ENVIRON 302 - Topics in Environmental Social Science
Section: 005 Energy Politics
Term: FA 2014
Subject: Program in the Environment (ENVIRON)
Department: LSA Environment
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
May be repeated for a maximum of 12 credit(s). May be elected more than once in the same term.
Primary Instructor:

Meeting the surging energy needs of their citizens represents a daunting challenge facing governments across the world. Given budget constraints, limits on resource availability, and pressures to limit environmental impacts, how do governments decide how to distribute or ration energy to citizens and industry? This course examines the politics of electricity provision, the impact of natural resource wealth, and environmental politics in both democratic and non-democratic settings, with a special focus on the developing world.

Course Requirements:

  • Four reading responses (500 words each), 20%
  • Three short data essays (3-4 papers each), 30%
  • Final paper (12-15 pages), 40%
  • Class participation, 10%

Intended Audience:

Sophomores, juniors, and seniors

Class Format:

Recitation meets twice a week for 1 1/2 hours each time.

ENVIRON 302 - Topics in Environmental Social Science
Schedule Listing
003 (LEC)
TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
005 (LEC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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