“Short” Course Descriptions

“Short Courses” are classes whose duration is less than a half semester (7 week module) and that are not generally a recurring part of the curriculum. Typical uses for Short Courses are courses offered in conjunction with the campus visit of a scholar with exceptional expertise or experience.

Each course has specific dates. Please consult the Allegheny faculty listed below if you have questions.

Students may add and drop Fall or Spring “short” (less than 7-week) courses through the first week of the period in which the course is offered, as posted on WebAdvisor, or the last day of the posted period of the course, whichever is sooner.

Students may not use a Student-Initiated Withdrawal (‘X’) for a Fall or Spring short (less than 7-week)


Fall 2018

ENERG 190 A Comprehensive Approach to the Future of Energy Policy
Professor Bethurem
September 13 through November 30, 2018

An exploration of energy policy and energy sustainability from a comprehensive set of perspectives informed by several guest speakers. While cheap fossil fuels have modernized the lifestyles of billions, their usage has led to environmental concerns and disparate effects on communities. Energy derived from wind, water, and solar can substantially contribute to society’s energy demands, yet, significant obstacles to their full deployment remain. This course will examine this complex scenario through lectures, presentations, and discussions with guest speakers who are experts in the fields of environmental journalism, environmental law, and environmental justice.

1 credit
Credit/No Credit ONLY
Signature required