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Penn LPS Online allows you to design an educational experience that fits your professional and personal goals. Our courses, certificates and degree are designed with the busy professional in mind, offering you the flexibility to learn new skills, pursue a personal interest, or earn your undergraduate degree on a schedule that works for you.

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The Craft of Creative Writing is designed for students who are new to creative writing or who would like to return...
In this fast-paced introductory course, students read and discuss a wide range of modern and contemporary American...
Poetry Workshop is a course for students who are new to poetry or who would like to return to the fundamentals...
Fiction Workshop is a course for students who are new to fiction writing or who would like to return to the...
This multi-genre, collaborative workshop is devoted to writing of and about place. Students consider place both...
Students are required to complete and revise the first 30 pages of a feature-length screenplay. In place of...
Students in this course study a range of genres in creative nonfiction, including memoir, personal essay and...
Using an innovative combination of academic theory, empirical research and self-reflection, this course is an...
This course is an in-depth exploration of behavioral and social science subfields such as behavioral economics...
Using philosophy, literature, religious studies and biographies of famous public leaders, students conduct a...
This writing-intensive course is designed to enhance each student’s ability to communicate effectively in the...
In our digital world, data-driven decision-making is becoming more common and more expected. Effective leadership and...
This course provides an overview of themes and issues in Middle Eastern history from the medieval era to the present...
Depictions of Middle Eastern women frequently present them as voiceless, oppressed, and disadvantaged...
Few issues have dominated the economic and political landscape of the Middle East over the past hundred years more...
Understanding the modern Middle East is almost impossible without first developing an appreciation for the importance...
Effective collaboration is more essential than ever to individual and collective success in the 21st century, but a...
The course is based in the assumption that multiple frames of reference are possible, viable and necessary. Students...
In this course, students learn what organizational culture is and how it affects performance. Students step through...
In this course, students develop the ability to win support for their perspectives, proposals and projects from key...
Using an immersive, case-based teaching style, this course is an introduction to critically analyzing any writing..
Using case studies and other real-world examples, this course provides an advanced introduction to writing for...
This is an intensive, hands-on, guided practice to writing intended for those who would like to work on their basic...
From business and science to medicine and nonprofit organizations, storytelling is increasingly recognized as...
This course explores the use of social media campaigns for building a positive identity with customers or other...