Courses-Environmental Education - Carnegie Mellon University

Courses

The real evidence of student learning is in the projects on which the students work in their classes and outside the class.

Carnegie Mellon teaches numerous environmental courses each semester. Some courses, often with pre-requisites, help build expertise in the field of environmental engineering, science, architecture or policy. Many other courses help build environmental literacy, some incorporating environmental content into courses focusing on topics such as writing, history or art and others focusing on specific facets of environment and sustainability.

Courses that count towards any of the environmental majors or minors should be confirmed with the respective advisor.

Key for courses:

* Fall 2012 courses
• Spring 2012 courses

Please note that the following course list is offered as a resource and does not claim to be complete or definitive.


ARCHITECTURE  
*   48-100 Architecture Design Studio: Foundation I / Damiani, G.
•   48-205 Architecture Design Studio: Materials / Ficca, J.
*   48-300 Architecture Design Studio: Environment / Mondor, C.
*   48-315 Environment I: Climate & Energy / Loftness, V.
    48-338 European Cities in the XIX Century: Planning, Architecture, Preservation / Torello, F.
*   48-412 Environment II: Mechanical Systems / Mattern, G.
•   48-420 City as Landscape: Geography as Method and Metaphor
*   48-431 Bio Logic_Responsive Building Technology / Clifford, D.
*   48-453 Urban Design Methods / Hutzell, K.
•   48-569 GIS/CAFM / Kurland, K.
•   48-596 LEED Buildings and Green Design / Abdul-Aziz, A., Baird, N.
*   48-708 Sustainable Urbanism Studio / Folan, J.
*   48-729 Productivity, Health and the Quality of Buildings / Loftness, V.
*•  48-731 Sustainable Design Synthesis Prep / TBA
*   48-732 Sustainable Design Synthesis / TBA
*   48-738 Special Topics: Ecological Footprints / Hartkopf, V.
     48-749 Special Topics in CD: Parametric Modeling with BIM / Krishnamurti, R.
     48-752 Zero Energy Housing / Baird, N.
•   48-769 Sustainable Design Synthesis / TBA
*•   48-795 LEED Buildings and Green Design Concepts / TBA

ART    
•   60-437 Advanced CP/SIS: Environmental Sculpture / Bingham, R.
     60-494 Pop Cabaret: Performance Art at the Andy Warhol Museum / Silver, S.

BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

*   03-126 Cellular Response to the Environment / Thickman, K.
*   03-410 Special Topics: Conservation Biology (Qatar) / Conkey, A.

BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION   
*•  70-332 Business, Society and Ethics / Tungate, D.
   
CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSITY-WIDE STUDIES  
•   99-234 Environment Today: Green Design and Garbage (Waste) / (weekend course: March 30 - April 1, 2012) / Madsen, P.
*   99-238 Materials, Energy and Environment / Heard, R.
*   99-331 India Today: Economics, Technology and People / Burkert, A. (weekend course)
•   99-334 Russia Today: Economics, Technology and People / Burkert A. (weekend course)
•   99-734 Environment Today: Green Design and Garbage (Waste) / (weekend course: March 30 - April 1, 2012) / Madsen, P.
   
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING   
*   06-322 Junior Chemical Engineering Seminar / TBA
•   06-620 Global Atmospheric Chemistry: Fundamentals and Data Analysis Methods / Donahue, N.

CHEMISTRY  
*   09-105 Introduction to Modern Chemistry I / Vuocolo, L.
*   09-106 Modern Chemistry II / Yaron, D.
*   09-107 Honors Chemistry: Fundamentals Concepts and Applications / Yaron, D.
•   09-202 Undergraduate Seminar II: Safety and Environmental Issues for Chemists / Vuocolo, Banister
*   09-219 Modern Organic Chemistry / Washburn, Noonan
*   09-331 Modern Analytical Instrumentation / Peteanu, L.
•   09-510 Introduction to Green Chemistry / Collins, T.
•   09-534 Chemical Approaches to Energy Conservation & Storage / Washburn, N.
     09-705 Chemosensors and Biosensors / Armitage, B.
•   09-710 Introduction to Green Chemistry / Collins, T.
•   09-734 Chemical Approaches to Energy Conservation & Storage / Washburn, N.
   
CIVIL & ENVIRONMENTAL ENGINEERING  
•   12-080 Special Topics: Environment, Engineering and Society / Karthikeyan
     12-090 Technology and the Environment / Karthikeyan, K.
*• 12-100 Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering / *VanBriesen/•Oppenheim
•   12-201 Geology / TBA
•   12-271 Introduction to Computer Application in Civil & Environmental Engineering / Berges, M.
*   12-301 Civil Environmental Engineering Projects / Garrett, Coffelt, Miller
•   12-351 Environmental Engineering / Dzombak, D.
•   12-352 Environmental Engineering lab / Dzombak, D., Miller, J.
*   12-401 Civil & Environmental Engineering Design / Cartwright
•   12-629 Environmental Microbiology for Engineers / Gregory, K.
*   12-648 Civil Engineering Project
•   12-651 Air Quality Engineering / Robinson, A.
•   12-657 Water Resources Engineering / Loehlein, W.
•   12-658 Hydraulic Structures / Kyper, T.
*   12-702 Fundamentals of Water Quality Engineering / VanBriesen, J.
*   12-712 Introduction to Sustainable Engineering / Hendrickson, C.
*   12-713 Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Engineering Design / Hendrickson, C.
•   12-714 Environmental Life Cycle Assessment and Green Design / Matthews, Weber
     12-718 Sustainable Engineering Project / Hendrickson, Kiziltas
     12-721 Environmental Biotechnology Principles / VanBriesen J.
•   12-724 Adv. Bio. Waste Treatment / VanBriesen, J.
*   12-725 Fate, Transport & Physicochemical Processes of Organic Contaminants in Aqua Systems / Lowry, G.
•   12-726 Mathematical Modeling of Environmental Quality Systems / Small, M.
•   12-728 Special Topics: Remediation Engineering / TBA
•   12-729 Environmental Microbiology for Engineers / Gregory, K.
•   12-730 Special Topics: Environmental Nanotechnology / VanBriesen, J.
*•   12-751 Advanced Topics in Air Quality / Adams, P.
•   12-781 Fundamentals of Atmospheric Aerosols / Adams. P.
•   12-794 Graduate Seminar: Green Design / Matthews, H.
•   12-995 Practicum in Civil and Environmental Engineering

COMPUTER SCIENCE
•   15-895 Artificial Intelligence for Health & Sustainability / Veloso, M.; Brunskill, E.

ECONOMICS
•   73-148 Environmental Economics / Rueter, F.

ENGINEERING & PUBLIC POLICY   
*   19-423 Special Topics: Environmental Science, Technology & Policy / TBA
*   19-424 Energy and the Environment / Rubin, E.
     19-440 Combustion and Air Pollution Control / Robinson, A.
•   19-443 Special Topics in EPP: Climate Change, Impacts and Adaptation / Grossmann, I.
     19-614 Environmental Life Cycle Assessment and Green Design / Matthews, Weber
     19-622 Introduction to Sustainable Engineering / Hendrickson, C.
*   19-623 Industrial Ecology and Sustainable Engineering Design / Hendrickson, C.
     19-653 Special Topics Climate Change Mitigation / Robinson, A.
•   19-655 Special Topics in EPP: Climate Change, Impacts and Adaptation / Grossmann, I.
•   19-666 Special Topics: Energy Policy / Whitacre, J.
*   19-688 Innovation for Energy and the Environment / Fisher, E.; Samaras, C.
*   19-696 Sustainability and Innovation / TBA
•   19-714 Environmental Life Cycle Assessment / Hendrickson, C.
•   19-726 Mathematical Modeling of Environmental Systems / Small, M.
*   19-740 Combustion and Air Pollution Control / Robinson, A.
•   19-751 Air Quality Engineering / Robinson, A.
     19-781 Special Topics: Fundamentals of Atmospheric Aerosols / Adams, P.
*   19-883 Special Topics: SEminar in Climate & Energy Decision Making Under Uncertainty / Lima De Azevedo, I.

ENGLISH
*   76-319 Environmental Rhetoric / Flower, L.
*   76-719 Environmental Rhetoric / Flower, L.

HEINZ COLLEGE
    
90-707 Seminar in Brownfields and Brownfields Communities / Tarr, J.
•   90-733 Urban Development / Whitmer, G.
•   90-765 Cities, Technology and the Environment / Tarr, J.
•   90-789 Sustainable Community Development / Mehalik, M.
*   90-798 Environmental Policy & Planning / Mehalik, M.
*   90-803 Environmental Economics / Clay, K.
*   90-808 Energy Policy / Kupfer, J.
*   90-828/88412 Economics of Global Warming / Branstetter
•   90-893 Policy Topics: Environment Policy
•   94-826 Russia Today: Economics, Technology and People / Burkert A.

HISTORY 
  
*   79-104 Global Histories: Latin America and global Environmental Change / Soluri, J.
*   79-104 Global Histories: People, Processes and the Environment / Reilly, B.
•   79-125 Disastrous Encounters (Qatar) / Reilly, B.
    79-167 Freshman Seminar: Issues in American Environmental History / Tarr, J.
•   79-288 Bananas, Baseball, and Borders: A History of Latin American - US Relations / Soluri, J.
    79-289 Energy, Environment, Globalization in the Americas / Soluri, J.
*  79-336 American Environmental History from the Gilded Age to Depression / Brown, K.
•   79-354 Energy & Climate: History, Science, Technology, and Policy in the United States / Hounshell, D.
*   79-359 Sustainable Innovations: Ideas, Policies & Technologies to Make a Better Planet / TBA
     79-372 Perspectives on the Urban Environment / Tarr, J.
*   79-375 China's Environmental Crisis / Sutton, D.
*   79-381 Energy, Environment, Globalization in Americas / Soluri, J.
   
MATERIALS SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING   
*   27-421 Processing Design / Pistorius, P.
*   27-721 Processing Design / Pistorius, P.

MECHANICAL ENGINEERING   
*   24-424 Energy and the Environment / Rubin, E.
     24-425 Combustion and Air Pollution Control / Robinson, A.
     24-640 Special Topics in Climate Change Mitigation / Robinson, A.
*   24-683 Design for Manufacture and the Environment / Degentesh, D.; Du Pont, B.
     24-740 Combustion and Air Pollution Control / Robinson, A.

PHILOSOPHY
•   80-136 Social Structure, Public Policy & Ethics / Athanasiou, E.
*   80-244 Environmental Ethics / Harrell, M.
•   80-344 Management, Environment, and Ethics / Madsen, P.
•   80-644 Management, Environment, and Ethics / Madsen, P.

SOCIAL AND DECISION SCIENCES
•   88-352 Environmental Economics and Policy
*  88-412/90828 Economics of Global Warming / Branstetter, L.
•   88-413 Energy and Climate: History, Science, Technology, and Policy in the US 1776-2076 / Hounshell, D.

STUCO (Student Led Courses)
*•   98-183 STUCO: Introduction to Organic Gardening / TBA

For more complete course schedule please visit the Carnegie Mellon Schedule of Classes.