Preceptorial Overview

Preceptorials are short, small, non-credit seminars coordinated by the Preceptorials Committee and led by distinguished faculty, outstanding graduate students, lauded external educators and exceptional undergraduate students. The program is designed to foster an interactive and educative environment that values learning for learning's sake. Preceptorials are not graded, so that students are given the opportunity to have a guided learning experience outside the traditional setting of a classroom.

All Preceptorials will happen on Saturday, August 24 between 3:30-6:00 pm.

You will be able to register for Preceptorials through Penn InTouch from Wednesday, August 7, 9:00 am to Friday, August 16.  For details on how to register, refer to the Preceptorial Registration page.  

Click on the title of the Preceptorial to read about the specific description! 

 NSO 2013 Preceptorials

Course ID


Preceptorial Title 

Preceptorial Leader(s)

PREC 101.001

3:30-4:30 pm
Huntsman Hall, F60

Agents, Games, and Evolution: Dealing with the Problems of Play 

Professor Steve Kimbrough

PREC 102.001

3:30-4:30 pm

 Getting Started in Undergraduate Research at Penn

Dr. Wallace Genser

PREC 103.001

3:30-4:30 pm
Huntsman Hall, F70

Personal Finances: Getting a Head Start

 Professor Karthik Balakrishnan and Student Federal Credit Union (SFCU)

PREC 104.001

3:30-4:30 pm
Irvine Auditorium, Emily Sachs Rehearsal Room

 Sword: Martial Arts & Dance

Christine Wu (Pan-Asian Dance Troupe)

PREC 105.001

3:30-4:30 pm
 Netter Center Conference Room, 133 S. 36th St., 5th Floor

 Ben and Penn 

Dr. Ira Harkavy and Dr. Michael Zuckerman

PREC 106.001

3:30-5:00 pm
Platt Student Performing Arts House, Cheeseman Band Room
(Rm 182)

 Music and Mirth: Songs of the University of Pennsylvania   

Dr. Kushol Gupta

PREC 107.001

3:30-5:00 pm
Williams Hall,
Rm 321

French and American Cross-Cultural (Mis) Understanding 

Ms. Chantal Philippon-Daniel

PREC 108.001

3:30-5:00 pm
Williams Hall,
Rm 812

Exploring Indian Music: A Sitar Lesson! 

Dr. Allyn Miner

PREC 109.001

3:30-5:00 pm
Williams Hall,
Rm 204

 Contemplating a Contemplative Bodhisattva:  A Brief Introduction to Buddhist Art

Professor Frank L. Chance 

PREC 110.001

3:30-4:30 pm
Penn Museum, Main (Kamin) Entrance

  Long Ago, Far Away - and Here, Now:  Penn's Museum of Archaeology

Dr. Ann Kuttner

PREC 111.001

3:30-5:00 pm
Williams Hall,
Rm 306

The Sounds of Cycling 

Ms. Ashlee Halbritter

PREC 112.001

3:30-4:30 pm
Williams Hall,
Rm 205

Crash Course Korean

Professor Haewon Cho

PREC 113.001

3:30-5:30 pm
Williams Hall,
Rm 216

Crash Course Chinese 

Dr. Maiheng Dietrich

PREC 114.001

3:30-5:00 pm
Fox Leadership Hall (3814 Walnut St), 2nd Floor Conference Room

 Leadership Strategies for Penn Freshmen

Mr. Chuck Brutsche

PREC 115.001

3:30-5:30 pm
Houston Hall,
Class of '49 Auditorium

Introduction to Social Dancing

Professor Linda Zhao and Penn Ballroom and Latin Dance Team 

PREC 117.001

3:30-5:30 pm
Claudia Cohen Hall,
Terrace Room

 Sustainability & The Environment at Penn

Mr. Julian Goresko and Mr. Dan Garofalo

PREC 118.001

3:30-5:30 pm
Addams Hall,
Rm 304

 Mad Potter's Wheel

Ms. Sumi Maeshima

PREC 119.001

3:30-5:30 pm
Claudia Cohen Hall,
Rm 402

Quantum Computer and Information Science 

Professor Max Mintz

PREC 120.001

3:30-5:30 pm
Williams Hall,
Rm 214

Go Green! Transit Options for Penn and Philly 

Mr. Brian Shaw and Mr. Charles Gardner and PennCycle 

PREC 122.001

3:30-5:30 pm
DRL, Rm A4

Music and the Brain

Dr. Michael Kaplan

PREC 123.001

3:30-6:00 pm
Williams Hall,
Rm 218

 CPR certification 


PREC 124.001

3:30-6:00 pm
36th and Spruce Street

Journey to the Italian Market

Dr. Lillyrose Veneziano-Broccia

PREC 125.001

3:30-6:00 pm
Front Door of Annenberg Center

Music, Art and Socio-economic Class on Broad Street In Philadelphia 

Dr. Molly McGlone

PREC 126.001

4:30-5:30 pm
  DRL, Rm A2

The Paradoxical World of Probability

Mr. Emil Pitkin

PREC 127.001

4:30-5:30 pm
DRL, Rm A5

Intro to Penn in Washington 

Dr. Deirdre Martinez

PREC 128.001

4:30-6:00 pm
Williams Hall,
Rm 202  

Making Risky Decisions: Theory and Practice 

Mr. Joseph Xu

PREC 129.001

4:30-6:00 pm
Addams Hall Drawing Room,
Rm 201C

Urban Art: Mural in Philadelphia

Professor Shira Walinsky

PREC 130.001

4:30-6:00 pm
Irvine Auditorium
 Emily Sachs Rehearsal Room

Tinikling: Filipino Hip-Hop Fusion

Christine Wu (Pan-Asian Dance Troupe)

PREC 131.001

4:30-6:00 pm
DRL, Rm A6

Emerging Trends and Future Careers in Biopharmaceutical Research

Dr. Albert Giovenella

PREC 132.001

4:30-6:00 pmLarge Group Room of CAPS,
Level M
 133 S. 36th Street

 Calmness, Concentration, Control: A Student’s Tool Kit

Dr. Ella Ray

PREC 133.001

4:00-6:30 pm
Front door of Jaffe Building.

Philadelphia’s Museum Mile, the Benjamin Franklin Parkway 

Professor David Brownlee

PREC 134.001

3:30-6:00 pm
38th and Spruce

Tour of the Working Dog Center 

Professor Cynthia Otto

PREC 135.001

3:30-6:00 pm
Meet at the Button

The Mask and Wig Club Presents: Penn Theater

Mask and Wig Club 

PREC 136.001 

3:30-5:00 pm
Houston Hall, Hall of Flags

The Politics of the Obama Presidency: A Conversation with Governor Ed Rendell

Governor Ed Rendell 

PREC 137.001 

3:30-5:00 pm
Morgan Print Shop, basement of Morgan Building/Graduate Fine Arts

Exploring Print Media with the Common Press

Professor Marc Blumthal

PREC 138.001 

4:30-6:00 pm
Houston Hall, Platt Rehearsal Room

More than Twinkies, Desis, and FOBs: Penn's Asian American Community

Ms. Shiella Cervantes

PREC 139.001

3:30-5:00 pm
Arthur Ross Gallery

Resurrect Rodin

Professor Andrea Hornick