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Environmental Economics and Policy part of QuIRK:Courses
Aaron Swoboda, Carleton College
This course explores the economic and political institutions affecting the environment. We will use the tools of economics to analyze several contemporary environmental policy issues ranging from climate change, local land use, agriculture, and water.

Oil, Water and Climate part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Courses
Catherine Gautier, University of California-Santa Barbara
Oil and water are two key strategic resources dominating the international scene. This class provides an overview of global distributions of oil and water resources and analyzes some of the social, economic, and geopolitical ramifications of these distributions and their connections with and evolution as a result of global warming and climate change. The complex connections between all the elements of the system energy/water/climate are emphasized in each lecture and discussed in class. The course uses my book: Oil, Water and Climate: An Introduction , 2008, C. Gautier, Cambridge U. Press.

Conservation of Natural Resources part of Cutting Edge:Complex Systems:Courses
Jeff Wilson, University of Texas at Brownsville, The
This course utilizes current literature seminar-style discussions and integrates the virtual world software SECOND LIFE into some of the content/presentations.

Energy, Power and Transportation part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Courses
Tom Termes, Black Hills State University
This course provides an understanding of the principles of energy, power, transportation, and applied technology. Topics, among others, include technological literacy, history, and industrial uses of energy, power, and transportation, including the theory, application, conservation, and control of these resources.

Solar Energy part of Integrate:Workshops:Systems, Society, Sustainability and the Geosciences:Courses
Scott Cummings, Kenyon College
Solar Energy (CHEM 108) is a one-semester chemistry lecture and discussion course designed for students majoring outside of the natural sciences. With an emphasis on quantitative reasoning, the course explores the chemical principles associated with societal fossil-fuel use (and associated environmental problems) and solar-energy technologies that could offer sustainable solutions.

Sustainable Earth part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Andrew Goodliffe, University of Alabama, The
This four-hour natural science course provides an understanding of important Earth resources and how their utilization impacts the environment through water pollution, air pollution and hazardous waste production. Laboratory includes an introduction to geographic information systems (GIS) and field trips to local sites of environmental interest.

Natural Disasters and Earth Resources part of Cutting Edge:Introductory Courses:Courses
Mathieu Richaud, California State University-Fresno
Processes and materials that produce the different geologic resources and hazards (earthquakes, volcanoes, floods, landslides). Plate tectonic theory. Emphasizes the relationship between geology and humans.

World Energy Systems part of Energy Courses
Anne Hall, Emory University
This is an idea for an interdisciplinary course examining energy systems, sustainability via multiple learning methods, including lecture, discussions, computer-based geospatial analysis, case studies, and field trips. Students will examine energy issues from a historical perspective on global, regional, and local scales. A capstone project integrates different disciplinary perspectives for a specific country. This idea was generated at the Teaching Energy Workshop.

Energy and Your State part of Energy Courses
Sid Halsor, Wilkes Community College
This is an idea for a course that provides a framework to examine the historical and contemporary uses of traditional and alternative energy sources in your state. The focus provides a more geologic context on energy resources, in addition to state-specific resource inventories and potential. This course is intended to serve as a template that can be adapted to your state and incorporates specific ideas and activities presented at the Cutting Edge Teaching Energy Workshop. This idea was generated at the Teaching Energy Workshop.

Energy and the Environment part of Energy Courses
Edward Stermer, Illinois Central College
This course provides students not majoring in science with an opportunity to study world energy and environmental issues while learning basic concepts of physical science (physics, chemistry, earth science).

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