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
EXAM 2 Problem Solutions and Comments
EXAM 2 Review and Sample Exam
EXAM 1 Problem Solutions
Schedule of Guest Lectures and Field Trips
Exam 1 Review, Sample Exam, and Problem Solutions