Oct 01, 2023  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

GEN 1177 - Renewable Energy and the Environment

Credits: 4
This course combines both theory and nuts and bolts experience with electricity, energy production, and renewable energy topics. Students first learn the very basics of electricity - voltage, current, Ohm’s law. Power and the generation of power will be covered. The amount of coal needed to generate electricity to carry out various everyday tasks is explored. Renewable energy and energy efficiency are introduced. The cost of power is discussed. Real world applications are incorporated - student homes become “lab areas” where energy use of appliances is evaluated, along with actual analysis of electric bills. As the course progresses, issues pertaining to the impact of fossil fuel dependence on the environment are explored.
Fulfills: STEM in LS Core.
Note: Credit cannot be awarded for both EEN 1065  and GEN 1177.