Courses in Energy Studies

The course requirements for Energy Studies consist of three core courses and three electives. The three core courses must be distributed through the three tracks in Energy Studies:

[1] Energy Science, Technology and Systems,

[2] Environmental Impact of Energy,

[3] Energy Policy, Economics, and Social Issues.

The three elective courses can be chosen from any of the remaining course offerings in Energy Studies. There is an overall distribution requirement that three of the courses taken (whether core courses or electives) must be outside the department of the student’s major. For double majors, this requirement is modified as follows: three courses from each of the student’s two majors can be used to satisfy program requirements, provided that other distributional requirements are met (that is, that the student takes one core course in each of the three tracks).

Courses successfully completed by the student at the time of admission to Energy Studies count toward satisfying program requirements. The curriculum is flexible in allowing students to substitute equivalent courses for either CORE or ELECTIVE courses. For example, as a general rule, it will be allowable to substitute a high-level course for a lower level course on the same, or a closely related, topic. Equivalent or related courses may also be substituted with the approval of the student’s Energy Studies advisor, or with prior approval from YCEI. Questions about course substitution (and about capstone projects) can be sent to YCEI@yale.edu with the subject line: ENERGY STUDIES.

The course lists below are based on the 2013–2014 Yale College Programs of Study and will be updated when new listings are available for 2014–2015 Academic Year.

CORE COURSES
The core courses in Energy Studies consist of one course each from the three core areas:

[1] One of the following introductory level courses on Energy Science, Technology, and Systems:

APHY 060/PHYS 060/ENAS 060, Energy, Technology and Society
APHY 100b, Energy Technology and Society
APHY S120/PHYS S120 /ENAS S120, Energy, Technology and Society
[ENAS 101/ENVE 101/EVST 105/MENG 101, Energy, Engines, and Environment]
[CHEM 103a, Chemistry, Energy, and the Environment]

[2] One of the following courses on the Environmental Impact of Energy:

[G&G 120, Earth’s Changing Climate]
G&G 140a, Atmosphere, Ocean, and Environmental Change
G&G 205b, Natural Resources and Their Sustainability
ENAS 120b/CENG120b/ENVE 120b, Introduction to Environmental Engineering

[3] One of the following courses on Energy Policy, Economics, and Social Issues:

ECON 330b/EVST 340b, The Economics of Natural Resources
[ECON 331, The Economics of Energy and Climate Change]
HIST 180J, Energy in American History

ELECTIVE COURSES (ALL COURSES IN ENERGY STUDIES)
The following lists comprise all of the courses currently accepted for the requirements in Energy Studies. For additions to this list, please contact YCEI@yale.edu with the subject line: ENERGY STUDIES.

Energy Science, Technology, and Systems

APHY 060/PHYS 060/ENAS 060, Energy Technology and Society
APHY 100b, Energy Technology and Society
APHY S120/PHYS S120 /ENAS S120, Energy Technology and Society
ARCH 163b, Environment, Energy, Building
CENG 300a, Chemical Engineering Thermodynamics
CENG 301b, Chemical Kinetics and Chemical Reactors
CENG 315/ENVE 315b, Transport Phenomena
[CHEM 103a, Chemistry, Energy, and the Environment]
CHEM 332a, 333b, Physical Chemistry I, II
CHEM 430b, Statistical Mechanics and Thermodynamics
CHEM 505a, Alternative energy
CSYC 293a, Future Energy Choices
[ENAS 101/ENVE 101/EVST 105/MENG 101, Energy, Engines, and Environment]
[ENAS 406/EENG 806, Photovoltaic Energy]
[ENAS 436/EENG 936, Systems and Control]
ENAS 609a, Nanotechnology for Energy
F&ES 814a/MGT 563a, Energy Systems Analysis
G&G 274a, Fossil Fuels and Energy Transitions
G&G 275b, Renewable Energy
MENG 211b, Thermodynamics for Mechanical Engineers
MENG 389b, Mechanical Engineering IV: Fluid and Thermal Energy Science
PHYS 420a, Thermodynamics and Statistical Mechanics

Environmental Impact of Energy

ANTH 409/EVST 422/F&ES 422, Anthropology of Climate Change, Past and Present
ENAS 120b/CENG120b/ENVE 120b, Introduction to Environmental Engineering
ENVE 360/ENAS 360/F&ES 885, Green Engineering and Sustainable Design
ENVE 373a/CENG 373a, Air Pollution: Dynamics & Mitigation
ENVE 473/CENG 473, Air Quality & Energy: Assessing Impacts & Pollutant Behavior
EVST 346b/SAST 378b, Urbanization and Environment in China and India
EVST 473b/ANTH 473b/ARCG 473b, Abrupt Climate Change and Societal Collapse
G&G 010a/EVST 010a, Earth, Resources, Energy & the Environment
[G&G 120, Earth’s Changing Climate]
G&G 140a, Atmosphere, Ocean, and Environmental Change
G&G 205b, Natural Resources and Their Sustainability
G&G 322a, Physics of Weather and Climate
G&G 323b, Climate Dynamics
G&G 342a, Introduction to Earth and Environmental Physics

Energy Policy, Economics, and Social Issues

ANTH 409/EVST 422/F&ES 422, Anthropology of Climate Change, Past and Present
ECON 330b/EVST 340b, The Economics of Natural Resources
[ECON 331, The Economics of Energy and Climate Change]
ECON 452b/EP&E 300b/GLBL 302b, Contemporary Issues in Energy Policy
[EVST 120/AMST 163/HIST 120/HSHM 204, Introduction to Environmental History]
EVST 255b/F&ES 255b/PLSC 215b, Environmental Politics and Law
EVST 345a/F&ES 384a/ANTH 382a, Environmental Anthropology
EVST 473b/ANTH 473b/ARCG 473b, Abrupt Climate Change and Societal Collapse
F&ES 505b, Economics of the Environment
F&ES 800b, Energy Economics & Policy Analysis
HIST 180J, Energy in American History
F&ES 818a/MGT 561a, Energy Technology Innovation
F&ES 890a/MGT 820a, Energy Markets Strategy
PLSC 724, Equity and Climate Change