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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENV 234 - The Energy Problem

This course will first look at the fundamentals of energy, its forms, production, and how one can quantitatively examine different methods of energy production. Traditional sources and methods of energy production will first be discussed from pre-industrial revolution to current times. The course will then examine more recent developments in these traditional energy sources and finally turn attention to modern developed and underdeveloped energy sources and methods of energy production. In all cases, the scientific concept, economic impact, environmental impact, infrastructure feasibility, human safety concerns, historical timeline and significance will be covered. Public view and perceptions of different energy sources and the overall global energy problem will also be discussed. Letter grade with Pass/No Pass option. (Offered interterm.) 3 credits