Course in Global Resource Politics: the Past, Present and Future of Oil, Gas and Shale

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Program Description

Course in Global Resource Politics: the Past, Present and Future of Oil, Gas and Shale

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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.

Understand the numerous critical energy challenges the world faces

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.

Over six weeks, we will 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.

Analyse the political economy of the global energy industry

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 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.

What topics will you cover?

  • Overview of current global energy politics
  • Why low oil prices
  • US shale revolution
  • US shale revolution: Geopolitics
  • Energy security in Northeast Asia
  • Global energy governance

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Explore the basic elements of energy production, consumption, transportation, the functioning of the global energy markets, industry, and investments.
  • Examine recent global economic and security changes in the wake of the US shale gas revolution.
  • Explore the energy industry, energy market, and energy security in Asia, including Russia, China, Japan, and Korea.
  • Understand the concept of energy security and the politics of energy policy in today’s highly politicised, volatile energy markets.
This school offers programs in:
  • English
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Last updated March 12, 2018
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This course is Online
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Jan. 2019
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6 weeks
Part time
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Free
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United Kingdom - UK Online
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