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Undergraduate Course Details
Number IDS 366
Title Energy and the Environment
Credits 3.0
Distribution DII
Prerequisites Completion of a laboratory science sequence, or permission of Department Chairperson

Description

This course focuses on understanding what energy is, how it is produced, and how it is utilized in modern society, drawing on concepts from physics, chemistry, geography and geology to understand energy production and conservation. The advantages and disadvantages of renewable and non-renewable energy sources will be analyzed, including issues of efficiency, availability, cost, pollution, and environmental impact. Three lecture hours per week.