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.

Core Course

EGR/HIS/SOC 277 -Technology and Society

Technology Courses (2 courses required):

CBE 421 / CHM 421 / ENE 421 – Catalytic Chemistry

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

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

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

GEO 366/ENV 339/WWS 451/ENE 366 – Climate Change: Scientific Basis, Policy Implications

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

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

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

Societal Courses (2 courses required):

ANT 314 / ENE 314 – The Anthropology of Development

ARC/ENV 406 – Energy and Form

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

ENV 306 – Topics in Environmental Studies – American Environmental History

ENV/EGR 324 – Environmental Entrepreneurship

HIS/NES 422 – Energy and Empire

NES/ENV 266 – Oil, Energy and the Middle East

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 326 – Environmental Regulation: Law, Economics and Public Policy

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