Energy Security and Geopolitics

Course #NS4967

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


This course addresses broad themes and debates in energy security at an advanced level. Particular emphasis is on the history, economics and politics of energy and their implications for the energy security policy options the U.S. faces today. While the course looks at energy issues from a U.S. national security perspective, regional energy security issues around the world are examined to provide prospective on the policy differences the U.S. is encountering at the international level and will face in the future. This course is offered DL. Prerequisites: None.

Included in degrees & certificates

  • 236

Learning Outcomes

  • Describe core energy security concepts, actors, and institutions
  • Access, manipulate, and visually display energy data
  • Identify and evaluate threats to consumer and producer states’ energy security
  • Produce policy recommendations aimed at mitigating energy security threats
  • Apply energy security concepts, theories, and historical analyses to contemporary issues in energy geopolitics
  • Employ critical reading and analytic skills
  • Communicate key findings in written and verbal formats
Offerings database access
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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jan 2024

    Spring Quarter applications due

  •  01 Apr 2024

    Summer Quarter applications due

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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Academic Calendar

  •  09 Oct 2023

    Columbus Day (holiday)

  •  24 Oct 2023

    Shift day: treat as Friday class schedule

  •  10 Nov 2023

    Veteran's Day (holiday)

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