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This course can be taught in your school district or on campus for your school.  If you'd like more information about this program, please contact the Penn State Beaver Office of Continuing Education, 724-773-3700.

Program objectives for students:

  • Begin to read, view, think, discuss, and write critically
  • Become familiar with materials and perspectives across content areas and from the liberal arts tradition
  • Incorporate source material into writing
  • Become familiar with appropriate citation methods in written work and create a reference or works-cited page
  • Demonstrate the principles of lifelong learning
  • Present an independent, creative learning project
  • Practice principles of time management
  • Build a compilation, i.e. lexicon, of discipline-appropriate terms

Week 1: Thrills, Spills, and Computer Skills

Week 2: Reading Between the Lines: Critical Reading and Study Skills

Week 3: The Second "R": Why Writing is Fundamental, Too

Week 4: Finding the Path to Math

Week 5: Excelling with the Basics of MS Excel

Week 6: The Liberal Arts

Week 7: The Sciences

Week 8: The Social Science


Office of Continuing Education
102 Ross Administration Building
Penn State Beaver
100 University Drive
Monaca, PA 15061

Phone: 724-773-3700
Fax: 724-773-3769 

Monday through Friday,
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

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