An introduction to the study of energy for electrical power generation and transportation, including sustainable and non-sustainable energy sources. This course investigates the relationship between population and consequences of increased energy demand, reliance on fossil fuels, global warming and other impacts. Work in this class includes an examination of energy types including fossil fuels and nuclear power, as well as sustainable and renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, hydropower, geothermal, biofuels, fuel cells, and others. Electrical conservation and efficiency will be investigated. The social, economic and environmental impacts and effectiveness of these alternatives will be evaluated.
Prerequisites: MAT* 095 or placement by mathematics assessment test.