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Environmental Economics and Policy
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, ...

Oil, Water and Climate
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 ...

Conservation of Natural Resources
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
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, ...

Solar Energy
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 ...

Sustainable Earth
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. ...

World Energy Systems
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 ...

Energy and Your State
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 and the Environment
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).

Pacific Seminar 2: Sustainability
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 ...

Sustainable Communities
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 ...

Hazards and Resources (ENVS 105)
Hazards and Resources provides an introduction to Earth science, emphasizing the role of geology in environmental issues. The course focuses on geohazards (including floods, landslides, earthquakes, volcanoes, ...

Environmental Security
This course explores the link between the environment and national security. It specifically focuses on four key drivers: food, water, infectious disease and energy. If a state cannot secure enough food and water ...

Oil and Water (Geog 7)
Oil (energy) and water are two key strategic resources dominating the international scene and for which people have been and will continue to fight and go to war over. Energy and water play a major role in most of ...

Energy in the Human Environment (GEOS 370)
Coverage of scientific concepts needed to understand energy and its environmental interactions at the local, regional, national, and global scales; in-depth examination of alternative energy sources and their ...

Energy Resources
A survey of fossil fuel, nuclear, renewable and unconventional energy sources. Emphasis is on origin, use and implications of development. Field trips include visits to various energy producing sites.

The Energy Crisis (ESCI/PHYS 385)
Broad survey of energy fundamentals, renewable and nonrenewable energy options, environmental impacts, and politics. In addition to lectures there are many demonstrations, students must bring energy-related current ...

Climate Discovery
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
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 ...

Energy and the Environment
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 ...

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