Classes You'll Take

During your six-weeks here on campus, you will take classes in order to earn up to 9 credits toward your degree. Below are the courses you may take with their descriptions. An * signifies a course that all PSP students will take this summer.

ENGL 1131: FWS: Mastering College Reading and Writing

What does it mean to be a "good" reader or a "good" writer in college? In each section of this course, students receive extensive guidance from their instructors in the discovery and practice of helpful methods for fully exploring and appreciating what they read as well as guidance in planning, drafting, and writing essays about what is read and discussed in class. Each section of the course focuses on a particular topic drawn from a range of fields (e.g., literature, history, film, music). Reading assignments are limited in order to allow ample time for discussion and for personal attention to student writing. First-Year Writing Seminar.

WRIT 1340: FWS: An Introduction to Writing in the University

This writing seminar is designed for students who need more focused attention to master the expectations of academic writing. Emphasizes the analytic and argumentative writing and critical reading essential for university-level work. With small classes and weekly student/teacher conferences, each section is shaped to respond to the needs of students in that particular class.

ECON 1110: Introductory Microeconomics w/ ECON Suppliment 1001

Explanation and evaluation of how the price system operates in determining what goods are produced, how goods are produced, who receives income, and how the price system is modified and influenced by private organizations and government policy.

ILRLR 1100: Introduction to U.S. Labor History

Introductory survey covering the major changes in the nature of work, the workforce, and the institutions involved in industrial relations from the late 19th century to the present.

ILROB 1220: Introduction to Organizational Behavior*

Introductory survey course of theory and research on individual and group processes (including personality, motivation, communication, and leadership), as well as structural and economic forces (including organizational design, power relations, interorganizational ties, social norms, and laws) that shape the contemporary workplace.

HE 1110: College Achievement Seminar

Improves the study and learning skills of incoming freshmen. Emphasis is placed on acquisition of skills necessary to achieve academic success. Topics include time management, note taking, mapping, textbook comprehension, exam preparation, and exam strategies. The application of theory to the demands of Cornell course work is stressed.