LEAP Prides

Pride
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.  PLSC 1 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 (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: American Politics

PLSC 1

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

Course 2: Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

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

Animal Health and Biomedical Sciences

VBSC 50S introduces you to current concepts in the maintenance of animal health and application of scientific information to health-related decision making. You will have an 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 have an opportunity to investigate the wide variety of careers in animal health and biomedical sciences. VBSC 50S fulfills the first-year seminar requirement for students in the college of Agriculture Sciences and students in the Division of Undergraduate Studies.

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. CAS 100A fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: Animal Health and Biomedical Sciences

VBSC 50S

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:00 - 11:50

Course 2: Effective Speech

CAS 100A

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

Argumentation

CAS 215 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 of reasoning, negative and affirmative cases, and debate rules or strategies. 

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. CAS 100A fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education. 

Course 1: Argumentation

CAS 215

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

Course 2: Effective Speech

CAS 100A

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

Aurora and Speech 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. 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. CAS 100A fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: AURORA - Wilderness Experience

KINES 89

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

Course 2: Effective Speech

CAS 100A

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

Aurora and Speech 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 

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. CAS 100A fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: AURORA - Wilderness Experience

KINES 89

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

Course 2: Effective Speech

CAS 100A

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

Aurora and Writing 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 

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

 

Course 1: AURORA - Wilderness Experience

KINES 89

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

Course 2: Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

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

Aurora and Writing 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 

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: AURORA - Wilderness Experience

KINES 89

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

Course 2: Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

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

Biobehavioral Health

BBH 101 is an interdisciplinary study of health that emphasizes: (1) Conceptualization of health as being influenced by a variety of factors including biology, environment, psychology, and social influences; and (2) The concept of health as a state of physical, mental, and social well-being, and not just the absence of disease. The course provides an overview of different bodily systems, risk factors and health-related behaviors, and conditions such as diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and cancer.

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: Introduction to Biobehavioral Health

BBH 101

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

Course 2: 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 (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

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

Course 1: Business Problem Solving

MIS 250

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

Course 2: 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 (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

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

Course 1: Business Problem Solving

MIS 250

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

Course 2: Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

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

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 (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

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

Course 1: Business Problem Solving

MIS 250

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

Course 2: 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 (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

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

Course 1: Business Problem Solving

MIS 250

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

Course 2: Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

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

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 (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

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

Course 1: Business Problem Solving

MIS 250

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

Course 2: 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 in the Smeal College of Business or the Division of Undergraduate Studies. 

Course 1: Race, Ethnicity and Culture

SOC 119N

Day(s) & Time: W - 11:30 - 1:25

Course 2: Business Seminar

PSU 6 / BA 297

Day(s) & Time: MTWR - 10:10 - 11:00 (MW - PSU 6); (TR - BA 297)

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 in 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 CAS 100B is skill development in effective group communication, with less emphasis on formal public speaking and message evaluation compared to other versions of CAS 100. CAS 100B fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

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

Course 1: Business Statistics

SCM 200

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

Course 2: 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 in 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 CAS 100B is skill development in effective group communication, with less emphasis on formal public speaking and message evaluation compared to other versions of CAS 100. CAS 100B fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

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

Course 1: Business Statistics

SCM 200

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

Course 2: Effective Speech

CAS 100B

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

Chemistry Research Experience

This lecture-lab course is designed to introduce students to the process and practice of chemical research via a cutting-edge project taken from one of the chemistry research labs at Penn State.  Student teams will learn, discuss, and apply key chemistry concepts that drive the project as well as design and execute experiments that aid in the investigation of the project’s goals and questions. They will also embark on their lifelong journey as scientific communicators by learning how to present their findings through presentations and concise writing.

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. CAS 100A fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

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

Course 1: A Research Experience in Chemistry

CHEM 109

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:15 - 12:30 (MWF), 9:30 - 12:30 (TR)

Course 2: Effective Speech

CAS 100A

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

Computer Science Lion

This course introduces the fundamental concepts and processes of solving computational problems through the design, implementation, testing and evaluation of efficient and robust computer programs.  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.  This course will be of interest to anyone seeking an introduction to computer science and programming.

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

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

Course 1: Programming and Computation 1: Fundamentals

CMPSC 131

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

Course 2: Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

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

Computer Science Nittany

This course introduces the fundamental concepts and processes of solving computational problems through the design, implementation, testing and evaluation of efficient and robust computer programs.  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.  This course will be of interest to anyone seeking an introduction to computer science and programming.

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

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

Course 1: Programming and Computation 1: Fundamentals

CMPSC 131

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

Course 2: Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

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

Craft of Comics

The last decade of American cinema has demonstrated the value of the comic genre and, given the cultural spotlight, we should seek to understand the origin of these episodic yet interwoven films. Comics have long been a reflection of the circumstances under which they were created, the social upheavals and cultural conditions of the era. This course will be an exploration of the genre as literature and its relationship to influential historical, social, political, and artistic movements. Intertwined with our textual analyses is a semester-long project in which students will create their own comic (artistic talent is not required).

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: The Craft of Comics

ENGL 193N

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

Course 2: Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

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

Cybersecurity Lion

This is an introductory course in computer systems literacy. The history, architecture and operation of computing systems and underlying computing theory are covered.

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 CAS 100B is skill development in effective group communication, with less emphasis on formal public speaking and message evaluation compared to other versions of CAS 100. CAS 100B fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

 

This pride is reserved for students in the College of IST or the Division of Undergraduate Studies. 

 

Course 1: Computer Systems Literacy Seminar

CYBER 100S

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

Course 2: Effective Speech

CAS 100B

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

Cybersecurity Nittany

This is an introductory course in computer systems literacy. The history, architecture and operation of computing systems and underlying computing theory are covered.

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 CAS 100B is skill development in effective group communication, with less emphasis on formal public speaking and message evaluation compared to other versions of CAS 100. CAS 100B fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

This pride is reserved for students in the College of IST or the Division of Undergraduate Studies. 

Course 1: Computer Systems Literacy Seminar

CYBER 100S

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

Course 2: Effective Speech

CAS 100B

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

Data Sciences

Introductory multidisciplinary survey course. This course covers technical subjects such as basic aspects of machine learning, analyzing big data and visual analytics.

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 CAS 100B is skill development in effective group communication, with less emphasis on formal public speaking and message evaluation compared to other versions of CAS 100. CAS 100B fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

This pride is reserved for students in the College of IST, the College of Engineering, or the Division of Undergraduate Studies. 

Course 1: Introduction to Data Sciences

DS 200

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

Course 2: Effective Speech

CAS 100B

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

Education in American Society

This course introduces students to the historical, political, philosophical, and sociological forces that have shaped the course of schooling in the United States. Through a semester-long analysis of a range of educational policies, practices, reforms, and developments, students will develop a stronger knowledge of American schooling and strengthen their skills in finding, interpreting, and presenting evidence in such a way so as to inform and guide both teaching and policy making.

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

 

This pride is reserved for students in the College of Education or the Division of Undergraduate Studies. 

Course 1: Education in American Society

EDTHP 115

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

Course 2: Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

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

Education Learning and Instruction

This introduction to educational psychology provides students with an understanding of the major concepts, principles and theories, and related research of learning and teaching. The research on learning and teaching is a primary emphasis, with clear connections made to diverse real-world contexts such as home, family life, informal and formal teaching and learning settings, as well as the influence of mass media and digital technologies on the learning process.

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: Learning and Instruction

EDPSY 14

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:35 - 11:05

Course 2: Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

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

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 in the College of Engineering or the Division of Undergraduate Studies. 

Course 1: Cornerstone Engineering Design

EDSGN 100

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

Course 2: 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 in the College of Engineering or the Division of Undergraduate Studies. 

Course 1: Cornerstone Engineering Design

EDSGN 100

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

Course 2: 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 in the College of Engineering or the Division of Undergraduate Studies. 

Course 1: Cornerstone Engineering Design

EDSGN 100

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

Course 2: Effective Speech

CAS 100A

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

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 in the College of Engineering or the Division of Undergraduate Studies. 

Course 1: Cornerstone Engineering Design

EDSGN 100

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

Course 2: Effective Speech

CAS 100A

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

Environment and Society

This pride 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?

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: Environment & Society in a Changing World

GEOG 30N

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

Course 2: Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

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

Equity in Education

This course 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 (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: Principles of Social Justice in Education

CI 185

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:00 - 11:50

Course 2: Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

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

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. 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. CAS 100A fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: Ethical Leadership

PHIL 119

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

Course 2: Effective Speech

CAS 100A

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

Ethical Life

This course provides in-depth study of fundamental issues that inescapably confront all persons. Topics include ethics, social and political philosophy, and esthetics--study of the good life, justice, and beauty; metaphysics, philosophy of mind, and philosophy of religion--study of the nature of reality, mind, body, and the meaning of life and death; epistemology, philosophy of science, and logic--study of the nature of knowledge, truth, objectivity, and principles of sound reasoning; and subjects such as comparative philosophies and world cultures, feminist theory, and philosophical issues in technology, language, education, and the professions of law, business, medicine, communications, engineering, and agriculture. These studies enhance imaginative, interpretive, analytical, critical, and communicative capacities. Students thus may acquire intellectual abilities crucial for self-fulfillment, responsible participation in public life, and success in a wide range of careers--including law, business, education, journalism, medicine, and public service.

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. CAS 100A fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: Ethical Life

PHIL 3

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

Course 2: Effective Speech

CAS 100A

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

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 (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: Film Music

MUSIC 4

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

Course 2: Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

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

First Aid and CPR

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 i.e. 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 includes disaster preparation, terrorism and triage.

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. CAS 100A fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: First Aid and CPR

NURS 203

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

Course 2: Effective Speech

CAS 100A

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

Fitness and Disease Prevention

KINES 84Z is designed to give students a complete understanding of fundamental principles of physical fitness with an appreciation for disease prevention. Students are expected to explore wellness and disease, and variables which may affect performance over the lifespan. In this course, students acquire knowledge and critical thinking skills essential to the development of a healthful and active lifestyle and to develop an appreciation of a physically active lifestyle. In the linkage between KINES 84Z and BMB 1Z, students make connections between disease and lifestyle through health, wellness, and biochemical and molecular changes. Please note: this pride is not intended for students who intend to major in Kinesiology.

Course 1: Fitness for Life

KINES 84Z

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

Course 2: The Science of Sickness

BMB 1Z

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

Foundations of Kinesiology

This LEAP paring will allow students to gain an understanding of the broad field of kinesiology and is appropriate for those looking to major or minor in kinesiology. 

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

Course 1: The Cultural and Behavioral Foundations of Kinesiology

KINES 100

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

Course 2: The Biophysical Foundations of Kinesiology

KINES 101

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

Global Skills for the 21st Century

This course is designed to give undergraduate students an introduction to the various issues, trends, and historical perspectives pertaining to communication within U.S. domestic and international cultures. The focus is on topics such as language, identity, prejudice, and intergroup relations on a domestic/ international level. It integrates social and behavioral sciences and humanities disciplines so that students can compare and contrast what different disciplines bring to a topic. 

Course 1: Intercultural Communication

CAS 271N

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

Course 2: Introduction to Language, Culture, and Social Interaction

APLNG 200

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

Graphic Design

GD 100 places an 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; and 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. CAS 100A fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: Introduction to Graphic Design

GD 100

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

Course 2: Effective Speech

CAS 100A

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

Healthy Lives through Recreation Play and Leisure

RPTM 120 will provide 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 (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: Leisure and Human Behavior

RPTM 120

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

Course 2: Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

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

History of Ancient Rome

HIST 101 focuses on the history of the Roman Republic and Empire from the origins of Rome to the disintegration of the Empire. The course provides an introduction to the ancient Roman empire: how that empire came into being, how it evolved, how it came to govern much of the Mediterranean and European world, and how that empire declined. The course demonstrates the social and legal structures employed by a past society to govern an ethnically and religiously diverse population.

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: The Roman Republic and Empire

HIST 101

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

Course 2: Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

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

History of World War II

HIST 144 provides an in-depth study of World War II, which brought many new aspects to modern warfare: civilians were the majority of casualties, deliberate air attacks were made on cities, research brought the advent of new technologies, and several of the global belligerents represented the participation of militaristic totalitarian states where dictators had risen to power with considerable popular support. Thus, topics of the course include: the origins of the war; political and economic struggles leading to the conflict; actions of both Axis and Allied military forces; broad violence in the forms of rape and genocide; and the aftermath of the struggle.

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: The World at War: 1939-1945

HIST 144

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

Course 2: Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

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

Human Development Across the Lifespan

This pride provides an in-depth survey of development from adolescence to aging. By helping students build an in-depth understanding of developmental processes from the beginning of adolescence through adulthood, this pride prepares students for the advanced study of development, social contexts, health outcomes and disparities, education, and gerontology.

Course 1: Adolescent Development

HDFS 239

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 9:00 - 10:15

Course 2: 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 CAS 100B is skill development in effective group communication, with less emphasis on formal public speaking and message evaluation compared to other versions of CAS 100. CAS 100B fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: Information, People, and Technology

IST 110

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

Course 2: Effective Speech

CAS 100B

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

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 CAS 100B is skill development in effective group communication, with less emphasis on formal public speaking and message evaluation compared to other versions of CAS 100. CAS 100B fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: Information, People, and Technology

IST 110

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

Course 2: Effective Speech

CAS 100B

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

International LEAP

In ESL 15, students practice strategies for reading and writing academic texts in order to participate successfully in their university classes. They learn to (a) define topic, purpose, audience, and appropriate organizational structure for written compositions; (b) revise and reshape their writing to improve ideas, organization, language use, and word choice; (c) identify and correct structural and grammatical errors within their written texts; and (d) find sources, take notes, and cite other writers, using the library to conduct research and avoid plagiarism.

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. CAS 100A fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

This pride is reserved for undergraduate students who are intermediate-advanced level non-native speakers of English. Students will become familiar with the various stages in the process of writing and develop strategies for reading and writing various models of American academic discourse.

Course 1: ESL Composition for American Academic Communication

ESL 15

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

Course 2: Effective Speech

CAS 100A

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 11:15 - 12:25

Intro to Art and Speech

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.

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. CAS 100A fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: Introduction to Arts

ARTH 100

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

Course 2: Effective Speech

CAS 100A

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

Intro to Art and Writing

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.

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: Introduction to Arts

ARTH 100

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

Course 2: Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

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

Labor and Human Resources

LHR 100 prepares you for the role that work and employment will play in your life, as well as introducing you to the fields of human resource management and employment relations. We explore how work and employment impact people's lives financially, socially, and psychologically. We examine several critical workplace issues and employment processes, including basic legal rights, applying for jobs, compensation, benefits, and performance evaluation. As some workplaces recognize labor unions, you are introduced to the role that they play in American workplaces, as well as organizing and collective bargaining processes. Finally, we explore globalization’s impact on work and employment in the USA and worldwide.

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 CAS 100B is skill development in effective group communication, with less emphasis on formal public speaking and message evaluation compared to other versions of CAS 100. CAS 100B fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: Exploring Work and Employment

LHR 100

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

Course 2: Effective Speech

CAS 100B

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

Landscape Design

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 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. CAS 100A fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: Landscape Design

HORT 169N

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - MWF 9:35 - 10:50; TR 9:35 - 12:25

Course 2: Effective Speech

CAS 100A

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

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 (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: Principles of Macroeconomics

ECON 104

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

Course 2: Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

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

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. 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.

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. CAS 100A fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: The Mass Media and Society

COMM 100N

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

Course 2: Effective Speech

CAS 100A

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

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. 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.

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. CAS 100A fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: The Mass Media and Society

COMM 100N

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

Course 2: Effective Speech

CAS 100A

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

Media Individuals and Society Lion

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 (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: Introduction to Media Effects

COMM 118

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

Course 2: Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

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

Media Individuals and Society Nittany

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 (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: Introduction to Media Effects

COMM 118

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

Course 2: Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

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

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 (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: Principles of Microeconomics

ECON 102

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

Course 2: Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

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

Nutrition

This course 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 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. 

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Please note: NUTR 100 is intended for students who have an interest in learning about nutrition for a general education elective. It is not intended for students who plan to major in nutritional sciences.

Course 1: Nutrition Applications for a Healthy Lifestyle

NUTR 100

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

Course 2: Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

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

Paterno Fellows Pride

This pride explores the intersection of ethical leadership and public argumentation. 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 CAS 215, students will investigate the practical process of building good arguments, researching sound evidence, constructing legitimate argumentative claims, and participating in live debates—all skills essential to being a leader in a changing world.

The Paterno Fellows pride is reserved for students who aspire to be part of the Paterno Fellows program. To register for the Paterno Fellows pride and/or for more information, please contact Barb Edwards at bae1@psu.edu

Course 1: Ethical Leadership

PHIL 119

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

Course 2: Argumentation

CAS 215

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

Peace and Conflict

PLSC 291 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. CAS 100A fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: Introduction to Peace and Conflict Studies

PLSC 291

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

Course 2: Effective Speech

CAS 100A

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

Photography and Speech

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. CAS 100A fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: Introduction to Photography

PHOTO 100

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

Course 2: Effective Speech

CAS 100A

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

Science Fiction

ENGL 191 explores Science Fiction not only as a literary genre, but also as a means of how humans make sense of the world. Through analysis and discussion of texts students will engage with how Science Fiction provides a space for us to analyze and comment upon world events, popular culture, dis/ability, gender, sexuality, race, and identity. Additionally, Science Fiction serves as an excellent genre within which to ask (and answer) the question of “What does it mean to be human?” -- a question that becomes more relevant as we hurtle through a digital age of AI, bioengineering, and metaverses. 

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: Science Fiction

ENGL 191

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

Course 2: Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

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

Science of Fitness

Fitness Theory and Practice is a course designed 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. CAS 100A fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

 

Course 1: Fitness Theory and Practice

KINES 61

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

Course 2: Effective Speech

CAS 100A

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

Security and Risk Analysis

SRA 111 is an introductory course spans areas of security, risk, and analysis covering contexts in government agencies and business organizations.

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 CAS 100B is skill development in effective group communication, with less emphasis on formal public speaking and message evaluation compared to other versions of CAS 100. CAS 100B fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis

SRA 111

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

Course 2: 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 (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

 

Course 1: Severe and Unusual Weather

METEO 5

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

Course 2: Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

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

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 this 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. While you are learning about science, you will also be completing First-Year Seminar requirements for PSU 016. 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. CAS 100A fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

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

Course 1: BMB First-Year Seminar

BMB 205S

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

Course 2: Effective Speech

CAS 100A

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

Successful Scientists: History of Disease

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.

SC 125N charts the history of disease both as a subject of scientific inquiry and a cultural and religious phenomenon. We will begin with early Greek and Egyptian attempts to understand disease as a foreign entity attacking the body and end in the twenty-first century with current ideas surrounding the use of antibiotics, vaccines, and emerging threats throughout the world. Along the way we will discuss the impact of significant epidemics - for example, Bubonic Plague, Syphilis, and Influenza - as well as changing scientific thinking of both how to deal with disease and how to understand the natural world. In tandem with the historical background key scientific ideas necessary for studying disease - including current understanding of the microbial world, microscopy techniques, and modern gene theory - will be presented to the students through classroom instruction and virtual laboratories.

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

Course 1: BMB First-Year Seminar

BMB 205S

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - TR 1:00 - 1:50; MWF 2:00 - 5:00

Course 2: History of Infectious Diseases

SC 125N

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

Taking Charge of your Health

The main goal of this HPA 57 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 (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: Consumer Choices in Health Care

HPA 57

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

Course 2: Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

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

Understanding and Helping People

This pride explores the link between the human experience across the lifespan and how different careers impact individuals throughout the lifespan. In HDFS 129 you will be introduced to concepts, theories, and research on human development as it occurs over the life span and in context. Each stage of our lives brings with it unique developmental tasks and challenges. In HDFS 101 you will learn about how social institutions support individuals across the lifespan and the specific careers that exist to assist individuals negotiate challenges and barriers. 

Course 1: Introduction to Human Development and Family Studies

HDFS 129

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 10:30 - 11:45

Course 2: Helping People: Introduction to Understanding Social Problems and How to Help

HDFS 101S

Day(s) & Time: MTWRF - 2:15 - 3:30

Wellness

KINES 81 is a course designed to explore the cognitive foundations of wellness as well as physical, social, emotional, intellectual, and spiritual components. Students explore health benefits of exercise, diet, and cardiovascular wellness, along with the management of lifestyle change and personal responsibility to achieve wellness across the lifespan. By examining theories of human health behavior, students will be able to analyze personal health behavior and gain understanding of the importance of prevention. Students may participate in collaborative learning activities related to health care ethics, public health and safety issues, and issues related to health information on the internet. 

CAS 203 explores the phenomenon called interpersonal communication encompasses the complexities of interaction between people in any of a variety of situations. The expectations people form prior to a conversation, the messages that they produce using language and nonverbal cues, the ways in which they attach meaning to the behaviors of others, and the systemic qualities of the dyad are all part of interpersonal communication. And interpersonal communication occurs in contexts as varied as strangers sharing a seat on a bus, neighbors passing each other in the street, college roommates or married couples coordinating their lives, and co-workers negotiating office politics. In the home, at school, at work, and in public, interpersonal communication is an intricate process that weaves the fabric of our lives as social beings. This class is designed as an opportunity to explore the complexities of interpersonal communication and to develop a repertoire of interpersonal communication skills.

Course 1: Wellness Theory

KINES 81

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

Course 2: Interpersonal Communication

CAS 203

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

Women in U.S. History

HIST 117 provides students with an overview of the most important historical developments in the history of women in the United States, including women's actual experiences as members of a class, a race, and an ethnic community, the progress women have made as individuals, workers, and citizens as well as the opposition they have faced.

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL15) an intensive, rhetorically based experience in reading and writing that will prepare you both to understand the communications that surround you and to succeed in your own communication efforts. Thus, in this course, we will focus specifically on analyzing verbal and visual texts (our reading) as well as on producing such texts (our writing), always in terms of rhetorical principles. ENGL 15 fulfills 3 credits of the writing and speaking requirement for general education.

Course 1: Women in United States History

HIST 117

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

Course 2: Rhetoric and Composition

ENGL 15

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

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