Course Schedule

The courses below are those offered for the term. (To view the course description, class dates & times, touch on accordion tab by the title.)

State-specific Information for Online Programs

Note: We currently are not accepting applications to the online Master of Science in Energy Policy and Climate from students who reside in Kansas. Students should be aware of additional state-specific information for online programs.

  • Washington DC Center

    425.602.51 - Science of Climate Change and its Impact

    Daniel Barrie

    Monday 6:00 - 9:10; 6/3 - 8/19

    The course begins examining the basic processes of the climate system. The course, then, moves to the study of the changing climate. While natural changes will be studied, the emphasis will be on anthropogenic climate change. Various models for predicting future climate change will be presented, including the assumptions and uncertainties embedded in each model. The regional climate impacts and impacts on subsystems will be examined, including changes in rainfall patterns, loss of ice and changes in sea level. The possible ecological effects of these predicted changes will also be examined. Offered online and on twice per year.

  • Online Courses

    425.605.81 - Introduction to Energy Law & Policy

    Peter Saundry

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    This course will provide an overview of the major laws and policies that shape and regulate the complex energy system the United States and, to a lesser degree, the world. The goal is to provide students with a framework for understanding the energy laws and policies of today and those likely to be important in coming years. The course will review laws and policies for all major types of energy, including fossil fuels, nuclear, and renewables, as well as issues related to extraction, conversion, distribution, use, and conservation. Laws and policies ranging from local level to state, federal, and international levels will be included. Laws and policies will be presented again in the context of profound and rate changes occurring in the energy system, climate change and other environmental issues, economics, national security, and population growth. The course will be largely empirical, but attention will be given to major theories. Most aspects of the course will be illustrated by reference to contemporary issues, such as the recently unveiled Clean Power Plan, court decisions, climate change negotiations, and changes in state policies and federal tax policies for renewables. Offered on-site at least once every two years.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    425.605.82 - Introduction to Energy Law & Policy

    Peter Saundry

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    This course will provide an overview of the major laws and policies that shape and regulate the complex energy system the United States and, to a lesser degree, the world. The goal is to provide students with a framework for understanding the energy laws and policies of today and those likely to be important in coming years. The course will review laws and policies for all major types of energy, including fossil fuels, nuclear, and renewables, as well as issues related to extraction, conversion, distribution, use, and conservation. Laws and policies ranging from local level to state, federal, and international levels will be included. Laws and policies will be presented again in the context of profound and rate changes occurring in the energy system, climate change and other environmental issues, economics, national security, and population growth. The course will be largely empirical, but attention will be given to major theories. Most aspects of the course will be illustrated by reference to contemporary issues, such as the recently unveiled Clean Power Plan, court decisions, climate change negotiations, and changes in state policies and federal tax policies for renewables. Offered on-site at least once every two years.

    Technology Fee: $200.00

    425.623.81 - Transportation Policy in a Carbon-constrained World

    Austin Brown

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    This course examines how transportation decisions and policy can affect climate change, and the transportation solutions available to help solve the problem of climate change. Three sets of policies are examined that can reduce GHGs from the transportation sector cleaner vehicles, low GHG-emitting fuels and better management of travel demand. Each policy is covered in detail in this course. Prerequisites: Principles and Applications of Energy Technologies. Offered onsite or online at least once every two years.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    425.634.81 - Climate Change and Health

    Cindy Parker

    Online 7/11 - 8/21

    This course examines the potential impacts on human health from global climate change and the possible responses to and adaptations for these impacts. Topics include impacts on health of climate extremes, climate change and infectious diseases, health and climate refugees, national assessments of health impacts of climate change, monitoring the health effects of climate change, and public health policies for climate change. Prerequisite: Science of Climate Change and Its Impacts.

    Technology Fee: $200.00

    425.637.81 - International Climate Change Policy

    Thomas Peterson

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    This course focuses on the development and implementation of international frameworks, policies, and mechanisms for responding to climate change. It includes a review of the history of international responses to climate change at the multilateral and bilateral levels, including in depth examination of the recent Paris Agreement from COP21. The course explores how climate change impacts and issues relate to the national vision, governmental priorities, and capacity needs of countries, and how these circumstances shape the evolution of climate change policy and related policy areas, such as trade and energy. It also explores the interplay between subnational, national, and international policy formation and implementation. Offered onsite at least once every two years. Prerequisite - Science of Climate Change and Its Impacts, Climate Change Policy Analysis.

    Technology fee: $200.00

  • Off-Site or International

    425.618.91 - Energy, Policy and Environmental Impact in China

    Daniel Zachary
    Ulrich Leopold

    MTWThF 9:00 - 5:00; 5/15 - 8/21

    Climate change is a direct result of anthropogenic emissions over decades (since the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution). This most populated country (more than 1.3 billion) in the world has experienced considerable economic growth in the past 20 years, and as a result, some of the world’s largest local environmental impacts have been experienced. The impacts are sweeping, and only recently, the country is attempting to address the issues by monitoring, using replacement technologies and implementing nationwide policies (e.g., favoring electric vehicles and limiting car traffic in cities). This field trip will explore some of the impacted sites from environmental pollution and state-of-the-art research to improve energy technologies and policies to improve the situation in China.

    Tuition: $3858.00 (Tuition subject to change for the Summer 2019) <p> Field Trip Fee: $2,100.00<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p> Registration Information: Registration for the course will begin in early January 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM and close on March 30, 2019 at 11:59 PM. Enrollment is limited to 15 students. Priority is given to EPC students, but non-EPC students may enroll but must contact the course instructor first (d.s.zachary@jhu.edu). The deadline to register is March 30, 2019 at 11:59 PM. (If the course is not filled by March 30, 2019, registration will stay open until April 15, 2019.) Students will register for this course in the JHU SIS. Payment is due at the time of registration (tuition $3,858 + course fee $2,100 = $5,958). Tuition $3858 subject to change for the Summer 2019. If a student decides to drop this course before the March registration deadline, $500 of the tuition is nonrefundable. If a student drops the course on or after the March registration date, all tuition and fees are nonrefundable. Students using financial aid, employer assistance, or tuition remission must also adhere to the nonrefundable tuition policy associated with this course. Students may not drop this course online; instead, an add/drop form must be sent to the registration office. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p> The course website is here: https://advanced.jhu.edu/academics/graduate-degree-programs/energy-policy-and-climate/the-experience/energy-policy-and-environmental-impact-in-china/ <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p> Please note: this course does not follow the regular tuition refund schedule and all tuition and fees for this course are non-refundable after February 15, 2019, unless the minimum enrollment is not reached and the course is canceled. A minimum of 8 students will be needed for the course to run. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p> For more information about the course, please contact Dr. Dan Zachary (d.s.zachary@jhu.edu) or Dr. Ningping Yu (nyu5@jhu.edu) or Ulrich Leopold (Ulli) (ulrich.leopold@jhu.edu) with any questions you may have about the class. <o:p></o:p></span></p>