New FS 102 Section Added

Posted: January 8, 2015

A new section of FS 102 has been added to the Spring schedule:

Section 1: Still Relevant Today?

Professor Briggeman. CORRECTION: meeting time is WF 11-12:15

An examination of several literary works that have been considered central to western culture. We investigate what they have to offer to determine if they remain relevant today. Are there “universals” that explain a book’s longevity? Titles include Sir Gawain and the Green Knight, Hamlet, Heart of Darkness, and Their Eyes Were Watching God. Time permitting, we will read Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle as a “test case.” Will it join the western literature canon? This seminar develops oral and written communication skills with an emphasis on persuasive communication in an academic context.

WebAdvisor closes 1/7 at 4 PM

Posted: January 6, 2015

WebAdvisor will close for Spring registration at 4 PM on Wednesday, January 7. Adding classes after that time will require Add cards for all courses. The Spring Add deadline is Monday, January 26. Add cards must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by 5 PM on that date.

Cards to declare a course Credit/No Credit will be available on Monday, January 12. The deadline to declare a Spring course Credit/No Credit is Monday, January 26. CR/NC cards must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by 5 PM on that date.

WebAdvisor will reopen for drops only on Monday, January 12 and will remain open until January 26. After that date, drops will require a Drop card.  The Spring Drop deadline is Monday, February 16. Drop cards must be submitted to the Registrar’s Office by 5 PM on that date.

Students may register for up to 20 credits without special permission. If you wish to enroll for more that 20 credits this semester, please see the Course Overload page.

Closed 12/24 through 1/4

Posted: December 23, 2014

Allegheny College will be closed for Winter Break from December 24 through January 4. We will reopen at 8 AM on Monday, January 5.

Happy Holidays!

“Arabic Novel in Translation” Course Available for Spring

Posted: December 4, 2014

ARAB 250 Modern Arabic Novel in Translation, taught by Professor Hilal, will meet TTh 1:30-2:45. Instruction and all readings are in English, and the course has no prerequisites.

Description:An introduction to the contemporary Arabic novel and the historical, political, and cultural realities of the Middle East. Class sessions focus on discussion of key developments in the literature of the contemporary Arabic-speaking world. The selected novels, originally written in Arabic but translated into English, offer a space to discuss the important issues that have influenced this genre: colonialism and post-colonialism, religion and secularization, orientalism, and feminism.

UPDATE: PROBLEM FIXED (was: WebAdvisor down due to power outage)

Posted: December 1, 2014

WebAdvisor appears to be functioning normally for registration now. If you have any difficulty registering at your scheduled time, please contact the Registrar’s Office at or 814-332-2357,

SO/JR/SR preregistration closes Tuesday, 11/25

Posted: November 24, 2014

Initial preregistration for students whose registration class is sophomore, junior, or senior will close at 4 PM on Tuesday, November 25.
WebAdvisor will re-open for registration for first-years ONLY on Monday, December 1.

On Monday, December 8, WebAdvisor will re-open for registration for all students. Add cards will also be available on this date, and students will be able to register for up to 20 credits at that time.

Credit/No Credit cards will be available at the beginning of the Spring semester (January 12). Petitions for overloads (more than 20 credits) will also be considered once the Spring semester begins.

If you have any questions about registration, please contact the Registrar’s Office at or 814-332-2357.

Spring Course Update 10/13

Posted: October 31, 2014

Time change. Section 5 of CHEM 234 Organic Chemistry Laboratory 2 will meet T 8-10:50 (previously: F 1:30-4:20).

New Courses! Special Topics 193, Civil Rights and Democratic Participation

These one-credit courses, Credit/No Credit courses are designed to foster conversations about Allegheny’s Bicentennial events.

Course description:

An exploration of issues surrounding civil rights and the possibility of democratic participation by engaging lectures and events celebrating the Bicentennial of Allegheny College. The goal is to facilitate conversation among Allegheny students, staff, and faculty committed to experiencing and reflecting on the Bicentennial events together. Students attend Bicentennial events and lectures and post reflections on a public blog. Additional assignments related to specific disciplinary sections may be included. One semester credit hour. Students may enroll for only one section of “Civil Rights and Democratic Participation” each semester.

Spring, 2015 sections:

  • COMRT 193*01: Professor Wiebel
  • COMRT 193*02: Professor Wilson
  • EDUC 193*00: Professors S. Slote and Weir
  • ENGL 193*00: Professor Hart
  • ENVSC 193*00: Professor Choate
  • INTDS 193*01: Professor Roncolato
  • INTDS 193*02: Professors Dawson and Venesky
  • PHIL 193*00: Professor Boynton
  • POLSC 193*01: Professor Christie-Searles
  • POLSC 193*02: Professor Gehring
  • POLSC 193*03: Professor Callen
  • RELST 193*00: Professor P. Jackson

Spring Course Update 10/30

Posted: October 30, 2014

New Course! ECON 501 Meadville VITA: Tax Internships has been added to the Spring schedule. Instructor: Professor Martin; time TBD.

Course number correction. Professor Eatmon’s Ecopreneurship is now correctly listed as ENVSC 390 (formerly 490).

Section number changes. For FSBIO 201 Investigative Approaches in Biology, the MW sections are numbered 1, 2, and 3. The TTh sections are numbered 4 and 5. (This change affects sections 2 and 4 only).

Time change. The lecture for FSCHE 201 Research Methods in Chemistry will meet MW 9-9:50 (formerly MW 10-10:50). The lab time is unchanged (Th 8-10:50).

Spring Course Update 10/27 2 PM

Posted: October 27, 2014

Time change. PSYCH 170 Abnormal Psychology will meet MWF 3:20-4:20 (previously MWF 2:30-3:20).

Time change. PSYCH 490 Applied Neuropsychology will meet TTh 9:30-10:45 (was TTh 3-4:15).

CANCELLATION. MUSIC 105 Class Piano, Section 3, has been cancelled. Sections 1 (M 1:30-2:20) and 2 (M 2:30-3:20) will still be taught as scheduled.

CANCELLATION. MUSIC 106 Class Strings (Guitar), Section 2, has been cancelled. Section 1 (T 3-3:50) will still be taught as scheduled.

CANCELLATION. MUSIC 106 Class Strings (Orchestral), Section 4, has been cancelled. Section 3 (T 1:30-2:20) will still be taught as scheduled.

CANCELLATION. PSYCH 176 Personality has been cancelled.

Spring Course Update 10/27 10 AM

Posted: October 27, 2014

CANCELLATION. English 204 Studies in African American Literature has been cancelled.