Overview

Preceptorials are non-credit seminars led by faculty and some distinguished guest lecturers, available to Penn undergraduates in Fall and Spring semesters (and to incoming freshmen during NSO) to supplement the curriculum. The program is designed to foster an interactive, conversational experience with no grades or tests. The goal of preceptorials is learning for learning's sake in an experience often outside the classroom.

The 2017 schedule is listed below. The 2018 Preceptorials schedule will be posted soon. Check back in July for more updates and information.


Course ID Time Title Leader(s)
PREC 401.001 3:30-5pm An Introduction to Health Groups at Penn Annie Sun, Chair of Penn Undergraduate Health Coalition
PREC 402.001 11:30am-1pm An Introduction to Penn in Washington: A Conversation with Ambassador Patricia Butenis Patrick Zancolli, Penn in Washington Program Assistant
PREC 403.001 11:30am - 1pm Asian Representation in the Media Viraj Patel, Associate Director, PAACH
PREC 404.001 11:30am-1pm Brave Neuro World: How Will Neuroscience Change Life in the 21st Century? Martha Farah, Walter H. Annenberg Professor of Natural Sciences in the Department of Psychology
PREC 405.001 1:30-3pm Coffee and Friends -- An Introduction to Coffee Club Max Schechter, Penn Coffee Club
PREC 406.001 11:30am-1pm Crash Course Russian Maria Alley, Russian Program Coordinator
PREC 407.001 1:30-3pm Latin Ballroom Dance Workshop Belinda Li, Team Captain of Penn Latin and Ballroom Dance
PREC 408.001 3:30-5pm Dance with Hype! Mikael Mantis, President of Penn Hype
PREC 409.001 11:30am-1pm Dancing with the Naachos: A Bollywood Workshop PENNaach
PREC 410.001 1:30-3pm Developing FGLI Leadership with Penn First Nicole Posadas, Penn First Communication Chair
PREC 411.001 3:30-5pm Dinner and Diagnostics Kate Panzer, APOC 2017 Student Leader
PREC 412.001 11:30am-1pm Getting Started in Research and Fellowships Dr. Ann Vernon-Grey, Associate Director for Undergraduate Research
PREC 413.001 1:30-3pm Intro to Ballet Catherine Campbell, Penn Ballet Acting Performance Director
PREC 501.001 3:30-5pm Learn to Bhangra with Penn Dhamaka! Akhil Chakravarti, Chair of Penn Dhamaka
PREC 502.001 3:30-5pm Mask and Wig Presents: Performing at Penn Alec Goldberg, Business Manager of Mask and Wig
PREC 503.001 11:30am-1pm Penn India Association and Penn Cricket Club presents - Gully Games Shaunak Kulkarni, Vice President Outreach - Penn India Association, President - Penn Cricket Club
PREC 504.001 11:30am-1pm Philadelphia’s Lazaretto, Forgotten Monument to a Hidden History of Epidemics, Immigration, and Quarantine Dr. David Barnes, Associate Professor of History and Sociology of Science
PREC 505.001 1:30-3pm Pre-Med at Penn: Getting off to a Good Start Todd Rothman, Carol Hagan, Mia Carpiniello, Caroline Wilky - Senior Associate Director + Associate Directors of Graduate & Professional School Advising
PREC 506.001 3:30-5pm Quantum Computer and Information Science Max Mintz, Professor of CIS
PREC 507.001 1:30-3pm Socrates on College Dr. Ralph Rosen, Vartan Gregorian Professor of Humanities and Undergraduate Chair in the Department of Classical Studies & Dr. Daniel Cheely, Director of Collegium Institute and Lecturer in the Department of History
PREC 508.001 3:30-5pm Student Government and Event Planning @ Penn Austin Borja, SPEC President
PREC 509.001 3:30-5pm Sword Workshop Eileen Huang, Program Coordinator
PREC 510.001 3:30-5pm The Palestra and Franklin Field: The Pillars of the Sports Tradition at Penn Kushol Gupta, Ph.D., Asst. Director, Penn Band
PREC 511.001 1:30-3pm Why Diplomacy is Just Like Dating Tomoharu Nishino, Assistant Director, International Relations
PREC 512.001 11:30am-1pm Active Minds- Mental Health Preceptorial Jasmine Paz, Co-President of Active Minds