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Further Explorations

GEN ST 197
Sustainable Energy Solutions for the 21st Century:
Science, Technology, and Policy

Freshman Seminar: 1 credit

Spring 2014
Mondays: 11:30-12:20 am
BAG 106

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  • Welcome to Class!

    Become an informed citizen of a new generation and prepare to contribute meaningfully to the energy debate. Discover, for example, how cars can be made significantly more energy-efficient, and why planes cannot; and how the power from wind farms, tide farms, and wave farms can all be calculated swiftly. We will examine the use and benefits of both fossil fuels (oil, coal, and natural gas), and alternative energy sources (bio-fuels, solar energy, wind, batteries, and nuclear). Evaluate policy options, engineering challenges and potential solutions to meeting our energy needs sustainably.

    What the Course Covers

  • Regional and global energy demand, sources, policy and current and future technologies
  • Costs of sustainable energy production and its impacts on climate and the environment
  • Solutions to our energy problems

    Who Should Attend?

  • Inquisitive students interested in sustainability solutions with simple algebra and arithmetic skills
  • Students who intend to pursue business, humanities, sciences or engineering at the UW

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