Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 
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Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

PS 435 - Energy, Economics and Ethics

Recommended prior coursework: GEOG 220  HIST 140   Explores the relationship between the increasing demand for energy, the economics of energy choice and the ethics of long term global energy sustainability. Explores the process by which the world economy became dependent on and committed to fossil fuels for its energy needs. Examines the historical, political, economic and social considerations related to how this dependence became pronounced and what alternatives exist to move beyond fossil fuel dependence. Also looks at the theological and ethical considerations of dependence and depletion of fossil fuels in this generation and in generations to come.