GGR333H5 Energy and Society

GGR333 Course Desciption

Energy and Society

Course Description

A broad survey of humankind's ability to control and manipulate energy. Forms of energy and use; energy eras and transitions; past and present economic and policy debates. Understanding of technical terms, physical principles, creation of resources and trade-offs will be emphasized as a basis for discussions about current energy options.

Credits: Social Science

Lecture hours: 24

Exclusion: None

Prerequisite: 9.0 credits

Recommended preparation: GGR111H5/ENV100Y5

Core Skills Developed

  • Application of concepts and theories in energy and geography to real life topics and issues outside the classroom
  • Reading, understanding and synthesis of academic texts in Energy & Society at the undergraduate level
  • Effective communication in various formal writing formats (e.g. short answer, essay format, reflection format etc.)