LEAP Prides

The filters below will help you to narrow your search for LEAP Prides. The Academic College filter will allow you to see what the various academic colleges are offering as part of LEAP. Keep in mind that the vast majority of our LEAP prides will help you to fulfill your general education requirements, so you do not have to enroll in a pride that is offered by your college of enrollment. The GenEd Knowledge Domains will show you how the LEAP courses will count toward your general education curriculum requirements.

Pride
Agricultural, Food, and Environmental Ethics and Issues

In this pride you will develop a better understanding of and critically evaluate issues, opportunities, and challenges facing Pennsylvania and the United States in a global context. Subject matter covers the diverse areas of agriculture, including production of plants and animals in sustainable environments.

College of Agriculture and Division of Undergraduate Studies Only

Introduction into Ethics and Issues in Agriculture

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AG 160S / Section 201
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[class #1767]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
M,W 9:35–10:50 a.m.; T,R 9:35 a.m.–12:25 p.m.; F mornings by appointment
GenEd Domain: 
First Year Seminar (FYS), Humanities (GH)

Effective Speech

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CAS 100A / Section 205
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[class #6177]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
2:20–3:35 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
American National Government

Since 1789, the United States has grown from a nation of four million people to one of over 300 million. The interests, needs, and concerns of our modern society are much different than those of the founding generation. Yet we continue to be governed by the same institutions and principles. How can this be? Has America been extraordinarily lucky or did the founders have an understanding of key principles that allowed flexibility and adaptation over time? PL SC 001, Introduction to American National Government, focuses on those enduring principles that have been institutionalized in the structure and functions of American National Government. Particular attention is devoted to the development of the institutions of government and how the scope of their powers has changed over time.

Introduction to American National Government

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PLSC 1 / Section 201
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[class #5222]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Rhetoric and Composition

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ENGL 15 / Section 218
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[class #5699]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Animal Health and Biomedical Sciences

This pride introduces you to current concepts in the maintenance of animal health and the application of scientific information to health-related decision making. You will have the opportunity to apply biomedical sciences to disease prevention programs in companion animals, food animals, and horses. The course will emphasize the biology of infectious diseases, immune response, and toxicology. You will also have opportunities to investigate the wide variety of careers in animal health and the biomedical sciences.

Mechanisms of Disease

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VBSC 50 / Section 001
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[class #1831]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
M,R 12:45–3:35 p.m.; T,W 2:45–3:35 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
First Year Seminar (FYS)

Effective Speech

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CAS 100A / Section 201
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[class #6173]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
AURORA: Outdoor Orientation Program – Lion

Our Outdoor Orientation Programs focus on helping incoming students with their transition from high school to Penn State. The ORION program consists of a 5-day backpacking experience through the Pennsylvania wilderness, during which students will make strong connections with other incoming students and learn about college life from upperclass leaders. No previous backpacking experience required! The classroom component introduces students to general health and wellness topics including eating healthy on campus, group dynamics, time management, and mental and emotional wellness. For more information call 814-863-2000.

Student Wilderness Experience

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KINES 89 / Section 602
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[class #4636]
Class Days: 
T,R
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Health and Wellness (GHW)

Rhetoric and Composition

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ENGL 15 / Section 237
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[class #5728]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
AURORA: Outdoor Orientation Program – Nittany

Our Outdoor Orientation Programs focus on helping incoming students with their transition from high school to Penn State. The ORION program consists of a 5-day backpacking experience through the Pennsylvania wilderness, during which students will make strong connections with other incoming students and learn about college life from upperclass leaders. No previous backpacking experience required! The classroom component introduces students to general health and wellness topics including eating healthy on campus, group dynamics, time management, and mental and emotional wellness. For more information call 814-863-2000.

Student Wilderness Experience

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KINES 89 / Section 601
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[class #4635]
Class Days: 
T,R
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Health and Wellness (GHW)

Rhetoric and Composition

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ENGL 15 / Section 228
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[class #5706]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
AURORA: Outdoor Orientation Program – Roar

Our Outdoor Orientation Programs focus on helping incoming students with their transition from high school to Penn State. The ORION program consists of a 5-day backpacking experience through the Pennsylvania wilderness, during which students will make strong connections with other incoming students and learn about college life from upperclass leaders. No previous backpacking experience required! The classroom component introduces students to general health and wellness topics including eating healthy on campus, group dynamics, time management, and mental and emotional wellness. For more information call 814-863-2000.

Student Wilderness Experience

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KINES 89 / Section 603
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[class #4637]
Class Days: 
T,R
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Health and Wellness (GHW)

Rhetoric and Composition

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ENGL 15 / Section 241
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[class #5732]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Biobehavioral Health: The Integrative Approach to Human Health

This pride explores health issues in an integrated way by taking into account the many different factors—biological, behavioral, social, cultural, and environmental—that influence health throughout the life span. Health will be emphasized as a state of physical, mental, and social well-being and not just the absence of disease. You will learn to identify the many factors that contribute to differences in health and health risk for individuals and groups. You will apply health principles and research findings to health promotion, disease prevention strategies, and public health policies.

Introduction to Biobehavioral Health

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BBH 101 / Section 201
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[class #4726]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
12:45–2:00 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Health and Wellness (GHW)

Rhetoric and Composition

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ENGL 15 / Section 219
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[class #6310]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Business Information Systems – Blue

Business Information Systems is an applications-oriented course that provides an overview of (1) the role of information systems in business process design, (2) current technologies used for obtaining, storing, and communicating information in support of operations and decision-making within a business organization, and (3) concepts and principles for programming, developing, and using popular spreadsheet and database tools. Applications focus on important problems and issues found in business disciplines, including accounting, finance, marketing, supply chain operations, and general management. MIS 204 is a graduation requirement for all Smeal College of Business students.

Smeal College of Business and Division of Undergraduate Studies Only

Introduction to Business Information Systems

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MIS 204 / Section 205
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[class #2203]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
2:20–3:35 p.m.

Rhetoric and Composition

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ENGL 15 / Section 239
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[class #5730]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
12:45–2:00 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Business Information Systems – Lion

Business Information Systems is an applications-oriented course that provides an overview of (1) the role of information systems in business process design, (2) current technologies used for obtaining, storing, and communicating information in support of operations and decision-making within a business organization, and (3) concepts and principles for programming, developing, and using popular spreadsheet and database tools. Applications focus on important problems and issues found in business disciplines, including accounting, finance, marketing, supply chain operations, and general management. MIS 204 is a graduation requirement for all Smeal College of Business students.

Smeal College of Business and Division of Undergraduate Studies Only

Introduction to Business Information Systems

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MIS 204 / Section 202
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[class #2034]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.

Rhetoric and Composition

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ENGL 15 / Section 242
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[class #5733]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
2:20 - 3:35 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Business Information Systems – Nittany

Business Information Systems is an applications-oriented course that provides an overview of (1) the role of information systems in business process design, (2) current technologies used for obtaining, storing, and communicating information in support of operations and decision-making within a business organization, and (3) concepts and principles for programming, developing, and using popular spreadsheet and database tools. Applications focus on important problems and issues found in business disciplines, including accounting, finance, marketing, supply chain operations, and general management. MIS 204 is a graduation requirement for all Smeal College of Business students.

Smeal College of Business and Division of Undergraduate Studies Only

Introduction to Business Information Systems

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MIS 204 / Section 201
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[class #2033]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.

Rhetoric and Composition

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ENGL 15 / Section 229
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[class #5720]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Business Information Systems – Roar

Business Information Systems is an applications-oriented course that provides an overview of (1) the role of information systems in business process design, (2) current technologies used for obtaining, storing, and communicating information in support of operations and decision-making within a business organization, and (3) concepts and principles for programming, developing, and using popular spreadsheet and database tools. Applications focus on important problems and issues found in business disciplines, including accounting, finance, marketing, supply chain operations, and general management. MIS 204 is a graduation requirement for all Smeal College of Business students.

Smeal College of Business and Division of Undergraduate Studies Only

Introduction to Business Information Systems

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MIS 204 / Section 203
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[class #2035]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.

Rhetoric and Composition

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ENGL 15 / Section 238
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[class #5729]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
12:45–2:00 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Business Information Systems – State

Business Information Systems is an applications-oriented course that provides an overview of (1) the role of information systems in business process design, (2) current technologies used for obtaining, storing, and communicating information in support of operations and decision-making within a business organization, and (3) concepts and principles for programming, developing, and using popular spreadsheet and database tools. Applications focus on important problems and issues found in business disciplines, including accounting, finance, marketing, supply chain operations, and general management. MIS 204 is a graduation requirement for all Smeal College of Business students.

Smeal College of Business and Division of Undergraduate Studies Only

Introduction to Business Information Systems

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MIS 204 / Section 204
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[class #2036]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.

Rhetoric and Composition

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ENGL 15 / Section 243
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[class #5734]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
2:20–3:35 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Business Statistics – Lion

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

Introduction to Statistics for Business

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SCM 200 / Section 202
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[class #1997]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Quantification (GQ)

Effective Speech

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CAS 100B / Section 202
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[class #5709]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Business Statistics – Nittany

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

Introduction to Statistics for Business

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SCM 200 / Section 201
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[class #1996]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Quantification (GQ)

Effective Speech

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CAS 100B / Section 203
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[class #5710]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Calculus

This pride introduces and develops the mathematical skills required for analyzing change and creating mathematical models that replicate real-life phenomena. You will develop your knowledge of calculus techniques and use the calculus environment to develop critical thinking and problem-solving skills. MATH 140 is the first course in a two-or three-course calculus sequence for students in science, engineering, and related fields.

To enroll in the Calculus Pride, you must have demonstrated proficiency in pre-calculus by receiving a score of 76 or higher on the ALEKS Math Assessment. The assessment will be available for you to complete in LionPATH beginning in March. You will not be able to enroll in this pride until your ALEKS Math Assessment results appear in LionPATH, usually the day after you complete the assessment.

Calculus with Analytic Geometry I

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MATH 140 / Section 201
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[class #8749]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
10:10 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Quantification (GQ)

Effective Speech

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CAS 100A / Section 245
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[class #5632]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
2:20–3:35 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Computer Science – Lion

This pride will be beneficial to students interested in computing majors including computer science, computer engineering and data sciences, as it is the first required course in the sequence of programming requirements for these majors. Students interested in related majors, including electrical engineering, mathematics, and statistics, will also find the course contributes to these programs' requirements.

Introduction to Programming Techniques

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CMPSC 121 / Section 202
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[class #8651]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Quantification (GQ)

Effective Speech

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CAS 100A / Section 215
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[class #6184]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
2:20–3:35 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Computer Science – Nittany

This pride will be beneficial to students interested in computing majors including computer science, computer engineering and data sciences, as it is the first required course in the sequence of programming requirements for these majors. Students interested in related majors, including electrical engineering, mathematics, and statistics, will also find the course contributes to these programs' requirements.

Introduction to Programming Techniques

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CMPSC 121 / Section 201
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[class #8650]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Quantification (GQ)

Effective Speech

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CAS 100A / Section 204
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[class #6176]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Crime, Detection, and Literature

The detective story is one of the signature modern forms of narrative and storytelling about social life. The detective is the engaged, heroic, or sometimes ironic figure of social order and justice. His quest to find the story behind his own story makes him a reader, analyst, and interpreter of character, action, motives, and ethics. The course will trace the rise of crime fiction in the nineteenth century, study its dominant models in the twentieth century, and follow its development in the global contemporary world.

Crime and Detection in World Literature

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CMLIT 131 / Section 201
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[class #8563]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Humanities (GH)

Effective Speech

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CAS 100A / Section 202
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[class #6174]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Criminology

In this pride, you will learn about the social causes of criminal behavior and how to approach trying to significantly reduce crime. You will learn to address the structural conditions and social inequality that contribute to the crime problem in the U.S., as well as appreciate the roles that race,  ethnicity, gender, and social class play in criminal behavior. 

Introduction to Criminology

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CRIM 12 / Section 201
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[class #6355]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
12:45–2:00 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Rhetoric and Composition

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ENGL 15 / Section 244
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[class #6311]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
2:20–3:35 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Education in American Society

This pride provides an introduction to the development of educational institutions, with emphasis on historical, philosophical, and sociological forces, and on problems of equity. EDTHP 115 is a foundations of education course that satisfies the Education Theory and Policy requirement for most majors within the College of Education. It is also an elective for students outside the college (fulfills the United States Cultures [US] requirement).

Education in American Society

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EDTHP 115 / Section 202
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[class #8683]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.

Rhetoric and Composition

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ENGL 15 / Section 245
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[class #5735]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
2:20–3:35 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Engineering – Lion

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

College of Engineering Only

Introduction to Engineering Design

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EDSGN 100 / Section 203
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[class #3677]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
12:45–3:35 p.m.

Effective Speech

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CAS 100A / Section 214
/
[class #6183]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Engineering – Nittany

This combination of courses allows new engineering students to complete an important design course and satisfy the General Education speech requirement. The two courses are a natural combination. Engineering Design requires the presentation of design principles in class, while Effective Speech emphasizes the principles of presenting problems, solutions, and processes. Students will apply and integrate what they learn in both courses through activities like developing speeches about their design projects. EDSGN 100 is not required of students who intend to major in Architectural Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science. Students interested in the Engineering Pride should be eligible for MATH 140: Calculus with Analytic Geometry.

College of Engineering Only

Introduction to Engineering Design

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EDSGN 100 / Section 201
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[class #3675]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
8:00–10:50 a.m.

Effective Speech

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CAS 100A / Section 203
/
[class #6175]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
12:45–2:00 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Engineering – Roar

This combination of courses allows new engineering students to complete an important design course and satisfy the General Education speech requirement. The two courses are a natural combination. Engineering Design requires the presentation of design principles in class, while Effective Speech emphasizes the principles of presenting problems, solutions, and processes. Students will apply and integrate what they learn in both courses through activities like developing speeches about their design projects. EDSGN 100 is not required of students who intend to major in Architectural Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science. Students interested in the Engineering Pride should be eligible for MATH 140: Calculus with Analytic Geometry.

College of Engineering Only

Introduction to Engineering Design

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EDSGN 100 / Section 205
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[class #3679]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
8:00–10:50 a.m.

Effective Speech

/
CAS 100A / Section 212
/
[class #6181]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Engineering – State

This combination of courses allows new engineering students to complete an important design course and satisfy the General Education speech requirement. The two courses are a natural combination. Engineering Design requires the presentation of design principles in class, while Effective Speech emphasizes the principles of presenting problems, solutions, and processes. Students will apply and integrate what they learn in both courses through activities like developing speeches about their design projects. EDSGN 100 is not required of students who intend to major in Architectural Engineering, Computer Engineering, or Computer Science. Students interested in the Engineering Pride should be eligible for MATH 140: Calculus with Analytic Geometry.

College of Engineering Only

Introduction to Engineering Design

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EDSGN 100 / Section 207
/
[class #3680]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
8:00–10:50 a.m.

Effective Speech

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CAS 100A / Section 209
/
[class #6178]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
12:45–2:00 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Environment and Society in a Changing World

In this pride, you will explore the ways in which people think about, use, and are affected by the natural environment. It will provide skills for analyzing and evaluating how people have transformed the environment in different parts of the world through integrating natural and social science approaches. We will address questions such as:  Why do we conserve what we conserve?  How can we mitigate the effects of economic development upon the natural environment? Is sustainable development possible? How is climate change impacting social and ecological systems? Can we adapt to the impacts of climate change?

Environment and Society in a Changing World

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GEOG 30N / Section 201
/
[class #3218]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Integrative Studies (IS), Natural Sciences (GN), Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

CAS 100A

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Effective Speech / Section 219
/
[class #5622]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Environmental Communication

This pride invites you to interrogate how humans communicate about, and subsequently relate to, their environments. In the first half of the term, you will engage messages produced by the contemporary environmental movement, beginning with Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring, to the birth of Earth Day, to more recent challenges like the logging of old-growth forests, the expansion of oil drilling, and the perceived mistreatment of animals. During the second half of the term, you will critically interrogate everyday communication practices that construct how we relate to the non-human world. These include wildlife films, popular modes of transportation, and outdoors-wear fashion. 

Environmental Communication

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CAS 84 / Section 201
/
[class #8706]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Humanities (GH)

Effective Speech

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CAS 100A / Section 225
/
[class #5627]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
12:45–2:00 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
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. This course 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.

Ethical Leadership

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PHIL 119 / Section 201
/
[class #5261]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Humanities (GH)

Effective Speech

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CAS 100A / Section 221
/
[class #5623]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
2:20–3:35 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Ethics and Politics

Ethical leadership requires a strong moral sense, honesty and integrity, commitment to self-reflection, and a willingness to put theory into practice by acting ethically. This course will guide you to self-knowledge through study of ethical theories of moral philosophy, organizational contexts that impact what is accepted as ethical, and historical understanding of morality, as well as through personal reflection. American Political Campaigns and Elections will explore politicians’ integration of polls, political consultants, parties, and the media in the course of campaigning. Students in the pride will have the opportunity to apply their understanding of ethical theory to the complex undulation of American political elections.

This LEAP pride is only open to students aspiring to the Paterno Fellows Program. To enroll, contact Barb Edwards at bae1@psu.edu.

Aspiring Paterno Fellows Only

Ethical Leadership

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PHIL 119 / Section 200
/
[class #5260]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Humanities (GH)

American Political Campaigns and Elections

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PLSC 130 / Section 201
/
[class #8627]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
12:45–2:00 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)
Ethics of Media

This course 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, you 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. 

Introduction to Ethics in Media and Journalism

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PHIL 123 / Section 201
/
[class #5265]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Humanities (GH)

Effective Speech

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CAS 100A / Section 213
/
[class #6182]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Film Music

The course examines the role of music in narrative film, the premier art form of the twentieth century. The popularity, significance, and value of film art would not be what it is today if music had not become an integral­–indeed, indispensable–part of motion pictures from the outset. What are the underlying principles of music in film? What are the functions of music/sound within a particular scene and how does it achieve those functions? What do we see of what we hear, and what do we hear of what we see–and why? What secrets does music tell? To what extent does music influence–even control–our interpretation of a film? 

Film Music

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MUSIC 4 / Section 201
/
[class #1040]
Class Days: 
M,W,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Arts (GA)

Rhetoric and Composition

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ENGL 15 / Section 220
/
[class #5700]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
First Aid and CPR

This pride offers an introduction to first aid and the basic knowledge and skills needed to provide assistance to someone injured or ill.  A card in First Aid and One-Person Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (not Healthcare Provider or Professional CPR) will be issued upon successful completion of the course. 

First Aid and CPR

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NURS 203 / Section 201
/
[class #6864]
Class Days: 
T,R
Class Times: 
9:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Health and Wellness (GHW)

Effective Speech

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CAS 100A / Section 216
/
[class #6185]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
2:20–3:35 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Hacking Health: Taking Charge of your Wellness

An important challenge for students taking charge of their lives is maintaining their health while handling the stress of college. This pride introduces you to the world of health care, where patients must take responsibility for health care decisions. Working alone and in groups, you will learn about the consumer revolution in health care. You will use the internet, and other resources, to identify critical information about the quality and cost of doctors, hospitals, insurers, and others. You will learn how to find the information and develop the skills you need to make better health care decisions.

Consumer Choices in Healthcare

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HPA 57 / Section 202
/
[class #4478]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
10:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Health and Wellness (GHW)

Rhetoric and Composition

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ENGL 15 / Section 246
/
[class #5753]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
2:20–3:35 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Hip Hop and Popular Culture

By experiencing the history of hip hop, students in this pride gain insight into how popular culture is produced, consumed, and experienced across space and time. Students in this pride learn about the development of hip hop from its 1970s roots to its present global influence by exploring its music and culture across a social landscape that encompasses identity, art, politics, and commerce. The journey through hip hop helps you acquire analytical skills to make sense of your own and others’ pop cultural experiences and apply them to cultural environments beyond hip hop. 

Sociology of Popular Culture

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SOC 19 / Section 201
/
[class #8682]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

History of Hip Hop

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AFAM 126 / Section 201
/
[class #8681]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Arts (GA)
Hospitality Starts Here

Hospitality Management introduces students to the breadth, depth, and excitement of the hospitality industry. You will evaluate the many segments of the hospitality industry including hotels, restaurants, foodservice in stadiums, arenas, and schools, meeting and event management, clubs, casinos, travel, and senior living. You will discuss trends and growth areas, international opportunities, management techniques, and ethics and social responsibility. You will also explore where your own talents, strengths, and interests can thrive in the diverse world of hospitality business. The pride introduces guest speakers from hospitality operations, and provides you with valuable connections to esteemed hospitality employers.

HM 201 does not count toward General Education requirements, but is a foundational course for students interested in the Hospitality Management program.

Introduction to Management in the Hospitality Industry

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HM 201 / Section 1
/
[class #4537]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.

Rhetoric and Composition

/
ENGL 15 / Section 230
/
[class #5721]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Human Development and Family Studies

This pride is designed to provide a broad overview of human development emphasizing social and emotional development. You will be introduced to developmental theories and the developmental tasks and challenges unique to each stage of development from birth through old age. We will examine both hallmark studies and current research from the field that will contribute to a better understanding of one’s self, good parenting practices, and more satisfying interpersonal relationships. This pride will be valuable for students with interests in a wide variety of fields but particularly in education, human resources, health and human services, psychology, and human development. 

Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies

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HDFS 129 / Section 1
/
[class #4526]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
2:20–3:35 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Rhetoric and Composition

/
ENGL 15 / Section 240
/
[class #5731]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
12:45–2:00 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Human Rights and Literature

In the modern world, human rights are commonly regarded as fundamental to selfhood, moral being, and social identity. Even when they are abused or suppressed, they seem to remain present and accessible to us as a guide to how individuals and societies function. This course examines the ways in which these fundamental values have been shaped and developed. Reading in a global perspective and moving across cultural forms such as comic books, movies, novels, testimonials, poetry, and drama, we will examine issues such as war, dictatorships, colonial oppression, apartheid, genocide, and torture.

Human Rights and Literature

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CMLIT 143 / Section 201
/
[class #8564]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
12:45–2:00 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Humanities (GH)

Rhetoric and Composition

/
ENGL 15 / Section 247
/
[class #5754]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
2:20–3:35 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
iLEAP: Speech & Writing for Nonnative English Speakers

This writing course fulfills the first-year writing requirement (just as ENGL15 does), but it is designed especially for international students. You will learn and practice the academic reading, writing and research skills needed for successful university study. You will plan, write and revise short essays and response papers, and also complete an extended research project. The classes require regular, active participation in group discussions, peer review tasks, mini-presentations, and workshops. Topics that get special coverage include: library research and resources; source materials and academic ethics; and exploration of academic majors and the Penn State community.

The iLEAP Pride is open to all international first-year students at the University Park campus.

Composition for American Academic Communication II

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ESL 15 / Section 601
/
[class #8163]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
1:30–2:45 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)

Effective Speech

/
CAS 100A / Section 244
/
[class #5631]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Individual Differences and Education

This course is an overview of the major theories and significant research on the development and explanation of individual differences and how those differences affect the education of school-age children. Specific topics include physical, cognitive, language, social-emotional, and cultural development in children and youth ages 3-20. By its very nature, the course will include a diversity focus, with special attention to ethnic, cultural, and gender issues as well as the needs of special populations. Within each topic area, the course will pay special attention to theoretical and empirical work on how and why

Individual Differences and Education

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EDPSY 10 / Section 201
/
[class #8676]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.

Rhetoric and Composition

/
ENGL 15 / Section 231
/
[class #5722]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
Information, People, and Technology – Lion

Information, People, and Technology presents the high points of an education in the College of Information Sciences and Technology. It will address major questions such as: How can we use technology to organize and integrate human enterprises? How can technology help people and organizations adapt rapidly and creatively? What can we do about information overload? IST 110 is the introductory course in IST and as such, serves as a prerequisite for 200-level IST courses. It is a required course for all majors and minors in IST, and meets the requirements for a General Education Social Science [GS] course.

Information People and Technology

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IST 110 / Section 203
/
[class #4955]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Effective Speech

/
CAS 100B / Section 208
/
[class #5711]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
2:20–3:35 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Information, People, and Technology – Nittany

Information, People, and Technology presents the high points of an education in the College of Information Sciences and Technology. It will address major questions such as: How can we use technology to organize and integrate human enterprises? How can technology help people and organizations adapt rapidly and creatively? What can we do about information overload? IST 110 is the introductory course in IST and as such, serves as a prerequisite for 200-level IST courses. It is a required course for all majors and minors in IST, and meets the requirements for a General Education Social Science [GS] course.

Information, People, and Technology

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IST 110 / Section 202
/
[class #4954]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Effective Speech

/
CAS 100B / Section 201
/
[class #5708]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Italian American Culture and Civilization

In this pride, you will examine the Italian American community through historical, sociological, literary, and cinematic investigations. Discussions will provide an overview of Italian emigration to America in the 19th and 20th centuries and the conditions within the United States as a destination. You will interrogate the immigrant experience through the lens of race and ethnicity, studying three generational periods of the Italian American experience: the migrant, post-migrant, and later generations. By the end of the course, you will be able to analyze and add to the discussion of what it means to be Italian American in a contemporary American context.

Italian American Culture and Civilization

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IT 131 / Section 201
/
[class #8688]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Humanities (GH)

Rhetoric and Composition

/
ENGL 15 / Section 221
/
[class #5701]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Leisure, Play and Recreation

This pride will provide you with an introduction to leisure, play, and recreation. We will examine how these concepts relate to personal health, personal identity, the economy, work, religion, and sexuality. You will reflect on how your leisure, play, and recreation relate to the concepts discussed in class.

Leisure and Human Behavior

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RPTM 120 / Section 201
/
[class #4457]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Rhetoric and Composition

/
ENGL 15 / Section 232
/
[class #5723]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Macroeconomics

ECON 104 is an introduction to macroeconomic analysis and policy. Broadly, the course focuses on the determination of national income on unemployment, inflation, and economic growth in the context of a global economy, and on how monetary and fiscal policy, in particular, influence the economy. You will be introduced to the methods and tools of economic analysis, and these analytical tools will be applied to questions of current policy interest. An important goal of this course is to take each student as far down the road of “thinking like an economist” as possible.

Introduction to Macro Analysis and Policy

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ECON 104 / Section 204
/
[class #5880]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Rhetoric and Composition

/
ENGL 15 / Section 252
/
[class #6533]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
2:20–3:35 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Mass Media – Lion

The Mass Media and Society is an overview of the interaction between mass media and society. By drawing from selected topics, the course pays particular attention to the social influences (e.g., economics, politics, technology, law, and culture) that shape media messages. Among others, the course examines the nature of media controllers as well as the character of "users" and "consumers" of media products. By so doing, students are informed about the overall structure and scope of the mass media and led to understand the power and influences associated with media messages and practices. The Nittany and Lion prides are paired with ENGL 15 while the Roar and State prides are paired with CAS 100A.

The Mass Media and Society

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COMM 100 / Section 202
/
[class #2584]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Rhetoric and Composition

/
ENGL 15 / Section 233
/
[class #5724]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Mass Media – Nittany

The Mass Media and Society is an overview of the interaction between mass media and society. By drawing from selected topics, the course pays particular attention to the social influences (e.g., economics, politics, technology, law, and culture) that shape media messages. Among others, the course examines the nature of media controllers as well as the character of "users" and "consumers" of media products. By so doing, students are informed about the overall structure and scope of the mass media and led to understand the power and influences associated with media messages and practices. The Nittany and Lion prides are paired with ENGL 15 while the Roar and State prides are paired with CAS 100A.

The Mass Media and Society

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COMM 100 / Section 201
/
[class #2583]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Rhetoric and Composition

/
ENGL 15 / Section 222
/
[class #5702]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Mass Media – Roar

The Mass Media and Society is an overview of the interaction between mass media and society. By drawing from selected topics, the course pays particular attention to the social influences (e.g., economics, politics, technology, law, and culture) that shape media messages. Among others, the course examines the nature of media controllers as well as the character of "users" and "consumers" of media products. By so doing, students are informed about the overall structure and scope of the mass media and led to understand the power and influences associated with media messages and practices. The Nittany and Lion prides are paired with ENGL 15 while the Roar and State prides are paired with CAS 100A.

The Mass Media and Society

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COMM 100 / Section 203
/
[class #2585]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
12:45–2:00 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Effective Speech

/
CAS 100A / Section 218
/
[class #5621]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
2:20–3:35 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Mass Media – State

The Mass Media and Society is an overview of the interaction between mass media and society. By drawing from selected topics, the course pays particular attention to the social influences (e.g., economics, politics, technology, law, and culture) that shape media messages. Among others, the course examines the nature of media controllers as well as the character of "users" and "consumers" of media products. By so doing, students are informed about the overall structure and scope of the mass media and led to understand the power and influences associated with media messages and practices. The Nittany and Lion prides are paired with ENGL 15 while the Roar and State prides are paired with CAS 100A.

The Mass Media and Society

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COMM 100 / Section 204
/
[class #2586]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Effective Speech

/
CAS 100A / Section 222
/
[class #5624]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Microeconomics

ECON 102 is an introduction to microeconomic analysis and policy. The principal objective of the course is to enable students to analyze major microeconomic issues clearly and critically. Students will be introduced to the methods and tools of economic analysis, and these analytical tools will be applied to questions of current policy interest. Learning these methods and tools and applying them to interesting policy questions and issues is sometimes called "thinking like an economist." An important goal of this course is to take each student as far down the road of "thinking like an economist" as possible.

Introduction to Micro Analysis and Policy

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ECON 102 / Section 204
/
[class #5839]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Rhetoric and Composition

/
ENGL 15 / Section 223
/
[class #8342]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Modern European History

This course traces the history of modern Europe from the “Springtime of Nations” in 1848 to the present day. This was a vibrant period that encompassed new movements such as nationalism and feminism, saw the birth of new technologies like high-speed trains and the rise of societies built around urban factories, and fostered innovations in art and literature. It was also a period of violence and destruction on an unprecedented scale, including two devastating World Wars and the Holocaust. This course will introduce you to the major historical figures, movements, and events that shaped Europe and influenced the whole world.

Europe Since 1848

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HIST 120 / Section 201
/
[class #6495]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Humanities (GH)

Rhetoric and Composition

/
ENGL 15 / Section 234
/
[class #5725]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Persons, Morals, and the Good Life

This pride offers 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. You will study and evaluate competing accounts of the right way to live, including their overall plausibility, their background assumptions, and their practical implementation. 

Persons, Morals, and the Good Life

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PHIL 3 / Section 201
/
[class #5152]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
12:45–2:00 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Humanities (GH)

Effective Speech

/
CAS 100A / Section 210
/
[class #6179]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
2:20 - 3:35 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Persuasion and Propaganda

Propaganda is a deliberate, systematic attempt to manipulate beliefs and emotions, usually through methods considered deceitful and unethical. Persuasion, on the other hand, is an everyday activity in our personal, social, and civic lives. This course will explore the distinction—historically and theoretically—between propaganda and persuasion, with an emphasis on developing the critical skills necessary to distinguish between the two. You will learn to recognize, describe, and evaluate propaganda in all of its various forms and contexts. It includes important cases from the history of propaganda as well as contemporary cases of public advocacy that raise questions about the distinction between persuasion and propaganda.

Persuasion and Propaganda

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CAS 175 / Section 201
/
[class #5800]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
12:45–2:00 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Humanities (GH)

Effective Speech

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CAS 100A / Section 224
/
[class #5626]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
2:20–3:35 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Photography

This pride provides an introduction to the aesthetics, history, and science of photography including practical and critical approaches to the art of photography for beginning students. The course exposes students to the various styles and techniques used in making photographs and give them the opportunity to gain experience and practical know-how in creating their own photographs.

Introduction to Photography

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PHOTO 100 / Section 201
/
[class #1015]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Arts (GA)

Rhetoric and Composition

/
ENGL 15 / Section 224
/
[class #8343]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Science of Fitness

The Science of Fitness is a pride in which students will learn about fitness theory and practice. This theoretical knowledge will then be put to use in a laboratory setting as students first evaluate their present fitness levels and then create and implement a personal fitness program. This course meets the first-year seminar requirement for students in the College of Health and Human Development and the Division of Undergraduate Studies. 

Fitness Theory and Practice

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KINES 61S / Section 201
/
[class #4577]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
12:45–2:00 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
First Year Seminar (FYS), Health and Wellness (GHW)

Effective Speech

/
CAS 100A / Section 227
/
[class #5629]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Security and Risk Analysis – Lion

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 you 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. Through the use of case studies, you will come to understand the requirements for security in any government agency or business organization.

Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis

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SRA 111 / Section 202
/
[class #4895]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Effective Speech

/
CAS 100B / Section 207
/
[class #6290]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Security and Risk Analysis – Nittany

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 you 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. Through the use of case studies, you will come to understand the requirements for security in any government agency or business organization.

Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis

/
SRA 111 / Section 201
/
[class #4895]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)

Effective Speech

/
CAS 100B / Section 204
/
[class #5712]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Severe and Unusual Weather

This course provides a current, relevant, and scientifically accurate discussion of a wide range of severe and unusual weather phenomena. Severe weather has made a major imprint on the world’s cultures and economies throughout history and has also been prominent in our literature and entertainment. Through examples that draw from both historical and recent severe weather events, you will learn about the fundamental principles that govern severe and unusual weather. Units of study include cold-season phenomena, hazardous warm-season weather, hazardous weather triggered by mountainous terrain, and unusual atmospheric optical phenomena.

Severe and Unusual Weather

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METEO 5 / Section 001
/
[class #3274]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Natural Sciences (GN)

Rhetoric and Composition

/
ENGL 15 / Section 235
/
[class #5726]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Speech and Writing – Blue

Solid communication skills are essential to the success in all fields–that is why Penn State has three required courses for writing and speaking. The Speech and Writing pride enables you to complete two of those classes in a single unified experience. Both classes will explore topics that encourage critical thinking, speaking, and writing. You will study the basic rhetorical principles of argumentation, invention, arrangement, and style and experience the differences between spoken and written presentations. This combination allows you to develop a solid grounding in the writing, speaking, thinking, and research skills essential for your success at Penn State an in your career.

Rhetoric and Composition

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ENGL 15 / Section 251
/
[class #6532]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
2:20–3:35 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)

Effective Speech

/
CAS 100A / Section 226
/
[class #5628]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Speech and Writing – Lion

Solid communication skills are essential to the success in all fields–that is why Penn State has three required courses for writing and speaking. The Speech and Writing pride enables you to complete two of those classes in a single unified experience. Both classes will explore topics that encourage critical thinking, speaking, and writing. You will study the basic rhetorical principles of argumentation, invention, arrangement, and style and experience the differences between spoken and written presentations. This combination allows you to develop a solid grounding in the writing, speaking, thinking, and research skills essential for your success at Penn State an in your career.

Rhetoric and Composition

/
ENGL 15 / Section 250
/
[class #6343]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
2:20–3:35 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)

Effective Speech

/
CAS 100A / Section 228
/
[class #5630]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Speech and Writing – Nittany

Solid communication skills are essential to the success in all fields​–​that is why Penn State has three required courses for writing and speaking. The Speech and Writing pride enables you to complete two of those classes in a single unified experience. Both classes will explore topics that encourage critical thinking, speaking, and writing. You will study the basic rhetorical principles of argumentation, invention, arrangement, and style and experience the differences between spoken and written presentations. This combination allows you to develop a solid grounding in the writing, speaking, thinking, and research skills essential for your success at Penn State an in your career.

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Rhetoric and Composition

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ENGL 15 / Section 249
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[class #6333]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
2:20–3:35 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)

Effective Speech

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CAS 100A / Section 223
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[class #5625]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Speech and Writing – Roar

Solid communication skills are essential to the success in all fields–that is why Penn State has three required courses for writing and speaking. The Speech and Writing pride enables you to complete two of those classes in a single unified experience. Both classes will explore topics that encourage critical thinking, speaking, and writing. You will study the basic rhetorical principles of argumentation, invention, arrangement, and style and experience the differences between spoken and written presentations. This combination allows you to develop a solid grounding in the writing, speaking, thinking, and research skills essential for your success at Penn State an in your career.

Rhetoric and Composition

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ENGL 15 / Section 227
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[class #5705]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)

Effective Speech

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CAS 100A / Section 247
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[class #5633]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
2:20–3:35 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Speech and Writing – State

Solid communication skills are essential to the success in all fields–that is why Penn State has three required courses for writing and speaking. The Speech and Writing pride enables you to complete two of those classes in a single unified experience. Both classes will explore topics that encourage critical thinking, speaking, and writing. You will study the basic rhetorical principles of argumentation, invention, arrangement, and style and experience the differences between spoken and written presentations. This combination allows you to develop a solid grounding in the writing, speaking, thinking, and research skills essential for your success at Penn State an in your career.

Rhetoric and Composition

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ENGL 15 / Section 226
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[class #5704]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)

Effective Speech

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CAS 100A / Section 211
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[class #6180]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
12:45–2:00 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Successful Scientists of the Future – Lion

In this integrated research and seminar course, you will participate in an authentic research experience while learning key foundational skills in the process, comprehension, and communication of science. You will isolate a new virus (called a phage) that infects bacteria. After isolation and purification, you will name your phage and begin the process of characterizing it by performing electron microscopy and DNA purification. At the conclusion of the course, the purified DNA from each phage will be sequenced in order to determine its genetic code. In both the research and seminar portion of the course, you will learn how to use critical thinking and metacognitive strategies to approach scientific problems. 

Eberly College of Science Only

Freshman Research Experience in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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B M B 398 / Section 202 and 202L
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[class #7622 and #7623]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
T,R 1:30–2:20 p.m.; M,W,F 1:30–4:30 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
First Year Seminar (FYS)

Effective Speech

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CAS 100A / Section 253
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[class #6504]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Successful Scientists of the Future – Nittany

In this integrated research and seminar course, you will participate in an authentic research experience while learning key foundational skills in the process, comprehension, and communication of science. You will isolate a new virus (called a phage) that infects bacteria. After isolation and purification, you will name your phage and begin the process of characterizing it by performing electron microscopy and DNA purification. At the conclusion of the course, the purified DNA from each phage will be sequenced in order to determine its genetic code. In both the research and seminar portion of the course, you will learn how to use critical thinking and metacognitive strategies to approach scientific problems. 

Eberly College of Science Only

Freshman Research Experience in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

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B M B 398 / Section 201 and 201L
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[class #7620 and #7621]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
T,R 1:30–2:20 p.m.; M,W, F 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
First Year Seminar (FYS)

Effective Speech

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CAS 100A / Section 250
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[class #6503]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
2:20–3:35 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
The Voice: Vocal Health for Performers, Teachers, Leaders, and Health Professionals

Vocal health is crucial for individuals who use their voice daily, including anyone in the performing arts, teachers and educators, individuals in many areas of business, recreation or sports leadership, and anyone in the health professions. Speech language pathologists help people maintain and restore their vocal health. This course is for students interested in learning specifically about vocal hygiene, voice use, vocal abuse and voice disorders. The course is designed to integrate theoretical knowledge, practice-based, and measurement-focused activities to assist learners in understanding, achieving, maintaining, and promoting a lifetime of healthy vocal activities.

Preventing Vocal Abuse, Misuse, and Disorders

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CSD 100 / Section 201
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[class #4642]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
12:45–2:00 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Health and Wellness (GHW)

Rhetoric and Composition

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ENGL 15 / Section 225
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[class #5703]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
Wellness

This pride is designed to provide a broad overview of personal wellness. You will explore the health benefits of exercise, diet, and wellness, and the management of lifestyle change/personal responsibility to achieve wellness across the lifespan. Social, economic, and cultural factors that influence wellness are discussed with integration across the two courses. This pride may be valuable for students with interests in a variety of fields particularly in health, wellness, human development, interpersonal communication, public health, and personal relationships. KINES 81 fulfills 3 credits of Health and Wellness (GHW); CAS 203 fulfills 3 credits of Social and Behavioral Science (GS).

Wellness Theory

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KINES 81 / Section 201
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[class #8637]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Health and Wellness (GHW)

Interpersonal Communication

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CAS 203 / Section 201
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[class #5803]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Social and Behavioral Sciences (GS)
World Literature: A Global Perspective

In this course, we will read and analyze some of the masterpieces of the global literary canon. We will read across the boundaries of language, geography, and time periods. As we do so, we will find works of remarkable imaginative scope that both establish and challenge literary traditions and familiar definitions of selfhood, moral values, and social arrangements. The course will also help you develop the analytical skills and critical vocabulary that carry over from the classroom to your experience as a college student and a citizen in a world of complex cultural systems.

The Forms of World Literarue: A Global Perspective

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CMLIT 10 / Section 201
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[class #5782]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
9:35–10:50 a.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Humanities (GH)

Rhetoric and Composition

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ENGL 15 / Section 236
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[class #5727]
Class Days: 
M,T,W,R,F
Class Times: 
11:10 a.m.–12:25 p.m.
GenEd Domain: 
Writing and Speaking (GWS)
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