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The Leap Prides

The Summer 2014 LEAP Prides
(2/6/2014)

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


Leap 097.201 Schedule # 340654
COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Introduction into Ethics and Issues in Agriculture (AG 160S.201 [GH], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50 MW
9:35-12:25 TR

003 Business

Effective Speech (CAS 100A.218 [GWS], 3 credits)

12:45-3:35  M
2:20-3:35  TRF

174 Willard

 

American Life through Language, Literature and Film
What does it mean to be an American? Students in this pride will discuss what being American means, in the broadest sense. Literature from the United States, Spanish America, Canada, the Caribbean, and Brazil, along with contemporary U. S., Latin American, and Canadian films, will be the basis for exploring a variety of cultural traditions in North and South America. How do literature and film create a sense of place and culture? How do we understand the issues of language, race, ethnicity, class, and religion in relationship to American-ness? These are the critical issues students will explore in this LEAP pride. CMLIT 005 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Humanities [GH] requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements. This LEAP pride is open to all first-year students.

Leap 097.202 Schedule # 340660

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

The Literatures of the Americas (CMLIT 005.201 [GH; US; IL], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25 MTWR plus one meeting per week to view films

011 Ferguson

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.222 [GWS], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50  MTWRF

171 Willard

 

American National Government
Citizenship and learning are lifelong processes. Developing the skills to recognize patterns in politics and communicate preferences enables students to be effective citizens. This pride will empower students with the concepts and skills that will allow them to extract meaning from their political environment. Throughout the course, politics is presented as a metaphor of a game that involves a Play of Power among various strategic actors. Outcomes in this game are influenced by rules, resources, and strategies employed by various actors. Students will engage in collaborative learning exercises--active role-playing simulations to engage the theory of what students learn with everyday political applications. Students will take on the roles of U.S. House representatives and sit on a House committee that must consider legislation. They will be introduced to House procedural rules and the current issues and debates in the particular policy area. PL SC 001 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences [GS] requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements. This LEAP pride is open to all first-year students.

Leap 097.203 Schedule # 340663

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Introduction to American National Government (PL SC 001.201 [GS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25  MTWRF

111 Borland

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.221 [GWS], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50  MTWRF

268 Willard

 

Animal Health and Biomedical Sciences
In this pride you will be introduced 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, the immune response and toxicology.  In the communications component of the pride you will learn to think analytically, critically evaluate scientific information and to formulate and communicate your views through written communication.  Guest speakers, field trips and interactive activities will supplement the course materials and enrich the educational experience. You also will investigate the wide variety of possible careers in animal health and the biomedical sciences. VB SC 001 will fulfill First-Year Seminar [FYS] requirements and CAS 100A will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements. This LEAP pride is open to all first-year students.

Leap 097.204 Schedule # 340669

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Mechanisms of Disease (VB SC 050S.201 [FYS], 3 credits)  (Note:  this course does not meet General Education requirements other than first-year seminar.)

12:45-3:35  MR
2:20-3:35  TW

TBD

Effective Speech (CAS 100A.246 [GWS], 3 credits)

MRF 9:35-10:50

T 8:00-10:50

110 Thomas

 

Bioethics
This pride will consider ethical issues relating to modern research which impacts human life. Students will examine questions of ethics in relation to biotechnology research and implementation, genetic engineering, medicine, and animal and human rights. Important philosophical approaches to ethics will form the foundation of these critical discussions. PHIL 083S will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Humanities [GH] requirements and First-Year Seminar requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements. This LEAP pride is open to all first-year students.

Leap 097.205 Schedule # 340672

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

First-Year Seminar: Introduction to Bioethics (PHIL 083S.201 [GH, FYS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25  MTWRF

101 E E West

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.245 [GWS], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50  MTWRF

110 Sackett


Business Information Systems
Introduction to Business Information Systems (MIS 204) is an applications-oriented course that provides an overview of (1) the role of information systems in business process design, (2) the current technologies used for obtaining, storing, and communicating information in support of operations and decision-making within a business organization, and (3) the concepts and principles for programming, developing, and using popular spreadsheet and database tools. Applications focus on important problems and issues found in business disciplines, including accounting, finance, marketing, supply chain operations, and general management.  MIS 204 is a graduation requirement for all Smeal College of Business students.  ENGL 015, Rhetoric and Composition, provides students with instruction and practice in writing expository prose that shows sensitivity to audience and purpose.  ENGL 015 is also a graduation requirement for all Smeal College of Business students.  (Open to all first-year students)

Leap 097.206 Schedule # 340675

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Intro to Business Information Systems (MIS 204.201, 3 credits)

9:35-10:50  MTWRF

008 Business

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.241 [GWS], 3 credits)

12:45-2:00  MTWRF

105 Business

 

Business Information Systems
Introduction to Business Information Systems (MIS 204) is an applications-oriented course that provides an overview of (1) the role of information systems in business process design, (2) the current technologies used for obtaining, storing, and communicating information in support of operations and decision-making within a business organization, and (3) the concepts and principles for programming, developing, and using popular spreadsheet and database tools. Applications focus on important problems and issues found in business disciplines, including accounting, finance, marketing, supply chain operations, and general management.  MIS 204 is a graduation requirement for all Smeal College of Business students.  ENGL 015, Rhetoric and Composition, provides students with instruction and practice in writing expository prose that shows sensitivity to audience and purpose.  ENGL 015 is also a graduation requirement for all Smeal College of Business students.  (Open to all first-year students)

Leap 097.207 Schedule # 340681

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Intro to Business Information Systems (MIS 204.202, 3 credits)

11:10-12:25 MTWRF

008 Business

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.240 [GWS], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50  MTWRF

122 Business


Business Information Systems
Introduction to Business Information Systems (MIS 204) is an applications-oriented course that provides an overview of (1) the role of information systems in business process design, (2) the current technologies used for obtaining, storing, and communicating information in support of operations and decision-making within a business organization, and (3) the concepts and principles for programming, developing, and using popular spreadsheet and database tools. Applications focus on important problems and issues found in business disciplines, including accounting, finance, marketing, supply chain operations, and general management.  MIS 204 is a graduation requirement for all Smeal College of Business students.  ENGL 015, Rhetoric and Composition, provides students with instruction and practice in writing expository prose that shows sensitivity to audience and purpose.  ENGL 015 is also a graduation requirement for all Smeal College of Business students.  (Open to all first-year students)

Leap 097.208 Schedule # 340684

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Intro to Business Information Systems (MIS 204.203, 3 credits)

9:35-10:50 MTWRF

009 Business

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.242 [GWS], 3 credits)

2:20-3:35  MTWRF

122 Business


Business Information Systems
Introduction to Business Information Systems (MIS 204) is an applications-oriented course that provides an overview of (1) the role of information systems in business process design, (2) the current technologies used for obtaining, storing, and communicating information in support of operations and decision-making within a business organization, and (3) the concepts and principles for programming, developing, and using popular spreadsheet and database tools. Applications focus on important problems and issues found in business disciplines, including accounting, finance, marketing, supply chain operations, and general management.  MIS 204 is a graduation requirement for all Smeal College of Business students.  ENGL 015, Rhetoric and Composition, provides students with instruction and practice in writing expository prose that shows sensitivity to audience and purpose.  ENGL 015 is also a graduation requirement for all Smeal College of Business students.  (Open to all first-year students)

Leap 097.209 Schedule # 340687

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Intro to Business Information Systems (MIS 204.204, 3 credits)

11:10-12:25 MTWRF

009 Business

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.243 [GWS], 3 credits)

12:45-2:00  MTWRF

122 Business

 

Business Statistics
Data abounds in today’s business environment.  In order for businesses to remain globally competitive, they must be able to transform this data into information.  SCM 200 (a graduation requirement for Smeal College of Business students) is an introductory business statistics course that 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 (often aided by computer software such as Excel) and critically evaluate and interpret data to generate useful information.  This course will provide you the foundation to pursue business courses that require basic statistical skills, including more advanced coursework in business statistics.  Effective Speech (CAS 100B - a required General Education course) 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. This LEAP pride is open to all first-year students.

LEAP 097.210    Schedule # 340690

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Introduction to Statistics of Business (SCM 200.201 [GQ], 4 credits)

9:35-10:50  MTWRF

004 Business

Effective Speech (CAS 100B.201 [GWS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25  MTWRF

105 Business

 

Business Statistics
Data abounds in today’s business environment.  In order for businesses to remain globally competitive, they must be able to transform this data into information.  SCM 200 (a graduation requirement for Smeal College of Business students) is an introductory business statistics course that 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 (often aided by computer software such as Excel) and critically evaluate and interpret data to generate useful information.  This course will provide you the foundation to pursue business courses that require basic statistical skills, including more advanced coursework in business statistics.  Effective Speech (CAS 100B - a required General Education course) 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. This LEAP pride is open to all first-year students.

LEAP 097.211    Schedule # 340693

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Introduction to Statistics of Business (SCM 200.202 [GQ], 4 credits)

11:10-12:25  MTWRF

004 Business

Effective Speech (CAS 100B.202 [GWS], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50  MTWRF

007 Business

Education
This pride will allow students to learn about careers in education, identify and utilize campus and community resources, develop strategies to facilitate the learning process, and apply those strategies for academic success. Classroom, support services, and administrative career possibilities for students will be introduced. Additionally, students in this pride will discuss and write about current topics in education, and learn about effective teaching strategies and what makes a good teacher. The pride will utilize different teaching strategies (small and large group discussion, lecture, technology, and peer teaching). Enrolling in this pride will fulfill the first-year seminar requirement and assist students in successfully developing an academic, social, and personal foundation at Penn State. This LEAP pride is only open to students enrolling in the College of Education or the Division of Undergraduate Studies. Education 100S meets the First-Year Seminar [FYS] requirement and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

Leap 097.212 Schedule # 340696

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Education First-Year Seminar (EDUC 100S.201 [FYS], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50  MTWRF        

201 Ford

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.225 [GWS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25  MTWRF

209 Thomas

 

Education
This pride will allow students to learn about careers in education, identify and utilize campus and community resources, develop strategies to facilitate the learning process, and apply those strategies for academic success. Classroom, support services, and administrative career possibilities for students will be introduced. Additionally, students in this pride will discuss and write about current topics in education, and learn about effective teaching strategies and what makes a good teacher. The pride will utilize different teaching strategies (small and large group discussion, lecture, technology, and peer teaching). Enrolling in this pride will fulfill the first-year seminar requirement and assist students in successfully developing an academic, social, and personal foundation at Penn State. This LEAP pride is only open to students enrolling in the College of Education or the Division of Undergraduate Studies. Education 100S meets the First-Year Seminar [FYS] requirement and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

Leap 097.213 Schedule # 340699

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Education First-Year Seminar (EDUC 100S.202 [FYS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25  MTWRF

201 Ford

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.224 [GWS], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50  MTWRF

111 Sackett

 

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

*Prides not appropriate for Engineering majors are the following:

Animal Health & Biomedical Science, Business Information Systems, Business Statistics, Education, Sustainability Research in Jamaica.

Leap 097.214 Schedule # 340702

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Introduction to Engineering Design (EDSGN 100.201, 3 credits)

8:00-10:50  M
8:00-10:50  TR
8:00-10:50  WF

307 Hammond
315 Hammond
312 Hammond

Effective Speech (CAS 100A.209 [GWS], 3 credits)

12:45-2:00  MTWRF

209 Thomas

 

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

*Prides not appropriate for Engineering majors are the following:

Animal Health & Biomedical Science, Business Information Systems, Business Statistics, Education, Sustainability Research in Jamaica.

Leap 097.215 Schedule # 340705

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Introduction to Engineering Design (EDSGN 100.203, 3 credits)

12:45-3:35  M
12:45-3:35  TR
12:45-3:35  WF

307 Hammond
315 Hammond
312 Hammond

Effective Speech (CAS 100A.202 [GWS], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50  MTWRF

209 Thomas

 

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

*Prides not appropriate for Engineering majors are the following:

Animal Health & Biomedical Science, Business Information Systems, Business Statistics, Education, Sustainability Research in Jamaica.

Leap 097.216 Schedule # 340708

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Introduction to Engineering Design (EDSGN 100.205, 3 credits)

8:00-10:50  MR
8:00-10:50  W
8:00-10:50  TF

305 Hammond
307 Hammond
314 Hammond

Effective Speech (CAS 100A.223 [GWS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25  MTWRF

219 Thomas

 

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

*Prides not appropriate for Engineering majors are the following:

Animal Health & Biomedical Science, Business Information Systems, Business Statistics, Education, Sustainability Research in Jamaica.

Leap 097.217 Schedule # 340711

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Introduction to Engineering Design (EDSGN 100.207, 3 credits)

8:00-10:50  MW
8:00-10:50 TF
8:00-10:50 R

314 Hammond
305 Hammond
307 Hammond

Effective Speech (CAS 100A.203 [GWS], 3 credits)

12:45-2:00 MTWRF

110 Thomas


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

Leap 097.218 Schedule # 340714

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Fitness Theory and Practice (KINES 061S.201 [GHA], 3 credits)

12:45-2:00 TR
2:00-3:15 MWF

174 Willard
IM Building

Effective Speech (CAS 100A.219 [GWS], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50 MTWRF

269 Willard

 

Geography of Sport
This course explores the cultural, economic and political geographies of sport. We will use contemporary examples within literature and media to examine the meanings and role of sport worldwide. Political geographers examine sport through a geopolitical lens to understand relations between and within countries. For example, sport plays a role in resistance movements, as seen with recent protests in Brazil as they prepare to host the 2016 summer Olympics. Economic geographers examine the use of sport for development projects, including the United Nations use of sport to promote gender equality. Large sporting events, like the Olympics, shape local and global economies. Cultural geographers explore the relationship between identity and sport including representations of class, sexuality, gender and race in sport and among athletes. Sport is a topic many students connect with and can relate personal experience to, yet it also provides an opportunity for ample discussion of human geographic themes.
ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.


Leap 097.219 Schedule # 340717

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Geography of International Affairs and Sport (GEOG128.201 [GS;IL], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50 MTWRF

002 Deike

Rhetoric and Compostion (ENGL 015.250 [GWS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25 MTWRF

002 Deike

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

Leap 097.220 Schedule # 340720

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Human Development and Families (HD FS 129.201 [GS], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50 MTWRF

210 Thomas

Rhetoric and Compostion (ENGL 015.246 [GWS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25 MTWRF

222 Thomas

Information Sciences and Technology
Information, People and Technology presents the high points of an education in the College of Information Sciences and Technology. It 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?
The course employs an action-oriented approach. Students learn by doing—formulating and solving problems drawn from professional contexts, detecting and recovering from errors related to technology use, and locating, reading, and studying materials that support their analysis and problem-solving. The course provides students with the opportunity to use, modify, and evaluate software to search for, frame, and express ideas with fluency.
IST 110 is the introductory course in IST, and, as such, serves as a prerequisite for 200-level (intermediate) IST courses. It is a required course for all majors and minors in IST, and meets requirements for a General Education or Bachelor of Arts Social Science (GS) course. CAS 100B will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

Leap 097.221 Schedule # 340723

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Information Sciences and Technology (IST 110.202 [GS], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50  MTWRF

208 IST Building

Effective Speech (CAS 100B.210 [GWS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25  MTWRF

107 Willard

 

Information Sciences and Technology
Information, People and Technology presents the high points of an education in the College of Information Sciences and Technology. It 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?
The course employs an action-oriented approach. Students learn by doing—formulating and solving problems drawn from professional contexts, detecting and recovering from errors related to technology use, and locating, reading, and studying materials that support their analysis and problem-solving. The course provides students with the opportunity to use, modify, and evaluate software to search for, frame, and express ideas with fluency.
IST 110 is the introductory course in IST, and, as such, serves as a prerequisite for 200-level (intermediate) IST courses. It is a required course for all majors and minors in IST, and meets requirements for a General Education or Bachelor of Arts Social Science (GS) course. CAS 100B will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

Leap 097.222 Schedule # 340726

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Information Sciences and Technology (IST 110.203 [GS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25  MTWRF

208 IST Building

Effective Speech (CAS 100B.212 [GWS], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50  MTWRF

107 Willard


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

Leap 097.223 Schedule # 340729

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Leisure and Human Behavior (RPTM 120.201 [GS; US; IL], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50 MTWRF

316 HHD East

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.220 [GWS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25 MTWRF

320 Willard

 

Macroeconomics and Writing
Intro to macroeconomic analysis and policy. The principal objective of the course is to enable students to analyze major macroeconomic issues clearly and critically. ECON 104 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Social Science [GS] requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements. This LEAP pride is open to all first-year students.

LEAP 097.224 Schedule # 340732

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Macroeconomics (ECON 104.204 [GS], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50 MTWRF

104 Chambers

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.247 [GWS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25 MTWRF

105 Rackley


Mass Media
Students will learn about areas of the mass media (i.e. news media, film, music and advertising) to understand the history and role mass media play in our society while exploring how the media influence students’ understanding of reality. Students will examine the relationship between individuals, groups, and the mass media. Students will discuss, among other things, how different groups are portrayed in the American mass media, what images the media present, how closely these images reflect reality, how companies communicate to these audiences and how the images portrayed in the media affect our perceptions. Weekly discussion groups will inspire students to think critically and actively about issues related to the mass media to increase media literacy. Some discussion will be based on film or television. Instructors from both courses will foster open dialogue about the role the mass media play in our society. COMM 100S will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences [GS] and First-Year Seminar requirements and CAS 100A will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements. This LEAP pride is open to all first-year students. 


Leap 097.225 Schedule # 340735

COURSE

TIME

LOCATION

Mass Media and Society (COMM 100S.201 [GS; FYS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25  MTWRF

365 Willard

Effective Speech (CAS 100A.207 [GWS], 3 credits)

2:20-3:35  MTWRF

222 Thomas

 

Mass Media
Students will learn about areas of the mass media (i.e. news media, film, music and advertising) to understand the history and role mass media play in our society while exploring how the media influence students’ understanding of reality. Students will examine the relationship between individuals, groups, and the mass media. Students will discuss, among other things, how different groups are portrayed in the American mass media, what images the media present, how closely these images reflect reality, how companies communicate to these audiences and how the images portrayed in the media affect our perceptions. Weekly discussion groups will inspire students to think critically and actively about issues related to the mass media to increase media literacy. Some discussion will be based on film or television. Instructors from both courses will foster open dialogue about the role the mass media play in our society. COMM 100S will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences [GS] and First-Year Seminar requirements and CAS 100A will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements. This LEAP pride is open to all first-year students. 


Leap 097.226 Schedule # 340738

COURSE

TIME

LOCATION

Mass Media and Society (COMM 100S.202 [GS; FYS], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50  MTWRF

371 Willard

Effective Speech (CAS 100A.204 [GWS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25  MTWRF

269 Willard

 

Mass Media
Students will learn about areas of the mass media (i.e. news media, film, music and advertising) to understand the history and role mass media play in our society while exploring how the media influence students’ understanding of reality. Students will examine the relationship between individuals, groups, and the mass media. Students will discuss, among other things, how different groups are portrayed in the American mass media, what images the media present, how closely these images reflect reality, how companies communicate to these audiences and how the images portrayed in the media affect our perceptions. Weekly discussion groups will inspire students to think critically and actively about issues related to the mass media to increase media literacy. Some discussion will be based on film or television. Instructors from both courses will foster open dialogue about the role the mass media play in our society. COMM 100S will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Social and Behavioral Sciences [GS] and First-Year Seminar requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements. This LEAP pride is open to all first-year students. 


Leap 097.227 Schedule # 340741

COURSE

TIME

LOCATION

Mass Media and Society (COMM 100S.203 [GS; FYS], 3 credits)

12:45-2:00  MTWRF

171 Willard

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.251 [GWS], 3 credits)

2:20-3:35 MTWRF

171 Willard

 

Microeconomics and Writing
Intro to microeconomic analysis and policy. The principal objective of the course is to enable students to analyze major microeconomic issues clearly and critically. ECON 102 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Social Science [GS] requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements. This LEAP pride is open to all first-year students.

LEAP 097.228 Schedule # 340744

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Microeconomics (ECON 102.204 [GS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25 MTWRF

123 Pond Lab

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.248 [GWS], 3 credits)

2:20-3:35 MTWRF

167 Willard

 

Music of Film
This pride 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. Preliminary objectives will include basic musical information (the fundamental elements of music; the broad stylistic eras of western music and their associated characteristics; the culturally encoded language of tonal music and associated musical meaning) and the main techniques of narrative film. MUSIC 004 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Arts [GA] requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements. This LEAP pride is open to all first-year students.

Leap 097.229 Schedule # 340747

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Film Music (MUSIC 004.201 [GA], 3 credits; some Web-based work will be required.)

11:10-12:25  MWF;  additional web-based work will be required.

117 Borland

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.228 [GWS], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50  MTWRF

005 Life Sciences

 

Nursing
Nursing 203 is a 3 credit First Aid and CPR course, designated to fulfill the GHA requirement. The introductory first aid course designed to provide the basic knowledge and skill to provide assistance to someone injured/ill. The course is appropriate for any University student and the information is often required in some majors such as Education. The course is a basic introduction for all students interested in the health care field, such as Nursing. CAS 100A will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.


Leap 097.230 Schedule #340750

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

First Aid and CPR (NURS203.201 [GH], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25  MWF;  additional web-based work will be required.

117 Borland

Effective Speech (CAS 100A.205 [GWS], 3 credits)

12:45-2:00  MTWRF

111 Thomas

 

ORION Student Wilderness Experience
The ORION Wilderness Orientation class is designed to guide incoming first-year Penn State students as they embark on their university adventure. The class offers students the opportunity to bond with other incoming freshmen and to appreciate the natural environment. As part of the program, students will spend 6 consecutive days and nights outside of the classroom setting. The first four days and nights will be dedicated to backpacking through the beautiful terrain of central Pennsylvania. The fifth day will be spent either canoeing on a local river or on Penn State’s high ropes course. The final day of the ORION expedition will be spent at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center for a wrap-up and a cookout.  The First-Year Seminar component of the course is interactive and experiential intended to help students adapt to Penn State’s academic and social culture. Topics include stress management, understanding the university’s health services, time management, service learning, and sustainability. KINES 089 will fulfill 2 credits of General Education Health and Physical Activity [GHA] requirements, RPTM 397S will fulfill 1 credit of First-Year Seminar [FYS] requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

*Please note: There is a lab fee of $225.00 that covers food, transportation, and the use of all backpacking gear (backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, stoves, cook kits, water purification, etc).

Leap 097.231 Schedule # 340753

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Student Wilderness Experience (KINES 089.601 [GHA], 2 credits

First Year Seminar (RPTM 397S.601 [FYS], 1 credit)

8/2/14-8/7/14

 

9:35-10:50 TR

Shavers Creek

 

121 Thomas

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.223 [GWS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25  MTWRF

25 Deike

 

ORION Student Wilderness Experience
The ORION Wilderness Orientation class is designed to guide incoming first-year Penn State students as they embark on their university adventure. The class offers students the opportunity to bond with other incoming freshmen and to appreciate the natural environment. As part of the program, students will spend 6 consecutive days and nights outside of the classroom setting. The first four days and nights will be dedicated to backpacking through the beautiful terrain of central Pennsylvania. The fifth day will be spent either canoeing on a local river or on Penn State’s high ropes course. The final day of the ORION expedition will be spent at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center for a wrap-up and a cookout.  The First-Year Seminar component of the course is interactive and experiential intended to help students adapt to Penn State’s academic and social culture. Topics include stress management, understanding the university’s health services, time management, service learning, and sustainability. KINES 089 will fulfill 2 credits of General Education Health and Physical Activity [GHA] requirements, RPTM 397S will fulfill 1 credit of First-Year Seminar [FYS] requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

*Please note: There is a lab fee of $225.00 that covers food, transportation, and the use of all backpacking gear (backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, stoves, cook kits, water purification, etc).

Leap 097.232 Schedule # 340756

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Student Wilderness Experience (KINES 089.602 [GHA], 2 credits

First Year Seminar (RPTM 397S.602 [FYS], 1 credit)

8/2/14-8/7/14

 

9:35-10:50 TR

Shavers Creek

 

122 Thomas

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.252 [GWS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25 MTWRF

308 Boucke

 

ORION Student Wilderness Experience
The ORION Wilderness Orientation class is designed to guide incoming first-year Penn State students as they embark on their university adventure. The class offers students the opportunity to bond with other incoming freshmen and to appreciate the natural environment. As part of the program, students will spend 6 consecutive days and nights outside of the classroom setting. The first four days and nights will be dedicated to backpacking through the beautiful terrain of central Pennsylvania. The fifth day will be spent either canoeing on a local river or on Penn State’s high ropes course. The final day of the ORION expedition will be spent at Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center for a wrap-up and a cookout.  The First-Year Seminar component of the course is interactive and experiential intended to help students adapt to Penn State’s academic and social culture. Topics include stress management, understanding the university’s health services, time management, service learning, and sustainability. KINES 089 will fulfill 2 credits of General Education Health and Physical Activity [GHA] requirements, RPTM 397S will fulfill 1 credit of First-Year Seminar [FYS] requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

*Please note: There is a lab fee of $225.00 that covers food, transportation, and the use of all backpacking gear (backpack, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, stoves, cook kits, water purification, etc).

Leap 097.233 Schedule # 340759

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Student Wilderness Experience (KINES 089.603 [GHA], 2 credits

First Year Seminar (RPTM 397S.603 [FYS], 1 credit)

8/2/14-8/7/14

 

11:10-12:25 TR

Shavers Creek

 

122 Thomas

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.253 [GWS], 3 credits)

2:20-3:35 MTWRF

113 Thomas

 

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

Leap 097.234 Schedule # 340762

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Consumer Choices in Health Care (H P A 057.202 [GHA], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50 MTWRF

202 Ford

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.227 [GWS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25  MTWRF

371 Willard

 

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

Leap 097.235 Schedule # 340765

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Consumer Choices in Health Care (H P A 057.201 [GHA], 3 credits)

12:45-2:00 MTWRF

202 Ford

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.249 [GWS], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50 MTWRF

220 Willard

 

Philosophy and Speech
This pride will critically explore issues that lie at the very foundation of all fields of study—the humanities, sciences and mathematics, social sciences, and professions. These issues are not only central in thought, but also central in life, no matter what one's career: What makes life meaningful? How should I live? What is a good life? What is reality, and how can competing views of the place of human beings in nature be compared and assessed? What are knowledge and truth? What does it mean to think logically? This pride teaches students how to think carefully about these unavoidable issues. PHIL 003 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Humanities [GH] requirements and CAS 100A will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements. This LEAP pride is open to all first-year students.

Leap 097.236 Schedule # 340768

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Persons, Moral Values and the Good Life (PHIL 003.201 [GH], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50  MTWRF

014 Life Sciences

Effective Speech (CAS 100A.210 [GWS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25 MTWRF

369 Willard

 

Philosophy, Art and Film
This pride will critically consider the nature of arts, aesthetic experience, and art criticism through an examination of film. What makes something a work of art? What makes a film great? Is beauty merely in the eye of the beholder? How does aesthetic experience differ from ordinary daily life, and why is it important? What does aesthetic experience teach us about ourselves and our world? How does film differ from other media, and how does film as art differ from film as advertisement or film as nightly news? What is the social, political, and economic significance of film? We are awash in film and video. How and what do they do to us? We live in a culture of images. This pride provides students an opportunity to understand that fact and critically assess it. PHIL 005 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Humanities [GH] requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements. This LEAP pride is open to all first-year students.

Leap 097.237 Schedule # 340771

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Philosophy, Art, and Film (PHIL 005.201 [GH], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25  MTWRF

271 Willard

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.229 [GWS], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50  MTWRF

219 Willard

 

Philosophy and Media Ethics
This pride examines basic ethical and methodological issues in the media--from investigative journalism to television talk shows, from music videos to corporate reports, and from network news to Web sites. What is objectivity? What is bias? Is the news found or made? Does advertising inform or manipulate? Is there an obligation to provide truth or only to entertain? What are the limits, if any, of a public's right to know, the confidentiality of a source, or techniques of persuasion? Is the private ownership of modes of information a danger or strength? This pride explores these issues that lie at the heart of all public communication. PHIL 123 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Humanities [GH] requirements and CAS 100A will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements. This LEAP pride is open to all first-year students.

Leap 097.238 Schedule # 340774

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Introduction to Ethics in Media and Journalism (PHIL 123.201 [GH], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50 MTWRF

210 Thomas

Effective Speech (CAS 100A.211 [GWS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25  MTWRF

120 Thomas

 

Photography and Writing
This pride helps students develop appreciation for art and photography while cultivating essential writing skills and fulfilling two General Education requirements. Introduction to Photography explores the aesthetics of photography, emphasizing twentieth century photographic vision and applications. In English 015, you will apply the aesthetic concepts you’re learning in a series of papers, including definition, narrative, evaluation, and proposal. Students may bring their own digital cameras for PHOTO 100 if they so desire, but it is not required. Resolution of 2- to 3-megapixel resolution is recommended. Students who do not bring a digital camera may borrow one from Media Services as needed throughout the summer. Traditional film cameras will not be used for PHOTO 100. Tripods will be available for students to use during assignments. PHOTO 100 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Arts [GA] requirements and ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements. This LEAP pride is open to all first-year students. In addition, PHOTO 100 meets a major requirement for Visual Arts majors.

Leap 097.239 Schedule # 340777

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Introduction to Photography (PHOTO 100.201 [GA], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25  MTWRF

205 Chambers

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.230 [GWS], 3 credits)

2:20-3:35 MTWRF

005 Life Sciences

 

Security and Risk Analysis
Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis is a preliminary course with a broad focus spanning the areas of security, risk, and analysis. In addition to familiarizing the student with basic technical terminology, it will also touch upon social and legal issues, risk analysis and mitigation, crime intelligence and forensics, and information warfare and assurance.
Some concepts to be covered in the area of information security are: confidentiality, integrity, availability, and non-repudiation. This course also covers social and legal issues related to security, identity theft and social engineering, spam, spyware, and adware. This course also covers the principles and the approaches to risk analysis including vulnerability analysis, crime and intelligence analysis, forensics, techniques for risk assessment and risk mitigation.
SRA 111 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Social Science [GS] requirements. CAS 100B will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

Leap 097.240 Schedule # 340780

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Introduction to Security and Risk Analysis (SRA 111.201 [GS], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50  MTWRF

205 IST

Effective Speech (CAS 100B.213 [GWS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25  MTWRF

370 Willard

 

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

Leap 097.241 Schedule # 340783

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

First-Year Seminar in Speech Communication (CAS 083S.201 [GS; FYS], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50 MTWRF

222 Thomas

Effective Speech (CAS 100A.226 [GWS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25 MTWRF

301 Willard

 

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

Leap 097.242 Schedule # 340786

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Effective Speech (CAS 100A.212 [GWS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25 MTWRF

111 Thomas

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.236 [GWS], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50 MTWRF

219 Thomas

 

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

Leap 097.243 Schedule # 340789

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Effective Speech (CAS 100A.213 [GWS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25 MTWRF

207 Thomas

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.237 [GWS], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50 MTWRF

218 Thomas

 

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

Leap 097.244 Schedule # 340792

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Effective Speech (CAS 100A.214 [GWS], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50 MTWRF

207 Thomas

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.234 [GWS], 3 credits)

12:45-2:00 MTWRF

251 Thomas


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

Leap 097.245 Schedule # 340795

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Effective Speech (CAS 100A.215 [GWS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25 MTWRF

121 Thomas

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.235 [GWS], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50 MTWRF

220 Thomas

 

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

Leap 097.246 Schedule # 340798

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Effective Speech (CAS 100A.216 [GWS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25 MTWRF

218 Thomas

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.232 [GWS], 3 credits)

2:20-3:35 MTWRF

209 Willard

 

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

Leap 097.247 Schedule # 340801

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Effective Speech (CAS 100A.217 [GWS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25 MTWRF

174 Willard

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.231 [GWS], 3 credits)

2:20-3:35 MTWRF

202 Ferguson

 


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

Leap 097.248 Schedule # 340804

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Effective Speech (CAS 100A.222 [GWS], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50 MTWRF

215 Thomas

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.233 [GWS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25 MTWRF

112 Engineering B


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

LEAP 097.249    Schedule # 340807

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Effective Speech (CAS 100A.227 [GWS], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50 MTWRF

174 Willard

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.239 [GWS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25 MTWRF

318 Sackett

 

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

LEAP 097.250    Schedule # 340810

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Effective Speech (CAS 100A.228 [GWS], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50 MTWRF

113 Thomas

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.238 [GWS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25 MTWRF

113 Thomas

 

Sustainability Research in Jamaica
This pride will be introduced to basic concepts in sustainability principles and be provided with tools to aid in understanding the challenges that often impede sustainable development. Communication skills, leadership skills, cross-cultural and cross-disciplinary competence will all be integrated into this experience. Students will begin acquiring the global competency skills sought by most corporations, and essential for living in an increasingly global society.
The island of Jamaica will be used as a model to demonstrate some of these relationships and students will be able to travel to Jamaica for 7 days to live in a self-sustaining community, work on sustainability related research and service learning projects along with Penn State faculty and local collaborators. The small, isolated nature of islands make them ideal for understanding some of the complex relationships between environmental, social and economic drivers that have global significance.
As students explore sustainability, they will examine rhetoric and composition in the context of past and present arguments. Controversies over environmental protection, economic development, and the costs to society are characterized by bitter disputes. What arguments do scientists, advisors, legislators, policy makers, reporters, public organizations, and others make? How do we wade through complex and numerous dissenting viewpoints? This LEAP pride will explore answers to these questions.
This pride offers each student an opportunity to complete a 3-credit first year seminar. Because of the writing and presentation-intensive character of EM SC 100S, this course may also be used to fulfill the CAS 100 or ENGL 202C requirement for all undergraduate majors in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. ENGL 015 will fulfill 3 credits of General Education Writing/Speaking [GWS] requirements.

*A $1500 per student fee will be charged for this LEAP pride to help defray the international travel expense. Students registering for this pride must have a valid passport for travel to Jamaica. Registration will be limited to 15 students.

LEAP 097.251    Schedule # 340813

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Earth and Mineral Sciences First-Year Seminar (EM SC 100S.201 [GWS; FYS], 3 credits, plus 1-week research trip to Jamaica*)

11:10-12:25  MTWRF; plus 1-week research trip to Jamaica

008 Deike

Rhetoric and Composition (ENGL 015.226 [GWS], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50  MTWRF; plus 1-week research trip to Jamaica

008 Deike

 


iLEAP—International Student iLEAP Prides

Speech and Writing for Nonnative English Speakers
This iLEAP pride is designed to introduce intermediate to advanced non-native speakers of English to American academic oral communication and written composition. The courses will take students through a series of writing and speaking assignments designed to help them develop strategies and skills for communicating in oral and written modes during their academic experience at Penn State and beyond. Overall, students will be able to use what they have learned in this course to successfully participate in academic reading and writing tasks throughout their university experience in the United States. Both CAS 100A and ESL 015 will meet requirements in General Writing and Speaking [GWS] for graduation from Penn State. The iLEAP prides are open to all international first-year students at University Park campus.

LEAP 097.252    Schedule # 340816

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Effective Speech (CAS 100A.225 [GWS], 3 credits)

12:25-2:00 MTWRF

271 Willard

Composition for American Academic Communication II (ESL 015.243 [GWS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25 MTWRF

171 Willard

 

iLEAP—International Student iLEAP

Speech and Writing for Nonnative English Speakers
This iLEAP pride is designed to introduce intermediate to advanced non-native speakers of English to American academic oral communication and written composition. The courses will take students through a series of writing and speaking assignments designed to help them develop strategies and skills for communicating in oral and written modes during their academic experience at Penn State and beyond. Overall, students will be able to use what they have learned in this course to successfully participate in academic reading and writing tasks throughout their university experience in the United States. Both CAS 100A and ESL 015 will meet requirements in General Writing and Speaking [GWS] for graduation from Penn State. The iLEAP prides are open to all international first-year students at University Park campus.

LEAP 097.253    Schedule # 340819

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Effective Speech (CAS 100A.244 [GWS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25 MTWRF

110 Willard

Composition for American Academic Communication II (ESL 015.244 [GWS], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50 MTWRF

208 Thomas

 


iLEAP—International Student iLEAP

Speech and Writing for Nonnative English Speakers
This iLEAP pride is designed to introduce intermediate to advanced non-native speakers of English to American academic oral communication and written composition. The courses will take students through a series of writing and speaking assignments designed to help them develop strategies and skills for communicating in oral and written modes during their academic experience at Penn State and beyond. Overall, students will be able to use what they have learned in this course to successfully participate in academic reading and writing tasks throughout their university experience in the United States. Both CAS 100A and ESL 015 will meet requirements in General Writing and Speaking [GWS] for graduation from Penn State. The iLEAP prides are open to all international first-year students at University Park campus.

LEAP 097.254    Schedule # 340822

COURSE

TIMES  &  DAYS

LOCATION

Effective Speech (CAS 100A.245 [GWS], 3 credits)

11:10-12:25 MTWRF

112 Thomas

Composition for American Academic Communication II (ESL 015.245 [GWS], 3 credits)

9:35-10:50 MTWRF

319 Willard

 

 

 

 
 
     
 
   

 

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