ENVI 103 - Energy and the Environment
(3,0) 3 Credits
General Education Course: Science (non-lab)
Prerequisite(s): MATH 020 Elementary Algebra or satisfactory score on the placement test.
This course provides a broad introduction to energy and energy issues as they relate to generation options, utilization and environmental impacts. Topics include overviews of traditional carbon based energy sources, nuclear options and alternative energy technologies such as solar, wind, biofuels and hydrogen. The crucial link between energy and climate change will be examined. The environmental consequences of energy choices on local and global scales will be discussed and integrated throughout the course. Topics will be evaluated by applying basic scientific principles and the scientific method to real world problems. Policy options and understanding energy in a societal context will also be explored.
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