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 23 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
Fundamentals of Computer Science I Daniel F. Rogers

Mondays & Wednesdays

3:35 - 4:50 pm

Dailey 202

  Covers fundamental computer science concepts and object-oriented program development in Java. Includes these topics: problem solving, algorithm design and implementation; program testing and documentation; primitive data types, data manipulation, selection, loops; classes, methods, parameters, inheritance; arrays, strings, files, introduction to sorting and searching techniques and other basic algorithms.

Intermediate Ballet
Vanessa VanWormer
Mondays & Fridays

11:15 am - 12:45 pm*

Hartwell 152 (Strasser Studio)
  Provides a continuation of the study of classical ballet at the intermediate level in a technique class consisting of full barre and center floor work. Incorporates stretch and strengthening exercises.
*Visitors are NOT required to stay for the entirety of this class
Modern Dance Technique III
William Evans
Jim Hansen
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays
11:15 am- 12:45 pm*

Hartwell 240,152 or 64**
  This is an intermediate technique course for undergraduate and graduate dance majors. A portion of the semester will focus on investigations of fundamental concepts of the Bill Evans Laban-Based Modern Dance Technique.
*Visitors are NOT required to stay for the entirety of this class
**Please check for location prior to the start of class that day: Dance Office, Hartwell 141
Environmental Science
James Haynes

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
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. Laboratory and field activities emphasize hands-on applications of environmental science methods, problem solving, and proper writing of laboratory reports.

Introduction to Water Resources
Mark Noll

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
9:05 - 9:55 am

Lennon 140

  Water is an essential element for many processes that occur on Earth, and is found naturally in all three states, solid, liquid and gas. Consequently, water is being realized as a critical resource that requires us to better understand water based processes. This course will examine the components of the hydrologic cycle with respect to processes that occur in each component.

Survey of American History Jose R. Torre

Tuesdays & Thursdays

9:30 - 10:45 am

Lennon 140

  This course explores American political, economic, social, and cultural history. It develops topics such as the first contact, slavery and its consequences, the diverse sources of migrants to America, and the development of modern American institutions and society.
Principles of Marketing Jerry Weaver

Tuesdays & Thursdays

3:30 - 4:45 pm

Hartwell 123

  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.
Child and Adolescent Responses to Health Stressors
Kathleen L. Peterson
Paula A. Barbel


8:00 - 11:00 am*

Lennon 136

  Examines the multiple stressors in the critically and chronically ill child and adolescent and their effects on the child, family and community. Examines the nursing process to promote optimal stability.
*Visitors are NOT required to stay for the entirety of this class
Introduction to Pharmacology
Jennifer Chesebro Wednesdays

8:00 - 11:00 am*

Edwards 105

  Students require basic knowledge necessary to safely and effectively prepare and administer common medications used in patients of various ages in various health care settings. The nursing process is utilized to assist the student in synthesizing the various factors related to medications, including health status, diet, education, culture and environmental factors. Pertinent topics such as pharmacology and the elderly, ethnopharmacology, and herbal and complementary medicines are discussed.

*Visitors are NOT required to stay for the entirety of this class
Principles of Psychology Amanda Lipko

Tuesdays & Thursdays

9:30 - 10:45 am

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.
Introduction to Theatre Davida Bloom

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays
10:10 - 11:00 am*

Edwards 100

  Allows students to develop an understanding of the basic elements and unique characteristics of the theatre arts. Studies representative dramatic master-pieces.
*Visitors are NOT required to stay for the entirety of this class
Senior Seminar in Women and Gender Studies
Barbara LeSavoy

Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays

10:10 - 11:00 am

Dailey 202

  Integrates service learning and research on gender and women's studies. Students complete an internship experience in connection with this course. Students also produce a senior-level paper based on their internship experience and connected research under the directorship of the faculty leader.