Energy Track

The following requirements need to be satisfied to earn the program certificate: core course, two technology courses, two societal courses, one breadth course, one-semester independent research project, present project/thesis to the program students and faculty at an annual symposium.

Please check the course offerings by term here.

CORE COURSE

EGR/HIS/SOC 277 -Technology and Society

TECHNOLOGY COURSES (2 COURSES REQUIRED):

CEE 301 / ENV 303 / URB 303 – Introduction to Environmental Engineering

CEE 304/ENE 304/ENV 300 – Environmental Implications of Energy Technologies

CEE 305/GEO 375/ENE 305 – Environmental Fluid Mechanics

CEE 311 / CHM 311 / GEO 311 / ENE 311 – Global Air Pollution

CEE 334/WWS 452/ENV 334/ENE 334 – Global Environmental Issues

CEE/ENE 477 – Engineering Design for Sustainable Development

CEE 490/ENE 490 – Mathematical Modeling of Energy and Environmental Systems

CHM 333 / ENV 333 – Oil to Ozone: Chemistry of the Environment

EGR 194 – An Introduction to Engineering

EGR 251, 351, 451 – Engineering Projects in Community Service (EPICS)

ELE/MAE/ENV/EGR /ENE 431 – Solar Energy Conversion

ENE 202 / ARC 208 / EGR 208 / ENV 206 – Designing Sustainable Systems – Applying the Science of Sustainability to Address Global Change

ENV 302 / CEE 302 / EEB 302 – Advanced Analysis of Environmental Systems 

Freshman Seminar: Science and Technology for a Sustainable Energy Future

MAE/EGR/CBE/ENE 228 – Energy Solutions for the Next Century

MAE/EGR/ ENV/ ENE 328 – Energy for a Greenhouse-Constrained World

ORF 455  – Energy and Commodities Markets

ORF 474  – Special Topics in Operations Research and Financial Engineering – Energy, Commodity, and Fixed Income Markets

FRS(Freshman Seminar)159  – Science, Technology and Public Policy

 

SOCIETAL COURSES (2 COURSES REQUIRED):

ANT 314 / ENE 314 – The Anthropology of Development

COS/EGR 448 – Innovating Across Technology, Business, and Marketplaces

EEB 341 / ENV 341 – Water, Savannas, and Society: Global Change and Sustainability in Africa’s Hallmark Ecosystem

ENE 561 – Psychology of Environmental Decision Making

ENV 305 – Topics in Environmental Studies – American Land Use and Environmental Policy

ENV 306 – Topics in Environmental Studies – American Environmental History

ENV/EGR 324 – Environmental Entrepreneurship

HIS 431 – Comparative Environmental History

HIS 491 – History of Ecology and Environmentalism

HIS 507 – Environmental History

SOC 214 – Creativity, Innovation, and Society

SOC 356 – Sociology of Science

SOC 357 – Sociology of Technology

URB 201 / WWS 201 / SOC 203 – Introduction to Urban Studies

WWS 306 / ECO 329 / ENV 309 – Environmental Economics

WWS 350 – The Environment: Science and Policy


BREADTH COURSE (1 COURSE REQUIRED):

In addition to the technology and society courses, each student is required to take one course that combines technology and society in an area outside of Energy. For engineering/science students this should be based in the societal disciplines, and for humanities and social science students this should be based in the science/technology disciplines.


Representative Technology Courses:

CBE/EGR 260 – Ethics and Technology: Engineering in the Real World

CEE/EGR/ MAE 102a/102b – Engineering in the Modern World

CEE 262B / ARC 262B / EGR 262B / URB 262B -Structures and the Urban Environment 

COS/EGR 109 – Computers in Our World

ENV 360 – Biotech Plants and Animals: Frankenfood or Important Innovations?

MAE/EGR 244 – Introduction to Biomedical Innovation and Global Health

MOL 205 – Genes, Health, and Society


Representative Societal Courses:

ANT 344 – Science, Technology & Culture

EGR 201- Introduction to Entrepreneurship 

EGR 392 – Creativity, Innovation & Design

EGR 492/WWS 493 – Radical Innovation in Global Markets

EGR 495 – Special Topics in Entrepreneurship

ELE/EGR 491 – High-Tech Entrepreneurship

HIS 398 – Technologies and Their Societies: Historical Perspectives

SOC 344 – Communications, Culture, and Society

WWS 309/SOC 313 – Media and Public Policy