Mar 30, 2023  
Catalog 2019-2020 
Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

ENVS 307 - Energy Solutions and Climate Change

The course helps students create their own knowledge and understanding of the many different factors that affect our current decision-making on generation and use of energy resources with a focus toward reducing energy and carbon intensity.  After a basic grounding in energy and sustainability science, students will be exposed to a series of guest lecturers to help them develop a more in-depth understanding of the non-technology forces at play such as culture, media, economics, and politics.   Students complete an original research paper that focuses on a specific local/regional industry that includes specific science-based recommendations on reducing carbon intensity.  A key take away from this course is that many of the technologies and techniques to reduce or even eliminate carbon intensity already exist and can be put to use. 

Prerequisite(s)/Corequisite(s): (Prereq: GE  Areas A1 and A2 and  A3 and B4 with a C- or better)
General Education: UDB Integrated Scientific Inquiry and Quant Reason
Typically Offered: Fall, Spring

Units: 3