137: Energy, Culture and Social Organization

Instructor: Laura Nader

Term: Spring 2018

Time: Tu, Th 9:30am - 10:59am

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.

Requirement Class Fulfills:

  • Meets Social & Behavioral Sciences, L&S Breadth
  • Meets the Humanities & Environment Course Thread