HHD First-Year Seminars

 

Fall 2014-updates in progress

H&HD 297S
Section 001 (381121)
T R 11:15 AM - 12:30 PM APPT
11 Mateer (08/25/14-10/17/14)

JumpStart

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.

2 credits

Pete Bordi SHM


H&HD 297S
Section 002 (379423)
T R 1:00 - 2:15 PM APPT
324 Sackett (08/25/14-12/12/14)

JumpStart

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.

2 credits

Mary Dean Coleman-Kelly NUTR


H&HD 297S
Section 003 (379927)
M W 9:05 - 9:55 AM APPT
312 Boucke (08/25/14-12/12/14)

JumpStart

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.

2 credits

Angela Rothrock RPTM


H&HD 297S
Section 004 (192091)
T R 2:30 - 3:45 PM APPT
203 Leonhard (08/27/13-10/17/13)

JumpStart

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.

2 credits

Bob Ricketts KINES


H&HD 297S
Section 005 (192097)
R 12:20 - 2:15 PM APPT
001 HHD East (08/29/13-10/17/13)

JumpStart

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.

2 credits

Darlene Clark NURS


H&HD 297S
Section 006 (192562)
W 12:20 -1:10 PM APPT
122 Pond (08/26/13-12/13/13)

JumpStart

JumpStart combines a dynamic two-day retreat for first-year students with a 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 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.

2 credits

TBD


PSU 014
Section 001H (118732)
Section 001D (118729)
T R 9:45 –11:00 AM
122 Pond Lab (8/27/13-10/17/13)

Preparing You for Improving Lives

This first year seminar explores the helping process-strategies by which students can learn to help other people, and also make changes in their own life. The seminar draws upon the strategies and framework used in Human Development and Family Studies. This seminar is for students interested in working in human services with many different types of people-from infants to the elderly-and in many different settings from health care and non-profit agencies to business and government.

1 credit

Jennifer Crissman Ishler HD FS


PSU 014
Section 002H (118738)
Section 002D (118735)
M W 9:05 –9:55 AM
101 E E West (8/26/13-10/16/13)

Preparing You for Improving Lives

This first year seminar explores the helping process-strategies by which students can learn to help other people, and also make changes in their own life. The seminar draws upon the strategies and framework used in Human Development and Family Studies. This seminar is for students interested in working in human services with many different types of people-from infants to the elderly-and in many different settings from health care and non-profit agencies to business and government.

1 credit

Jennifer Crissman Ishler HD FS


PSU 014
Section 003H (118741)

T 10:10 – 12:05 PM
006 HHD East (8/27/13-10/15/13)

Title: Chicken Soup for the Heart: In Health and Illness

Millions of individuals of all ages are living with heart disease in the world with nurses taking part in some form of their care. This freshman seminar will target aspects of healthy living that support the amazing heart. Students also will examine the newest trends in health care that support the ailing heart. The lifespan perspective of what is good for the heart (chicken soup) will be emphasized and the seminar will be most applicable to students currently enrolled in the nursing program or interested in other health professions.

1 credit

Raymonde Brown NURS


PSU 014
Section 004H (118744)

T 10:10 – 12:05 PM
001 HHD East (8/27/13-10/15/13)

Nourishing the Student Spirit

Transitioning to university life can be an exciting, but stressful time for an incoming student. An overview of complementary healthcare modalities that one can incorporate in daily life to deal with stress that occurs when acclimating to university life are provided. Students will be introduced to at least three on-campus student resource options when needed, will tour the Palmer Art Museum as evidence of health benefits of art and will tour the University Arboretum as a modality for peaceful meditation.

1 credit

Darlene Clark NURS


PSU 014
Section 006H (118753)
Section 006D (118750)
T 2:30 – 3:45 PM
008 Life Sciences (8/26/13-12/13/13)

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, including e-mail, the internet, the web: 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.

 

1 credit

John Vairo KINES


PSU 014
Section 007H (118759)
Section 007D (118756)
T 2:30 – 3:45 PM
208 Chambers ITEC (08/27/13 – 10/29/13)

Self-Regulation and Exercise is designed to facilitate students' adjustment to the high expectations, demanding workload, increased academic liberties, and other aspects of the transition to college life, with a primary focus on self-regulation and exercise. This seminar aims to foster self-awareness, autonomy, and confidence to make well-informed decisions for personal and academic development. It is designed to provide students with an overview and foundation of exercise psychology including the important skills for self-regulation, exercise adherence, and overall health and well-being. Course Objectives are to: understand basic concepts in exercise psychology including knowledge of self-regulation skills, exercise adherence, and the importance of overall health and well-being; foster self-awareness, autonomy, and confidence to make well-informed decisions for personal/academic development; teach students about the rich resources on the Penn State campus to facilitate self-regulation skills, enhance exercise adherence, and improve overall health and well-being; learn to use effective self-regulation skills including proper time management, critical thinking, good interpersonal communication and social effectiveness through class readings, discussions, and assignments.

1 credit

Danielle Downs KINES


PSU 014
Section 008H (118765)
Section 008D (1187628)
M 1:25 – 2:15 PM
117 E E West (08/26/13 – 12/31/13)

The objectives of this course are:

1. To introduce you to the area of Biobehavioral Health and research methods for the study of stress and cardiovascular health. These disciplines are important sources of information about your health and quality of life. Scientific discoveries are being reported in the news every day. Important health-related issues are being decided by policy makers and politicians every day. It is important for educated citizens to be aware of these discoveries and issues related to health promotion and disease prevention.

2. To provide specific opportunities for training and acquisition of practical skills that will ensure success in academic and post-academic environments. Skills such as: a. efficient and accurate library and web-based research, b. creating and making computer-assisted presentations, c. being able to work effectively and productively in small groups. These are all important skills that will be used repeatedly in your academic life and will be critical to success in your post-baccalaureate life including work, graduate school, and professional school.

3. To introduce you to the other Penn State resources to foster academic success and personal fulfillment.

1 credit

Linda LaSalle BB H


PSU 014
Section 009H (118771)
Section 009D (118768)
W 1:25 – 2:15 PM
308 Willard Building (08/26/13 – 12/13/13)

The objectives of this course are:

1. To introduce you to the area of Biobehavioral Health and research methods for the study of stress and cardiovascular health. These disciplines are important sources of information about your health and quality of life. Scientific discoveries are being reported in the news every day. Important health-related issues are being decided by policy makers and politicians every day. It is important for educated citizens to be aware of these discoveries and issues related to health promotion and disease prevention.

2. To provide specific opportunities for training and acquisition of practical skills that will ensure success in academic and post-academic environments. Skills such as: a. efficient and accurate library and web-based research, b. creating and making computer-assisted presentations, c. being able to work effectively and productively in small groups. These are all important skills that will be used repeatedly in your academic life and will be critical to success in your post-baccalaureate life including work, graduate school, and professional school.

3. To introduce you to the other Penn State resources to foster academic success and personal fulfillment.

1 credit

Linda LaSalle BB H


PSU 014
Section 010H (118777)
Section 010D (118774)
T R 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
308 Willard Building ITEC (08/27/13 – 10/17/13)

The first-year seminar (FYS) is designed to engage students in learning, acquaint them with the learning tools and resources available at Penn State and orient them to the scholarly community from the outset of their undergraduate studies in a way that will bridge to later experiences in their chosen majors. In addition, the FYS will aim to facilitate students' adjustment to the high expectations, demanding workload, increased academic liberties, and other aspects of the transition to college life and introduce them to their responsibilities as members of the university community.

1 credit

Angela Rothrock RPTM


PSU 014
Section 012H (118783)
Section 012D (118780)
W 11:15 AM – 12:05 PM
318 Willard Building ITEC (08/26/13 – 12/13/13)

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; campus activities; and health.

1 credit

Connie Kossan CSD


PSU 014
Section 015H (118789)
Section 015D (118786)
R 2:30 – 3:45 PM
101 EE West ITEC (08/26/13 – 12/13/13)

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, including e-mail, the internet, the web: 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.

 

1 credit

John Vairo KINES


PSU 014
Section 016H (118795)
Section 016D (118792)
R 2:30 – 3:45 PM
207 Hammond Building (8/29/13 - 10/31/13)

Self-Regulation and Exercise is designed to facilitate students' adjustment to the high expectations, demanding workload, increased academic liberties, and other aspects of the transition to college life, with a primary focus on self-regulation and exercise. This seminar aims to foster self-awareness, autonomy, and confidence to make well-informed decisions for personal and academic development. It is designed to provide students with an overview and foundation of exercise psychology including the important skills for self-regulation, exercise adherence, and overall health and well-being. Course Objectives are to: understand basic concepts in exercise psychology including knowledge of self-regulation skills, exercise adherence, and the importance of overall health and well-being; foster self-awareness, autonomy, and confidence to make well-informed decisions for personal/academic development; teach students about the rich resources on the Penn State campus to facilitate self-regulation skills, enhance exercise adherence, and improve overall health and well-being; learn to use effective self-regulation skills including proper time management, critical thinking, good interpersonal communication and social effectiveness through class readings, discussions, and assignments.

1 credit

Danielle Downs KINES

 


PSU 014
Section 017H (118801)
Section 017D (118798)
R 11:15 AM – 12:30 PM
103 Ferguson Building (8/26/13 - 12/13/13)

 

The United States is facing significant health care challenges, such as a shortage in health care professionals and poor access to quality health care for consumers. This course will explore current efforts to transform health care organizations and expand the health care workforce in rural and urban areas of our country. Students will develop an understanding of the role of health care professionals across the lifespan as well as current and future endeavors to meet the challenges facing the U.S. health care system.

1 credit

Amy Stott H P A


PSU 014
Section 018H (118807)
Section 018D (118804)
M 4:40 - 5:30 PM
202 Ford Building (8/26/13 - 12/13/13)

First-Year Seminar in Hotel, Restaurant and Institutional Management

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

Topic areas to be covered include: computer resources and computer literacy, including e-mail, the internet, the web; 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 fitness health.

1 credit

Rosemarie Hibbler HRIM


PSU 014
Section 019H (118813)
Section 019D (118810)
W 2:30 – 3:20 PM
009 Business Building (8/26/13 - 12/13/13)

This course provides first-year students in the College of Health and Human Development (HHD) an introduction to Penn State, HHD, Hospitality Management, 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. This section of PSU 14 will have an overarching theme of nutrition and food policy woven into the following topic areas: 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; campus activities; and health.

1 credit

Beth Egan HRIM


PSU 014
Section 020H (192577)
Section 020D (192589)
W 12:20 – 1:10 PM
318 Willard Building (8/26/13 - 12/13/13)

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; campus activities; and health.

1 credit

Connie Kossan CSD


RPTM 297S
Section 001 (144709)
M W 3:35 – 4:25 PM
207 Ford Building (08/26/13 – 12/13/13)

Introduction to Golf Management

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. 

2 credits

Stevie Lovell / Burch Wilkes RPTM