教學大綱 Syllabus

科目名稱:中東石油產業與地緣政治

Course Name: Petroleum industry and Geopolitics of the Middle East

修別:選

Type of Credit: Elective

3.0

學分數

Credit(s)

20

選課人數

Number Registered

課程資料Course Details

課程簡介Course Description

The course takes petroleum industry of the major oil and gas exporting countries of the ME as its launching point, exploring not only how these countries shape their economic development strategies around petroleum industry, but also how such strategies have implications for other countries of the region and the international system. It looks at the changing landscape of global energy and how these changing patterns could shape the geopolitics of the region and the future paths of economic development of the major countries of the ME. Finally, while acknowledging that oil and gas will be dominant sources of energy for the next 25-35 years, the course considers the consequences of a successful shift away from petroleum based economies to anticipate how a new energy order will alter geopolitics in the ME in fundamental ways.

核心能力分析圖Core Competence Analysis Chart


課程目標與學習成效Course Objectives & Learning Outcomes

Four pursuits define the course. Students can expect to i) gain a greater understanding of economics of energy and particularly exhaustible resources of oil and gas and petroleum industry of the major oil and gas exporting countries of the ME; ii) identify and analyze how the importance of oil and gas resources to the global economy have influenced foreign policies, domestic efforts, and military strategies of the major oil and gas exporting countries of the region; 3) examine shifting trends in the energy realm, with a major focus on the unconventional oil and gas revolution; and 4) anticipate new patterns and structural shifts in the geopolitics of ME and international environment in light of these trends.

每周課程進度與作業要求 Course Schedule & Requirements

週次 Week 課程主題 Course Theme 課程內容與指定閱讀 Content and Reading Assignment 教學活動與作業 Activity and Homework 學習投入時數 Estimated time devoted to coursework per week
課堂講授 Lecture Hours 課程前後 Preparation Time
1
Economics of exhaustible resources (of oil and gas) and determinants of oil prices
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3.0
4.5
2
Economics of exhaustible resources (of oil and gas) and determinants of oil prices
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3.0
4.5
3
Economics of exhaustible resources (of oil and gas) and determinants of oil prices
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3.0
4.5
4
Petroleum industry in the ME and major National Oil companies of the region
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3.0
4.5
5
Petroleum industry in the ME and major National Oil companies of the region
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3.0
4.5
6
Petroleum industry in the ME and major National Oil companies of the region
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3.0
4.5
7
Oil and gas as determinant of the ME geopolitics, economics and security
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3.0
4.5
8
Oil and gas as determinant of the ME geopolitics, economics and security
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3.0
4.5
9
Oil and gas as determinant of the ME geopolitics, economics and security
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3.0
4.5
10
Oil and gas as determinant of the ME geopolitics, economics and security
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3.0
4.5
11
Energy as a means of national power: Using energy to Project Power
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3.0
4.5
12
Energy as a means of national power: Using energy to Project Power
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3.0
4.5
13
Energy as a means of national power: Using energy to Project Power
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3.0
4.5
14
Energy as an end to foreign policy and security: The Use of Power to Protect and   Secure Energy
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3.0
4.5
15
Energy as an end to foreign policy and security: The Use of Power to Protect and   Secure Energy
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3.0
4.5
16
Alternative energies and their implications on the ME geopolitics
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3.0
4.5
17
Alternative energies and their implications on the ME geopolitics
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3.0
4.5
18
Concluding and final remarks
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3.0
4.5

授課方式Teaching Approach

50%

講述 Lecture

20%

討論 Discussion

20%

小組活動 Group activity

0%

數位學習 E-learning

10%

其它: Others:

評量工具與策略、評分標準成效Evaluation Criteria

• General class participation (15%):

The class participation consist of  being part of the general class conversation, participating in class debates as structured around the assignments and being part of a presentation upon completion of a group project.


•Students are expected to write two essays (10% each) related to the topics outlined in the class schedule above. Essays should be 3 pages in length (more will not be read, less is not recommended), single-spaced, 12pt times new roman font, with one-inch margins
•Essays should NOT have formal citations, but you should still give credit to a particular source in the body of the memo if you are borrowing directly from it; a list of references (and charts/graphs) may be included at the end of the essay. 

 

•Group project on the geopolitics of fossil-fuel energies and petroleum industry of the ME (25%) .

Each student will be part of a team responsible for writing a study of max. 15 pages, (single spaced, one inch margins, 12 point font, graphs and charts can be supplemental and do not count toward page limits; bullets permissible) on a fossil fuel energy.  


•There will be a final written exam (40%). 

指定/參考書目Textbook & References

Required texts:

•Daniel Yergin, The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern World, (New York: Penguin Press), 2011.

•David L. Goldwyn and Jan H. Kalicki (eds.), Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013).

•Andreas Goldthau (eds.), The Handbook of Global Energy Policy (John Wiley & Sons, 2013).

•Subhes C. Bhattacharyya Energy Economics,Concepts, Issues, Markets and Governance (Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011)

•James D. Hamilton, Understanding Crude Oil Prices, The Energy Journal; 2009; 30, 2; ABI/INFORM Global

Optional texts:

•Daniel Yergin, The Prize: The Epic Quest for Oil, Money, and Power (Free Press), 2008.
•OPEC, World Oil Outlook 2016, Executive Summary. December 2016. 
•IEA, World Energy outlook 2016, November 2016,

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