Andrew M. (Mike) Erdman
Walter L. Robb Director of Engineering Leadership Development
213E Hammond Building
University Park, PA 16802
Supporting elective courses are intended to complement the leadership curriculum and broaden your horizons. Most ELDM elective courses are GA, GH, and GS so with proper planning, you can incorporate the 18-credit ELD minor into your degree plan without any added class time. Below is a list of accepted elective courses that may fulfill requirements for both the minor and the University's general education requirements. If you would like to learn how to incorporate ELDM into your schedule, contact the minor director. To apply for the minor, you must first submit an application to enter.
International CulturesStudents may use 3 credits of study in a second language at the 003 (third-semester or 12th credit) level or higher as a PSU student. Students who have acquired fluency or near fluency in a second language prior to attending Penn State may fulfill this requirement by taking an advanced course in the relevant language or through study at the 003 level or higher in a third language. The language requirement can also be met with intensive study at an equivalent level and fluency while studying or working abroad.
1-3 credits of approved study or work abroad, of at least 6 weeks duration, consisting of course work, internship, research, etc. To document study or work abroad, the credits earned can be Penn State credits associated with one of the formal study abroad programs, credits for course work or research conducted at a foreign institution and transferred into Penn State, or credits for ENGR 195I, 295I, 395I or 495I taken during an international internship or cooperative education assignment. Courses to be taken while studying abroad should be chosen in consultation with the student's academic adviser (particularly those intended to meet degree requirements) and the Director of the minor.
GA (Arts) classes that can be used as supporting credits in the ELD MinorA ED 225 (GA;US) DIVERSITY, PEDAGOGY, AND VISUAL CULTURE (3) Issues of diversity in art, education, visual culture, and pedagogy.
A&A 100 (GA;IL) INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL ARTS (3) An interdisciplinary, multicultural introduction to the arts of the world.
AAA S 335 (GA;IL) (ART H) AFRICAN ART (3) Introduction to the visual arts of Africa, including contemporary African art and the influence of African art outside Africa.
ART H 330 (GA;IL) ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE AND ART (3) Survey of the art and architecture of Islamic lands from the late seventh century until the eighteenth century.
ART H 340 (GA;IL) JAPANESE ART (3) This course will examine the art and architecture of Japan, its relationship to Chinese art, and its influence on European art.
INART 210 (GA) INTEGRATIVE APPROACHES TO COMPUTER-AIDED MUSIC COMPOSITION (3) Interdisciplinary introduction to music composition using software to assist with notation; historical perspectives drawn from art, dance, theater, and literature. Prerequisite: MUSIC 008 or instructor permission.
INART 258 (GA) FUNDAMENTALS OF MIDI AND DIGITAL AUDIO (3 credits per semester) Effective Date: SP2007 Music Technology (Introduction to how musical information is stored and processed in computer systems.) Prerequisite: MUSIC 008 or concurrent enrollment in either MUSIC 131 or MUSIC 132 .
THEA 207 (GA;US) GENDER AND THEATRE (3) A study of theatre and drama literature as formed by issues of gender, race, and ethnic background.
THEA 208 (GA;US;IL) (AAA S) WORKSHOP: THEATRE IN DIVERSE CULTURES (3) A performance-oriented class which explores the historic and contemporary theatrical works of various culturally diverse peoples.
THEA 208S (GA;US;IL) WORKSHOP: THEATRE IN DIVERSE CULTURES (3) A performance-oriented class, which explores the historic and contemporary theatrical works of various culturally diverse peoples.
GH (Humanities) classes that can be used as supporting credits in the ELD Minor
AAA S 102 (GH;IL) (WMNST) WOMEN OF COLOR: CROSS-CULTURAL PERSPECTIVE (3) Global examination of value systems of women of color; attention to minority ethnic groups in the United States and developing countries.
AAA S 192 (GH;IL) (HIST) MODERN AFRICAN HISTORY (3) Impact of the slave trade, expansion of Islam, colonial conquest, social and cultural transformations, resistance, nationalism, and independence.
AAA S 146 (GH;US) (RL ST) THE LIFE AND THOUGHT OF MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. (3) A survey of the civil rights leader including his religious beliefs, intellectual development, and philosophy for social change.
AAA S 147 (GH;US) (RL ST) THE LIFE AND THOUGHT OF MALCOLM X ( 3) The life of Malcolm X/El Hajj Malik El Shabazz (1925-1965) and his social, political, economic, and moral thought.
AAA S 210 (GH;US) (HIST) BETWEEN ACCOMMODATION AND ALIENATION: AFRICAN AMERICANS IN A JIM CROW NAT ION, 1896-1932 ( 3) The course will explore the context and events that shaped African American life over the period 1896-1932. Prerequisite: AAA S 100, HIST 021
AG 160 (GH) INTRODUCTION INTO ETHICS AND ISSUES IN AGRICULTURE (3) The course explores ethical theories, concepts of critical thinking, and major ethical issues related to American agriculture.
AM ST 104 (GH;US) (WMNST) WOMEN AND THE AMERICAN EXPERIENCE (3) Selected aspects of the role of women in United States history and culture from colonial to modern times.
CAS 175 (GH) PERSUASION AND PROPAGANDA (3) An introductory examination of how symbols have been used to create belief and action in revolutionary, totalitarian, and democratic settings.
CMLIT 101 (GH;US;IL) THE THEME OF IDENTITY IN WORLD LITERATURE: RACE, GENDER, AND OTHER ISSUES OF DIVERSITY (3) Themes of gender and heritage, centrality and marginality, self and other, as expressed in literary works from around the world.
GER 143 (GH;IL) (RUS) THE CULTURE OF STALINISM AND NAZISM ( 3) The culture of Stalinist Russia and Nazi Germany in comparative perspective.
HIST 011 (GH;IL) WORLD HISTORY II (3) Social, economic, and political evolution of societies and cultures from 1500 to the present.
HIST 101 (GH;IL) (CAMS) THE ROMAN REPUBLIC AND EMPIRE ( 3) History of the Roman Republic and Empire from the origins of Rome to the disintegration of the Empire.
HIST 108 (GH;IL) THE CRUSADES: HOLY WAR IN THE MIDDLE AGES ( 3) The social and political history of medieval religious warfare in Europe and in the Middle East.
HIST 117 (GH;US;IL) (WMNST) WOMEN IN MODERN HISTORY ( 3) Modernization and women: changing images and roles since mid-eighteenth century in the family, workshop, politics, society; cross-cultural comparisons.
HIST 123 (GH) (S T S) HISTORY OF SCIENCE II (3) A history of science and culture from the scientific revolution to the present.
HIST 154 (GH;US) HISTORY OF WELFARE AND POVERTY IN THE UNITED STATES (3) History of care of the impoverished (emphasis on gender, race, nationality, age of poor, and welfare givers), 18th century to present.
HIST 155 (GH;US) AMERICAN BUSINESS HISTORY (3) Major developments in the history of business and industry from the colonial period to the present.
HIST 173 (GH;IL) VIETNAM IN WAR AND PEACE ( 3) Rise of nationalism and communism; origins of conflict; United States involvement; impact on postwar regional and international politics; contemporary Vietnam.
HIST 175 (GH;IL) THE HISTORY OF MODERN EAST ASIA (3) Comparative survey of the internal developments and external relations of China and Japan since their contact with the industrialized West.
HIST 179 (GH;IL) LATIN-AMERICAN HISTORY SINCE 1820 (3) Origin, political growth, international relations, and economic status of the Latin-American republics, with emphasis upon present-day conditions.
HIST 181 (GH;IL) INTRODUCTION TO THE MIDDLE EAST (3) Origins of Islamic civilization; expansion of Islam; the Ottoman Empire; the Middle East since 1918.
HIST 192 (GH;IL) (AAA S) MODERN AFRICAN HISTORY (3) Impact of the slave trade, expansion of Islam, colonial conquest, social and cultural transformations, resistance, nationalism, and independence.
HIST 211 (GH;US;IL) (AAA S) THE EMERGENCE AND EVOLUTION OF THE BLACK DIASPORA IN THE ATLANTIC WORLD (3) The course will explore the history and role of African and African-descent people in Africa, the Americas, and Europe. Prerequisite: AAA S 100 or HIST 003 or HIST 020 or HIST 021 or HIST 152.
PHIL 103 (GH) INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS (3) Ethical theory about virtue, duty, autonomy, and life quality applied to moral problems, including character, violence, oppression, abortion, and suicide.
PHIL 103W (GH) INTRODUCTION TO ETHICS (3) Ethical theory about virtue, duty, autonomy, and life quality applied to moral problems, including character, violence, oppression, abortion, and suicide. Prerequisite: ENGL 015 or ENGL 030.
PHIL 105 (GH) INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY OF LAW AND LEGAL ETHICS (3) Historical and contemporary philosophies of law; concepts of responsibility, property, rights, and justice; and ethical issues in legal practice.
PHIL 106 (GH) INTRODUCTION TO BUSINESS ETHICS (3) Studies ethical foundations of business and ethical problems in business practices such as advertising, international trade, labor relations, and marketing.
PHIL 107 (GH) (S T S) INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY OF TECHNOLOGY (3) The character of technology; its relation to human values; philosophical assumptions in its development; and how it transforms the world.
PHIL 109 (GH) INTRODUCTION TO AESTHETICS (3) Examines the nature of art and aesthetic experience, art's relation to beauty and truth, and the nature of creativity.
PHIL 110 (GH) INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (3) Examines science's assumptions about knowledge and reality, the relation between science and culture, and the nature of scientific progress.
PHIL 116 (GH) INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY OF SOCIAL SCIENCE (3) Examines the philosophical foundations of the social sciences, focusing on issues of methodology, quantification, objectivity, and value-neutrality.
PHIL 118 (GH) INTRODUCTION TO ENVIRONMENTAL PHILOSOPHY (3) Considers the moral status of the environment and applies ethical theory to issues such as preservation, hunger, pollution, and sustainability.
PHIL 120 (GH) INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY OF ECONOMICS (3) Studies philosophical issues such as individualism and preference, behavior and choice, and history and politics in economic systems and theories.
PHIL 131 (GH) INTRODUCTION TO AGRICULTURAL ETHICS (3) Includes the study of animal rights, international development, environmental sustainability, biotechnology, social policy and justice, and agrarian community.
PHIL 132 (GH) (RL ST) INTRODUCTION TO BIOETHICS (3) Studies questions of ethics in relation to biotechnology research and implementation, genetic engineering, medicine, animal and human rights.
PHIL 132S (GH) INTRODUCTION TO BIOETHICS (3) Studies questions of ethics in relation to biotechnology research and implementation, genetic engineering, medicine, animal and human rights.
PHIL 221 (GH) PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (3) An inquiry into the form and function of concepts, laws, theories, and into the character of scientific explanation and prediction.
PHIL 233 (GH) (S T S) ETHICS AND THE DESIGN OF TECHNOLOGY (3) Ethics and individual and group decision-making in the design of technology including design projects and specific attention to institutional ethics.
RL ST 103 (GH;US;IL) INTRODUCTION TO HINDUISM (3) Historical development of Hinduism to the present.
RL ST 104 (GH;US;IL) INTRODUCTION TO BUDDHISM (3) A general survey of the basic doctrine, practice, and historical development of Hinayana and Mahayana Buddhism.
RL ST 107 (GH;US;IL) INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM (3) Community and message of the early movement; development of authoritative structures and traditions; proliferation of sects; theology and creeds; mysticism.
S T S 233 (GH) (PHIL) ETHICS AND THE DESIGN OF TECHNOLOGY (3) Ethics and individual and group decision-making in the design of technology including design projects and specific attention to institutional ethics.
GS (Social and Behavioral Science) classes that can be used as supporting credits in the ELD MinorAAA S 100 (GS;US) EVOLVING STATUS OF BLACKS IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY: INTERDISCIPLINARY PER SPECTIVES (3) An interdisciplinary, team-taught exploration of the evolving status of Black Americans in the twentieth century. Emphasis on the civil rights movement.
AAA S 110 (GS;IL) INTRODUCTION TO CONTEMPORARY AFRICA (3) Consideration of influences and forces shaping modern African society; analysis of current local and global problems and issues facing Africa.
AG BM 101 (GS) ECONOMIC PRINCIPLES OF AGRIBUSINESS DECISION MAKING (3) Introduction to economic principles and their application to real world examples of agribusiness management issues.
ANTH 285 (GS;IL) CULTURE CONTACT (3) Survey of changes in indigenous societies following contact with colonial powers. Prerequisite: ANTH 002 , ANTH 045
CAS 202 (GS) INTRODUCTION TO COMMUNICATION THEORY (3) Survey of human communication studies in relational, interpersonal, group, organization, intercultural, health, technology and communication systems.
CAS 203 (GS) INTERPERSONAL COMMUNICATION (3) Exploration of competent communication and the skills necessary to manage personal and professional relationships.
ECON 302 (GS) INTERMEDIATE MICROECONOMIC ANALYSIS (3) Allocation of resources and distribution of income within various market structures, with emphasis on analytical tools. Prerequisite: ECON 002
ECON 304 (GS) INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMIC ANALYSIS (3) Analysis of forces that determine the level of aggregate economic activity. Prerequisite: ECON 004
ECON 315 (GS) LABOR ECONOMICS (3) Economic analysis of employment, earnings, and the labor market; labor relations; related government policies. Prerequisite: ECON 002
ECON 323 (GS) PUBLIC FINANCE (3) Contemporary fiscal institutions in the United States; public expenditures; public revenues; incidence of major tax types; intergovernmental fiscal relations; public credit. Prerequisite: ECON 002
ECON 333 (GS) INTERNATIONAL ECONOMICS (3) Why nations trade, barriers to trade, balance of payments adjustment and exchange rate determination, eurocurrency markets, and trade-related institutions. Prerequisite: ECON 002, ECON 004 , or ECON 014
ECON 342 (GS) INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION (3) Industrial concentration, size, and efficiency of business firms, market structure and performance, competitive behavior, public policy and antitrust issues. Prerequisite: ECON 002
ECON 370 (GS) COMPARATIVE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT (3) Problems of growth and development in non-industrialized countries and in economies in transition; institutions and economic development. Prerequisite: ECON 002 or ECON 014
EGEE 120 (GS;US;IL) OIL: INTERNATIONAL EVOLUTION (3) Survey of the commercial development of the world petroleum industry from various international, historical, business, and cultural perspectives.
ENNEC 100 (GS) INTRODUCTION TO ENERGY AND EARTH SCIENCES ECONOMICS (3) Resource use decisions and their effect on local, national, and global development.
GEOG 123 (GS;IL) GEOGRAPHY OF DEVELOPING WORLD (3) Effective Date: SP2007 Patterns of poverty in poor countries; conventional and non-conventional explanations; focus on solutions; case studies of specific regions.
GEOG 124 (GS;IL) ELEMENTS OF CULTURAL GEOGRAPHY (3) Locational analysis of changes in non-Western cultures. Problems of plural societies, economic development, population growth, and settlement.
GEOG 128 (GS;IL) GEOGRAPHY OF INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (3) Contemporary international affairs in their geographical setting; geographic elements in the development of national power, political groupings, and international disputes.
GEOG 160 (GS) MAPPING OUR CHANGING WORLD (3) Effective Date: SP2007 Fundamental concepts of GIS, cartography, remote sensing, and GPS in the context of environmental and social problems.
INT U 200 (GS) INTERNATIONAL UNDERSTANDING AND WORLD AFFAIRS (3) Interdisciplinary consideration of international problems, conflict and accommodation; impact of various cultures and ideologies on world affairs and foreign policy. Credit will not be given for both this course and PL SC 014. Prerequisite: third-semester standing
INTAG 100 (GS;IL) INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL AGRICULTURE (3) Survey of agriculture and food production in developing countries; focus on small traditional farmers, their methods, and socioeconomic environment. (NOTE: Write for a further listing of courses in and related to International Agriculture.)
INTST 100 (GS;IL) INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (3) An introductory multidisciplinary course designed to familiarize students with critical international issues.
INTST 100S (GS;IL) INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL STUDIES (3) An introductory multidisciplinary course designed to familiarize students with critical international issues.
IST 110 (GS) INFORMATION, PEOPLE AND TECHNOLOGY (3) The use, analysis and design of information systems and technologies to organize, coordinate, and inform human enterprises. (Core course for IST majors; can not be a supporting class for IST students in the E-SHIP Minor.)
L I R 201 (GS) EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP: LAW AND POLICY (3) An examination of basic legal principles underlying the employment relationship and their social, political, and economic bases.
PL SC 123 (GS;US;IL) ETHNIC AND RACIAL POLITICS (3) Effective Date: FA2007. Political movements among United States ethnic and racial groups; government policies on race and ethnicity; comparison to other culturally diverse countries. Prerequisite: PL SC 001 or PL SC 003
PL SC 132 (GS;IL) THE POLITICS OF INTERNATIONAL INTOLERANCE (3) Effective Date: FA2007 Introductory course emphasizing psychological, historical, and political aspects of global intolerance towards minorities.
PL SC 135 (GS) (S T S) THE POLITICS OF THE ECOLOGICAL CRISIS (3) The political implications of the increasing scarcity of many of the world's resources.
POLSC 123 (GS;US;IL) ETHNIC AND RACIAL POLITICS (3) Political movements among United States ethnic and racial groups; government policies on race and ethnicity; comparison to other culturally diverse countries. Prerequisite: PL SC 001 or PL SC 003
POLSC 132(GS;IL) THE POLITICS OF INTERNATIONAL INTOLERANCE (3) Introductory course emphasizing psychological, historical, and political aspects of global intolerance towards minorities.
PSYCH 221 (GS) INTRODUCTION TO SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY (3) Effective Date: SP2007 Research and theory on topics including interpersonal attraction, aggression, helping, attitudes, attribution, cooperation, competition, and groups, from a psychological perspective. Prerequisite: PSYCH 100
PSYCH 232 (GS;US;IL) CROSS-CULTURAL PSYCHOLOGY (3) Effective Date: SP2007 This course examines how ethnic and cultural background influences patterns of human thought and behavior. Prerequisite: PSYCH 100
PSYCH 261 (GS) INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY OF LEARNING (3) Effective Date: SP2007 A general survey of the learning area, including animal and human experiments, with the applicability of learning principles being discussed. Prerequisite: PSYCH 100
PSYCH 281 (GS) INTRODUCTION TO INDUSTRIAL-ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY (3) Effective Date: SP2007 Personnel selection, training, accident prevention, morale, and organizational behavior. Prerequisite: PSYCH 100
SOC 119 (GS;US) RACE AND ETHNIC RELATIONS (4) Historical patterns and current status of racial and ethnic groups; inequality, competition, and conflict; social movements; government policy.
S T S 151 (GS;US) (HIST) TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY IN AMERICAN HISTORY (3) Development of technology in America from colonial times; its reception and its influence on social, economic, and political life.
S T S 151S (GS;US) (HIST) TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY IN AMERICAN HISTORY (3) Development of technology in America from colonial times; its reception and its influence on social, economic, and political life.
S T S 200 (GS) CRITICAL ISSUES IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY (3) An overview of interactions between science, technology, and society from social sciences and humanities perspectives.
S T S 200S (GS) CRITICAL ISSUES IN SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND SOCIETY (3) An overview of interactions between science, technology, and society from social sciences and humanities perspectives.