PHS 2340 - Renewable Energy and the EnvironmentCredits: 3 hrs.
This course will explore the scientific principles associated with the environment and methods of harnessing renewable energy. Topics covered will include: environmental principles and technologies for utilizing renewable energy sources (i.e., wind, solar, and ocean currents) as well as bio-fuels, and fuel cells and their potential economic impact and effect on climate change, and global warming. In investigating energy needed for a sustainable future, this course compares the recent developments and innovations in various countries in resolving the future global energy crisis and reduction of global environmental pollution. General Education Course that Satisfies SLO: Scientific Literacy; AK: Natural Sciences CuT: Sustainability (Three one-hour lecture periods per week including 2-4 field trips.) General Education Course that Satisfies SLO: Critical Thinking; AK: Natural Sciences; CuT: Sustainability (Three one-hour lecture periods per week. including 2-4 field trips)