Energy, Environment and Society
Energy, Environment and Society
In the Energy, Environment and Society Concentration students gain a broad understanding of climate change policy at local, national and international scales. Student learn about climate change and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions projection scenarios, such as those developed by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). The concentration includes coursework in social science, economics and statistical analysis, as well as science and technology, in order to prepare graduates for a research career or graduate education in climate change and long-term policy analysis and planning.
The following plan is only an example. Not every student will take courses in the same order. Students must consult with their faculty advisor each semester to decide on their actual plan of study. There are many options for completing each concentration.
EES Illustrative Plan of Study
|Freshman||UNR: First Year Experience||1||UNR: Critical Reading and Writing||4|
|Breadth Requirement||4||Breadth Requirements||6|
|ECON: Introduction to Microeconomics||3||GEOG: Conservation of Natural Resources||3|
|UAPP: Crafting Public Policy||3||ENEP: Introduction to Energy Policy||3|
|MATH: Analytical Geometry and Calculus A||4|
|Sophomore||Breadth Requirements||6||Second Writing Class||3|
|PHYS: Energy, Technology and Society||3||Breadth Requirements||6|
|FREC/ECON: Environmental Economics||3||GEOG: Computer Methods for Geography and Environment||3|
|POSC: Politics and the Environment||3||ENEP: Climate Change: Science, Policy and Political Economy||3|
|Junior||Multicultural Requirement||3||Breadth Requirement||6|
|Breadth Requirement||3||ECON: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory||3|
|GEOG: Resources, Development, and the Environment||3||GEO: Geographic Information Systems||3|
|GEOG: Physical Climatology||3||ENEP: Sustainable Energy policy and Planning||3|
|POSC/COMM: Energy/Environment Policy, Public
Opinion, Media and Politic
|Spring or SummerSession||ENEP: Discovery Learning Experience Internship||3|
|Senior||SOCI: World Population, profiles and Trends||3||SCOI: Environmental Sociology||3|
|PHIL: Cross-Cultural Environmental Ethics||3||ENEP: Readings in U.S. Energy Policy||3|
|ENEP: Energy: Resources, Technology and Polices||3||ENEP: Senior Research Paper||6|
|ENEP: Research in Global Energy Policies||3||CHEG: Green Engineering||3|
|Advanced Curriculum Elective||3|
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