Understanding Energy - Essentials

Course Description

Energy is the number one contributor to climate change and has significant consequences for our society, political system, economy, and environment. Energy as a fundamental driver of human development and opportunity. Fundamentals of each energy resource -- including significance and potential, drivers and barriers, policy and regulation, and social, economic, and environmental impacts and will be able to put this in the context of the broader energy system. Both depletable and renewable energy resources are covered, including oil, natural gas, coal, nuclear, biomass and biofuel, hydroelectric, wind, solar thermal and photovoltaics (PV), geothermal, and ocean energy, with cross-cutting topics including electricity, storage, climate change and greenhouse gas emissions (GHG), sustainability, green buildings, energy efficiency, transportation, and the developing world.

Course Details

  • Class Numbers:
    • CEE 107S (Undergraduate & High School Students) - 20909
    • CEE 207S (Graduate Students ONLY) - 20912
  • 2021 Schedule: MoWe 10:30AM - 12:00PM PDT
  • Online Format - Hybrid: This course will be taught synchronously (in real time) and will provide an optimal experience for students who can attend lectures live; however, lectures will also be recorded and posted on Canvas which will allow students to view content asynchronously (at their own pace) should that better fit their schedules. Participation options will be discussed during the first day of class.
  • Enrollment requirements: Not open to students who have already completed CEE 107A, CEE 207A or EARTHSYS 103.

Prerequisites

Algebra

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