Energy and the Environment

Spring 2018

FRPG 2033
Instructor: George Repicky
Meeting Days/Times: Tuesday and Thursday 12:00 p.m. to 2:10 p.m.
This course fulfills the FYS and SS general education requirements.

Why have our gas prices plummeted over the last decade? Does a potential US withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement matter or was the agreement too weak to matter? Why are rural areas around the North Country fighting wind farm development? Will we see a rise in coal production under the Trump administration? Decisions being made today about energy production and consumption will lead to economic, political, social, and environmental consequences that will remain with us for decades, maybe even centuries. As a result, thoughtful citizens across the country are demanding to be a part of the decision-making process. In this course, students will delve into aspects of the energy debate through course readings and discussion, as well as their own research projects. Please note that this course will make extensive use of technology in both the research process and for the production of the final projects.

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