POSC 33133 Energy and Global Geostrategy
Prerequisites: Upper division standing. This course will introduce students to issues surrounding energy, global political economy and global geo-strategy. Through historical analysis, students will reflect on the significant role that energy has played in charting the political map of the twentieth century and continues to shape political and economic events today. Students will investigate and explore the role of fossil fuels, unconventional resources, renewables and other alternative source of energy, while discussing their cost-effectiveness, environmental impact and viability to satisfy the increasing global demand for energy. By the end of the course, students will be able to identify, define and analyze pertinent issues surrounding global energy security and environmental sustainability.