EME 444
Global Energy Enterprise

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Welcome to EME 444!

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Registered students should begin with the Course Orientation.

Not registered? Students who register for this Penn State course gain access to assignments and instructor feedback and earn academic credit. For information about registering for this course and the online degree Bachelor of Arts in Energy and Sustainability Policy visit our ESP BA program home page. The Master of Education in Earth Sciences home page offers information about registering for this course and the online Master of Education in Earth Sciences degree program.

Quick Facts about EME 444

  • Instructor - Dan Kasper
  • Authors - Dr. Vera J. Cole (Senior Lecturer) and Dr. Michael J. Orlando (Consultant), Department of Energy and Mineral Engineering, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, The Pennsylvania State University.
  • Overview - EME 444 is a required course for the Bachelor of Arts in Energy Sustainability and Policy online degree program, geared towards students who are able to study only part time and at a distance. EME 444 is designed to help students achieve three of the programmatic educational objectives established for the Energy Sustainability and Policy degree. It fosters energy industry knowledge by ensuring students’ ability to detect and correct misstatements and misconceptions about energy resources, technologies, and uses. It helps students achieve a global perspective through case studies of energy businesses and policy regimes worldwide. And it nurtures analytical skills by challenging students to discover, acquire, read, interpret, and evaluate information beyond what is provided by the instructor.
  • Learning Environment - This website provides the primary instructional materials for the course. The Course Outline menu to the right links to the course lessons, and contains the bulk of the content for this course.  The Resources menu at top links to important supporting materials, such as a Writing Style Guide, Excel and Powerpoint help, and more.  Note that there is also a link to the course syllabus, as well as Canvas. Canvas is Penn State's course management system, and is used to support the delivery of this course as well, as it provides the primary communications, calendaring, and submission tools for the course.
  • Topics of Study - The content of this course is divided into 12 lessons. Each lesson will be completed in approximately 1 week. Lesson learning activities focus on discussions and case study exercises.

If you want to add this calendar to your personal Google Calendar, just click on "+Google Calendar" below. The same information can be found on the Course Calendar in Canvas.

The map below indicates where your classmates live (plus Puerto Rico - shout out to Eric and his vacation property!). If you click on "view larger map" in the top right corner you can open up a Google Map page, and see the map from last semester by clicking on the Spring 2016 layer on the left side of the map.

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Students who register for this Penn State course gain access to assignments and instructor feedback, and earn academic credit. Information about Penn State's Energy and Sustainability Policy Bachelor's program is available at the ESP Overview Page.

This course is offered as part of the Open Educational Resources initiative of Penn State's John A. Dutton e-Education Institute. You are welcome to use and reuse materials that appear in this site (other than those copyrighted by others) subject to the licensing agreement linked to the bottom of this and every page.