STS.032 Energy, Environment, and Society


Class Info

Uses a problem-solving, multi-disciplinary, and multicultural approach that takes energy beyond the complex circuits, grids, and kilojoules to the realm of everyday life, with ordinary people as practitioners and producers of energy knowledge, infrastructures, and technologies. The three main objectives are to immerse students in the historical, cultural, multi-cultural, and entrepreneurial aspects of energy across the world to make them better energy engineers; to introduce them to research and analytical methods; and to deploy these methods and their various skills to solve/design a solution, in groups, to a specific energy problem chosen by the students. Each cohort tackles a different energy problem. Provides instruction on how to be active shapers of the world and to bring students' various disciplinary skills and cultural diversity into dialogue as conceptual tools for problem-solving. Enrollment limited.

This class has no prerequisites.

STS.032 will not be offered this semester. It will be available in the Spring semester, and will be instructed by C. Mavhunga.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS H.

You can find more information on MIT OpenCourseWare at the Energy, Environment, and Society: Global Politics, Technologies, and Ecologies of the Water-Energy-Food Crises site or on the STS.032 Stellar site.

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Energy, Environment, and Society: Global Politics, Technologies, and Ecologies of the Water-Energy-Food Crises
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sustainability environment energy public policy

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