Courses in Energy Studies

The course lists below are based on the 2013–2014 Yale College Programs of Study and were updated with new listings for the Spring 2014 term in Online Course Information. Equivalent or related courses may be substituted with the approval of the student’s YCEI advisor. Courses successfully completed by the student at the time of admission to the scholars’ program in Energy Studies count toward satisfying program requirements. This includes courses in brackets […] that have been offered in previous years, but are not listed as available in the 2013-2014 YCPS.

For this inaugural year of the Energy Studies program, YCEI will be flexible in allowing students to substitute equivalent courses for either CORE or ELECTIVE courses that are needed to satisfy program requirements. 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. Questions about course substitution and capstone projects can be sent to YCEI@yale.edu with the subject line: ENERGY STUDIES.

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

One of the following introductory level courses on energy science and technology:

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]

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

One of the following courses on policy, economics and social issues related to energy:

ECON 330b/EVST 340b, The Economics of Natural Resources
[ECON 331, The Economics of Energy and Climate Change]
[HIST 180J/EVST 443, Energy in American History]

ELECTIVES
Energy Science, Technology, and Systems

APHY 060/PHYS 060/ENAS 060, 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 275, 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
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/EVST 443, 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