Climate Solutions in a Diverse World

Spring
Spring 2019
Olympia
Olympia
Evening
Evening
Graduate
Class Size: 18
4
Credits per quarter

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Taught by

Saul square
energy and environmental policy, political ecology, social impacts of energy choices

Population growth, choices of developmental pathways and advances in technology, especially those taking place beyond Europe and the United States, can transform societies and energy systems. Indigenous ideas regarding what is appropriate and practical may differ from those imported from more "developed" countries. They may also serve as models for making all energy systems more sustainable. This elective will use a Socio-Political Ecology lens to explore the social, economic, and energy status of a variety of countries around the globe, trying to understand their unique contributions to a less fossil intensive and more renewable energy focused future. Students will learn the value of examining the local context in which decisions are made.  They will become familiar with the concept of Neocolonialism as it applied to energy in the Global South.  Students will also examine the current energy status, applications of energy, and hurdles faced nations of the Global South.  In the end, what lessons can be learned that will make energy systems more sustainable worldwide?

4

Credits per quarter

Online learning:
  • Hybrid Online Learning - This offering delivers < 25% of its instruction online, rather than via face-to-face contact between you and your instructors.
Class Standing: Graduate
Class Size: 18
Evening

Scheduled for: Evening

Final schedule and room assignments:

First meeting:

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 - 6:00 pm
SEM 2 D3107 - Seminar

Advertised schedule:

Wednesdays 6p-10p

Located in: Olympia