS 100B) introduces students to principles of effective communication with a specific focus on collaborative communication and group problem solving. The goal of the course is skill development in effective group communication, with less emphasis on formal public speaking and message evaluation compared to other versions of CAS 100. Class meetings involve considerable attention to group dynamics, teamwork, and effective communication within groups. This course is designed to allow students to actively work in groups and engage in self-analysis of their own group processes.

 

Everyone Eats: Hunger, Food Security, and Global Agriculture

INTAG 100N

Day(s) & Time: MTR - 9:35 - 12:25

Effective Speech

CAS 100B

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 2:20 - 3:35

Global English

English is a language used by millions of people around the world. This course examines the history of English and the factors that helped its global spread. In Global English you will read and discuss issues ranging from (de)colonization, migration, and world literature, to the Internet, and the global economy, and how these issues are involved in diversifying the structure, norms, and usage of the English language. We explore new modes of literacy and discourse practices, the fluid relationships between English and other languages and cultures, and the ongoing evolution of language standards, linguistic identities, and literacy practices.

Effective Speech (CAS 100A) explores how people use techniques of oral communication to address practical, professional and civic problems. It is designed to introduce students to principles of effective public speaking, implemented through the design and presentation of individual speeches. The course aims to foster habits of ethical self-reflection alongside practical speaking skills.

Global English

APLNG 210

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

Effective Speech

CAS 100A

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Graphic Design

GD 100 places emphasis on problem solving and observing design, while developing intuition and creativity. Projects focus on the process of defining the parameters of a design problem, observing examples within the design industry, and critically evaluating examples of effective and ineffective design. GD 100 will help students to: 1. Understand the graphic design industry and the responsibilities of the profession. 2. Develop an appreciation for the practice of design. 3. Begin to develop the ability to define and solve problems. 4. Increase their knowledge of the history of graphic design and typography. 5. Refine their conceptual skills. 6. Learn and understand the vernacular of the industry.

Effective Speech (CAS 100A) explores how people use techniques of oral communication to address practical, professional and civic problems. It is designed to introduce students to principles of effective public speaking, implemented through the design and presentation of individual speeches. The course aims to foster habits of ethical self-reflection alongside practical speaking skills.

Introduction to Graphic Design

GD 100

Day(s) & Time: TR - 1:35 - 2:50

Effective Speech

CAS 100A

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Healthy Lives through Leisure, Play, and Recreation

RPTM 120 provides students with an introduction to how recreation, play and leisure activities impact the health of individuals and communities.  Our leisure and recreation activities are critical factors in our mental and physical well-being, a way we bounce back from life's challenges, a fundamental part of our quality of life. Communities come together around special events, parks, sports and shared experiences indoors and outdoors. We will examine historically and in current society how people make leisure part of their busy lives and enhance their personal health and community life.

Rhetoric and Composition focuses on analyzing verbal and visual texts as well as producing such texts. The goal is to build on what you already know how to do as you become a more confident reader and writer. You will become more attuned to your goals as a writer, more aware of the ongoing conversation surrounding the topic, and more resourceful in terms of the appropriate delivery of your information, the rhetorical appeals at your disposal, and the needs and expectations of your audience. You will also learn to research and synthesize multiple outside sources in order to support your arguments more effectively and ethically.

Leisure and Human Behavior

RPTM 120

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:05 - 12:20

Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 2:20 - 3:35

Helping and Human Flourishing

Adolescent Development provides a basic introduction to concepts, theoretical perspectives, and key empirical studies on adolescent development. Students will become familiar with key developmental trends and challenges that must be addressed to achieve healthy growth and development from the beginning of adolescence (puberty) up to the transition to adulthood. The course addresses biological changes (hormones, brain development), cognitive changes (abstract thinking, information processing) and social changes (families, peers, school, work); and the implications of these changes for issues such as identity development, autonomy, intimacy, sexuality and achievement.

The world is complex and there are many social problems people are working to address. In HDFS 197, students will learn about lifespan human development, social systems, and how to understand complex problems and identify effective ways to help. To do this, students will be introduced to a series of hot topics (pressing social issues/problems) and guided to understand the problem (including learning about relevant research and theory) and explore ways to help (from effective strategies for informal helpers, like friends and workplace supervisors can use, to evidence-based interventions and policies). Students will have opportunities to read research, explore organizations and hear from people who are working to address the featured social problems. Throughout the class, students will also be provided opportunities to customize their learning and develop their own next steps as "helpers," whether that's as an engaged citizen, volunteer or professional.

Introduction to Understanding Social Problems and How to Help

HDFS 197

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Adolescent Development

HDFS 239

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

Home Landscaping

Landscape Contracting is a hands-on, science-based education in plants and soils fused with design, technology, business, and practical engineering. Fundamentals of Home Landscaping offers broad coverage of the environmental, human, technological, and aesthetic issues associated with residential landscape design. Beginning with the way we perceive, manage, and design the landscape, the course examines the arrangement of land, water, plant forms, and structures for their best use and greater enjoyment. Relying on actual procedures and underlying principles utilized by experienced residential landscape designers, the course will introduce students to basic design principles, concepts, specific procedures for preparing site plans and associated documents. The course will also explore designing with and general care of plants, assorted hardscape types, and how to properly assess a site. From choosing trees, shrubs, groundcovers that are correct for the site to properly installing patios, decks, and walkways, students will be presented with the varied ways plants and hardscape are installed and maintained. The course will conclude with students completing a design for a residential site.

Effective Speech (CAS 100B) introduces students to principles of effective communication with a specific focus on collaborative communication and group problem solving. The goal of the course is skill development in effective group communication, with less emphasis on formal public speaking and message evaluation compared to other versions of CAS 100. Class meetings involve considerable attention to group dynamics, teamwork, and effective communication within groups. This course is designed to allow students to actively work in groups and engage in self-analysis of their own group processes.

Fundamentals of Home Landscaping

HORT 169N

Day(s) & Time: MTWR - MW: 9:35 - 10:50 TR: 9:35 - 12:25

Effective Speech

CAS 100B

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 2:20 - 3:35

Human Centered Design

Human Centered Design provides a rigorous introduction to the theories, models, and tools that inform human-centered design and development. It lays the groundwork for subsequent courses in the sequence by examining the relationship between physical capabilities, cognitive and social models, and philosophical issues pertinent to human-centered analysis, design, and development work. The course is practice-based, which means that it instructs more abstract concepts through practical activities and practice-based inquiry. Students will learn how to apply cognitive models and philosophical concepts to real-world problems. 

Effective Speech (CAS 100B) introduces students to principles of effective communication with a specific focus on collaborative communication and group problem solving. The goal of the course is skill development in effective group communication, with less emphasis on formal public speaking and message evaluation compared to other versions of CAS 100. Class meetings involve considerable attention to group dynamics, teamwork, and effective communication within groups. This course is designed to allow students to actively work in groups and engage in self-analysis of their own group processes.

This pride is reserved for students enrolled in the College of Information Sciences and Technology or the Division of Undergraduate Studies

Foundations of Human Centered Design

HCDD 113S

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Effective Speech

CAS 100B

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 2:20 - 3:35

Human Development Across the Lifespan

This pride provides a basic introduction to the concepts, theories, and research on human development as it occurs over the life span and in context. Students will be introduced to developmental tasks and challenges unique to each stage of human development from the womb through infancy, early and middle childhood, adolescence, emerging adulthood, middle age and old age. Beginning with the prenatal state and infancy, students will be introduced to the biological, emotional, cognitive, psychosocial, as well as the social, cultural and historical factors that influence growth and development across infancy, childhood, adolescence, adulthood, and advanced adulthood.

Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies

HDFS 129

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 2:20 - 3:35

Adult Development and Aging

HDFS 249N

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

Information, People, and Technology: Lion

IST 110 opens an intellectual journey through the ideas and challenges that IT professionals 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? Three perspectives (or facets) address the core issues: information, or the basic science of data encoding, transmission, and storage; people, or the interactions among technologies, institutions, regulations, and users; and technology, or the design and operation of basic information technology devices. Students completing the course will be confident users and consumers of information technology. 

Effective Speech (CAS 100B) introduces students to principles of effective communication with a specific focus on collaborative communication and group problem solving. The goal of the course is skill development in effective group communication, with less emphasis on formal public speaking and message evaluation compared to other versions of CAS 100. Class meetings involve considerable attention to group dynamics, teamwork, and effective communication within groups. This course is designed to allow students to actively work in groups and engage in self-analysis of their own group processes.

Information, People, and Technology

IST 110

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

Effective Speech

CAS 100B

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 2:20 - 3:35

Information, People, and Technology: Nittany

IST 110 opens an intellectual journey through the ideas and challenges that IT professionals 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? Three perspectives (or facets) address the core issues: information, or the basic science of data encoding, transmission, and storage; people, or the interactions among technologies, institutions, regulations, and users; and technology, or the design and operation of basic information technology devices. Students completing the course will be confident users and consumers of information technology. 

Effective Speech (CAS 100B) introduces students to principles of effective communication with a specific focus on collaborative communication and group problem solving. The goal of the course is skill development in effective group communication, with less emphasis on formal public speaking and message evaluation compared to other versions of CAS 100. Class meetings involve considerable attention to group dynamics, teamwork, and effective communication within groups. This course is designed to allow students to actively work in groups and engage in self-analysis of their own group processes.

Information, People, and Technology

IST 110

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Effective Speech

CAS 100B

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

Intercultural Communication and Ethics

The Intercultural Communication and Ethics pride offers students the opportunity to increase their understanding of intercultural communication in an ethical context. Students are introduced to major aspects of ethics: the natures of ethical reasoning, the major ethical traditions and their similarities and contrasts, as well as enduring ethical issues that link theory to practice in critical ways. At the same time, they learn definitions of culture and explore the various cultures we encounter in our daily lives to come to appreciate the complexity involved in intercultural exchanges, and to acknowledge the influence of context and power in our intercultural interactions. Our approach is interdisciplinary in perspective and global in outlook.

Intercultural Communication

CAS 271N

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

Ethics

PHIL 103

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

International LEAP: Lion

In ESL 15 you 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 and will use what you learn in this class to participate successfully in academic reading and writing tasks for all your other classes at Penn State. The class introduces a variety of reading and writing tasks that will enable you to learn more about academic writing expectations, strategies, and processes. The assignments teach topic development, library research, revision, peer review and basic citation skills.

Effective Speech (CAS 100A) explores how people use techniques of oral communication to address practical, professional and civic problems. It is designed to introduce students to principles of effective public speaking, implemented through the design and presentation of individual speeches. The course aims to foster habits of ethical self-reflection alongside practical speaking skills.

This pride is designed specifically for International Students and/or students for whom English is not their first language

American Academic Communication II

ESL 15

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Effective Speech

CAS 100A

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

International LEAP: Nittany

In ESL 15 you 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 and will use what you learn in this class to participate successfully in academic reading and writing tasks for all your other classes at Penn State. The class introduces a variety of reading and writing tasks that will enable you to learn more about academic writing expectations, strategies, and processes. The assignments teach topic development, library research, revision, peer review and basic citation skills.

Effective Speech (CAS 100A) explores how people use techniques of oral communication to address practical, professional and civic problems. It is designed to introduce students to principles of effective public speaking, implemented through the design and presentation of individual speeches. The course aims to foster habits of ethical self-reflection alongside practical speaking skills.

This pride is designed specifically for International Students and/or students for whom English is not their first language

American Academic Communication II

ESL 15

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

Effective Speech

CAS 100A

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 2:20 - 3:35

Italian Culture

Penn State offers a wide range of opportunities to study in Italy: full-semester, 7-week summer, and one-week embedded programs in cities like Rome and Milan and towns like Perugia and Todi. If you think you might study or travel there at some point, this course will prepare you linguistically and culturally to make the most of your time in Italy. Units include travel (using public transportation), cuisine (cafe and restaurant settings), navigation (using maps, giving/receiving directions), health, and shopping (open air market and boutique settings). Designed for students with no previous study of Italian language.

Effective Speech (CAS 100A) explores how people use techniques of oral communication to address practical, professional and civic problems. It is designed to introduce students to principles of effective public speaking, implemented through the design and presentation of individual speeches. The course aims to foster habits of ethical self-reflection alongside practical speaking skills.

Italian Language and Culture for Study Abroad

IT 140

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Effective Speech

CAS 100A

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Labor and Human Resources

The central purpose of LHR 100 is to introduce you to a range of contemporary issues related to work, employment, and employment relations in the United States.  Almost all students in the class will have to find employment (i.e. get a job), enter into an employment relationship, and engage in work on a daily basis when they graduate.  This course will help you understand the complex dynamics between work and the employment relationship and better prepare you for these important life experiences.

Rhetoric and Composition focuses on analyzing verbal and visual texts as well as producing such texts. The goal is to build on what you already know how to do as you become a more confident reader and writer. You will become more attuned to your goals as a writer, more aware of the ongoing conversation surrounding the topic, and more resourceful in terms of the appropriate delivery of your information, the rhetorical appeals at your disposal, and the needs and expectations of your audience. You will also learn to research and synthesize multiple outside sources in order to support your arguments more effectively and ethically.

 

Exploring Work and Employment

LHR 100

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 2:20 - 3:35

Language, Culture, and Society

APLNG 200 introduces the study of language as a communication system and explores the interrelationships among language, culture, and social interaction, focusing on their fundamental links to social identities and discourse communities in today's culturally diverse and technology-driven environments. You will develop an awareness of your interpersonal and intercultural skills and who you are as a communicator, an appreciation for variations and dialects of languages, and an understanding of issues related to bilingualism, language learning, and identity.

Effective Speech (CAS 100A) explores how people use techniques of oral communication to address practical, professional and civic problems. It is designed to introduce students to principles of effective public speaking, implemented through the design and presentation of individual speeches. The course aims to foster habits of ethical self-reflection alongside practical speaking skills.

Language, Culture, and Social Interaction

APLNG 200

Day(s) & Time: MT - 11:10 - 12:25

Effective Speech

CAS 100A

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Macroeconomics

Why are some countries rich and other countries poor?  Is our national debt a problem?  Why can’t we just print a large amount of money to pay off the debt?  Macroeconomics takes a “macro” view of economies, studying the big picture.  Students will understand GDP, the unemployment rate, inflation, and economic growth.  Fiscal and monetary policies are examined.  Other topics include aggregate supply and demand, interest rates, and the Federal Reserve.

Rhetoric and Composition focuses on analyzing verbal and visual texts as well as producing such texts. The goal is to build on what you already know how to do as you become a more confident reader and writer. You will become more attuned to your goals as a writer, more aware of the ongoing conversation surrounding the topic, and more resourceful in terms of the appropriate delivery of your information, the rhetorical appeals at your disposal, and the needs and expectations of your audience. You will also learn to research and synthesize multiple outside sources in order to support your arguments more effectively and ethically.

Macroeconomics

ECON 104

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

Mass Media: Lion

COMM 100N 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.

Rhetoric and Composition focuses on analyzing verbal and visual texts as well as producing such texts. The goal is to build on what you already know how to do as you become a more confident reader and writer. You will become more attuned to your goals as a writer, more aware of the ongoing conversation surrounding the topic, and more resourceful in terms of the appropriate delivery of your information, the rhetorical appeals at your disposal, and the needs and expectations of your audience. You will also learn to research and synthesize multiple outside sources in order to support your arguments more effectively and ethically.

Mass Media and Society

COMM 100N

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 2:20 - 3:35

Mass Media: Nittany

COMM 100N 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.

Rhetoric and Composition focuses on analyzing verbal and visual texts as well as producing such texts. The goal is to build on what you already know how to do as you become a more confident reader and writer. You will become more attuned to your goals as a writer, more aware of the ongoing conversation surrounding the topic, and more resourceful in terms of the appropriate delivery of your information, the rhetorical appeals at your disposal, and the needs and expectations of your audience. You will also learn to research and synthesize multiple outside sources in order to support your arguments more effectively and ethically.

Mass Media and Society

COMM 100N

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Media and Democracy

COMM 110 seeks to introduce students to the important role of the mass media in developing conceptions of democracy and democratic participation in contemporary societies. Utilizing current events, popular culture and the students' own relationship to media as the template, this course is designed to stimulate student thinking about the interrelationship between the dynamics of US culture, news, politics, and civil society in order to develop a greater understanding and appreciation of what civic engagement and global awareness can do towards nurturing democracy's principles and practices.

Effective Speech (CAS 100A) explores how people use techniques of oral communication to address practical, professional and civic problems. It is designed to introduce students to principles of effective public speaking, implemented through the design and presentation of individual speeches. The course aims to foster habits of ethical self-reflection alongside practical speaking skills.

 

Media and Democracy

COMM 110

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Effective Speech

CAS 100A

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

Media, Individuals, and Society

Aside from working and sleeping, individuals in the United States spend more time-consuming media than any other single activity. By the time the average person reaches the age of 65, he or she will have spent over six full years of life watching television - not to mention the additional time spent reading newspapers and magazines, listening to the radio, using the Internet, and playing videogames. Given the centrality of media in the lives of most people, it is imperative that we understand and critically explore the variety of ways in which we perceived and are influenced by media messages. The purpose of COMM 118 is to introduce students to the study of the effects of media on individuals and on society. This course will overview a broad range of media theories that have examined media as a social force, that have explored factors that affect individuals' selection of and perceptions of media messages, and that have studied how media affect viewers' attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. These theories will be used to examine a variety of different types of content, including media violence, portrayals of race and gender, politics, advertising, and entertainment, among others. Students will be assessed by exams on these theories and topics, by group-based writing assignments, and by an assignment requiring students to locate, identify, and critically evaluate media content that illustrates the theories and issues covered in class.

Rhetoric and Composition focuses on analyzing verbal and visual texts as well as producing such texts. The goal is to build on what you already know how to do as you become a more confident reader and writer. You will become more attuned to your goals as a writer, more aware of the ongoing conversation surrounding the topic, and more resourceful in terms of the appropriate delivery of your information, the rhetorical appeals at your disposal, and the needs and expectations of your audience. You will also learn to research and synthesize multiple outside sources in order to support your arguments more effectively and ethically.

 

Introduction to Media Effects

COMM 118

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Microeconomics

How do individuals, firms, and governments make decisions?  What determines price? Are monopolies always bad?  This course is designed to develop the basic concepts and techniques of Microeconomic theory and is applications.  Considerable emphasis is placed on the basic principles of economics, methods of economic analysis, price determination, consumer behavior, theory of the firm, and the market structures.  ECON 102 is an introduction to microeconomic analysis and policy.  Students will analyze issues clearly and critically.  

Rhetoric and Composition focuses on analyzing verbal and visual texts as well as producing such texts. The goal is to build on what you already know how to do as you become a more confident reader and writer. You will become more attuned to your goals as a writer, more aware of the ongoing conversation surrounding the topic, and more resourceful in terms of the appropriate delivery of your information, the rhetorical appeals at your disposal, and the needs and expectations of your audience. You will also learn to research and synthesize multiple outside sources in order to support your arguments more effectively and ethically.

Microconomics

ECON 102

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 2:20 - 3:35

Modern European History

HIST 120N traces the history of modern Europe, beginning with a brief contextual background of the French Revolution and the Napoleonic era and culminating with several contemporary topics, including immigration policies and Brexit. The topics of the course help place Europe in its modern, global context. The course will appeal to students interested in the development of modern Europe in both its historical and political contexts and is an excellent foundational course for many humanities and social science majors.

Rhetoric and Composition focuses on analyzing verbal and visual texts as well as producing such texts. The goal is to build on what you already know how to do as you become a more confident reader and writer. You will become more attuned to your goals as a writer, more aware of the ongoing conversation surrounding the topic, and more resourceful in terms of the appropriate delivery of your information, the rhetorical appeals at your disposal, and the needs and expectations of your audience. You will also learn to research and synthesize multiple outside sources in order to support your arguments more effectively and ethically.

 

History of Modern Europe

HIST 120N

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Multilingual Lives

APLNG 220N draws upon both social sciences and the humanities to explore how people’s lives are shaped by their living multilingual and multicultural lives. You will have the chance to explore the complex relationships that language has with culture, education, family life, and the structures of power, gender, and class. Besides reading formal studies of scholarly research into language acquisition and language identity, you will read excerpts from literary works that illuminate these topics through the lens of narrative, memoir, and fiction. The stories we read will help us find answers to about culture, identity, and learning.

Effective Speech (CAS 100A) explores how people use techniques of oral communication to address practical, professional and civic problems. It is designed to introduce students to principles of effective public speaking, implemented through the design and presentation of individual speeches. The course aims to foster habits of ethical self-reflection alongside practical speaking skills.

 

Multilingual Lives

APLNG 220N

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:05 - 1:35

Effective Speech

CAS 100A

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Nutrition

NUTR 100 introduces students to nutrition principles necessary to promote a healthy lifestyle through assessment and application. Students will be better prepared to evaluate nutrition-related issues presented in the media and to make informed choices about their diet in order to promote health throughout their lives. Information about nutrients (proteins, carbohydrates, fat, vitamins, water, and minerals) and the physiological processes used to digest, absorb, and utilize them is presented and related to such topics as maintenance of ideal body weight, improvement in physical performance, and the role of nutrients in various disease states such as heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and osteoporosis. Topical issues such as alcohol ingestion, food insecurity, and consumer concerns will be utilized to integrate and critically analyze information presented by various media outlets. This course is intended for non-nutrition major students and will fulfill 3 credits of the GHW requirement of general education. Students who have earned credit for NUTR 251 may not schedule this course.

Rhetoric and Composition focuses on analyzing verbal and visual texts as well as producing such texts. The goal is to build on what you already know how to do as you become a more confident reader and writer. You will become more attuned to your goals as a writer, more aware of the ongoing conversation surrounding the topic, and more resourceful in terms of the appropriate delivery of your information, the rhetorical appeals at your disposal, and the needs and expectations of your audience. You will also learn to research and synthesize multiple outside sources in order to support your arguments more effectively and ethically.

Nutrition Applications for a Healthy Lifestyle

NUTR 100

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Peace and Conflict

Peace and Conflict is an examination of how human beings get into and out of violent conflicts, and how conflicts transform. The course is interdisciplinary, drawing together perspectives from political science, global and international studies, cultural anthropology, psychology, sociology, economics, military history, and war game theory. The course engages with diplomacy, terrorism, nonviolence, genocide, ethnic struggle, the role of gender in conflict, psychology and sociology of human aggression, economics of war and peace, climate change and conflict, and cyber warfare.

Effective Speech (CAS 100A) explores how people use techniques of oral communication to address practical, professional and civic problems. It is designed to introduce students to principles of effective public speaking, implemented through the design and presentation of individual speeches. The course aims to foster habits of ethical self-reflection alongside practical speaking skills.

 

Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies

PLSC 291

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

Effective Speech

CAS 100A

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Photography

PHOTO 100 provides an introduction to the aesthetics, history, and science of photography including practical and critical approaches to the art of photography. This course introduces students to photography both as an art form and as a key method of visual communication in today's society. Students will be exposed to various photographic techniques and learn to create stronger, more compelling photographs.

Effective Speech (CAS 100A) explores how people use techniques of oral communication to address practical, professional and civic problems. It is designed to introduce students to principles of effective public speaking, implemented through the design and presentation of individual speeches. The course aims to foster habits of ethical self-reflection alongside practical speaking skills.

 

Introduction to Photography

PHOTO 100

Day(s) & Time: MWF - 11:10 - 12:00

Effective Speech

CAS 100A

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Race, Gender, and Employment

In this course, you will explore how race and gender affect work in the contemporary United States. We will consider how race and gender shape people's work opportunities, their wages at work, and whether they participate in paid or unpaid labor (or both). We begin with an overview of work and the changes in the workforce over time; we then move to investigate how workplace structures reproduce gender and race inequalities. We also ask how race and gender inequalities are informally maintained through education systems and social networks, as well as considering differing dimensions of inequality across poverty, immigration, and sexuality.

Effective Speech (CAS 100A) explores how people use techniques of oral communication to address practical, professional and civic problems. It is designed to introduce students to principles of effective public speaking, implemented through the design and presentation of individual speeches. The course aims to foster habits of ethical self-reflection alongside practical speaking skills.

Race, Gender, and Employment

LER 136

Day(s) & Time: TR - 2:00 - 5:00

Effective Speech

CAS 100A

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

Science of Fitness

Fitness Theory and Practice is a course designed to emphasize the fundamental principles of physical fitness and skills necessary to implement a personalized fitness program that will evolve over the lifespan. Students also consider factors which affect their performance in executing a fitness plan such as nutritional concerns, the impact of stress, choice of proper equipment, matching personal goals to proper execution, and personal motivation. In their pursuit of an active and healthy lifestyle, students assess personal health, fitness, and wellness using pre/post intervention strategies, and engage in physical exercise to practice concepts presented in the course training techniques.  

Effective Speech (CAS 100A) explores how people use techniques of oral communication to address practical, professional and civic problems. It is designed to introduce students to principles of effective public speaking, implemented through the design and presentation of individual speeches. The course aims to foster habits of ethical self-reflection alongside practical speaking skills.

 

Fitness Theory and Practice

KINES 61S

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

Effective Speech

CAS 100A

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 2:20 - 3:35

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 students 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. This course will motivate students to understand the requirements for security in any government agency or business organization through the use of case studies. 

Effective Speech (CAS 100B) introduces students to principles of effective communication with a specific focus on collaborative communication and group problem solving. The goal of the course is skill development in effective group communication, with less emphasis on formal public speaking and message evaluation compared to other versions of CAS 100. Class meetings involve considerable attention to group dynamics, teamwork, and effective communication within groups. This course is designed to allow students to actively work in groups and engage in self-analysis of their own group processes.

 

Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis

SRA 111

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Effective Speech

CAS 100B

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

Severe and Unusual Weather

In METEO 5, students will learn about the fundamental principles that govern various types of severe and unusual weather. Concepts are taught in a descriptive manner without relying heavily on mathematics, so the material is highly accessible to students with a wide variety of backgrounds.  The class frequently draws upon examples of significant historical and recent severe weather events.  The course has four major themes:  hazardous cold-season phenomena, hazardous warm-season weather, hazardous weather triggered by mountainous terrain, and atmospheric optical phenomena (such as rainbows and halos).

Rhetoric and Composition focuses on analyzing verbal and visual texts as well as producing such texts. The goal is to build on what you already know how to do as you become a more confident reader and writer. You will become more attuned to your goals as a writer, more aware of the ongoing conversation surrounding the topic, and more resourceful in terms of the appropriate delivery of your information, the rhetorical appeals at your disposal, and the needs and expectations of your audience. You will also learn to research and synthesize multiple outside sources in order to support your arguments more effectively and ethically.

 

Severe and Unusual Weather

METEO 5

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Social Justice and Education

CI 185 explores the foundations of equity-based educational practices and helps students construct individual working definitions of social justice. The course includes engagement with foundational, historical, and contemporary scholarly and popular literature; guest lecturers from the University and local communities; and multimedia. Students explore tensions between theory and practical application and begin developing a language of critique for considering issues within the world of education. Progress is assessed via a variety of artifacts including self-assessment, guided journal entries, reflection upon campus and community social justice events, and written and oral research reports on a social justice topic of choice. For students interested in the Social Justice in Education minor, the course provides a conceptual foundation and skill set.

Rhetoric and Composition focuses on analyzing verbal and visual texts as well as producing such texts. The goal is to build on what you already know how to do as you become a more confident reader and writer. You will become more attuned to your goals as a writer, more aware of the ongoing conversation surrounding the topic, and more resourceful in terms of the appropriate delivery of your information, the rhetorical appeals at your disposal, and the needs and expectations of your audience. You will also learn to research and synthesize multiple outside sources in order to support your arguments more effectively and ethically.

Principles of Social Justice

CI 185

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 11:50

Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

Successful Scientists of the Future

Have you ever thought the best way to learn about science is to do it? Would you like to isolate a virus? In BMB 205S, students will learn about the nature of science by taking part in a research project conducted entirely by first-year students. In this Course-Based Research Experience (CURE), you will isolate a virus, called a phage, that infects bacteria. After naming and purifying your virus, you will extract the genomic DNA and take an image with an electron microscope. At the end of the summer, we will send the genomic DNA for sequencing, and it will be used in further scientific study and contribute to the body of scientific knowledge. If you would like to continue working on the project, there will be opportunities to continue research in the Fall and Spring semesters through other CURE courses. BMB 205S counts as a student’s first-year seminar requirement.

Effective Speech (CAS 100A) explores how people use techniques of oral communication to address practical, professional and civic problems. It is designed to introduce students to principles of effective public speaking, implemented through the design and presentation of individual speeches. The course aims to foster habits of ethical self-reflection alongside practical speaking skills.

This pride is reserved for students admitted to the Eberly College of Science or the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

 

BMB CURE First Year Seminar

BMB 205S

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - TR 1:00 - 1:50 (lecture), MWF 9:30 - 12:30 (lab)

Effective Speech

CAS 100A

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 2:20 - 3:35

Successful Scientists: History of Disease

In early December 1799, George Washington developed a severe throat infection. No doubt his doctors were able practitioners because they prescribed a treatment used for centuries by well-educated physicians. They sliced open several veins and drained about four pints of blood from the founding father’s body. Washington died on December 14, 1799.  Today, bleeding a patient to treat a sore throat is somewhat unfashionable. But why? What has changed since 1799? How have the discoveries in medicine and microbiology given us our modern understanding of disease? In SC 125N, we will answer these questions, and you will be grateful that you live in the 21st century.

Have you ever thought the best way to learn about science is to do it? Would you like to isolate a virus? In this pride, students will learn about the nature of science by taking part in a research project conducted entirely by first-year students. In this Course-Based Research Experience (CURE), you will isolate a virus, called a phage, that infects bacteria. After naming and purifying your virus, you will extract the genomic DNA and take an image with an electron microscope. At the end of the summer, we will send the genomic DNA for sequencing, and it will be used in further scientific study and contribute to the body of scientific knowledge. If you would like to continue working on the project, there will be opportunities to continue research in the Fall and Spring semesters through other CURE courses. BMB 205S counts as a student’s first-year seminar requirement.

This pride is reserved for students admitted to the Eberly College of Science or the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

 

 

BMB CURE First Year Seminar

BMB 205S

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - TR 1:00 - 1:50 (lecture), MWF 1:30 - 4:30 (lab)

History of Infectious Disease

SC 125N

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 10:35 - 11:50

Taking Charge of Your Health

HPA 57 is designed to provide students with an understanding of the breadth of decisions related to health and health care in the United States. The main goal of this course is to educate students to become knowledgeable health care consumers and providing them with opportunities to learn how to gather, analyze, and synthesize information about health and health care to make sound health care choices. Students will learn practical information, key terminology and where/how to find reliable, up-to-date information on different sectors of the health care system (e.g. physicians, hospitals, commercial and public health insurance, mental health, long-term care).

Rhetoric and Composition focuses on analyzing verbal and visual texts as well as producing such texts. The goal is to build on what you already know how to do as you become a more confident reader and writer. You will become more attuned to your goals as a writer, more aware of the ongoing conversation surrounding the topic, and more resourceful in terms of the appropriate delivery of your information, the rhetorical appeals at your disposal, and the needs and expectations of your audience. You will also learn to research and synthesize multiple outside sources in order to support your arguments more effectively and ethically.

Consumer Choices in Health Care

HPA 57

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 10:35 - 11:50

Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 12:45 - 2:00

Vocal Health

Vocal Health would be beneficial for students who are planning a career in a field with high vocal use or public speaking requirements including education, healthcare, law, entertainment, and business.  Students will learn about normal and disordered voice production, and will learn how to care for their voices to help maintain vocal health for a lifetime.  This course would also be beneficial for students who may be considering a major in communication sciences and disorders.

Effective Speech (CAS 100A) explores how people use techniques of oral communication to address practical, professional and civic problems. It is designed to introduce students to principles of effective public speaking, implemented through the design and presentation of individual speeches. The course aims to foster habits of ethical self-reflection alongside practical speaking skills.

Preventing Vocal Abuse and Misuse

CSD 100

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Effective Speech

CAS 100A

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:10 - 12:25

Wellness

This pride gives students the opportunity to explore two topics integral to the success of any new college student: personal wellness and interpersonal communication. In KINES 81, students explore the cognitive foundations of wellness as well as the physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual components. Students will analyze personal health behavior and gain an understanding of the importance of prevention. CAS 203 introduces students to the theoretical perspectives, methods, and practical applications of interpersonal communication. Among course topics is the way interpersonal communication contributes to managing conflict, influencing others, and providing support. 

Interpersonal Communication

CAS 203

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 10:50

Wellness Theory

KINES 81

Day(s) & Time: TR - 11:10 - 12:25