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Fall 2018  |  PA 5721 Section 001: Energy and Environmental Policy (24306)

Instructor(s)
No instructor assigned
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/04/2018 - 12/12/2018
Mon, Wed 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Impact of energy production/consumption choices on environmental quality, sustainable development, and other economic/social goals. Emphasizes public policy choices for energy/environment, linkages between them. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?+PA5721+Fall2017
Class Description:
Student may contact the instructor or department for information.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5721~001&term=1189

Fall 2017  |  PA 5721 Section 001: Energy and Environmental Policy (21241)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/05/2017 - 12/13/2017
Mon, Wed 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 230
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Impact of energy production/consumption choices on environmental quality, sustainable development, and other economic/social goals. Emphasizes public policy choices for energy/environment, linkages between them. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?roses+PA5721+Fall2017
Class Description:

In this class we will explore energy, technology, environmental issues and the evolving political context and response. We will examine the interplay between technological systems and social systems, trying to better understand how technology has played a key role in both creating and mediating environmental impacts. We will use a diverse set of tools and methodologies to examine energy/environmental systems from many different angles and understand how energy systems work, explore the larger impacts of the energy system and examine implications of technology and policy choice. This will allow us to better evaluate the environmental and social implications of different energy options. By understanding how these issues interact at the local, state, regional, national and international levels we hope that class will be able to understand the global and local forces shaping energy-environment systems.

By its very nature, this study will be interdisciplinary and multi-scalar. Lectures and discussions will focus on methods from engineering, political science, physics, sociology and economics. This course will cover local energy use and impacts, national policies and the global trends that shape the energy system. We will examine energy use in history, study the present day energy/environmental systems and explore the challenges of deploying emerging energy technologies.
Learning Objectives:

  • Become familiar with different types of environmental regulation and their strengths and weaknesses

  • Understand how the special characteristics of particular forms of energy and energy use affect how they are regulated

  • Understand basic technical details of energy and environmental harms

  • Be able to do simple engineering and financial calculations related to energy

  • Practice several methods of communication (writing, presentation, and video) to inform and persuade
Grading:

10% Participation in class discussion

10% Participation in online discussions

10% Individual "hot topic" presentation

30% Homework: Three problem-sets, two short writing assignments

40% Final Group Presentation, including video and policy-brief (15% presentation, 15% video project, 10% policy brief)

Exam Format:
No final exams.
Class Format:
Interactive lectures, student presentations and guest lectures
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5721~001&term=1179
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/roses_PA5721_Fall2017.pdf
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/bhand029_roses_PA5721_Fall2016.docx (Fall 2016)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
28 August 2017

Fall 2016  |  PA 5721 Section 001: Energy and Environmental Policy (21416)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/06/2016 - 12/14/2016
Mon, Wed 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 205
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Impact of energy production/consumption choices on environmental quality, sustainable development, and other economic/social goals. Emphasizes public policy choices for energy/environment, linkages between them. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?bhand029+PA5721+Fall2016 http://classinfo.umn.edu/?roses+PA5721+Fall2016
Class Description:

In this class we will explore energy, technology, environmental issues and the evolving political context and response. We will examine the interplay between technological systems and social systems, trying to better understand how technology has played a key role in both creating and mediating environmental impacts. We will use a diverse set of tools and methodologies to examine energy/environmental systems from many different angles and understand how energy systems work, explore the larger impacts of the energy system and examine implications of technology and policy choice. This will allow us to better evaluate the environmental and social implications of different energy options. By understanding how these issues interact at the local, state, regional, national and international levels we hope that class will be able to understand the global and local forces shaping energy-environment systems.

By its very nature, this study will be interdisciplinary and multi-scalar. Lectures and discussions will focus on methods from engineering, political science, physics, sociology and economics. This course will cover local energy use and impacts, national policies and the global trends that shape the energy system. We will examine energy use in history, study the present day energy/environmental systems and explore the challenges of deploying emerging energy technologies.
Grading:

10% Participation class discussion

10% Participation in online discussions

10% Individual "hot topic" presentation

30% Homework: Two problem-sets, two short writing assignments

40% Final Group Presentation, including video and policy-brief (15% presentation, 15% video project, 10% policy brief)

Exam Format:
No final exams.
Class Format:
Interactive lectures, student presentations and guest lectures
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5721~001&term=1169
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/bhand029_roses_PA5721_Fall2016.docx
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/roses_PA5721_Fall2017.pdf (Fall 2017)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
3 August 2016

Fall 2015  |  PA 5721 Section 001: Energy and Environmental Policy (20606)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/08/2015 - 12/16/2015
Mon, Wed 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 140
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Impact of energy production/consumption choices on environmental quality, sustainable development, and other economic/social goals. Emphasizes public policy choices for energy/environment, linkages between them. prereq: Grad or instr consent
Class Notes:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/?ewilson+PA5721+Fall2015
Class Description:

Impact of energy production/consumption choices on environmental quality, sustainable development, and other economic/social goals. Emphasizes public policy choices for energy/environment, linkages between them.

Students in this class create Video Investigation Projects; to learn more, go to https://www.lib.umn.edu/media/profiles/energypolicyvideo

Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5721~001&term=1159
Syllabus:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ewilson_PA5721_Fall2015.pdf
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
18 August 2015

Fall 2014  |  PA 5721 Section 001: Energy and Environmental Policy (21770)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/02/2014 - 12/10/2014
Mon, Wed 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 210
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Impact of energy production/consumption choices on environmental quality, sustainable development, and other economic/social goals. Emphasizes public policy choices for energy/environment, linkages between them.
Class Description:
Impact of energy production/consumption choices on environmental quality, sustainable development, and other economic/social goals. Emphasizes public policy choices for energy/environment, linkages between them.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5721~001&term=1149
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ewilson_PA5721_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
11 December 2013

Fall 2013  |  PA 5721 Section 001: Energy and Environmental Policy (28124)

Instructor(s)
Class Component:
Lecture
Credits:
3 Credits
Grading Basis:
Student Option
Instructor Consent:
No Special Consent Required
Instruction Mode:
In Person Term Based
Class Attributes:
Delivery Medium
Times and Locations:
Regular Academic Session
 
09/03/2013 - 12/11/2013
Mon, Wed 04:00PM - 05:15PM
UMTC, West Bank
Blegen Hall 215
Also Offered:
Course Catalog Description:
Impact of energy production/consumption choices on environmental quality, sustainable development, and other economic/social goals. Emphasizes public policy choices for energy/environment, linkages between them.
Class Description:
Impact of energy production/consumption choices on environmental quality, sustainable development, and other economic/social goals. Emphasizes public policy choices for energy/environment, linkages between them.
Textbooks:
http://www.bookstores.umn.edu/buybooks.cgi?deptlookup=1&search=PA5721~001&term=1139
Past Syllabi:
http://classinfo.umn.edu/syllabi/ewilson_PA5721_Fall2015.pdf (Fall 2015)
Instructor Supplied Information Last Updated:
11 December 2013

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