Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 
    May 14, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2018-19 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEY 2110 - Energy and Environment

4 cr
This course is designed to introduce students to the important topic of energy resources and the environmental consequences of our choice of energy. The course will describe the geologic framework and environmental aspects of fossil fuels (petroleum, coal and natural gas), renewable energy sources (solar, wind, hydro, geothermal), and nuclear fission, as well as energy sources still in development or of controversial value, such as hydrogen fuel, biomass, ethanol, biodiesel, and nuclear fusion. Weekly labs will consist of field trips to power plants and other places that illustrate various types of energy production, as well as laboratory introductions to relevant geologic materials.
This course fulfills the Scientific and Mathematical Understanding Frame of Reference.