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Pop-Up Classes Introduced

Bryn Athyn, PA 11/08/19

Bryn Athyn College is very excited to announce a new kind of course to existing academic offerings—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 a degree for enrolled BAC students.

The first pop-up offering is Computer Science 197 “Introduction to Python Programming” with Dr. Neil Simonetti, which pursues ideas basic to computer programming with the Python programming language, including variables, conditionals, loops, arrays, and functions. This is a one credit course with no prerequisites needed. 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.

 

Questions about this new pop-up classes initiative can be directed to the Dean of Academics.