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Think about Summer Courses

Want to work ahead to reduce your course load for next year? Need to re-take a class in a smaller class setting? Hope to complete some extra courses for a minor? Summer courses are a great way to do all this and more. HHD offers courses in a variety of ways to meet student needs--short Maymester programs, two 6-week summer sessions or online World Campus classes that you can take from home or while on an internship. The Summer 2020 course schedule is open and courses will be added throughout the spring semester. Check the Class Search on LionPath.

Spring Semester Course Opportunity: LST 250

LST 250: Peer Tutoring in Research is a research-based class. You can expect to learn:

  • How to critically think about, find, evaluate, use, and produce information
  • Have the skills needed to explain to and teach others about the research process
  • How to be savvy users of library resources
  • How the research process is iterative, collaborative, and fun!

Spring 2020, Tues/Thurs, 3:05-4:20 p.m.

For questions or more information contact the course instructors, Hailley Fargo or Claire Salvati.

Global Health Minor

Applications due February 15, 2020

Students in the Global Health Minor complete a five-week supervised fieldwork experience in Ecuador, South Africa, or Tanzania. This experience, along with course work, will help you develop the capacity to think, talk, and write critically about global health issues and challenges and help you prepare for occupations and graduate programs that demand global thinking, understanding and experience. The Global Health Minor is a competitive minor, open to any Penn State student who is enrolled at the University Park campus and who has declared a major field of study.

Information Sessions:

  • Monday, January 13, 6:00 p.m., 22 (Pike Auditorium) BBH Building
  • Monday, January 27, 6:00 p.m., Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Building
  • Thursday, January 30, 6:00 p.m., Bennett Pierce Living Center, 110 Henderson Building

New entrepreneurship class for Spring 2020

EDSGN 397 Design Thinking and Making (3 credits) OPEN TO NON-ENGINEERING MAJORS. The Design Thinking and Making course focuses on exploring the design process of thinking through making that takes into account cultural contexts, users’ needs and business goals. By practicing design thinking and making methods, from design ethnography to low fidelity prototyping and user testing, students will learn to develop innovative products or services that are relevant to society, that matter to users, and that have a higher chance of market adoption. T/TH 9:05-10:20 a.m.

Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP)

Application Deadline: February 5

The Summer Health Professions Education Program (SHPEP) is a free summer enrichment program focused on improving access to information and resources for college students interested in the health professions. SHPEP’s goal is to strengthen the academic proficiency and career development of students underrepresented in the health professions and prepare them for a successful application and matriculation to health professions schools.

Community Health Gap Year Fellowships at Horseshoe Farm

Deadline: February 23, 11:59 p.m. CDT

Horseshoe Farm offers an intensive paid gap year Community Health Leaders Fellowship geared to top recent college graduates interested in community health and education, non-profit and organizational management, and community service leadership.