Carnegie Mellon University

Environmental Related Courses

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Carnegie Mellon University 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. Please note that the following course list is offered as a resource and does not claim to be complete or definitive. Please visit the CMU Course Catalog for more detail on each course.

Academic year 2016/17 

Architecture
48315 Environment I: Climate & Energy / Loftness, Vivian (Fall)
48448 History of Sustainable Architecture / Rosenblum, Charles (Spring) 
48720 Planning by Design: Campuses, Waterfronts, Districts, and Cities / Gastil, Ray (Spring)
48721 Building Controls and Diagnostics / Karaguzel, Omer (Spring) 
48722 Building Performance Modeling/ Karaguzel, Omer (Fall)
48723 Performance of Advanced Building Systems / Hartkopf, Volker (Spring)
48731 Sustainable Design Synthesis Prep / Loftness, Vivian (Spring); Cupkova, Dana (Fall)
48732 Sustainable Design Synthesis / Abdul-Aziz, Azizan (Spring); Cupkova, Dana (Fall)
48752 Zero Energy Housing / Baird, Nina (Spring)
48795 LEED, Green Design and Building Rating in Global Context / Baird, Nina (Fall)

Art
60358 Art and Biology / Maurides, Patricia (Spring)

Business Administration
70332 Business, Society and Ethics / Kim, Tae Wan (Spring); Tungate, David (Fall)

CMU University-wide studies
99245 Energy: Science, Society and Communication / Alba, William (Spring)
99151 Privilege, Responsibility, and Community / Chickering, David (Fall)

CFA Interdisciplinary
62484 Growing Theatre Community Outreach / Mundell, Ann (Fall)

Chemical Engineering
06365/19365 Water Technology Innovation and Policy / Mauter, Meagan

Chemistry
09510/09710 Chemistry and Sustainability / Collins, Terrence / Spring

CIT Interdisciplinary
39610 Energy Conversion and Supply / Picard, Yoosuf (Fall)
39611 Energy Demand and Utilization / Samaras, Costa (Spring)
39612 Energy Policy and Economics / Whitacre, Jay (Spring)
39613 Energy Transport and Storage / Landis, David (Fall)

Civil &Environmental Engineering
12100 Introduction to Civil and Environmental Engineering / Thompson, James (Spring); Samaras, Costa (Fall)
12201 Geology / Kilburg, James (Spring)
12351 Environmental Engineering / Mauter, Meagan (Spring)
12352 Environmental Engineering Lab / Dzombak, David (Spring)
12651/19751/24626 Air Quality Engineering / Adams, Peter / Sullivan, Ryan (Spring)
12657 Water Resource Systems Engineering / Cohon, Jared (Spring)
12702 Fundamentals of Water Quality Engineering / Lowry, Gregory (Fall)
12712/19717 Introduction to Sustainable Engineering / VanBriesen, Jeanne (Fall)
12714/19714 Environmental Life Cycle Assessment / DiPietro, Gwen (Spring)
12718 Environmental Engineering, Sustainability, and Science Project / Karamalidis, Athanasios (Spring)
12720 Water Resources Chemistry / Karamalidis, Athanasios (Fall)
12724 Biological Wastewater Treatment / Gregory, Kelvin (Spring)
12726 Mathematical Modeling of Environmental Quality Systems / Adams, Peter (Spring)
12728 Remediation Engineering / Wice, Richard (Spring)
12730 Special Topics: Environmental Nanotechnology / Lowry, Gregory (Spring)
12747 Sustainable Buildings / Flynn, Katharine (Fall)
12748 Mechanical and Electrical System Design for Buildings / Mattern, Gerry (Fall)
12749 Special Topics: Climate Change Adaptation / Samaras, Costa (Spring)
12765/19648 Special Topics: International Climate Adaptation / Klima, Kelly (Spring)
12781 Fundamentals of Atmospheric Aerosols / Adams, Peter (Fall, every other year)

Design
51172 Systems / Scott, Katherine (Spring)
51371 Futures / Scupelli, Peter (Fall)
51386/786 Holism and Design / Kossoff, Gideon (Spring) 
51396/796 Design Ethos and Action / Scupelli, Peter (Spring)

Dietrich College Information Systems
67353 IT & Environmental Sustainability / Weinberg, Randy (Spring)

Drama
54381 Special Topics in Drama: History, Literature and Criticism: Ecodrama  / Arons, Wendy (Fall)

Electrical & Computer Engineering
18875 Engineering and Economics of Electric Energy Systems / Ilic, Jovan (Spring)
18372 Fundamental Electrical Power Systems / Ilic, Jovan (Spring)
18743 Energy Aware Computing / Marculescu, Diana (Fall) 

Engineering & Public Policy
06365/19365 Water Technology Innovation and Policy / Mauter, Meagan
19421/624 Emerging Energy Policies / Stine, Deborah (Spring)
19424 Energy and the Environment / Rubin, Edward (Fall) 
19440/19740/24425/24740 Combustion and Air Pollution Control / Presto, Albert (Fall)
19472/18372 Fundamental Electrical Power Systems / Ilic, Jovan (Spring)
19648/12765 Special Topics: International Climate Adaptation / Klima, Kelly (Spring)
19653/24640 Climate Change Mitigation / Azevedo, Ines; Robinson, Allen (Spring) 
19656 Special Topics: Current Issues in EPP: CO2 Capture and Sequestration / Mantripragada, Hari; Zhai, Haibo (Spring)
19665 Environmental Politics and Policy  / Stine, Deborah (Fall) 
19666 Energy Policy and Economics / Whitacre, Jay (Spring)
19696 Sustainable Development and Innovation / Zaidi, Mohammad (Fall)
19714 Environmental Life Cycle Assessment / DiPietro, Gwen (Spring)
19717/12712 Introduction to Sustainable Engineering / VanBriesen, Jeanne (Fall)
19726 Mathematical Modeling of Environmental Quality Systems / Adams, Peter (Spring)
19739 Engineering and Economics of Electric Energy Systems / Ilic, Jovan (Spring)
19781 Special Topics: Fundamentals of Atmospheric Aerosols / Adams, Peter (Fall, every other year)
19882/47882 Seminar in Low-Carbon Electric Power / Apt, Jerome (Spring)
19883 Special Topics: Seminar in Climate & Energy Decision Making / Azevedo, Ines (Spring, Fall)

English
76101 Interpretation and Argument / Goessling, Jacob (Spring)
76204 Literature and the Environment / Goessling, Jacob

Heinz College / Public Policy & Management
90734 Urban Policy / Downing, Jane (Spring)
90765 Cities, Technology and the Environment / Tarr, Joel (Spring)
90789 Sustainable Community Development / Mehalik, Matthew (Spring)
90798 Environmental Policy & Planning / Mehalik, Matthew (Fall)
90808 Energy Policy / Kupfer, Jeffrey (Fall)
90813 Environmental Politics and Policy / Stine, Deborah (Spring)

History
79275 Introduction to Global Studies / Faulk, Karen (Spring)
79315 The Politics of Water: Global Controversies, Past and Present / Owen, Abigail (Fall)
79336 Oil and Water: Middle East Perspectives / Owen, Abigail (Fall)
79369 Disasters in American History: Floods and Hurricanes / Keller, Vagel (Spring)
79370 Disasters in American History (2):Epidemics & Fires / Keller, Vagel (Fall)
79377 Food, Culture, and Power: A History of Eating / Soluri, John (Spring)

Institute for Software Research
08540/08840 Green Computing / Agarwal, Yuvraj (Spring)

Materials Science & Engineering
27421 Processing Design / Pistorius, Chris (Fall)

Mechanical Engineering
24292 Renewable Energy Engineering / Yao, Shi-Chune (Spring)
24424/19424 Energy and the Environment / Rubin, Edward (Fall) 
24425/24740/19440/19740 Combustion and Air Pollution Control / Presto, Albert (Fall)
24640/19653 Climate Change Mitigation / Azevedo, Ines; Robinson, Allen (Spring)
24722 Energy System Modeling / Siefert, Nicholas (Fall)
24727 Aerosol Measurement Technology / Sullivan, Ryan (Fall)

Music
57914 Music and Nature / Fallon, Robert (Spring)

Philosophy
80244 Environmental Ethics / Gray, Derrick (Spring)
80335/80635 Deliberative Democracy: Theory and Practice / Cavalier, Robert (Fall)

Social & Decision Sciences
88405 Risk Perception and Communication / Yu, Michael (Fall)

Tepper
47766 Innovative & Sustainable Operations / Cho, Soo-Haeng (Fall)
19782/47882 Seminar in Low-Carbon Electric Power / Apt, Jerome (Fall)
45960 Sustainable Operations / Scheller-Wolf, Alan (Spring)