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.
Off-campus internship in conservation and environmental sustainability. Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring quarters.
This course shows how scientific constraints affect economic and other policy decisions regarding energy, what energy-based issues confront our society, how we may address them through both policy and scientific study, and how the policy and scientific aspects can and should interact.
This course introduces the basic physics governing the climate of planets, the Earth in particular but with some consideration of other planets.
This course will examine natural history-broadly defined as a systematic, observational body of knowledge devoted to describing and understanding the physical world of plants, animals, natural environments, and (sometimes) people-in the context of European imperial expansion during the early modern era.
Restoration ecologists, environmental professionals, and average citizens all participate in the process of habitat restoration. How does this interdisciplinary practice balance the priorities of ecosystem function and services, conservation of imperiled species and habitats, aesthetic appeal, and human use in a dynamic climate?
The goal of this course is to analyze the impact of the human enterprise on the world that sustains it.
Humans have evolved unique capabilities for transforming their environment rather than accommodating to it. But we pass the costs of improving our circumstances onto the environment and therefore onto our own future generations.
This course combines basic microeconomic theory and tools with contemporary environmental and resources issues and controversies to examine and analyze public policy decisions.
This course will use the Chicago region as a laboratory for evaluating the social, environmental, and economic effects of alternative forms of human settlement.