Fast Facts

During the 2015-2016 academic year:

ABCS Courses were offered in 28 departments across 8 Penn schools.

  • Schools: College, Dental, Design, GSE, Nursing, Annenberg, Law, Social Policy & Practice
  • Departments: African Studies, Africana Studies, Anthropology, Biological Basis of Behavior, Biology, Chemistry, Dental, Communications, Earth & Environmental Science, Education, English, Fine Arts, Folklore, History, History & Sociology of Science, Latin American & Latino Studies, Law, Linguistics, Music, Nursing, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Social Work, Sociology, Theatre Arts, Urban Studies  

 

ABCS has experienced considerable growth since the Netter Center’s founding in 1992:

  • 1991-92: 4 courses, 3 faculty & 100 students
  • 1995-96: 20 courses, 19 faculty, & 500 students
  • 2000-01: 38 courses, 34 faculty, & 925 students
  • 2003-04: 54 courses, 43 faculty, & 1400 students
  • 2005-06: 53 courses, 44 faculty, & 1446 students
  • 2007-08: 59 courses, 49 faculty, 1500 students
  • 2008-09: 55 courses, 42 faculty, & 1331 students
  • 2009-10: 61 courses, 48 faculty, & 1575 students
  • 2010-11: 62 courses, 50 faculty & 1679 students
  • 2011-12: 59 courses, 56 faculty, & 1714 students
  • 2012-13: 59 courses, across 26 departments and 7 schools, & over 1700 students
  • 2013-14: 65 courses, across 25 departments and 9 schools, & about 1800 students
  • 2014-2015: 63 courses , across 26 departments and 8 schools, & about 1600 students
  • 2015-2016: 63 courses, across 28 departments and 8 schools, & about 1600 students

 

Many new ABCS Courses have been offered in recent years, including:

  • Nursing in the Community
  • Social Change Through Participatory Filmmaking
  • Nurses and the Child Welfare System
  • An Ethnographic Approach to Urban Athletics and Human Movement
  • ABCS Chemistry Outreach
  • Ethnographic Filmmaking
  • Public Art, Performance, and Community Engagement
  • Case Study: Self-Care of Chronic Illness
  • Urban Ethnography: Social Justice and the Street
  • Everyday Neuroscience