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Math & Science Center - N301
This aim of this course is to apply scientific principles and evidence based analysis to investigate contemporary topics of broad interest. This semester we will use this approach to investigate a wide variety of scientific, economic, and environmental issues related to energy and its use. After taking this course, students will be able to answer questions such as: What is energy, how is it converted from one form to another, and what do we know about the physics of energy? How much energy do we use, and where does it come from? How does energy usage effect the environment (e.g. climate), and what are the pros and cons of various forms of alternative energy sources? Are we going to run out of energy, or at least fossil fuels?
Coursework includes reading and writing assignments, group discussions, and an energy related research project. Students wishing to enroll in the course should be comfortable with high school math.
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