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.

[Course titles in brackets] indicate that the course is not scheduled to be taught during the 2017-2018 academic year, but may be offered in an alternate year.

    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 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:
    [Complit146. Space and Place: The Environment through Film] (V. Conley) - Likely offered Fall 2018
    Econ 1661. Fundamentals of Environmental Economics and Policy (R. Stavins) 
    ENGLISH CFCR. Follwing the Food Chain (M. Pollan)
    [English 190N. Writing Nature: Creativity, Poetry, Ethics, Science] (J. Engell)
    ESPP 77. Technology, Environment, and Society (S. Jasanoff)
    ESPP 78. Environmental Politics (S. Jasanoff) 
    [German 64. Environment Matters: Green Thought in the German-Speaking World] - TBA
    Gov 94YM. The Politics of Climate Change (Y. Mounk)
    [HIST 97D. "What is Environmental History?"] (I. Miller) - Likely offered Spring 2020
    HIST 1610.  Environment: China, Japan, Korea (I. Miller)
    HIST 1910.  The History of Energy (I. Miller)
    HISTSCI 131V. Environments in Crisis (E. Hepler-Smith)
    HISTSCI 199. Science and Religion in America (N. Oreskes)
    HISTSCI 231. Transforming Technologies: Science, Technology, and Social Change (N. Oreskes)
    HISTSCI 285. Science, Power, and Politics (S. Jasanoff)
    IGA 411.  The Energy-Climate Challenge (H. Lee, J. Holdren)
    PHIL 24. Ethics of Climate Change (L. Stanczyk)
    Religion 1046. Introduction to Religion and Ecology (D. McKanan) 
    SOC-STD 98OU. Environmental Theory (R. Ploof)
    SUP 663. Land Use and Environmental Law (J. Kayden)
    VES 107. Studies of the Built North American Environment since 1580. (J. Stilgoe)

    Natural Sciences and Engineering:
    EH 252. The Impact of Buildings on Health, Productivity, & Sustainability (J. Allen)
    ENG-SCI 130.  Biogeochemistry of Carbon Dioxide and Methane (S. Wofsy)
    ENG SCI 137. Energy Within Environmental Constraints (D. Keith)
    ENG SCI 163. Pollution Control in Aquatic Ecosystems (P. Ulrich) 
    ENG SCI 165. Water Engineering (C. Vecitis) 
    ENG SCI 166. State-of-the-Art Instrumentation in Environmental Sciences (F. Keutsch)
    ENG SCI 231. Energy Technology (M. Aziz) 
    [EPS 109.  Earth Resources and the Environment] (J. Shaw) - Likely offered Spring 2019
    EPS 131. Introduction to Physical Oceanography and Climate (E. Tziperman) 
    [EPS 132. Introduction to Meteorology and Climate] (B. Farrell) - Likely offered Fall 2018
    EPS 133. Atmospheric Chemistry (D. Jacob)  
    EPS 134. Global Warming Debates: The Reading Course (P. Huybers, E. Tziperman) 
    [EPS 135. Physics & Chemistry: Energy and Climate at the Global and Molecular Level] (J. Anderson) - Likely offered Fall 2018
    EPS 138. Mysteries of Climate Dynamics (B. Farrell)
    EPS 200. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (D. Jacob, S. Wofsy) 
    EPS 208. Physics of Climate (Z. Kuang) 
    [EPS 231. Climate Dynamics] (E. Tziperman) - Likely offered Spring 2019
    [EPS 232. Dynamic Meteorology] (B. Farrell) - Likely offered Fall 2018
    OEB 55. Ecology: Populations, Communities, and Ecosystems (C. Johnson) 
    [OEB 120. Plants and Climate] (N. M. Holbrook) - Likely offered Fall 2018
    [OEB 191. Physiological and Biochemical Adaptation] (P. Girguis, S. Combes) - Likely offered Spring 2019
    Physics 129. Energy Science (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.