Special Interest Courses

Although most Penn State World Campus courses are completed as part of a degree or certificate program, there is also the opportunity to take exploratory courses. The following special interest courses are available to both current Penn State World Campus students and those not currently seeking a Penn State degree or certificate.

Next Steps

Read the instructions for how to register for Penn State World Campus courses to learn how you can enroll in any of the upcoming special interest classes.

Upcoming Special Interest Courses
Title Abbreviation Description Credits Semester Offered
Wind Turbine Aerodynamics AERSP 583 Analysis of wind turbine performance, aeroacoustics, and loads; turbine selection for site-specific application. 3 credits Spring 2020
Wind Turbine Systems AERSP 880 Wind turbine technology and the critical elements of turbine system design. 3 credits Fall 2019
Introduction to Agricultural Business Management AGBM 200 Application of management principles and processes to agricultural business firms in their planning and operating in domestic and international markets. 3 credits Fall 2019
Spring 2020
Liquid Chromatography CHEM 810 The course specifically caters to the needs of the analytical chemical industry and individuals newly hired into entry-level sample management/preparation and quality assurance/quality control positions within companies using liquid chromatographic techniques. 1 credit Fall 2019
Liquid Chromatography II CHEM 811 The course specifically caters to the needs of the analytical chemical industry and individuals hired into, or transitioning into, technician-level positions within companies using liquid chromatographic techniques. 1 credit Spring 2020
Liquid Chromatography III CHEM 812 The course specifically caters to the needs of the analytical chemical industry and individuals hired into, or transitioning into, development-level, or senior-level, chemist positions within companies using liquid chromatographic techniques. 1 credit Summer 2020
Environmental Law and Policy EMGT 820 This course examines how law and policy impact the way we manage the environment, use natural resources, and protect ecological systems. 3 credits Fall 2019
Spring 2020
The Insect Connection ENT 202 An introduction to the diversity of insects and the ways in which they interact with humans and impact our world. 3 credits Fall 2019
Spring 2020
Properties and Processing of Engineering Materials MATSE 259 Relationship of structure and processing variables to the properties and service behavior of metals, polymers, and ceramics.  3 credits Fall 2019
Spring 2020