This course asks students to consider civic engagement by studying how the history of oil production and consumption has influenced people’s relationships to their communities and environments at the local, regional, and global scale. Bringing together the fields of geology and history, this interdisciplinary course explores how carbon fuels shapes life on the planet. Students will use civic engagement as a lens to examine how the use of fossil fuels has impacted societies and to learn how their actions as individuals and community members presently leave carbon footprints. Prerequisites: ANCHOR I, ANCHOR II. Co-requisites: DISC 300.