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Spring Semester 2019
Sep 23, 2020
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POLS 30242 - The Geopolitics of Energy
This course examines how oil and natural gas have shaped international relations from the early twentieth century to the present, with a particular focus on conflict. It begins by introducing students to the fundamentals of global energy production, consumption and trade, and then briefly surveys the political history of oil as it relates to the great powers. The course then moves on to contemporary issues, including the political significance of "fracking" technology, the role of the United States in protecting Persian Gulf oil, and the extent to which Russia's dominant natural gas position might translate into political influence in Europe. These and other topics are examined through numerous theoretical lenses, including theories of resource conflict, economic interdependence, political coercion, and petro-aggression.
3.000 Credit hours
3.000 Lecture hours
0.000 Lab hours

Levels: Undeclared, All levels at the University:, Employee Non-Degree, Graduate Architecture, Graduate Business, Graduate Non-Degree, Graduate Business Non-Degree, Graduate, Holy Cross College, Law Doctorate, Law Non-Degree, Law, Non-matriculating, Pre-College, Parish Programs, St. Mary's College, Undergraduate Non-Degree, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Class

Undergraduate Division
Political Science Department

Course Attributes:
ENST - Energy Studies, MPPE -Minor in Phil, Pol &Econ

Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Levels:     
      Undergraduate
      Undergraduate Non-Degree
      Employee Non-Degree
      St. Mary's College
Must be enrolled in one of the following Campuses:     
      Main

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