Energy, Culture, and Social Organization
General Catalog Course Title:
Energy, Culture, and Social Organization
Terms Offered:
Spring 2016
Spring 2015
Spring 2014
Spring 2013
Spring 2012
Spring 2011
Course Thread: 
Human Rights
Course Thread: 
Humanities & Environment
Course Thread: 
Sciences and Society
Instructor: 
Nader, Laura

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.

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