Professional Programs and Online Courses

Energy Studies Online Offerings - Spring 2017

Individuals may register for Energy Studies offerings either as a credit or as a non-credit (professional development with CEUs) offering. Two courses are scheduled for Spring 2017: Energy 449: Energy Systems Transitions and Energy 459: Advanced Energy Policy.

Energy Systems Transitions (ENRG 449)

Description: This course explores the social and technological changes underway to transition from a fossil fuel based energy system to a low-carbon system. We study the technology involved with existing and evolving electricity, transportation, food, and building energy systems and then interrogate the social, economic, and political structures that substantiate the existing system or promote change to a low carbon future.

Date: Tuesdays and Thursdays (03/28/2017 to 06/01/2017)
Time: 4 PM to 5:50 PM
Location: Online Term-Based: Either Synchronous or Asynchronous (via recorded sessions)
Cost: 4 Credits: $1,001 // Professional Development w/ 3 CEUs: $750
‚ÄčPrerequisites For Credit Students (no prerequisites for professional development students):
Instructor Permission, ENVS 304, ENRG 350, or ENVS 350 are required for credit option

PDF icon ENRG 449 Syllabus .pdf

Instructor: Jeff Hammarlund

Advanced Energy Policy (ENRG 459)

Description: The goal of this course is to explore policy making and policy implementation in the context of energy technologies. Using case studies we will reveal the multidimensionality and tensions implicit in policy debates. We will assemble a toolbox that enables us to innovate, assess, and promote policy options. Focus will be placed on policy solutions such as common pool resource management, community-based social marketing, civic dialogue, and analytic-deliberation.

Date: Wednesdays (03/29/2017 to 05/31/2017)
Time: 6 PM to 8:50 PM (plus one hour to be arranged for credit option)
Location: Online Term-Based: Either Synchronous or Asynchronous (via recorded sessions)
Cost: 4 Credits: $1,001 // Professional Development w/ 3 CEUs: $750
Prerequisites For Credit Students (no prerequisites for professional development students):
Instructor Permission, ENVS 304, ENRG 350, or ENVS 350 are required for credit option

PDF icon ENRG 459 Syllabus.pdf

Instructor: Christine Grant

Contact Information

Institute for Energy Studies
Arntzen Hall 303
Energy.Institute@wwu.edu
(360) 650-4422

Requirements

Registration Information


Please note: This course does not qualify for WWU employee and/or over 60 tuition fee waivers.