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 every year. Check the Course Catalog for terms offered. 

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). 126633
SPU 31. Energy Resources and the Environment (J. Shaw). 156316
ESPP 11. Sustainable Development (W. Clark). 109934
ES 6. Introduction to Environmental Science and Engineering (E. Sunderland, P. Ulrich). 116362

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:

ANTHRO 1686. The Anthropology of Energy: Power, Politics, and Pollution (P. Kao) 207821
[Complit146. Space and Place: The Environment through Film] (V. Conley). 124822
Econ 1661. Fundamentals of Environmental Economics and Policy (R. Stavins). 111261
English 190N. Writing Nature: Creativity, Poetry, Ethics, Science (J. Engell). 156070 
[ESPP 77. Technology, Environment, and Society] (S. Jasanoff). 109882
[ESPP 78. Environmental Politics] (S. Jasanoff). 112610
[German 64. Environment Matters: Green Thought in the German-Speaking World]. 203479
GOV 94CP. Political Economy for the Environment (A. Gary-Murray). 207736
GOV 94GM. Politics of Climate Change (A. Gary-Murray). 207733
[HIST 97D. "What is Environmental History?"] (I. Miller). 109929
HIST 1054. From the Little Ice Age to Climate Change: Introduction to US Environmental History (Z. Nowak). 207839
HIST 1610.  Environment: China, Japan, Korea (I. Miller). 205113
HIST 1910.  The History of Energy (I. Miller). 205112
[HIST 1914. The History of Environmental Activism] (J. Chaplin). 159654
[HISTSCI 132. History of Environmental and Earth Sciences] (N. Oreskes; S. Roosth). 204998
HISTSCI 199. Science and Religion in America (N. Oreskes). 203705
HISTSCI 231. Transforming Technologies: Science, Technology, and Social Change (N. Oreskes). 110280
HISTSCI 285. Science, Power, and Politics (S. Jasanoff). 122718
IGA 411.  The Energy-Climate Challenge (H. Lee, J. Holdren). 205377
PHIL 24. Ethics of Climate Change (L. Stanczyk). 205079
Religion 1046. Introduction to Religion and Ecology (D. McKanan). 129322
SUP 663. Land Use and Environmental Law (J. Kayden). 171137
VES 107. Studies of the Built North American Environment since 1580 (J. Stilgoe). 122679

Natural Sciences and Engineering:
EH 252. The Impact of Buildings on Health, Productivity, & Sustainability (J. Allen). 190181
EH 297. Atmospheric Environment (P. Koutrakis; S. Hanna). 190215
[ENG-SCI 130.  Biogeochemistry of Carbon Dioxide and Methane] (S. Wofsy). 205340
ENG SCI 163. Pollution Control in Aquatic Ecosystems (P. Ulrich). 109684
ENG SCI 166. State-of-the-Art Instrumentation in Environmental Sciences (F. Keutsch). 161263
ENG SCI 231. Energy Technology (M. Aziz). 125380
[EPS/ESE 109.  Earth Resources and the Environment] (J. Shaw). 114644; 121463 
EPS 131. Introduction to Physical Oceanography and Climate (E. Tziperman). 111361
EPS 132. Introduction to Meteorology and Climate (B. Farrell). 123877
EPS 133. Atmospheric Chemistry (D. Jacob). 122093
EPS 134. Global Warming Debates: The Reading Course (P. Huybers, E. Tziperman). 126141 
[EPS 135. Physics & Chemistry: Energy and Climate at the Global and Molecular Level] (J. Anderson). 126934
EPS 138. Mysteries of Climate Dynamics (B. Farrell). 204007
EPS 200. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics (D. Jacob, S. Wofsy). 111855
EPS 208. Physics of Climate (Z. Kuang). 122549
[EPS 231. Climate Dynamics] (E. Tziperman). 119890
[EPS 232. Dynamic Meteorology] (B. Farrell). 115633
ESE 136. Climate and Climate Engineering (D. Keith). 207835
OEB 55. Ecology: Populations, Communities, and Ecosystems (C. Johnson). 132206
[OEB 120. Plants and Climate] (N. M. Holbrook). 156118
[OEB 157. Global Change Biology] (P. Moorcroft). 143485
 

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.