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CSC 33985 - Section 01: Soc Con Sem: Energy & Climate (CRN 13071)
Long Title: Social Concerns Seminar: Energy, Climate, and Social Change

Course Description:
This course will integrate the complex narratives surrounding energy policy and climate change and pursue questions about how these narratives integrate with social change. Students will explore the scientific, environmental, economic, geopolitical, and social implications of current energy technologies, climate adaptation policies, and how these affect the environment - understand as multifaceted in its definition (human life, water, animals, soil, air, etc.). The framing question for the course: How are people and communities affected by energy and climate policies? And, what sorts of efforts and opportunities are there for raising this question to the surface?The course will utilize selected readings, writing assignments, class lectures and discussions, a day long field trip to Chicago (tentative), and a week-long immersion in Washington, DC. During their time in D.C., students will learn to assess the strengths and weaknesses of alternative energy technologies (wind, solar, geothermal, fuel cells, ethanol, improving fossil fuel utilization, etc.), and of the various policies and economics surrounding energy and climate. During the week in Washington, D.C. students will identify the limitations of current energy policies and environmental regulation through visits to industry lobbying groups, policy makers and government officials, environmental organizations, and federal regulatory bodies. Finally, students will begin to understand the relationship between energy consumption and environmental ethics, especially as understood in Catholic social tradition.

Associated Term: Fall Semester 2017
Campus: Main
Credits: 1
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course may be repeated

Comments: Apply online via the Center for Social Concerns website:

Department Approval Required
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:
Employee Non-Degree (EM) ,  St. Mary's College (SM) ,  Undergraduate Non-Degree (UD) ,  Undergraduate (UG)
Must be enrolled in one of the following Campuses:
Main (M)

Course Attributes:
CSTS - CST Seminar ,  ENST - Energy Studies ,  PSCE-Povrty Studies Experientl ,  SUS3 - Social Institutions ,  ZCSC-Commnty Engagmnt Course

Registration Availability (Overflow: Off )
  Maximum Actual Remaining
TOTAL 19 12 7

Crosslist Information
Class Information Maximum Actual Remaining
CSC  33985 01, CRN 13071  (Primary) 19 12 7
STV  33985 01, CRN 20855   0 0 0
Total 19 12 7
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Enrollment History » CSC 33985 Soc Con Sem: Energy & Climate (CRN 13071)
Enrollment over the last three years
Course was recently taught in FA14, FA15, FA16
Average number of students: 11
Composition of Students First Year Soph Junior Senior/5th Grad/Prof
Arts and Letters   25% 11% 6%  
Business   3%      
Engineering   6% 19% 11%  
Science   8% 11%    

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