UHP

HNRS3015/ENGR3015: The Answer is Blowing in the Wind

Energy, Environment, and Society

Instructor: Eugene Rutz aand Sid Thatham

Offered:  TH 3:00pm-4:25pm

Location: in-person

Class #: 70631/70632

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Description

Energy use and its impact on the environment are increasingly important and contentious issues. Our views on energy and environment are often shaped as much by culture as by science and technology. These are not local issues; countries and societies around the world are all faced with making difficult choices regarding energy use and climate change. Since even local decisions can have global consequences, a global understanding of these issues is essential. To make informed choices as a society individuals need knowledge of sources, costs and impacts; individuals need to be able to make appropriate choices among alternatives; and individuals need to make these choices within a political decision making process. This course prepares students to make informed decisions and prepares students to clearly articulate the complexities faced in making these choices.

**The course description in Catalyst indicates that this class has an international study tour component. This class will not have an international study tour component in summer 2022**

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graph showing U.S. primary energy consumption by energy source

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Important to Note

This course did not include a study tour to Scotland in 2020, 2021, or 2022.

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