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2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Integrated Energy Management BS, Integrated Energy Policy Specialization


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Integrated Energy Management, BS Core


College of the Sciences
Ellensburg
Dean Hall, room 311

509-963-2184
Email: Delgado@cwu.edu
www.cwu.edu/energy

Director
Elvin Delgado

Program Information
The geopolitical conflicts over energy resources during the last decades have transformed the current energy landscapes at regional, national and global scales. These shifts in energy landscapes have made the management of energy resources more complex, the development of energy policy more important and controversial, and the innovation of energy technology front-page news. Whether it is finding new traditional sources of energy (e.g., oil, coal and natural gas) or developing alternative courses of energy (e.g., wind, solar, hydro power, geothermal) we need to understand that the world is so embedded in conventional sources of energy that policies and decisions regarding alternative sources of energy depend greatly on what happens in the fossil fuel market.

An interdisciplinary and integrated understanding of energy resources is integral to finding comprehensive solutions to the management of energy systems in today’s rapidly changing world. A broad range of human, environmental, political, economic, and technological factors are at work shaping the future of current energy landscapes, and it is the mission of the Institute of Integrated Energy Studies (I2ES) to prepare students to be active participants in that emerging future. In doing so, the I2ES emphasizes critical thinking and applied approaches to analysis, while providing graduates with the skills necessary to deal with energy issues at scales ranging from local to global.

The bachelor of science in Integrated Energy Management (IEM) take these factors in consideration and provides students with an interdisciplinary education experience that includes the integration of both traditional fossil fuel-based and greener alternative energy. Students enrolled in the IEM degree program will be able to choose from three specializations: (1) integrated energy policy; (2) integrated energy business; and (3) integrated power systems. Courses in the BS in IEM introduce students to energy systems and resources, while at the same time providing a comprehensive understanding for the social, political, economic and environmental processes that shape energy systems. We emphasize field learning learning experience and an integrative approach to energy management. Majors in IEM hone their written, verbal, and analytical communication skills as part of their interdisciplinary education. Students also learn from and collaborate with faculty members supporting the Institute for Integrated Energy Studies.

Select students will have the opportunity to engage in a credit-baring business-hosted extended (up to six months) cooperative education/apprenticeships with participating businesses.This applied learning experience happens in a student’s junior or senior year, and allows for the student to: (1) put in practice what they have learned in the classroom; (2) receive credit towards their degree; and (3) receive specialized training from a company that they may work for after graduation.

No other university in the state offers this particular type of interdisciplinary education in response to current and future professional work place needs. Upon graduation, majors in IEM will be qualifies to work in a wide range of careers, including: energy policy, energy management services, inspection field technician, contact specialists, supply chain management of energy technologies, energy business, utility locator supervisor, energy plant manager, energy forecasting, and employment in private, public and non-for-profit organizations at local, state, and federal government agencies.

Admission Requirements
Applications are accepted throughout the academic year. Admission to the program is based upon a review of completed prerequisite courses and application materials. Please see the program application at www.cwu.edu/energy.

A student must have a 2.75 minimum GPA in all coursework taken previous to application for admission.

Admission to any course requires a grade of C or higher in each prerequisite listed. Students who do not meet the prerequisite grade requirement will be dropped from the course.

A student is expected to complete each course used to fulfill a degree program requirement with a grade of C or higher. Students must complete all CWU foundation and core requirements prior to beginning 400-level coursework.

Additional
Students graduate from Central Washington University and earn a Bachelor of Science in Integrated Energy Management making them experts of integrated energy in the global economy.

Select one of the following Method courses for 5 credits:


Select one of the following Communication courses for 4-5 credits:


Total Core Credits: 61-62


Integrated Energy Policy Specialization


Integrated Energy Policy specializes in training students in Geographic Information Systems (GIS), planning, and policy analysis as it relates to energy production, distribution and consumption with particular attention to the environment.

Energy Policy Specialization Required Courses - Credits: 17


Total Specialization Credits: 35-37


Total Credits: 96-99


Institute for Integrated Energy Studies Information


College of the Sciences
Ellensburg
Dean Hall, room 311

509-963-2184
Email: Delgado@cwu.edu
www.cwu.edu/energy

Director
Elvin Delgado

Staff
Margaret Reich, manager

Program Information
The geopolitical conflicts over energy resources during the last decades have transformed the current energy landscapes at regional, national and global scales. These shifts in energy landscapes have made the management of energy resources more complex, the development of energy policy more important and controversial, and the innovation of energy technology front-page news. Whether it is finding new traditional sources of energy (e.g., oil, coal and natural gas) or developing alternative courses of energy (e.g., wind, solar, hydro power, geothermal) we need to understand that the world is so embedded in conventional sources of energy that policies and decisions regarding alternative sources of energy depend greatly on what happens in the fossil fuel market.

An interdisciplinary and integrated understanding of energy resources is integral to finding comprehensive solutions to the management of energy systems in today’s rapidly changing world. A broad range of human, environmental, political, economic, and technological factors are at work shaping the future of current energy landscapes, and it is the mission of the Institute of Integrated Energy Studies (I2ES) to prepare students to be active participants in that emerging future. In doing so, the I2ES emphasizes critical thinking and applied approaches to analysis, while providing graduates with the skills necessary to deal with energy issues at scales ranging from local to global.

The bachelor of science in Integrated Energy Management (IEM) take these factors in consideration and provides students with an interdisciplinary education experience that includes the integration of both traditional fossil fuel-based and greener alternative energy. Students enrolled in the IEM degree program will be able to choose from three specializations: (1) integrated energy policy; (2) integrated energy business; and (3) integrated power systems. Courses in the BS in IEM introduce students to energy systems and resources, while at the same time providing a comprehensive understanding for the social, political, economic and environmental processes that shape energy systems. We emphasize field learning experience and an integrative approach to energy management. Majors in IEM hone their written, verbal, and analytical communication skills as part of their interdisciplinary education. Students also learn from and collaborate with faculty members supporting the Institute for Integrated Energy Studies.

Select students will have the opportunity to engage in a credit-baring business-hosted extended (up to six months) cooperative education/apprenticeships with participating businesses. This applied learning experience happens in a student’s junior or senior year, and allows for the student to: (1) put in practice what they have learned in the classroom; (2) receive credit towards their degree; and (3) receive specialized training from a company that they may work for after graduation.

No other university in the state offers this particular type of interdisciplinary education in response to current and future professional work place needs. Upon graduation, majors in IEM will be qualifies to work in a wide range of careers, including: energy policy, energy management services, inspection field technician, contact specialists, supply chain management of energy technologies, energy business, utility locator supervisor, energy plant manager, energy forecasting, and employment in private, public and non-for-profit organizations at local, state, and federal government agencies.

Admission Requirements
Applications are accepted throughout the academic year. Admission to the program is based upon a review of completed prerequisite courses and application materials. Please see the program application at www.cwu.edu/energy.

A student must have a 2.75 minimum GPA in all coursework taken previous to application for admission.

Admission to any course requires a grade of C or higher in each prerequisite listed. Students who do not meet the prerequisite grade requirement will be dropped from the course.

A student is expected to complete each course used to fulfill a degree program requirement with a grade of C or higher. Students must complete all CWU foundation and core requirements prior to beginning 400-level coursework.

College of the Sciences Information


Administration and Organization

Dean
Tim Englund, PhD (Dean Hall, room 130)

Associate Dean
Mike Harrod (Dean Hall, room 130)

Associate Dean
Martha Kurtz, PhD (Dean Hall, room 130)

Staff
Brad Weekly, development officer
Velma Henry, administrative assistant
Cindy Klein, fiscal specialist
Janis Orthmann, administrative assistant
Colleen Falconer, program coordinator
Dannica Price, event coordinator

Mail Stop 7519
509-963-1866
Fax: 509-963-1977
www.cwu.edu/sciences

The College of the Sciences (COTS) is comprised of 13 departments and 12 interdisciplinary programs representing disciplines in the behavioral, natural, and social sciences, and mathematics. The departments and programs of the college offer undergraduate baccalaureate degrees, master’s degrees, minors that supplement other degree programs, and a comprehensive range of service coursework. As an essential part of its mission, the college offers an extensive general education curriculum. The departments play a major role in Central’s Teacher Certification Programs, offering bachelors and master’s degrees for students preparing to be secondary teachers and providing coursework in educational foundations and discipline-specific content and methods.

Departments within the college are committed to teaching excellence, active engagement by faculty in research, scholarship and professional service activities, student involvement in research, community service, and employing practical applications of academic specializations.
 

Departments
All departments offer baccalaureate degree programs and, in some cases, minors, educational specialist degrees and master’s degrees. In addition to consulting department/program headings in this catalog, students are encouraged to contact individual departments and program offices directly.

Anthropology and Museum Studies: Kathleen Barlow, PhD, Dean Hall, room 356, 509-963-3201
Biological Sciences: James Johnson, PhD, Science Building, room 338, 509-963-2731
Chemistry: Levente Fabry-Asztalos, PhD, Science Building, room 302, 509-963-2811
Computer Science: Aaron Montgomery, PhD, Hebeler Hall, room 219, 509-963-1495
Geography: John Bowen, PhD, Dean Hall, room 301, 509-963-1188
Geological Sciences: Carey Gazis, PhD, Lind Hall, room 108B, 509-963-2701
Law and Justice: James Huckabay, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 300, 509-963-3208
Mathematics: Stuart Boersma, PhD, Bouillon Hall, room 108, 509-963-2103
Physics: Bruce Palmquist, PhD, Lind Hall, room 201A, 509-963-2727
Political Science: Todd Schaefer, PhD, Psychology Building, room 415, 509-963-2408
Psychology: Stephanie Stein, PhD, Psychology Building, room 421, 509-963-2381
Science Education: Bruce Palmquist, PhD, Science Building, room 107, 509-963-2929
Sociology: Delores Cleary, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 409, 509-963-1305

Interdisciplinary Programs
These programs offer specialized coursework, interdisciplinary baccalaureate majors or minors, master’s degrees or research, and public service functions.

American Indian Studies: Toni Culjak, PhD, Language and Literature, room 408D, 509-963-1531
Center for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Education: Martha Kurtz, PhD, Dean Hall, room 130, 509-963-2135
Environmental Studies: Carey Gazis, PhD, Lind Hall, room 108B, 509-963-2701
or Pam McMullin-Messier, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 441, 509-963-2222
Ethnic Studies: Nelson Pichardo, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 440, 509-963-1348
Interdisciplinary Studies - Social Sciences: Steve Schepman, PhD, Psychology Building, room 429, 509-963-2389
Museum of Culture and Environment: Mark Auslander, PhD, Dean Hall, room 334, 509-963-3209
Primate Behavior and Ecology Program: Lori Sheeran, PhD, Dean Hall, room 335, 509-963-1434
Resource Management Program: Karl Lillquist, PhD, Dean Hall, room 319, 509-963-1184
or Steve Hackenberger, PhD, Dean Hall, room 349, 509-963-3224
Science Talent Expansion Program (STEP): Lucinda Carnell, PhD, Science, room 338G, 509-963-2821
Women’s and Gender Studies: Judith Hennessey, PhD, Farrell Hall, room 436, 509-963-1574

Affiliated Centers and Institutes
Center for Spatial Information and Research: Anthony Gabriel, PhD, Dean Hall, room 320, 509-963-1166
Center for the Environment: Anne Johnasen, PhD, Science, room 207D, 509-963-2164
Central Washington Archaeological Survey, Anthropology: Patrick McCutcheon, PhD, Dean Hall, room 340, 509-963-2075
or Steve Hackenberger, PhD, Dean Hall, room 349, 509-963-3224
Community Counseling and Psychological Assessment Center: Heath Marrs, PhD, Psychology Building, room 346, 509-963-2349
or Elizabeth Haviland, PhD, Psychology Building, room 118, 509-963-2371
Geodesy Laboratory and Pacific Northwest Geodetic Array (PANGA) Data Analysis Facility: Tim Melbourne, PhD, Hebeler Hall, room 110A, 509-963-2799
Health Career Resources: Keith Monosky, PhD, Dorothy Purser Hall, room 108, 509-963-1145

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