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Spring Term Syllabus, Readings and Assignments

Preliminary Spring 2011 Syllabus

Please note:  Actual guest lecturers from policy experts will depend on the size of class and schedules of the candidate experts.

For Spring Term, we will be using the following course textbook, available at the PSU bookstore:

We will continue to use Peter Fox-Penner. Smart Power: Climate Change, the Smart Grid, and the Future of Electric Utilities, Island Press, 2010. Winter term participants already have this book but we have ordered additional copies for new course participants who will join us Spring Term.

In addition, the PSU Bookstore has ordered two key books on how to do public policy analysis. They are:

  • Eugene Bardach. A Practical Guide for Policy Analysis: The Eightfold Path to More Effective Problem Solving, Third Edition, 2008, CQ Press.
  • David Weimer and Aidan Vining, Policy Analysis: Concepts and Practice, Fifth Edition, 2011, Longman Pearson Prentice Hall.

Other course materials, readings and assignments will be posted electronically to PSU's online course tool (Desire2Learn or D2L) and are available to registered students and participants. Please log on to Desire2Learn to access these materials after March 28. 

Winter Term Syllabus, Readings and Assignments

Winter 2001 Syllabus

This year we will be using the following course textbook, available at the PSU bookstore:

Peter Fox-Penner. Smart Power: Climate Change, the Smart Grid, and the Future of Electric Utilities, Island Press, 2010.

Other course materials, readings and assignments will be posted electronically to PSU's online course tool (Blackboard) and are available to registered students and participants. Please log on to Blackboard to access these materials.

We encourage anyone interested in the Smart Grid to subscribe to the free on-line Smart Grid Newsletter, a publication of SmartGridNews.com (news and analysis for the modernization and automation of electric power).

For more information, please contact Jeff Hammarlund or Christine Hanolsy.