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Global Sustainable Energy: Past, Present and Future

Students will explore energy consumption patterns including individuals, countries and the entire globe. These patterns will include all sectors of the global economy from fully developed countries to developing nations. New energy sources will be investigated and international solutions to future needs will be analyzed.


Course at a Glance

About the Course

This general education course will cover concepts of work and energy and their relationship with our modern society. Each aspect of this relationship with energy will be analyzed including consumptive patterns for the residential, commercial, industrial, and transportation sectors of our economy. Geological sources for fossil fuels will be examined as will the differences between reserves and production. Energy capacities and limitations for new sources of renewable energies will also be examined. All of these topics will be examined within a national and international context.

Course Syllabus

Topics including: History of Energy, History of Mechanized Agriculture, Transportation, Residential Energy, Commercial Energy, Industrial Energy, Total Energy Requirements, Energy Availability, The Marketplace, Current Warnings, and Transforming Energy Use on a National Scale

Course Format

This course is offered fully-online.