Module B Classes for Spring 2020

Module B, the second seven week term of the Spring semester, starts on Tuesday 3 March. If you are looking for additional credits, or an engaging classroom opportunity, please consider one of the following courses. The complete list is available here. Not all classes are suitable for all students and some classes have pre-reqs or other conditions. If you have questions or to enroll, please contact the instructors listed here.

  • LS 190 The Art of Leadership

    The course is an exploration of the complexities of leadership and an opportunity to discover one’s own individual leadership style. There is more that goes into fostering good leadership than what one often sees. In this class, students learn how to build and manage effective teams, how to motivate and supervise individuals, how to negotiate, and how to manage conflict. Students will also learn to identify toxic leadership and how to remove and prevent it. In this class, students will explore how to effectively use the leadership techniques they already possess, and cultivate new ones which they will use throughout their life. This will be taught as a seven-week course.

  • FRNCH 106 Everyday French 2

    A Module B course offering a continued introduction to French language and culture, given concurrently with the second half of FRNCH 110. May be taken for credit after successful completion of FRNCH 110 with permission of instructor. This will be taught as a seven-week course. Prerequisite: FRNCH 105 or appropriate score on placement test.

  • GEO 290 PA Oil & Gas Geology

    A study of Pennsylvania’s oil and gas geology, students explore the development of the commonwealth’s petroleum industry through lectures and classroom activities; study and apply common geologic concepts and methods used to assess an oil or gas reservoir’s potential; and consider the economic impact (past, present and future) of petroleum hydrocarbons on both the state and national economies.
    Prerequisite: ENVSC 110 or GEO 110 or GEO 190

  • LS 191 1st Gen Guide to Thriving in the 1st Year II

    A continuation of the module B course LS 191 from Fall 2019, Thriving in the first year as a first-generation college student. Students process their experiences as a first-generation college student, reflect upon the first year and determine what worked and what didn’t. Students define their successes throughout the first year and discuss what to expect and how to make any necessary changes to their current behaviors to continue to achieve success into the second year. This will be taught as a 7-week course. Must be taken Credit/No Credit Only
    Prerequisites: LS 191, Thriving in the First Year as a First-Gen

  • LS 591 Calculus Coaching

    Students who are taking MATH 140, 141, 151, or 152 this semester are invited to sign up for the Module B version of Calculus Coaching. This 1-credit course will provide students with individualized support, helping them to strengthen their mathematics study habits and their foundation in topics prerequisite to calculus.

  • MUSIC 109 Basics of Music Notation

    An introduction to the essential skills of reading and writing traditional Western music notation. Topics include durational values, meter signatures, staves, clefs, pitch names, and accidentals. This may be taught as a seven-week course.

Changes to Registration for the Fall 2020 Semester

Starting in April, all continuing students will be using a new platform when they register for classes. Called Self-Service, this is an exciting upgrade to WebAdvisor with a lot of new functions, including better mobile access, and a much cleaner interface. Various student training sessions and other information will be coming in March and will be announced soon. Please see the screenshot below for a teaser of how this will look. Stay tuned!

Invitation to Commencement 2020

Students eligible to participate in the 2020 Commencement ceremony should have received an e-mail invitation with a short form to complete. Eligible students are those who have already graduated (since May 2019); who expect to graduate in May 2020; or have an anticipated graduation date falling within the nine months following May 2020 (so, September 2020 or January 2021). If a student has walked in a prior Commencement ceremony, they are not eligible to walk in 2020.

For information about ordering caps & gowns, Senior Week events, Baccalaureate, tickets for the ceremony, or anything else related to Commencement, please visit the Commencement 2020 website or contact the Office of Conference & Event Services at 814-332-3101.

Spring Registration Update (mid January 2020)

Add/Drop/CR-NC Deadline is Monday 27 January at 4:00 pm

Monday, January 27 at 4:00 p.m. is the deadline to add a class, drop a class, or declare a course Credit/No Credit for the Spring semester. Add cards and Credit/No Credit cards must be turned in to the Registrar’s Office by 4:00 p.m. on 1/27. Drops must be completed on-line via WebAdvisor by 4:00 p.m. on 1/27.

Adding a class requires the instructor’s signature, and declaring a class Credit/No Credit requires the advisor’s signature. Students are reminded that faculty schedules vary, so any needed signatures should be obtained as soon as possible. Students who miss the deadline will NOT be able to change their schedules.

Overload deadline is Friday 24 January at noon

The deadline to submit an overload form for Spring 2020 is noon on Friday 24 January. The form will be turned off at that time.

Seniors: Check your Senior Project Registration!!

Please see here for directions on how to register for a “double” senior project. If a student is writing a combined comp, they need to make sure their registration is for “DOUBL HIST/MATH 600″ or “DOUBL CMPSC/COMM 610,” as the case may be. If a student is writing two separate comps, this does not apply; they will need to register as per the rules of their two majors.

If you are facing a situation where your major departments have different registration requirements for senior projects, PLEASE CONSULT YOUR ADVISORS BEFORE YOU REGISTER!! So, for example, one program requires a two semester comp and the other doesn’t; or one program requires a 2 credit 600 and the other a 4 credit 600. If you are uncertain, you can find that information in the Academic Bulletin for the year you first came to Allegheny.

Seniors: will you graduate?

Have you checked your Degree Audit? Do you see this under the “Program Summary” section?

Program Summary: (Pending (Anticipated Complete))

If you do not see this on your Degree Audit, please consult with your academic advisor BEFORE THE SPRING ADD DEADLINE, which is Monday, January 27 at 4:00 pm.

Seniors: Watch for more information about Commencement 2020 soon!!

Closed for Winter Break 2019

The Office of the Registrar at Allegheny College will be closed for the Winter Break starting at 5:00 pm on Friday 20 December 2019. We will re-open at 8:00 am on Thursday 2 January 2020. During this time all services, including transcripts, will be unavailable.

Snapshot of Open Courses as of 12/09/2019

Please see this Google spreadsheet for a listing of Spring 2020 courses with at least 5 open seats as of 1:00 pm on 12/09/2019. You will need to be logged in with an address in order to be able to view this document. Click to the second tab for the list of courses.

Please note that not all of these courses are appropriate for all students, depending on their class year and whether or not they have the appropriate pre-reqs, and that some of these courses are restricted to signature only or have other restrictions.

This list is a snapshot in time, so please use WebAdvisor to check the real-time status of classes. WebAdvisor is the source of record for the Spring 2020 schedule. This document is provided for planning purposes only.

Please direct questions about Spring 2020 course planning to your academic advisor.

Are you going to graduate in May 2020??

Seniors should ensure they are registered for the courses they need to graduate!!

Please review your Degree Audit, consult with your academic advisor(s), or contact the Office of the Registrar (, 814-332-2357). You have until 4:00 pm on Monday 27 January 2020 to adjust your schedule.

Course Changes for Spring 2020


A new section of BIO 385, Biostatatistics, Section E1, has been added to the Spring 2020 schedule. Taught by Professor Dawson, this course will be offered MWF 11:00 – 11:50 am.

A new section of HIST 380, Disease and Medicine in Modern History, has been added to the Spring 2020 schedule. Taught by Professor Pinnow, this course will be offered MWF 9:00 – 9:50 am.

A new section of INTDS 290, Sexuality, Relationships, and Consent, Section B1, has been added to the Spring 2020 schedule. This course, which will be taught as a seven-week, Module B course, is taught by Professors Hellwarth and Searle-White and is offered M 6:30-9:00 pm.

A new section of MATH 141, Calculus I with Precalculus, Part 2, Section 04, has been added to the Spring 2020 schedule. Taught by Professor Leech, this course will be offered MWF 8:00 – 8:50 am..

A new section of MATH 152, Calculus II, Section 04, has been added to the Spring 2020 schedule. Taught by Professor Carswell, this course will be offered MWF 2:30 – 3:20 pm.

A new section of MEDRN 180, 1189: Conflict and Creativity in the Time of the Third Crusade, Section 01, has been added to the Spring 2020 schedule. Taught by Professor Hellwarth, this course will be offered MW 3:30 – 4:45 pm.

A new section of PHIL 205, Literature, Film and Medicine: Ethical Perspectives, Section 00, has been added to the Spring 2020 schedule. Taught by Professor Farrelly-Jackson, this course will be offered MW 11:00 am – 12:15 pm.



CHEM 234, Organic Chemistry Laboratory II, Section 03 has been cancelled for the Spring 2020 semester.

GHS 475, Advanced Topics in Global Health Studies, has been cancelled for the Spring 2020 semester.

HIST 390, Modern Russia and the Rise of the Soviet Union, has been cancelled for the Spring 2020 semester.

HIST 558, Revolutionary Russia, 1900-1921, has been cancelled for the Spring 2020 semester.

MATH 440, Real Analysis, has been cancelled for the Spring 2020 semester.


Transcript Freeze — December 17 through January 3

Effective December 17, transcript requests cannot be processed until fall semester grades are posted. This applies to ALL requests — from current students, pending graduates, and alumni.

If you have a deadline date before or near December 17, 2019, we recommend that you request your transcript(s) prior to December 17; otherwise it will be held until January 3, 2020. Students wishing to have fall semester grades should indicate “Hold for Current Semester Grades” when ordering. If you do not, you may need to order a second transcript. We anticipate that these transcripts will be processed and forwarded on January 3.

Seniors graduating in January 2020 should select “Hold for Current Semester Grades & Degree Posted” to make sure their degree is listed on the transcript. If you do not, you may need to order a second transcript. We anticipate that these transcripts will be processed and forwarded on January 24, 2020, after the faculty have voted to confer degrees.

Students who are facing academic suspension or dismissal will have their transcripts held until after the process concludes, on or around January 10.

Students who are not graduating seniors may continue to order transcripts as usual, but should be aware that delivery will be delayed during this period. Please plan ahead!!

Questions or concerns? Please contact the Office of the Registrar at 814-332-2357 or

Registration and Other Updates (November 2019)

First-Year Registration

On Tuesday, November 26, WebAdvisor will close for registration (however, you will still be able to view your courses, transcripts, etc.).

On Monday, December 2, WebAdvisor will reopen for first-year students ONLY (registration class “FR”). FR students will be able to register during the week of December 2 according to the posted Registration Schedule. During this time, other students will be able to add Signature courses (i.e., courses that require instructor permission), but must wait until after the first-year students register to make any other changes to their schedules.

Please contact the Registrar’s Office (, 814-332-2357) if you have questions about registering for Spring.

All-College Change Period (Add/Drop)

On Monday 9 December, WebAdvisor will be temporarily closed while we make final adjustments to the Spring schedule. You will still be able to log on to see your schedule.

WebAdvisor will re-open on Tuesday 10 December.

Add cards will also be available on 10 December. Please use Add cards to register (if the instructor grants permission) for:

  • courses that are full
  • courses that have restrictions you do not meet (e.g., FR/SO only)
  • courses that require the instructor’s signature (in “Search for Sections” in WebAdvisor, these courses are designated “Yes” in the “Sign Req” column).

Students may register for up to 20 credits at this time. Starting in January, students will be able to register for an “overload” (21 credits or more). The overload form will be available at the beginning of the Spring 2020 semester in January. Credit/No Credit cards will be available at the same time.

Please note that an Add card does not override a general registration hold (e.g., no advisor approval or a financial hold). If you are unable to register and you know that your advisor has approved you, you may have some sort of billing hold. You can review your balance through the TMS Student Account Center link on your WebAdvisor or by calling Financial Services at 332-2360.

You can continue to add unrestricted courses that have open seats online, and you can also drop any course online.

Please contact the Registrar’s Office (, 814-332-2357) if you have questions about registering for Spring.