Undergraduate Admissions

Class Visit Opportunities

Students in ClassOne of the best ways to explore academic life at The College at Brockport is to sit in on a class. You'll have an opportunity to meet our dynamic professors and interact with your future classmates. Also, you’ll get a first-hand impression of the level of instruction you can expect as a student at The College at Brockport. Please keep in mind that you will be observing a class in one of our larger classrooms. Our average class size at the College is only 21 students, but we open up our larger classes for observation to accommodate the extra visitors.

Below you will find course descriptions of current class visit options for each of our five undergraduate schools. Note that the Office of Undergraduate Admissions can't predict daily class plans and there may be times when a visit isn't appropriate (such as during exams or holidays). The most up-to-date schedule is available on the registration page.

Please plan to arrive at the class about 15 minutes early so you can introduce yourself to the professor and give them your Prospective Student Class Visit form fully filled out.

If you plan on taking a tour the day you visit a class, please give yourself enough time to sit through the full class (if it is a regular class length) and to be on time to take a tour. Our daily campus tours are offered at 11:30 am and 2 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, so please plan accordingly if you wish to make this part of your visit.  

Also be advised that classes may change location during the semester unbeknownst to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions.  We will do our best to stay current with any changes and update the website accordingly.

Tips for Making the Most of Your Class Visit

To make the most of your class visit opportunity, consider the following tips:

  • Have your Prospective Student Class Visit form fully filled out.
  • Arrive 15 minutes early and introduce yourself to the professor.
  • Hand in your Prospective Student Class Visit form before class to the professor.
  • For regular length classes, please stay the entire class; do not leave in the middle of a discussion or faculty instruction.
  • For extended classes (marked with an asterisk on the schedule below), you are not required to stay the entirety of the class but we ask you to be quiet and respectful when you do leave.
  • If possible, take the opportunity to speak with students in the class after the seminar or lecture.
  • Conduct yourself in a manner that will not disrupt the class or lecture. This includes turning off cell phones or other noise-making devices, providing the professor with your undivided attention and refraining from participating in lecture unless specifically encouraged.
  • Please do not visit any class that is not listed in the Class Visit Course List.
  • Do not bring younger siblings to class.
  • Please remember that you are a guest.

 

Available Classes & Descriptions

Course Professor DayS Time Location
Principles of Psychology

Melissa Brown

M,W,F


11:15-12:05 pm


Edwards 104


  Provides an introduction to the scientific study of mind and behavior. Includes topics such as sensation and perception, biopsychology, personality, motivation, emotion and experience, learning, memory, development, and abnormal psychology.
 
Environmental Science

James Haynes


M,W,F



1:25-2:15 pm



Edwards 106



  Environmental science is an interdisciplinary study combining ideas and information from the natural and social sciences. The eight integrated themes of lecture and discussion are biodiversity, sustainability, connections in nature, pollution and its prevention, population growth, energy consumption and efficiency, solutions to environmental problems, and the importance of individuals changing their lifestyles and working with others to bring about environmental change.
 
Pollution Biology

James Haynes

M,W


3:35-4:50 pm


Lennon 218


  Introduction to the chemistry and biology of pollution. Primary focus on water pollution problems and effects of pollutants on organisms at the molecular, cellular, physiological and behavioral levels, plus effects on populations, communities and ecosystems. Toxicity testing techniques and data analysis are explored.
 
Intro to Dance



Heather Acomb


M,W,F



11:15-12:05 pm



Hartwell 231



  Provides an introduction to the study of dance as an art form and its relation to other art forms, and considers the role of dance in history and society. Includes studio classes in elementary modern dance technique, fundamentals of movement, elements of rhythm and spatial awareness, simple composition and improvisational dance studies.
 
Movement and Self Awareness

Heather Acomb

M,W,F


10:10-11:00 am


Hartwell 231


  Enables students to improve movement habits and increase self-awareness through effective and efficient movement. Develops awareness of postural and movement characteristics, and observational skills for everyday movement and dance. Utilizes both movement and touch.
 
Advertiser and the Consumer

Andrea Newman

T,R


9:30 - 10:45 am


Holmes 211


  Explores the role and influence of advertising and mass persuasion in today's society, theories of persuasion and persuasive techniques commonly employed in advertising and mass persuasion, techniques of persuasive manipulation and its neutralization, and ethics in persuasion.
 
Principles of Marketing

Kelly Kaye


M,W,F


12:20-1:10 pm


Hartwell 219


  Examines the business function that identifies current unfilled needs and wants, defines and measures their magnitudes, determines which target markets the organization can best serve, and decides upon appropriate products, services, and programs to serve these markets. Topics include product development and test-marketing, product planning and new product introduction, and methods of product promotion and service marketing.