ERIC Number: ED238783
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
The Development of Energy Courses at American Universities.
Pryde, Philip R.
Presented are the results of a survey conducted in 1983 to determine the number and content of energy courses and seminars being offered within American departments of geography. Questionnaires were mailed to the 215 institutions on the mailing list of the Energy Specialty Group of the Association of American Geographers. Responses indicated that a total of 30 courses were being offered at 25 campuses (of these, one response came from Canada and one from the United Kingdom). Information concerning the courses is provided in table format: instructor, institution, course title, type of course, structure of course, text or type of instructional materials used, and comments. As might be expected in a newly emerging teaching area, there was a wide variety in course titles and subject matter. An equally large variety was evidenced in the choice of textbooks. In all, 13 different texts were used (these are listed). Information was also received on at least two attempts to set up interdisciplinary programs on energy topics in which geography departments might be involved. Two appendices are included: a map showing the location of geography departments offering energy courses and a listing of references and course materials valuable for teaching energy courses. (RM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Council for Geographic Education Conference (Ocho Rios, Jamaica, October 23-28, 1983).