ENRG 3 Introduction to Alternative Energy (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
ADVISE: Concurrent enrollment in ENRG 3L
Introduction to the science that underpin alternative energy resources and their implementation in various contexts. Covers: fundamental energy science and math; climate change; national and global energy trends; solar, wind, and hydro resources; photoelectric effect; photosynthesis; geothermal; and nuclear. Explores each resource in terms of technological options, sustainability, and feasibility.
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Synthesize the basic scientific concepts on which common alternative energy resources are grounded.
- Outcome 2: Summarize the negative impacts and benefits of fossil fuels and other dominant energy resources.
- Outcome 3: Formulate science based arguments for adoption of alternative energy resources.
- Outcome 4: Assess, analyze, and contrast the cost and benefit of alternative energy systems from the scientific, environmental, and policy perspectives.
- Outcome 5: Formulate sound hypotheses and evidence-supported arguments on energy related resource choices and policies.
- Outcome 6: Critically analyze, evaluate, and question claims around energy systems and their environmental impacts.
- Outcome 7: Calculate energy flows related to consumption and production at macro and micro scales.