Course Schedule

The following courses are available in the 2018–2019 academic year. Courses for the 2019-2020 academic year will be posted soon.

Penn LPS Online courses are offered in either an accelerated (8-week) or classic (11- or 12-week) format. Students can earn a certificate in less than a year.

Applied Positive Psychology

8-Week Accelerated Format Fall 1
Aug. 28 - Oct. 22
Fall 2
Oct. 23 - Dec. 17
Spring 1
Jan.16 - Mar. 13
Spring 2
Mar. 14 - May 10
Introduction to Positive Psychology     bullet  
Human Flourishing: Strength and Resilience       bullet

Creative Writing

8-Week Accelerated Format Fall 1
Aug. 28 - Oct. 22
Fall 2
Oct. 23 - Dec. 17
Spring 1
Jan. 16 - Mar. 13
Spring 2
Mar. 14 - May 10
Summer
May 28–July 22
The Craft of Creative Writing bullet        
Poetry Workshop     bullet    
Fiction Workshop       bullet  
Writing About Place   bullet      
Advanced Nonfiction         bullet
11- or 12-Week Classic Format Fall
Aug. 28 - Nov. 19
Spring
Jan. 16 - Apr. 8
Summer
May 28 - Aug. 9
Modern and Contemporary US Poetry bullet bullet bullet

Leadership and Communication

8-Week Accelerated Format Fall 1
Aug. 28 - Oct. 22
Fall 2
Oct. 18 - Dec. 20
Spring 1
Jan. 16 - Mar. 13
Spring 2
Mar. 14 - May 10
Summer
May 28 - July 22
Leadership Theory and Practice   bullet bullet    
Leadership Lessons from the Social Sciences       bullet  
Leadership Lessons from the Humanities       bullet  
Professional Communication and Self-Development      bullet    
Quantitative Data: Reasoning, Analysis, and Display         bullet

Organizational Anthropology

8-Week Accelerated Format Fall 1
Aug. 28 - Oct. 22
Fall 2
Oct. 23 - Dec. 17
Spring 1
Jan.16 - Mar. 13
Spring 2
Mar. 14 - May 10
Introduction to Team Culture     bullet  
Virtual Collaboration       bullet

Professional Writing

8-Week Accelerated Format Fall 1
Aug. 28 - Oct. 22
Fall 2
Oct. 23 - Dec. 17
Spring 1
Jan.16 - Mar. 13
Spring 2
Mar. 14 - May 10
Fundamentals of Professional Writing bullet   bullet  
Writing for Specialized Audiences: Private Sector   bullet    

The Elements of Style: Grammar, Usage, and Mechanics

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The Power of Storytelling     bullet  
Writing for Social Media       bullet