Penn State Lehigh Valley to offer variety of summer courses for credit

Both in-person and online courses available
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The Lehigh Valley campus is offering a variety of in-class and online course options this summer.

Credit: Michelle Bixby

Editor's Note: Penn State has extended the remote-delivery period for all classes into the summer. No in-class courses will be offered at Penn State Lehigh Valley. Forty-five online courses will be offered.

Penn State Lehigh Valley has announced 45 different for-credit courses that will be available for online completion this summer, along with 6 for-credit in-class courses available for students who prefer in-person offerings. In-person classes will be held contingent upon the status of the global outbreak and with the safety of students, faculty, staff and community members in mind.

"There are some great benefits to taking summer courses at Penn State Lehigh Valley. It offers an opportunity to graduate at a faster rate, experience smaller class sizes, and it provides students with the chance to focus on a challenging class in a condensed summer format,” said Denise O'Neill, director of enrollment management at Penn State Lehigh Valley. “When we assess our summer course offerings, this is some of the positive feedback we have received from visiting and Penn State students."

These courses cover a variety of subject areas and will be held during two sessions. Registration is now open. This course listing is subject to change.

Online courses:

Summer Session 1

May 18 to June 26

  • AFAM 302: Diversity and Health
  • ARTH 307N: American Art and Society
  • BBH 143: Drugs, Behavior and Health
  • BBH 302: Diversity and Health
  • BBH 305: Introduction to Global Health Issues
  • BIOL 141: Introduction to Human Physiology
  • CAS 100A: Effective Speech
  • ECON 102: Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy
  • EMCH 211: Statics
  • EMCH 212: Dynamics
  • ENGL 202A: Effective Writing: Writing in the Social Sciences
  • ENGL 202C: Effective Writing: Technical Writing
  • ENGL 202D: Effective Writing: Business Writing
  • HIST 121: History of the Holocaust 1933-1945
  • HPA 57: Consumer Choices in Health Care
  • HPA 101: Introduction to Health Services Organization
  • MATH 21: College Algebra I
  • MATH 22: College Algebra II and Analytic Geometry
  • MATH 34: The Mathematics of Money
  • MATH 140: Calculus with Analytic Geometry I
  • MGMT 301: Basic Management Concepts
  • MKTG  301: Principles of Marketing
  • MKTG 310: Public Relations and Marketing
  • PHOTO 100: Introduction to Photography
  • PHYS 211:  General Physics: Mechanics
  • PSYCH 100: Introductory Psychology
  • PSYCH 221: Introduction to Social Psychology
  • PSYCH 270: Introduction to Abnormal Psychology
  • SPAN 2: Elementary Spanish II
  • SPAN 3: Intermediate Spanish
  • STAT 200: Elementary Statistics

Summer Session 2

July 1 to Aug. 12

  • ARTH 100: Introduction to Art
  • BA 422W: Strategic Business Planning
  • BBH 407: Global Health Equity
  • BBH 440: Principles of Epidemiology
  • CAS 100A: Effective Speech
  • CNED 401: Foundations of Chemical Dependency Counseling
  • ECON 104: Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy
  • ENGL 15: Rhetoric and Composition
  • ENGL 202C: Effective Writing: Technical Writing
  • ENGL 202D: Effective Writing: Business Writing
  • HIST 144: The World at War: 1939-1945
  • HPA 440: Principles of Epidemiology
  • HPA 444:  Aging Policy in the United States
  • IST 110: Information, People and Technology
  • MATH 21: College Algebra I
  • MATH 22: College Algebra II and Analytic Geometry
  • MATH 26: Plane Trigonometry
  • MATH 34: The Mathematics of Money
  • MATH 110: Techniques of Calculus I
  • PSYCH 301W: Basic Research Methods in Psychology
  • STAT 200: Elementary Statistics

Regular Summer Session

May 18 to Aug. 12

  • EMCH 212: Dynamics
  • EMCH 213: Strength of Materials

In addition to the above listing of summer online courses, there are also various on-campus summer courses being offered at the Penn State Lehigh Valley campus.

On-campus courses:

Session 1: May 18 to June 26

  • CAS 100A: Effective Speech
  • KINES 29: Golf I
  • MATH 110: Techniques of Calculus I
  • PHYS 211: General Physics: Mechanics

Session 2: July 1 to Aug. 12

  • CAS 100A: Effective Speech
  • MATH 141: Calculus with Analytic Geometry II
  • PHYS 212: General Physics: Electricity and Magnetism

For a complete listing of these courses, visit the Schedule of Courses website.

Current Penn State students may register through LionPATH by selecting the Lehigh Valley campus as the course location. New students can visit the Summer Classes website or call the Registrar's Office at 610-285-5060 for more information.


Dennille Schuler

Public Relations Specialist
Penn State Lehigh Valley

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