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Climate Discovery part of Energy Courses
Lisa Gardiner, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Climate Discovery is a series of three courses offered via NCAR Online Education for professional development of middle and high school science educators.

Geoscience and Global Concerns part of Energy Courses
Glenn Richard, SUNY at Stony Brook
An exploration of how technologically-based problems facing the United States and the world relate to the Earth system, including the lithosphere, hydrosphere, and atmosphere. The set of issues include such geoscience-based topics as fossil fuel resources, nuclear power, renewable energy sources, global warming, meteorology, and seismology.

Energy and the Environment part of Energy Courses
Chris Sinton, Ithaca College
This course is designed to help students understand the earth energy system and the potential impact of human activity. Students are asked to gather and analyze data regarding energy generation, efficiency, and environmental impacts. The course focuses on quantitative analysis of energy systems, but also covers the socio-political and economic components.

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).

Sustainable and Fossil Energy: Options and Consequences part of Energy Courses
This course will combine lectures, field trips and laboratory exercises to explore the science, technology, and policy implications of sustainable and fossil energy options. The course will be taught in Wyoming and Idaho and take advantage of the numerous energy resources of the Rocky Mountain region.

GEOS 195 "Introduction to Fossil Fuels" part of Energy Courses
James Staub, University of Montana-Missoula, The
A a rigorous introductory course designed to provide an overview of geologic, geochemical, and geophysical principles and concepts associated with fossil fuel origins, exploration, development, production, and utilization. The course starts with a general introduction to fossil fuels and geologic principles and ends with a discussion of environmental issues associated with fossil fuel use.

PC 121 - Energy and Society part of Energy Courses
Bob Ford, Frederick Community College
Explores the nature and properties of energy. Emphasizes a scientific understanding of energy and is role in the global society. Examines current and alternative energy sources used to meet the needs of a growing and developing society. Some Friday or Saturday field trips.

The Earth's Energy Resources (GEOL 115) part of Energy Courses
Richard Kettler, University of Nebraska at Lincoln
This course examines the geology of energy resources. Emphasis is placed on those energy resources that society values most highly and consumes most voraciously. We emphasize those aspects of geology that are particularly relevant to the production of energy resources and to attempts to estimate the ultimate global recovery of these resources. We also consider briefly policy issues related to energy resource development, production, and utilization.

Pacific Seminar 2: Sustainability part of Energy Courses
Gene Pearson, University of the Pacific
The course introduces students to the concept of sustainability and how sustainability policies are developed and implemented in corporations, universities, and non-profit and government agencies. Students explore the best ways for government agencies to encourage individuals and organizations to implement sustainable practices.

Sustainable Communities part of Energy Courses
Martha Henderson, The Evergreen State College
Sustainable Communities address the role of social capital in maintaining and promoting local healthy communities. This course focused on the role of sustainable farming and energy production in reaching at-risk youth in rural communities undergoing economic and social change.



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