BA in Energy and Sustainability Policy — Recommended Academic Plan for Penn State World Campus (effective Summer 2016)

120 Credits Total

Orientation Experience

Course DetailsCredits
EM SC 302: Orientation to the ESP ProgramNotes for: EM SC 302

EM SC 302

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
1
Total credits 1

Stage 1—Build Foundations

Course DetailsCredits
ENGL 15: Rhetoric and Composition (GWS)Notes for: ENGL 15

ENGL 15

Prerequisite: ENGL 004 or Penn State placement exam
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
CAS 100: Effective Speech (any version) (GWS)Notes for: CAS 100

CAS 100

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Foreign Language: 1 level

Foreign Language

4
Natural Sciences (GN) - elective

Natural Sciences (GN)

3
Arts (GA) — Recommended: LARCH 65 (Built Environment & Culture) (GA;US;IL)

Arts (GA)

3
Arts (GA) or Humanities (GH) — Recommended: PHIL 103 (Introduction to Ethics)(GH)

Arts(GA) or Humanities (GH)

3
Humanities (GH) — Recommended: RL ST 1 (Intro World Religions)

Humanities (GH)

3
Health and Physical Activity (GHA) - elective

Health and Physical Activity (GHA)

3
Quantification (GQ) - elective

Quantification (GQ)

2
BA Fields course

BA Fields course

3
BA Fields course

BA Fields course

3
Total credits 33

Stage 2—Formulate Understanding

Course DetailsCredits
Electives

Electives

5
STAT 200: Elementary Statistics (GQ)Notes for: STAT 200

STAT 200

Prerequisite: Placement into MATH 021 or higher
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
4
Foreign Language: 2 level

Foreign Language

4
Foreign Language: 3 level

Foreign Language

4
ENGL 202D: Effective Writing - Business Writing (GWS)Notes for: ENGL 202D

ENGL 202D

Prerequisite: ENGL 015 or ENGL 030; fourth-semester standing
Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
ECON 102: Introductory Microeconomic Analysis and Policy (GS)Notes for: ECON 102

ECON 102

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
ECON 104: Introductory Macroeconomic Analysis and Policy (GS) Notes for: ECON 104

ECON 104

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Other Cultures course

Other Cultures course

3
BA Fields course

BA Fields course

3
Electives

Electives

5
Total credits 32

Stage 3—Generate Expertise

Course DetailsCredits
E B F 200: Introduction to Energy and Earth Sciences Economics (GS)Notes for: E B F 200

E B F 200

Prerequisite: ECON 102 and MATH 022 (or equivalent on placement assessment)
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
EGEE 102: Energy Conservation for Envrionmental Protection (GN) Notes for: EGEE 102

EGEE 102

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
METEO 3: Intro to Meteorology (GN)Notes for: METEO 3

METEO 3

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
or METEO 101: Weather Forecasting (GN) Notes for: METEO 101

METEO 101

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
METEO 469: Understanding Global WarmingNotes for: METEO 469

METEO 469

Prerequisite: STAT 200 or MATH 110 or MATH 140
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
GEOG 30: Geographic Perspectives on Sustainability (GS;IL)Notes for: GEOG 30

GEOG 30

Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
EGEE 120: Oil: International Evolution (GS;US;IL)Notes for: EGEE 120

EGEE 120

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
PL SC 1: Introduction to American National Government (GS)Notes for: PL SC 1

PL SC 1

Requirements for this course
  • † Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.
3
Electives

Electives

6
Total credits 27

Stage 4—Culminate Experience

Course DetailsCredits
EME 444: Global Energy EnterpriseNotes for: EME 444

EME 444

Prerequisite: EGEE 102, EGEE 120, and ECON 104
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
GEOG 469: Energy Industry Applications of GISNotes for: GEOG 469

GEOG 469

Prerequisite: GEOG 030, EGEE 102, and EME 444
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
EGEE 401: Energy in a Changing WorldNotes for: EGEE 401

EGEE 401

Prerequisite: EGEE 101 or EGEE 102 or CHEM 112
3
PL SC 490: Policy Making and EvaluationNotes for: PL SC 490

PL SC 490

Prerequisite: PL SC 001, PL SC 002 or PUBPL 304W
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
EGEE 299: Foreign Studies (IL)

EGEE 299

or EGEE 495: Internship

EGEE 495

3
GEOG 438: Human Dimensions of Global WarmingNotes for: GEOG 438

GEOG 438

Prerequisite: EARTH 002, GEOG 010 or METEO 003; and GEOG 030
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
GEOG 432: Energy PolicyNotes for: GEOG 432

GEOG 432

Prerequisite: ENNEC 100 or E B F 200, EGEE 120, and PL SC 490
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
EM SC 240: Energy and Sustainability in Contemporary Culture

EM SC 240

3
Total credits 24

Capstone Experience

Course DetailsCredits
EME 466: Energy and Sustainability in SocietyNotes for: EME 466

EME 466

Prerequisite: GEOG 030, METEO 469, and GEOG/EME 432
Requirements for this course
  • * Course requires a grade of 'C' of better.*
3
Total credits 3

Additional Notes

GWS, GQ, GN, GA, GH, GS, and GHA are codes used to identify different categories of general education requirements.
US, IL, and US/IL are codes used to identify courses that satisfy US and/or international cultures requirements.
"BA Fields" courses are additional GQ, GN, GA, GH, GS, or foreign language courses beyond the program requirements.
"Other Cultures" refers to a specific listing of course options located at http://bulletins.psu.edu/bulletins/bluebook/ba_requirements.cfm?section=...
W is the code for courses that satisfy University Writing Across the Curriculum Requirements.

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# Course is an Entrance-to-Major requirement.
* Course requires a grade of 'C' or better.
† Course satisfies General Education and degree requirements.

Footnotes

ENGL 15
Prerequisite: ENGL 004 or Penn State placement exam
STAT 200
Prerequisite: Placement into MATH 021 or higher
ENGL 202D
Prerequisite: ENGL 015 or ENGL 030; fourth-semester standing
E B F 200
Prerequisite: ECON 102 and MATH 022 (or equivalent on placement assessment)
METEO 469
Prerequisite: STAT 200 or MATH 110 or MATH 140
EME 444
Prerequisite: EGEE 102, EGEE 120, and ECON 104
GEOG 469
Prerequisite: GEOG 030, EGEE 102, and EME 444
EGEE 401
Prerequisite: EGEE 101 or EGEE 102 or CHEM 112
PL SC 490
Prerequisite: PL SC 001, PL SC 002 or PUBPL 304W
GEOG 438
Prerequisite: EARTH 002, GEOG 010 or METEO 003; and GEOG 030
GEOG 432
Prerequisite: ENNEC 100 or E B F 200, EGEE 120, and PL SC 490
EME 466
Prerequisite: GEOG 030, METEO 469, and GEOG/EME 432