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Course Details

Course Code: EVSP605 Course ID: 3982 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course is an introduction to energy policy and decision making, primarily in the United States. Students will examine the nature and scope of environmental, energy, and resource problems, analyze the goals and strategies of the renewable energy movement, investigate ideological, political, and institutional forces that shape policymaking and implementation, and conduct in-depth analyses of the various approaches to U.S. energy needs. An exploration of renewable energy technology, feasibility, and implementation is incorporated through the analysis of case studies and current events.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Examine the historical context and processes of the energy and resource policies of the U.S.
  2. Examine the inter-relationship of energy and environmental policies.
  3. Critique the policy processes surrounding the development of alternative sources of energy including nuclear, geothermal, hydroelectric, wind, solar and biomass.
  4. Assess existing political, socio-economic, ethical, cultural and legal frameworks for environmental decision making related to energy policy and sustainability.
  5. Analyze the role of science, engineering and technology in the decision making process that is used to formulate U.S. energy policy.
NameGrade %
Discussions 24.00 %
Week 1: Introductions 3.00 %
Week 2: Your Carbon Footprint 3.00 %
Week 3: Shale Gas Fracking 3.00 %
Week 4: Spruce Mine No. 1 3.00 %
Week 5: Nuclear Energy 3.00 %
Week 6: Wind 3.00 %
Week 7: More Renewables 3.00 %
Week 8: Course Wrap Up 3.00 %
Assignments 20.00 %
Assignment 1 5.00 %
Assignment 2 5.00 %
Assignment 3 5.00 %
Assignment 4 5.00 %
Mid-Term 16.00 %
Midterm Carbon Footprint Project 16.00 %
Final Projects 20.00 %
Final Energy Policy Project 20.00 %
Energy Poster 20.00 %
Energy Poster 20.00 %

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

  1. Examine the historical context and processes of the energy and resource policies of the U.S.
  2. Examine the inter-relationship of energy and environmental policies.
  3. Critique the policy processes surrounding the development of alternative sources of energy including nuclear, geothermal, hydroelectric, wind, solar and biomass.
  4. Assess existing political, socio-economic, ethical, cultural and legal frameworks for environmental decision making related to energy policy and sustainability.
  5. Analyze the role of science, engineering and technology in the decision making process that is used to formulate U.S. energy policy.
Book Title:Understanding Energy and Energy Policy - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9781780329345
Publication Info:Zed Books Lib
Author:Timothy F. Braun and Lisa M. Glidden
Unit Cost:$51.43
 
Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
ISBN:ERESERVE NOTE
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.