IDH 2931 (Honors), Fall 2001

Section 6788


Consistent Science, Inconsistent Policy

A science course for Honors students who are  NOT majoring in one of the physical sciences or engineering.

The scientific concepts of energy are presented at an elementary level and illustrated with applications to the principal energy sources upon which our society is dependent. Major energy resources [fossil fuels, solar-based, and nuclear] are reviewed along with the pros and cons of their exploitation, including environmental effects. Energy policies —including their absence! — and the processes by which energy policy is formulated are discussed.

This course may be used to satisfy either physical sciences or social sciences General Education requirements (but not both!).

End-Of-Term and Final Exam Announcements

Course Syllabus

Course Schedule

EXAM 2 Problem Solutions and Comments

EXAM 2 Review and Sample Exam

EXAM 1 Problem Solutions

Question/Problem Answers

Schedule of Guest Lectures and Field Trips

Exam 1 Review, Sample Exam, and Problem Solutions