Global Energy | Energy | Online Courses


Description: This course provides an introduction to the business of primary energy production.  The course will examine the nature of demand and supply in global energy markets, and business considerations for participants in those markets.  Students taking this course will be able to identify the distinctive challenges facing enterprises engaged in the development of primary energy resources.  The course is intended to provide a broad perspective of the challenges for businesses and policy authorities engaged in diverse but integrated global energy markets. 

Learning Objectives: students will be able to: 

  • describe the complex nature of global energy policy agendas 
  • compare and contrast various global energy policies in the context of shifting agendas and politics 
  • discuss global energy challenges from four distinct perspectives: security; public policy; sustainability; and development 
  • interpret and judge competing policy approaches towards global energy challenges 
  • identify and differentiate the role and multifaceted nature of existing actors in global energy governance 
  • evaluate the existing spectrum of institutional arrangements that aim to govern global energy 
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Action Learning Project: Students will create two projects during this course. 

1. The first will be a short essay due between the sixth and eighth week of the course. 

2. The second will be a research paper due between the twelfth and fourteenth week of the course. 

*Students should consult with their online instructor on any questions regarding theme, design, research, etc. 

Recommended Reading:  

  • Energy at the Crossroads: Global Perspectives and Uncertainties; Feb 11, 2005 by Vaclav Smil 
  • Global Energy Justice: Problems, Principles, and Practices; Sep 29, 2014by Benjamin K. Sovacool and Michael H. Dworkin