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HIST 5404 Senior Colloquium: U.S. Energy History (Fall: 3 )

Course Description

Daily lives depend on oil, gas, and electricity, and yet many of us know little of how our energy arrives at homes and businesses or why our energy systems function as they do. This Senior Colloquium focuses on the companies that produce American energy, the networks that transport it, the cities that use it, and the citizens and companies that buy it and fight over it. Students will read books and articles, discuss them critically, write several short analysis papers, and write a research analysis. Main skills to be honed: keen writing, sharp analysis, clear oral presentation, sensible research.

Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Conevery Valencius

Prerequisites: Senior History Major Standing.

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Last Updated: 24-Jun-17