env340 | undergraduate

Energy And The Environment

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This course will introduce topics covering a wide variety of alternative energy sources, the need for renewable energy, as well as the problems associated with them. Energy sources will include oil, coal, natural gas, hydroelectric, nuclear, wind, solar, geothermal, tidal, and biofuels.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5 weeks

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    Water and Wind

    • Assess the role of hydroelectric, hydrokinetic, and wind energies as sustainable energy sources.
    • Determine the benefits and drawbacks of hydroelectric, hydrokinetic, and wind energies as energy sources.
    • Assess the potential of tidal power as a sustainable energy source.

    Energy and Transportation

    • Analyze methods of transporting and storing energy.
    • Determine the benefits and drawbacks of various transportation options.

    How to Make a Difference

    • Apply sustainable building and development practices and technologies.
    • Compare individual energy-conserving methods and ideas.

    The Energy Base

    • Explain society’s dependence on energy.

    • Distinguish collection methods and estimated reserves of natural gas and coal.
    • Assess the role of nuclear power as a sustainable energy source.
    • Determine the benefits and drawbacks of natural gas, coal, and nuclear power as energy sources.

    Energy from the Earth and Sun

    • Distinguish collection methods and estimated reserves of oil and biofuels.
    • Assess the role of geothermal and solar energies as sustainable energy sources.
    • Determine the benefits and drawbacks of oil, biofuels, geothermal power, and solar power as energy sources.
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