EBF 301
Global Finance for the Earth, Energy, and Materials Industries

Course Orientation


Before we begin our semester of study together, it is important that you review all of the material on the course orientation pages (there are several) and on our course syllabus. These resources will not only prepare you to be successful in this course, but they will also help you prepare for the "Course Information" quiz at the end of the orientation.

Have you looked at the syllabus?

This course orientation will complement and expand on the information provided on our syllabus. Be sure to review that document, too...carefully! A link to the syllabus is located in the menu.

What will we learn about in the Course Orientation?

  • The structure of EBF 301
  • An overview of Canvas, Penn State's course management system
  • Technical requirements for EBF 301
  • How to succeed in this course
  • Where to get course assistance if you need it

What is due for the Course Orientation?

As you work your way through these online materials for the Course Orientation, you will encounter a few activities. The chart below provides an overview of the requirements for the Course Orientation. For assignment details, refer to the orientation page noted. All assignments will be due Sunday, 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

You may want to print this page to serve as a checklist as you go along.

Activities due for the lesson
Personalize your Canvas space "About Canvas" page No - This is optional. If you are new to Canvas, personalize your Canvas space (follow directions on the "Canvas Overview" page of this lesson).
Forward your Canvas e-mail "About Canvas" page No - This is an optional step that enables you to be notified of e-mail sent to you in the course so you can be sure you don't miss any important course communications.
Take the Course Information Quiz Canvas > Modules > Course Information. Orientation Lesson> Course Orientation-Course Information Quiz Yes - The quiz is designed to test your knowledge of the course and the information covered in this lesson. You must get a score of 90% or better on this quiz. You may retake the quiz as many times as you need.


If you have any questions, please post them to our General Course Questions discussion forum (not e-mail), located under the Modules tab in Canvas. The TA and I will check that discussion forum daily to respond. While you are there, feel free to post your own responses if you, too, are able to help out a classmate.

Keep reading!

On the following pages, you will find important information about the course structure, requirements, scheduling, and technical requirements and assistance—all of which you'll need to know in order to pass the course. Remember, you are also responsible for the information located on our course syllabus (see the Start Here! menu to the left).