POLSCI 336 - Energy Politics
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Political Science (POLSCI)
Department: LSA Political Science
Requirements & Distribution:
Waitlist Capacity:
Advisory Prerequisites:
One course in Political Science.
May not be repeated for credit.
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. This course is in the Comparative Politics subfield.

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.

POLSCI 336 - Energy Politics
Schedule Listing
001 (REC)
MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
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