Class Restriction And Registration Summary


POLS 30242 - Section 01: The Geopolitics of Energy (CRN 20081)

Course Description:
This course examines how oil and natural gas have shaped international relations from the early twentieth century to the present, with a particular focus on conflict. It begins by introducing students to the fundamentals of global energy production, consumption and trade, and then briefly surveys the political history of oil as it relates to the great powers. The course then moves on to contemporary issues, including the political significance of "fracking" technology, the role of the United States in protecting Persian Gulf oil, and the extent to which Russia's dominant natural gas position might translate into political influence in Europe. These and other topics are examined through numerous theoretical lenses, including theories of resource conflict, economic interdependence, political coercion, and petro-aggression.

Associated Term: Fall Semester 2017
Campus: Main
Credits: 3
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course may not be repeated

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:
ENST - Energy Studies ,  HPTP-Hesburgh Pgm Policy Topic ,  MPPE -Minor in Phil, Pol &Econ ,  SUS3 - Social Institutions ,  ZTST - Final exam

Registration Availability (Overflow: Off )
  Maximum Actual Remaining
TOTAL 26 24 2

Crosslist Information
Class Information Maximum Actual Remaining
POLS  30242 01, CRN 20081  (Primary) 26 24 2
HESB  30313 01, CRN 20402   5 1 4
IIPS  30578 01, CRN 20732   2 1 1
STV  30242 01, CRN 20831   2 2 0
Total 35 28 7