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Energy Science and Policy Minor

Effective Winter 2016

Advising

Students interested in declaring either a major or a minor must attend an information session. Information sessions are held throughout the Fall and Winter terms. Appointments may be scheduled with Program advisors on-line.

Prerequisites

None.

Requirements

Minimum Credits: 15

This minor requires no fewer than five courses for a total of at least 15 credits, with at least two courses at the 300-level or above.

  1. Introductory Course (one course; 3 credits minimum) – students take one, or both, of the following courses that will provide a sound introductory scientific orientation that is fundamental to understanding the basic concepts of energy: 
    • ENVIRON 250 / CMPLXSYS 250 / PUBPOL 250: Social Systems, Energy, and Policy
    • PHYSICS 210: Energy for the Future
  2. Topics Courses: (four courses, and a minimum 12 credits, with at least two courses at the 300-level or above).
    Students must take at least two courses representing approaches outside of or different from that of their area of concentration (e.g., humanists will have to take two topics courses from outside the humanities).

    Select

    • two courses from the Energy Economics & Policy group
    • two courses from the Energy Production, Extraction & Technology group

    OR select

    • two courses from one of the above categories
    • one course from the other of the above categories
    • one Breadth course

Energy Economics & Policy

  • ARCH 357 / UP 357: Architecture, Sustainability and the City: Ideas, Forces and People Shaping the Built Environment.
  • CEE 307 / ENVIRON 407: Sustainable Cities.
  • ECON 370 / ENVIRON 375: Environmental and Resource Economics.
  • ECON 437: Energy Economics and Policy.
  • EHS 588 / ENVIRON 475 / NRE 475: Environmental Law.
  • ENVIRON 312 / POLSCI 380 / PUBPOL 312: Environmental Politics and Policy.
  • ENVIRON 375 / ECON 370: Environmental and Resource Economics.
  • ENVIRON 407 / CEE 307: Sustainable Cities.
  • ENVIRON 475 / NRE 475 / EHS 588: Environmental Law.
  • GEOG 472 / UP 572: Transportation and Land-Use Planning.
  • INTLSTD 401: International Studies Advanced Seminar, section titled “Politics of Energy in the Developing World.”
  • NRE 475 / ENVIRON 475 / EHS 588: Environmental Law.
  • POLSCI 380 / ENVIRON 312 / PUBPOL 312: Environmental Politics and Policy.
  • POLSCI 389: Topics in Contemporary Political Science, section titled “Energy Politics”.
  • POLSCI 497: Undergraduate Seminar in Comparative and Foreign Government, section titled “Politics of Energy in the Developing World.”
  • PUBPOL 312 / ENVIRON 312 / POLSCI 380: Environmental Politics and Policy.
  • PUBPOL 564: Government Regulation of Industry and Environment.
  • UP 357 / ARCH 357: Architecture, Sustainability and the City: Ideas, Forces and People Shaping the Built Environment.
  • UP 572 / GEOG 472: Transportation and Land-Use Planning.
  • UP 671: Public Policy and Transportation.

Energy Production, Extraction & Technology

  • AUTO 533 / MECHENG 433: Advanced Energy Solutions.
  • CEE 230: Energy and Environment.
  • CEE 565 / ESENG 501: Seminars on Energy Systems, Technology and Policy.
  • EARTH 344 / ENVIRON 344: Sustainable and Fossil Energy: Options and Consequences.
  • EARTH 380 / ENVIRON 380: Mineral Resources, Economics and the Environment.
  • EECS 498: Special Topics, section title “Grid Integration of Alternative Energy Sources”.
  • EECS 598: Special Topics, sections titled “Solar Cell Device Physics” or “Resonant Power Converters”.
  • ENVIRON 344 / EARTH 344: Sustainable and Fossil Energy: Options and Consequences.
  • ENVIRON 380 / EARTH 380: Mineral Resources, Economics and the Environment.
  • ENVIRON 404: Cars, Sustainability, and Energy Conversion
  • ESENG 501 / CEE 565: Seminars on Energy Systems, Technology and Policy.
  • MECHENG 433 / AUTO 533: Advanced Energy Solutions.
  • MECHENG 438: Internal Combustion Engines.
  • NRE 574 / PUBPOL 519 / RCNSCI 419: Sustainable Energy Systems.
  • PHYSICS 406: Statistical and Thermal Physics.
  • PUBPOL 519 / RCNSCI 419 / NRE 574: Sustainable Energy Systems.
  • RCNSCI 419 / PUBPOL 519 / NRE 574: Sustainable Energy Systems.

Breadth Courses

  • AAS 359 / POLSCI 359: African Politics.
  • AAS 432: Violent Environments: Oil, Development and the Discourse of Power.
  • ANTHRCUL 439: Economic Anthropology and Development.
  • AOSS 480 / NRE 480: Climate Change: The Move to Action.
  • ARTDES 250: Art, Design and the Environment.
  • CEE 265: Sustainable Engineering Principles.
  • CHE 230: Material and Energy Balances.
  • EARTH 284 / ENVIRON 284: Environmental Geology
  • ECON 432: Government Regulation of Industry.
  • ECON 445: The Economy of the People’s Republic of China.
  • ENGLISH 319: Literature and Social Change, section titled “The Literature of Climate Change”.
  • ENGLISH 320: Literature and the Environment, section titled Ecocriticism
  • ENVIRON 221 / HISTORY 222: Global Environmental History.
  • ENVIRON 224 / HISTORY 224 / PUBPOL 224: Global Nuclear Proliferation.
  • ENVIRON 284 / EARTH 284: Environmental Geology
  • ENVIRON 304: Literature and the Environment, section titled Ecocriticism.
  • ENVIRON 365: International Environmental Policy.
  • ENVIRON 412 / PUBPOL 412: Environmental Values in Public Policy.
  • ES 445 / STRATEGY 445: Base of the Pyramid: Business Innovation for Solving Society’s Problems.
  • GERMAN 326: Intermediate German, section titled “Germany and the Environment”
  • HISTORY 222 / ENVIRON 221: Global Environmental History.
  • HISTORY 224 / ENVIRON 224 / PUBPOL 224: Global Nuclear Proliferation.
  • HISTORY 241: America and Middle Eastern Wars.
  • HISTORY 285 / RCNSCI 275: Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society.
  • NRE 480 / AOSS 480: Climate Change: The Move to Action.
  • POLSCI 359 / AAS 359: African Politics.
  • POLSCI 364: Public International Law.
  • PUBPOL 224 / HISTORY 224 / ENVIRON 224: Global Nuclear Proliferation.
  • PUBPOL 412 / ENVIRON 412: Environmental Values in Public Policy.
  • RCNSCI 275 / HISTORY 285: Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society.
  • STRATEGY 445 / ES 445: Base of the Pyramid: Business Innovation for Solving Society’s Problems.