Energy & Environment Secondary Field Courses

The secondary field in E&E offers students an opportunity to complement their studies with coursework and experiences that will broaden their understanding of contemporary issues in energy and environment from a variety of disciplinary perspectives.

Students choose one foundation course from the following, each of which includes content related to both energy and environment:
SPU 25. Energy and Climate: Vision for the Future (M. McElroy)
SPU 29. The Climate-Energy Challenge (D. Schrag)
SPU 31. Energy Resources and the Environment (J. Shaw)
ESPP 11. Sustainable Development (W. Clark)
ES 6. Introduction to Environmental Science and Engineering (E. Sunderland, P. Ulrich)

Students must choose three additional advanced courses.
At least one course must be chosen from each of the two elective categories: Social Sciences and Humanities, and Natural Sciences and Engineering. Courses are considered 'advanced' if they require prerequisite knowledge and/or are designated as upper-level by the host department.

Social Sciences and Humanities:
Anthro 1150. Ancient Landscapes 4376 (J. Ur)
Complit146. Space, Place, and the Planet: Thinking the Environment through Film 8228 (V. Conley)
Econ 1661. Fundamentals of Environmental Economics and Policy 2115 (R. Stavins) 
English 190n. Writing Nature: Creativity, Poetry, Ethics, Science 90776 (J. Engell)
ESPP 77. Technology, Environment, and Society 11172 (S. Jasanoff)
ESPP 78. Environmental Politics 3613 (S. Jasanoff) 
French 271. Legacies of Poststructuralism: Ecology French Style 8448 (V. Conley)
German 64. Environment Matters: Green Thought in the German-Speaking World (TBA)
Gov 94YM. The Politics of Climate Change (Y. Mounk)
Gov 1016. Spatial Models for Social and Environmental Policy 0737 (A. Srinivasan) 
Hist of Sci 197. Nature, Environment, and the Understanding of Space 69934 (J. Haffner) 
HIST 97D. "What is Environmental History?" (I. Miller)
IGA 410. Energy Policy: Technologies, Systems, and Markets (H. Lee)
Religion 1046. Introduction to Religion and Ecology 16547 (D. McKanan) 
SOCIOL 103. The Sociology of Climate Change (B. Sosnaud)
SOC-STD 980K. The Politics of the Environment in Asia (K. Caffrey)
SUP 663. Land Use and Environmental Law (J. Kayden)
Visual and Environmental Studies 107. Studies of the Built North American Environment since 1580. 7883  (J. Stilgoe)

Natural Sciences and Engineering:
EH 252. The Impact of Buildings on Health, Productivity, & Sustainability (J. Allen)
ENG SCI 137. Energy Within Environmental Constraints 19461 (D. Keith)
ENG SCI 163. Pollution Control in Aquatic Ecosystems 72571 (P. Ulrich) 
ENG SCI 165. Water Engineering 4274 (C. Vecitis) 
ENG SCI 166. State-of-the-Art Instrumentation in Environmental Sciences (F. Keutsch)
ENG SCI 231. Energy Technology 1486 (M. Aziz) 
EPS 109.  Earth Resources and the Environment 2218 (J. Shaw) 
EPS 131. Introduction to Physical Oceanography and Climate 2249 (E. Tziperman) 
EPS 132. Introduction to Meteorology and Climate 8495 (B. Farrell) 
EPS 133. Atmospheric Chemistry 7731 (D. Jacob)  
EPS 134. Global Warming Debates: The Reading Course 45399 (P. Huybers, E. Tziperman) 
EPS 135. Physics & Chemistry: Energy and Climate at the Global and Molecular Level 79597 (J. Anderson) 
EPS 200. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 2675 (D. Jacob, S. Wofsy) 
EPS 208. Physics of Climate 6561 (Z. Kuang) 
EPS 231. Climate Dynamics 6492 (E. Tziperman) 
EPS 232. Dynamic Meteorology 5344 (B. Farrell) 
OEB 55. Ecology: Populations, Communities, and Ecosystems 3365 (P. Moorcroft) 
OEB 118. Biological Oceanography 7752 (J. McCarthy) 
OEB 120. Plants and Climate (N. M. Holbrook)
OEB 157. Global Change Biology 7055 (P. Moorcroft, J. McCarthy) 
OEB 191. Physiological and Biochemical Adaptation 2314 (P. Girguis, S. Combes)  
OEB 216. Modern Conservation Biology 32679 (E. Wolkovich)
Physics 129. Energy Science 42157 (L. Hau)
SCI 6337. Changing Natural and Built Coastal Environments (S. Apfelbaum)
 

Additional Requirements:

⠂During each semester there are several opportunities for E&E secondary field students to come together to explore various energy and environmental topics through facilitated discussions. These discussions require preparatory readings and/or prior attendance at a public lecture on campus, and students are required to attend at least one session per semester once they have been accepted into the program.
⠂Students must declare their engagement in this secondary field no later than study card day of their sixth term. They will then be assigned an advisor, following their submission of an anticipated course of study.
Note: Students may petition the ESPP Head Tutor, in advance, for the approval of any exceptions to the courses options for the secondary field.