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Environmental Science

ENV 148

Introduction to Sustainable Energy
3 Credits ■ As Needed ■ ES/ns

An introductory course that surveys the energy sources upon which human civilization depends and provides an ecological framework for evaluating their sustainability . Topics will include energy conservation, fossil fuels, nuclear power, hydrogen, geothermal, tidal power and the various forms of solar energy, such as solar heating, photovoltaics, wind, hydropower and biomass . Related political policies and economic issues will also be dis- cussed . A few field trips are required .

Skills prerequisite: ENG 020 and ENG 060.