EPIC is not a degree granting institution, but we are pleased to highlight a wide range of energy-related courses offered by the University of Chicago. Be advised that not all courses are offered each year in the quarter for which they are listed; students should check with individual departments to verify course schedules.
Is Development Sustainable? is an undergraduate seminar for students with or without a background in environmental or development issues. Its aim is to grapple with the theory, concepts and practices of sustainable development.
This course will cover the chemistry of alternative energy technologies and the potential for science to provide climate change solutions.
Focusing primarily on electric power, this course will introduce students to energy economics and the principles and administration of public utility regulation.
This course explores cutting-edge solutions to today's interrelated challenges of decarbonizing the economy, reversing the obesity epidemic, and replacing sprawl.
Humans have evolved unique capabilities for transforming their environment rather than adapting to it; in doing so we pass along the costs of improving their circumstances to the environment and future generations. This pattern has accelerated enormously during the past 200 years.
In this course, students will be introduced to environmental health issues, research, policy and advocacy.
This course will address such topics as the Montreal Protocol, climate change agreements, and the Law of the Sea treaty, as well as the efforts being undertaken by some leading nations to address present-time environmental challenges.
This course focuses on recent empirical analysis of the costs and benefits of environmental and energy policies, including an introduction to the relevant econometric methodologies such as randomized controlled trials, regression discontinuity designs, bunching analysis, and structural estimation.
This course aims to provide students an overview of key environmental and ecological issues in the Indian subcontinent.
This course presents a broad based introduction to the theory and application of environmental economics. Topics are introduced in the context of real world environmental policy questions (with special emphasis on energy policy), then translated in to microeconomic theory to highlight the salient constraints and fundamental tradeoffs faced by policymakers. Topics include property rights, externalities, Pigouvian taxes, command and control regulation, cap and trade, valuation of environmental quality, cost benefit analysis, policymaking under uncertainty, and interregional competition.