The following is a list of some of the data sources that can be used during the course:
The following papers will complement the material discussed in class; they can be accessed through the Dalhousie library website:
Each week, all members of the class are expected to write a review
on the week’s paper.
One member of the class will volunteer to do a detailed review of the paper, using additional material as required (a minimum of three supporting papers), and lead a discussion to explain the paper in greater depth. The detailed review should be at least 4 pages in length.
All other members of the class are to write a one or two page summary of the paper (references, other than to the paper, are optional).
Research papers should be accessed through the Dalhousie library website.
Reviews are due (in class) on the day of the presentation.
Week 1: 11 September 2018
A review of the BBC series Planet Oil: The Treasure that Conquered the World (three one-hour episodes). The principal reviewer is to review all three episodes; everyone else can review any of the three episodes (or more if desired).
The series is available on BBC Two, TVO, and other sites (search "planet oil"). If the third episode is not available on these sites, it can be found elsewhere.
Week 2: 18 September 2018
The tradeoff between water and carbon footprints of Barnett Shale gas
Syeda Mariy Absar, Anne-Marie Boulay, Maria F. Campa, Benjamin L. Preston, Adam Taylor
Journal of Cleaner Production
Volume 197, Part 1, 1 October 2018, Pages 47-56
Week 3: 25 September 2018
Geopolitical dimensions of US oil security
Jim Krane and Kenneth B. Medlock III
Energy Policy Volume 114, March 2018, Pages 558-565
For a copy of the term Country project, click here.
Click here for a list of news items that pertain to material covered in the course.