Undergraduate Course: Energy, environment and security: energy policy in Britain, France and the United States 1945-1974 (ECSH10062)
|School of History, Classics and Archaeology
|College of Humanities and Social Science
|Credit level (Normal year taken)
|SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
|Available to all students
|This course examines the main developments in energy policy in France, Britain and the United States between 1945 and 1974. Topics covered include: nationalisation; monopoly pricing; the establishment of the European Coal and Steel community; nuclear power; hydro-electricity; the coal strikes in 1972 and 1974; and the OPEC oil price rises. A background in first year economics or British economic and environmental history may be helpful to students taking this course.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
| A pass or passes in 40 credits of first level historical courses or equivalent and a pass or passes in 40 credits of second level historical courses or equivalent.
Before enrolling students on this course, Directors are asked to contact the History Honours Admission Secretary to ensure that a place is available (Tel: 503783).
Information for Visiting Students
|Visiting students should have at least 3 History courses at grade B or above (or be predicted to obtain this). We will only consider University/College level courses. Applicants should note that, as with other popular courses, meeting the minimum does NOT guarantee admission.
** as numbers are limited, visiting students should contact the Visiting Student Office directly for admission to this course **
Course Delivery Information
|Not being delivered
| By the end of the course students should be familiar with the theory, history and political economy of energy policy. They should be able to understand the main business and economic approaches to energy policy and appreciate the political context and constraints within which energy policy is formulated and implemented. The course concentrates on developing the conceptual skills of students and their practical application to the often messy facts of history. Students develop their presentational skills in giving papers to the seminar and their written ability to analyse data and historical texts is tested in assessed essays.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Prof Martin Chick
Tel: (0131 6)50 3842
|Mrs Caroline Cullen
Tel: (0131 6)50 3781