Description: Scientific principles and historical interpretation to place energy use in the context of pressing societal, environmental and climate issues.
Description: Overview of energy stystems, sources, transformations, efficiency, and storage. Fossil fuels, biomass, wind, solar, nuclear, and hydrogen. Sustainability and environmental trade-offs of different energy systems.
Description: Introduction to the economics of energy. How the economic system determines production and consumption. The linkages between economic and environmental outcomes. How future energy use can be influenced by economic, environmental, trade, and research policy.
Description: Overview and evaluation of existing energy problems and solutions, covering technological, environmental, economic, business, and political issues.
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing; ENSC 110; and permission.
Description: Structured practical experience under the supervision of an energy science professional.
Prerequisites: Sophomore standing and permission.
Description: Individual or group project in research, literature review, or extension of course work.