Short Courses

Each semester, Hereford offers one-credit short courses taught by our Fellows. The courses provide an opportunity for students to explore topics beyond their major or field of study. Courses are often held in the evenings and at Hereford. Students can register for the courses on SIS, indicating that they are a Hereford student in the enrollment request form. 

Spring 2017


Bill’s Bugs : This course covers everything you ever wanted to know about notorious infections! Perspectives include the clinical, microbiological, and historical aspects of infectious diseases. Each class, a student will lead the discussion. In preparation, the student will meet with Dr. Petri and do some assigned readings. 

Day(s): Tuesdays 6:30-7:30 pm

Location: Runk Dinning Hall 

Instructor: Bill Petri, Chief of Infectious Diseases 


Sustainability, the Residential College, and YOU: 

Day(s): Thursdays 6:00-8:00 pm: Adhering to a sustainable lifestyle can be challenging, especially while in college. Part of Hereford's aspirational mission is to be a "sustainably minded community. Through a series of self-reflections, in-class activities/discussion, and guest speakers, this course will explore through the lens of systems analysis, what it means to be a sustainable residential college. 

Location: Hereford Hub 

Instructor(s): Wendy Cohn and Chantal Madray