6. Phys Ed, ROTC, Career Development Center
Now that you have selected your three courses, you can explore adding other options to your three course load. Adding any of the following courses would not create an overload.
Physical Education (PE)
You may also want to consider a PE course during your first two terms at WPI. Note: Listed here are only the courses and other activities offered A and B terms. There are several ways to receive physical education credit including classes, varsity sports such as football, soccer, and volleyball, or club sports such as fencing and karate. Please note that if you are a Varsity athlete, you must register for your sport to receive academic credit.
*Note: PE 1100 Courses are Competitive Team Sports and require the approval of the Head Coach for credit.
Insight Wellness (A term CRN 10589, B term CRN 11257)
Insight Wellness is an opportunity for you to get a jump-start on your physical education requirement while learning and experiencing the benefits of being healthy, and appreciating the value of overall wellness. First-year students can earn credit for one Physical Education course (1/12 credit) by participating in this class that meets twice per week and covers topics such as stress management, time management, nutrition, and career development to name a few.
Physical Education Courses Available in A term 2014
Physical Education Courses Available in B term 2014
WPI proudly offers Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs in cooperation with the US Department of Defense. ROTC programs are a supplement to the curriculum and provide a mix of leadership, personal development, national security, military history, and physical development practice and theory. Army and Air Force training are available on campus; Navy and Marine Corps training are also available on area college campuses. All programs offer scholarship opportunities. Please visit the Military Science Web site for more details.
If you are a member of ROTC please select your Military Science course in addition to your three courses. You do not need to schedule for PE. Your Physical Training will count towards your PE courses.
A study of the doctrine, mission, and organization of the United States Air Force with emphasis upon its role as an instrument of national power. The course describes the concept of officership, reviews the fundamental customs and courtesies practiced by the military, outlines the organization of the Air Force, and demonstrates basic oral and written communicative skills.
A continuation of AS 1001, this course emphasizes those communication skills needed in today's Air Force. It describes the communication system, discusses common barriers and enhancements to effective communications, and reviews basic mechanics of grammar and structure. The course includes numerous speaking and written exercises using current Air Force topics and information.
Introduction to issues and competencies that are central to commissioned officer's responsibilities. Establishes a framework for understanding offership, leadership, and Army values. Additionally, the semester addresses "life skills" including fitness and time management. Participation in leadership laboratories and participation in off-campus training sessions (field training exercise) is also required.
This course continues the studies begun in ML 1011. Students make oral presentations on the elements of leadership, enhancing effective communication. Students begin to develop leadership potential by instilling self-confidence and fostering teamwork through basic survival techniques (e.g. water survival). Participation in leadership laboratories and participation in off-campus training sessions (field training exercise) is also required.
Career Development Center
Career Development Center
Discovering Majors and Careers--FY 1800 (B term CRN 10641, C Term CRN 20628)
This course is open to all students who are undecided about or are thinking about changing their academic major. It is offered in B and C terms. Students will conduct a self assessment utilizing career assessment tools, research majors of interest and career paths, attend academic department presentations/major panels, participate in informational interviews/job shadows with a WPI Alumnus or professional, begin a resume, and much more! This course is worth 1/12 credit unit and would be a course to add to your three course load in a term.