Energy, Culture, and Social Organization

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Course Number: 
137
Semester: 
Spring
Year: 
2018
Section: 
001
Location: 
Mulford 159
Instructor: 
Laura Nader
Units: 
4
Time: 
Tu, Th 9:30 - 10:59 am
CCN: 
22116

This course will consider the human dimensions of particular energy production and consumption patterns. It will examine the influence of culture and social organization on energy use, energy policy, and quality of life issues in both the domestic and international setting. Specific treatment will be given to mind- sets, ideas of progress, cultural variation in time perspectives and resource use, equity issues, and the role of power holders in energy related questions.