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Course Details

Course Code: EVSP320 Course ID: 3294 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course will introduce students to current and future trends in energy technology, policy, and sustainability. It will address topics such as resource sustainability, relevant aspects of economics, sociology of innovation diffusion, product design principles, and the environmental impacts of existing and emerging energy technologies. Analysis of the range of current and future energy choices will be stressed, as well as the role of energy in determining local environmental conditions and the global climate.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

LO-1 List the primary physical, technical, and societal factors related to energy supply and demand issues.
LO-2 Evaluate important impacts of current and emerging energy technologies.
LO-3 Examine key strategies for the development of more sustainable energy systems.
LO-4 Describe factors influencing strategies and choices in the implementation of more sustainable energy systems.
LO-5 Analyze the implications of energy decisions from a variety of standpoints (environmental, economic, social, cultural).
LO-6 Explain the concepts and theory of resource sustainability and their application.
LO-7 Analyze current scientific literature related to energy and resource sustainability.

NameGrade %
Discussions 24.00 %
Week 1: Energy Independence 3.00 %
Week 2: World Energy Needs and Resources 3.00 %
Week 3: Environmental Impacts of Renewable Energy 3.00 %
Week 4: Culture and Energy Consumption 3.00 %
Week 5: Energy Policy and Public Perception 3.00 %
Week 6: Energy and Sustainable Growth 3.00 %
Week 7: Our Energy Future 3.00 %
Week 8: Synthesis 3.00 %
Case Studies 40.00 %
Geothermal Energy 10.00 %
Wind Energy 10.00 %
Nuclear Energy 10.00 %
Biomass Energy 10.00 %
Midterm Assignment 10.00 %
Midterm 10.00 %
Final Paper Outline 6.00 %
Research Paper Outline 6.00 %
Final Research Paper 20.00 %
Final Research Paper 20.00 %

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

LO-1 List the primary physical, technical, and societal factors related to energy supply and demand issues.
LO-2 Evaluate important impacts of current and emerging energy technologies.
LO-3 Examine key strategies for the development of more sustainable energy systems.
LO-4 Describe factors influencing strategies and choices in the implementation of more sustainable energy systems.
LO-5 Analyze the implications of energy decisions from a variety of standpoints (environmental, economic, social, cultural).
LO-6 Explain the concepts and theory of resource sustainability and their application.
LO-7 Analyze current scientific literature related to energy and resource sustainability.

Book Title:Energy: Science, Policy, and the Pursuit of Sustainability-E-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9781559639118
Publication Info:Lib
Author:Bent, Robert / Orr, Lloyd / Baker, Randall (Eds.)
Unit Cost:$33.46
 
Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #.
Author: No Author Specified
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.