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Fall 2018
Oct 24, 2021
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STIA 451 - SR Sem:Energy&Environmnt:China
In this course we will examine China’s key energy and environmental challenges, including challenges for security and for sustainability. Given global concern about the impact of China’s rapidly increasing energy needs on global supplies and its ability to change the global climate system, this course will examine China’s options for energy supply and use, and the economic, environmental, and political ramifications of China’s energy choices at home and abroad. Beginning with the premise that an understanding of China’s energy system is crucial to understanding its economic and environmental limitations, the first section of the course examines China’s energy industry in detail. We will explore how China’s modern political and economic situation has shaped its energy pathway, and the importance of energy in fueling China’s rapid economic development. The middle section turns to the examination of impact of China’s energy use on China’s natural environment, the current energy technology and policy options available to reduce this impact, and the strategies the government is promoting to develop new clean energy industries for use at home and abroad. The final section shifts to looking at China in a global context, examining the internationalization of China’s policy-making with respect to the environment and particularly China’s crucial role in the international climate change negotiations and in global energy markets. 

3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours

Levels: MN or MC Graduate, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Seminar

Science, Tech, & Int'l Affairs Department

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Must be enrolled in one of the following Colleges:     
      School of Foreign Service
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