School of Humanities

April 16: Undergraduate Research Conference

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Students from 11 colleges and universities will present their research at the 25th annual Penn State Behrend-Sigma Xi Undergraduate Student Research and Creative Accomplishment Conference on Saturday, April 16. More than 240 students will explain projects that advance a wide range of topics, including:

April 25: Behrend Jazz Ensemble Spring Performance

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School of Humanities
Student Life
Student Activities

Behrend's Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble will both perform spring concerts later this month at the college.Penn State Behrend’s Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble will both hold spring concerts later this month at the college.

April 21: Behrend Concert Band Spring Performance

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School of Humanities
Student Life
Student Activities

Both Penn State Behrend's Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble will perform concerts later this month at the college.Penn State Behrend’s Concert Band and Jazz Ensemble will both hold spring concerts later this month at the college.

Former President Clinton Campaigns in Erie Hall

Former President Bill Clinton looked a bit older than he did in 2008, when he last visited Penn State Erie, The Behrend College. He clearly felt it, too.

“For most of my life, I was the youngest person doing whatever I was doing,” he said during an April 8 campaign stop in Erie Hall. “Then, one day, just like that, I was the oldest one in the room.”

April 14: John Gallaher, Creative Writers Reading Series

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School of Humanities
Student Life
Smith Chapel
Student Activities

John Gallaher will read from his latest collection when the Creative Writers Reading Series returns to Penn State Behrend.John Gallaher’s approach to poetry might not be conventional, but that’s by design.

April 17: 'There is Sweet Music Here' Spring Choir Concert

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School of Humanities
Young Peoples Chorus
Student Life
Student Activities

'There is Sweet Music Here' will be held Sunday, April 17.Lord Alfred Tennyson’s poem “There is sweet music here” may be nearly 200 years old, but its message remains the same: Music is an escape, and its pleasing sound impacts everyone in one way or another.

Politics and Government Minor

This 18-credit Politics and Government minor allows students to develop research, writing and analytical skills in the many related fields in the study of politics, such as American Government, Public Policy and Administration, Comparative Politics or International Relations. 

History Minor

The 18-credit History minor is designed to complement a wide range of social studies and humanities majors by affording students the opportunity to examine change and development in human societies over time. Students are free to select courses in the topics, geographical areas, and time periods that most suit their needs and interests.

Supporting Courses and Related Areas (18 credits)
Select 12 credits of HIST courses.
Select 6 credits of 400-level HIST courses.

April 8: Psych Colloquium to Focus on Violent Video Games

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School of Humanities
Student Life
Student Activities

The next Psych Colloquium at Penn State Behrend will focus on the negative effects that can come from playing video games.The popularity of video games grows every day. The Global Games Industry Review expects the industry to be worth more than $100 million by 2017.

English Minor

The 18-credit English minor encourages students to take courses from each of the areas within the major: The Canon and Its Critics, Globality and Literature, and Cultural Studies, as well as courses in Creative Writing. By doing so, students will develop skills in writing and critical thinking  that will prove valuable in their later work experiences.