PubPol 495

PubPol 495.001 Policy Seminar: Energy & Climate

Level
Undergraduate
Term
Winter 2024
Days
Monday, Wednesday
Time
1:00-2:20 pm EST
Course Location
1220 Weill Hall
Course Section
001
U-M Course Number
30458
Credit Hours
4
Class Size
22

PUBPOL 495 (Policy Seminar) is for students currently enrolled in the Public Policy Undergraduate Program only, no exceptions. Enrollment is by permission only. Please contact fspp-registrar@umich.edu with any questions.

The climate is changing at an unprecedented rate, with implications for human well-being around the world. This course will analyze the evidence on climate change's impacts on the environment and the economy. Then we'll explore how different energy sectors (electricity, natural gas, etc) contribute to climate change. We'll delve into theories and when and how the government can or should regulate the sectors that contribute to climate change.

Our goals are to:
- Think critically about policy issues and options related to climate change.
- Understand the basics of some of the energy markets that contribute to climate change.
- Develop excellence in conveying our ideas in written form.