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Division of Undergraduate Studies 1973 DUS was established. 1981 Educational Planning Survey (EPS) was initiated. 1990 A Review of Educational Plans (REP) was given to students at University Park for the first time.

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division of undergraduate studies

Division of Undergraduate Studies

  • 1973 DUS was established.
  • 1981 Educational Planning Survey (EPS) was initiated.
  • 1990 A Review of Educational Plans (REP) was given to students at University Park for the first time.
  • 2003 All incoming first-year students participated in Web-based placement testing during FTCAP.
  • Prior to 2004, both parts of the EPS were administered in paper and pencil format.

FTCAP Afternoon Program

what happens in the afternoon
What Happens in the Afternoon?
  • Big Group Presentation
  • Important Exercise
  • Small Group Experience
  • Important Tools
big group presentation
Big Group Presentation
  • Summer Packet:
    • Calendar: importance of a planner
    • Purple sheet: courses to test your interests
    • White sheet: exploratory guide
  • Goals:
    • how to plan and schedule courses that will help students explore and keep options open
    • how to choose courses that will help students progress towards graduation
    • how to choose GEN ED classes
  • Criteria: to keep doors open, to test interests and abilities, and to meet requirements
  • Exercise: schedule courses for a student who is interested in AD, Business, and Engr.
small group experience
Small Group Experience
  • Identify interests: What general areas are students looking at (e.g., PR, NURS)? Do students have realistic ideas of stated majors?
  • Identify appropriate courses:
    • Discuss Engl, Math, Chem: AP, what level of courses (general, honor’s, or college) the students took in H.S.?
    • note that some Gen Ed courses are prescribed for certain majors while others provide more flexibility
    • Foreign language requirements: placement policy
    • What if students do not take a recommended course? (ramification for not taking it, delaying sequencing/graduation, hindering exploration)
  • Select course times: registration/instruction sheet
  • Register for courses: some controlled courses require phone call (IST110, CAS100B, etc.)
  • Print schedule
questions raised by students
Questions Raised by Students
  • LEAP students: DUS advisers will have their schedules before the meeting. For students admitted to Fall, call Admissions and change admission to summer.
  • Summer students will schedule both summer and fall courses.
  • Summer session: not more than 2 courses but probably one FYS.
  • Parking for summer is allowed.
  • Athletes: 12-14 credits with DUS adviser, 3 credits required with athletics adviser.
  • If a course is full, complete drop/add form and bring it to class.
college of arts architecture

College of Arts & Architecture

FTCAP Afternoon Program

what happens in the afternoon7
What Happens in the Afternoon?
  • Goal: to schedule first semester classes
  • Divided into two large group
  • Tools:
    • a list of web sites for scheduling courses
    • registration worksheet
    • semester course schedule according to major/college
academic units
Academic Units
  • School of Music:an audition, a placement examination, and an interview.
  • School of Theatre:an audition/portfolio review and interview.
  • School of Visual Arts:six studio areas of concentration: ceramics, drawing and painting, graphic design, photography, printmaking, or sculpture; and B.S. in Graphic Design and Art Education; a portfolio review.
  • School of Architecture and Landscape Architecture:
    • ARCH: an accredited secondary school; at least 17 preparatory units;
    • LARCH (change of major): a presentation of creative work and two 500-word essays between Jan. 1 and Feb. 15.
  • Department of Art History
  • Department of Integrative Arts:submission of a formal written proposal including: a written statement, a listing of courses intended to fulfill the major, a semester-by-semester plan, a current transcript, and evidence of background, ability, or aptitude.
  • ARCH courses, LARCH courses, Art courses, Art Ed courses, Art Hist courses, Graphic Design courses, Integrative Arts courses, Dance courses, Brass courses, Keyboard courses, Percussion courses, String courses, Voice courses, Woodwinds courses, Photo courses, and Theatre courses
  • The School of Theatre offers non-majors
    • THEA 100 The Art of the Theatre (a survey class in theatre appreciation),
    • THEA 102 Fundamentals of Acting,
    • and various special-interest courses such as THEA 208 Workshop: Theatre in Diverse Cultures, THEA 406 Theatre in Asia, THEA 407 Women and Theatre, and THEA 412 African American Theatre.
  • Other courses either require portfolio submission, audition, fees, or permission of instructor, or are for students placed in the major only.
resources and services
Resources and Services
  • Internships: A.A Advising Centerhttp://www.artsandarchitecture.psu.edu/advising/internships.html
  • Multicultural Programs: Curt Marshall, Coordinator
    • Services include academic, personal, and career counseling
    • Supported Programs:
      • Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Banquet
      • Hispanic Heritage Month
      • Black History Month
      • Asian Awakening
    • Diversity Initiativesinclude peer mentoring and peer tutoring for Arts and Architecture courses.
  • International Programs:All architecture and landscape architecture majors spend a semester in Rome and all master of fine arts students in theatre study in London. All other majors in the college are strongly encouraged to study abroad.http://www.artsandarchitecture.psu.edu/current/interntl.html
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Resources and Services
  • Student Organizations:http://www.artsandarchitecture.psu.edu/current/stgroups.html
    • Arts and Architecture Undergraduate Student Council
    • LARCH Student Society
    • United Soul Ensemble Gospel Choir
    • None of The Above (NOTA)
    • Jazz Club
    • Music Ensemble
    • International Dance Ensemble
    • Thespians
    • M.A.C.H.3-D
  • School of Theatre Casting Policy
  • LGBT Resource Center
  • Computer Information