First-Year Seminars

JumpStart (HHD 297)

2 Credits

JumpStart combines a dynamic two-day retreat for first-year students with a seven week First-Year Seminar that is designed to launch their transition to college life by connecting students with a network of peers, student mentors and faculty in the College of Health and Human Development. Students will spend two days at the Civil Engineering Lodge at Stone Valley where they will work with other first-year students to develop team building and goal setting skills and learn how to make a smooth transition to university life. Students will hear first-hand from upper-level HHD students and get to know HHD faculty and alumni who will participate in the experience with them. The learning experience will continue with a seven-and-a-half week First-Year Seminar designed to help students identify and engage with academic, social, and personal resources available at Penn State and in the community, explore majors and career options, develop effective learning strategies, and understand their responsibilities as part of the university community.

  • Section 001 (27724)
    Tu Th 12:05 PM - 1:20 PM
    11 Mateer Building (08/24/16-10/13/16)
    Pete Bordi SHM
  • Section 002 (27770)
    Th 12:20 PM - 2:15 PM
    110 Sackett Building (08/22/16-10/13/16)
    Darlene Clark NURS
  • Section 003 (28797)
    Tu Th 9:05 AM - 10:20 AM
    201A IST Building (08/22/16-10/13/16)
    Bob Ricketts KINES
  • Section 004 (28800)
    Tu Th 12:05 PM - 1:20 PM
    014 Huck Life Sciences Building (08/22/16-10/13/16)
    Mary Dean Coleman NUTR
  • Section 006 (30767)
    Tu Th 9:05 AM - 10:20 AM
    104 Biobehavioral Health Building (08/22/16-10/13/16)
    Elizabeth Lasher BBH
  • Section 007 (30953)
    Mo We 10:10 AM - 11:00 AM
    202 Ford Building (8/22/16-10/12/16)
    Jennifer Deutsch HPA

First-Year Seminar Health and Human Development (PSU 14)

1 Credit

This course provides first-year students in the College of Health and Human Development (HHD) an introduction to Penn State, HHD and to the first-year college experience. It is intended to facilitate students' academic and personal adjustment to university life and to help them develop the skills necessary for satisfying academic and social development. The small class will facilitate developing relationships with faculty members and fellow students in HHD.

Topic areas to be covered include: computer resources and literacy; time and stress management; study skills, note taking and test taking; library resources and writer's responsibilities, including citations and plagiarism; multiculturalism; social challenges including drugs, alcohol and sexual behavior; campus activities; and health.

*Sections 003,004, 005 and 014 are preferred for College of Nursing students.

  • Section 001 (11166)
    Mo 10:10 AM - 11:00 AM
    303 Rackley Building (8/22/16 - 12/09/16)
    Christina Daley HPA
  • Section 002 (11168)
    We 10:10 AM – 11:00 AM
    303 Willard Building (8/22/16 – 12/09/16)
    Christina Daley HPA
  • Section 003 (11170)
    We 10:10 AM – 12:05 PM
    001 Nursing Sciences Building (8/22/16 - 10/05/16)
    Raymonde Brown NURS
  • Section 004 (11171)
    M 1:25 PM – 3:20 PM
    104 Biobehavioral Health Building (8/22/16 - 10/03/16)
    Mary Yonushonis NURS
  • Section 005 (11172)
    Fr 12:20 – 2:15 PM
    149 Nursing Sciences Building (8/22/16 - 10/07/16)
    Erin Ann Kitt-Lewis NURS
  • Section 006 (11173)
    Th 3:35 PM –5:30 PM
    256 HHD Building (8/22/16-10/05/16)
    Lorah Dorn NURS
  • Section 007 (11175)
    Mo We 8:00 AM - 8:50 AM
    353 HHD Building (8/22/16-10/12/16)
    Jennifer Ishler HDFS
  • Section 008 (11177)
    Tu Th 9:05 AM - 10:20 AM
    256 HHD Building (8/22/16-9/22/16)
    Jennifer Ishler HDFS
  • Section 009 (11179)
    Tu 1:35 PM - 2:50 PM
    107 Wartik Lab (8/22/16-10/27/16)
    TBA
  • Section 011 (11182)
    Tu 3:05 PM – 4:20 PM
    201 Ford Building (8/22/16 –10/27/16)
    TBA
  • Section 012 (11183)
    Th 1:35 PM - 2:50 PM
    110 Mateer Building (8/22/16-10/27/16)
    TBA
  • Section 013 (11185)
    Th 3:05 PM–4:20 PM
    110 Mateer Building (8/22/16-10/27/16)
    TBA
  • Section 014 (11187)
    Tu 3:35 PM – 5:30 PM
    001 Nursing Sciences Building (8/22/16 - 11/08/16)
    Paula Milone-Nuzzo NURS
  • Section 015 (11188)
    Mo 10:10 AM – 11:00 AM
    355 HHD Building (08/22/16 – 12/09/16)
    Joel Waters/Sarah Snedeker CSD
  • Section 016 (11190)
    Mo 11:15 AM – 12:05 PM
    114 Keller Building (08/22/16 – 12/09/16)
    Joel Waters/Sarah Snedeker CSD
  • Section 017 (11192)
    Mo 1:25 PM - 2:15 PM
    105 Chambers Building (8/22/16-12/09/16)
    Clare O'Rourke/Joel Waters CSD
  • Section 019 (11194)
    Mo We 3:35 PM - 4:25 PM
    117 Music Building (8/22/16 - 10/12/16)
    Jinger Gottschall KINES
  • Section 020 (11197)
    Tu 9:05 AM – 10:20 AM
    103 Rackley Building (08/22/16 – 10/27/16)
    John Challis KINES
  • Section 021 (11198)
    We 1:25 PM – 2:15 PM
    012 Huck Life Sciences Building (08/22/16 – 12/09/16)
    Linda Lasalle UHS
  • Section 022 (28805)
    Th 9:05 AM – 10:20 AM
    103 Rackley Building (08/22/16– 10/27/16)
    John Challis KINES
  • Section 023 (28802)
    Mo 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM
    149 Nursing Sciences Building (8/22/16-12/09/16)
    William Gerin BBH
  • Section 024 (28803)
    We 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM
    149 Nursing Sciences Building (8/22/16-12/09/16)
    William Gerin BBH
  • Section 025 (28804)
    Fr 11:15 AM - 12:05 PM
    149 Nursing Sciences Building (8/22/16-12/09/16)
    William Gerin BBH
  • Section 026 (28861)
    Tu 12:05 PM - 1:20 PM
    215 IST Building (8/22/2016-10/25/16)
    William Buckley KINES
  • Section 027 (28862)
    TH 12:05 PM - 1:20 PM
    203 IST Building (8/22/16-10/27/16)
    William Buckley KINES
  • Section 028 (30949)
    We 10:10 AM - 11:00 AM
    355 HHD Building (8/22/16-12/09/16)
    Penny Kris-Etherton NUTR
  • Section 029 (31524)
    Tu 3:05 PM - 4:20 PM
    208 Ford Building (8/22/16-10/25/16)
    Meredith Chaney RPTM
  • Section 030 (31742)
    Fr 8:00 AM - 9:55 AM
    006 Nursing Sciences Building (8/22/16-10/07/16)
    Erin Kitt-Lewis NURS
  • Section 031 (31744)
    Tu 12:20 PM - 2:15 PM
    319 Nursing Sciences Building (8/22/16-10/04/16)
    Darlene Clark NURS

RPTM 100 First-Year Seminar for PGM students

2 Credits

Section 001 (21588)
Mo We 3:35 PM– 4:25 PM
808 Ford Building (08/22/16 – 12/09/16)

Enrollment in this course is limited to students in the Professional Golf Management Program

This First-Year Seminar is designed to provide first-year students, enrolled in the PGM program, an introduction to the University, to their major/option, and to the Professional Golfers' Association of America. The course objectives are to introduce students to active learning as a way to make the transition to a more demanding academic environment. Students in the class will participate in several collaborative group projects, which will provide opportunities for them to establish long-lasting relations with their faculty and, more importantly, with their fellow classmates. Students will investigate career opportunities within their specific field, as well as develop cover letters, resumes and reference sheets that will be necessary in obtaining internships for the summer session following their first year. Course content will also include information to help students become better students by introducing them to available resources at the University, as well as develop skills in areas such as time management, study skills, note-taking, etc. In addition, information will be introduced to help students become responsible members of the university community.

Stevie Lovell / Burch Wilkes RPTM