Pop-Up Classes

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Pop-Up Classes

Pop-up classes are short 1 credit or ½ credit classes that do not follow the regular term or block schedule. Their name comes from the fact that they can be mounted relatively quickly in response to student or faculty interest, current events, or hot topics. These are pass/fail classes that provide elective credit and cannot be used to fulfill program requirements. Up to 8 credits from pop-up classes can be applied toward your degree for enrolled BAC students.

Current Pop-Up Offerings:

Modern Greek 197 : Introduction to Modern Greek Language and Culture for Travelers

Course description: An introduction to the fundamentals of modern Greek, with an emphasis on components useful for travelers. Includes learning to pronounce text written in modern Greek, to understand and use the most commonly encountered vocabulary, to communicate with phrases and sentences appropriate to different settings encountered during travel, to ask common questions, and to respond to common questions with politeness and friendliness. Language introduction is accompanied by a consideration of various contemporary Greek cultural characteristics and settings.

Instructor: Dr. Wendy Closterman

Credits: 1

Schedule: Monday, February 17, 5:15-5:45 PM; Thursdays from March 12th-April 30th 8:45-10:15 AM

Prerequisites: None.

How do you sign up? Students should speak with their advisor and register for the course in Sonis before February 17. Because this course only runs for a few weeks, it will not be possible to add this course after it starts. Drops (with no record on your transcript) will be allowed during the first week of the course. Withdrawals (with a “W” on your transcript) will be allowed during the second week.

Former Classes:

Computer Science 197: Introduction to Python Programming

Course description: We pursue ideas basic to computer programming with the Python programming language, including variables, conditionals, loops, arrays, and functions.

Instructor: Dr. Neil Simonetti

Credits: 1

Schedule: Classes run December 3, 2019 through December 20, 2019 on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:00 pm to 8:50 pm. Students will present their final projects on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 7:00 pm.

Prerequisites: None.

How do you sign up? Students should speak with their advisor and register for the course in Sonis before classes start on December 3. Because this course only runs for a few weeks, it will not be possible to add this course after it starts. Drops (with no record on your transcript) will be allowed during the first week of the course. Withdrawals (with a “W” on your transcript) will be allowed during the second week.

Religion 397: Council of Nicea

Course description: This pop-up course is participation in the Reacting to the Past “Council of Nicea” game already offered in Religion 305: Universal Theology. Religion 397 students will join the Religion 305 students during the first three weeks of winter term when the Reacting to the Past game takes place. Religion 397 students will research their character, participate in game sessions, and write two assigned papers. Rel 397 students benefit from gaining a first-hand experience tackling historical doctrinal issues in committee.

Instructor: Rev. Scott Frazier

Credits: 1

Schedule: Classes run December 3, 2019 through December 19, 2019 on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:20-5:10 pm.

Prerequisites: a 200-level religion course

How do you sign up? Students should speak with their advisor and register for the course in Sonis before classes start on December 3. Because this course only runs for a few weeks, it will not be possible to add this course after it starts. Drops (with no record on your transcript) will be allowed during the first week of the course. Withdrawals (with a “W” on your transcript) will be allowed during the second week.

Auditing Students

Part time non degree seeking students and auditors can find information, costs, and application forms on the Part-Time and Auditors Registration page.

Faculty and Staff Auditing

Full-time and percent time staff and faculty may audit undergraduate classes at Bryn Athyn College during the fiscal year in which they are employed, providing space is available, with the following criteria and discounts:

For courses with sufficient enrollment of regular students (non-College employees):

  • The audit fee is discounted to 30% of the applicable audit rate.
  • Faculty and staff may apply for professional development funding to support audit costs not covered by the discount; decisions on such funding are made on a case-by-case basis.
  • Faculty and staff are limited to auditing up to ­­­four credits ­per term.
    • For courses held during the employee’s normal work hours, the employee must make scheduling arrangements with their supervisor prior to the first day of the course.

For courses with insufficient enrollment of regular students (non-College employees), the option to audit the course is unavailable. For courses that are full/at capacity, the option to audit the course is unavailable.