Online Course: Global Resource Politics: the Past, Present and Future of Oil, Gas and Shale
Understand the critical energy challenges the world faces and analyse the political economy of the global energy industry.
The goal of this free online course is to examine the numerous critical energy challenges we are facing, and the complex interaction between the economics and politics of global energy markets.
Enrolment: 9 January 2017
Timeline: 6 weeks @ 3 hours per week
Skill Level: Intermediate
Course of Study: Global Resource Politics: the Past, Present and Future of Oil, Gas and Shale | Course Platform: FutureLearn
Created by: Hanyang University, South Korea
About the Course
Energy is often said to be the lifeblood of modern society. Multiple sea changes are currently afoot in the global economy, at the heart of which lies energy.
Over six weeks, explore: the causes and implications of low oil prices for global energy markets and geopolitics; the success of North American shale gas and the desire of other countries, particularly China, to replicate it in future; the state of US natural gas and oil production; and the impact of the shale revolution and low oil prices on OPEC and Russia.
Global Resource Politics will give you an introduction to the basic elements of energy production, consumption and transportation, and the functioning of the global energy markets, industry and investments.
Learning with Professor Younkyoo Kim, from the the Division of International Studies at Hanyang University in Seoul, Korea, you will acquire an understanding of energy security and energy policy in today’s highly politicised, volatile energy markets.
Global Resource Politics is open to anyone with an interest in energy security and energy policy.
Certificate offered? Yes
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