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.