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Sandra Penny: Using Regulating Carbon Emissions in Energy and the Environment (SCI-105) at Bard College part of Regulating Carbon Emissions
Sandra Penny, Bard College
We spent 4 weeks on this module at the conclusion of a 14-week semester in an introductory course called "Energy and the Environment." Inclusion of this module is my first attempt to reform the course into a more activity-based environment that recognizes that global warming is a topic of special importance to the students. The real strength of this unit is that it brings in economics and politics to the discussion of climate change. About half of my students were business and public policy majors, and they welcomed the opportunity to make connections between a topic about which they are deeply concerned – global warming – and the topics that they have already chosen for their major field of study.

Pinar Batur: Using Regulating Carbon Emissions in Killing Fog: Coal, Energy and Pollution at Vassar College part of Regulating Carbon Emissions
Pinar Batur, Vassar College
The course that I taught, 281-Killing Fog: Coal, Energy and Pollution, is a half-credit course, cross-listed between Environmental Studies, International Studies and Sociology. Open to all students, it was attended by 30-37 students, some 16 of them formally registered for a grade and others for pass-fail, or auditing. I organized he course into two sessions per week: two-hour Monday lectures were complemented by one-hour discussion or project sessions on Friday. Some of the Friday sessions were designed for one-on-one consultation with me as an advisor on the students' research. As a multidisciplinary course, the focus was to connect scientific knowledge to public policy making, to explore the boundaries of civic responsibility, and the communication of risk.

Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability part of Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability
Renewable Energy and Environmental Sustainability Benjamin Cuker (Hampton University) Maurice K. Crawford (University of Maryland–Eastern Shore) Randolph M. Chambers (College of William and Mary) Editor: David Gosselin (University of Nebraska at Lincoln)
This course will explore a variety of sustainable technologies with emphasis on understanding the fundamental scientific properties underlying each. Students will also examine appropriate applications of the ...

Kate Darby: Using Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception at Western Washington University part of Mapping the Environment with Sensory Perception
Environmental justice (EJ) is both a mode of scholarship that critically examines the human-environment relationship, and a social movement that seeks to address inequities embedded in that relationship. The modern US environmental justice movement emerged in the 1980s in response to the growing acknowledgement that marginalized communities were bearing a disproportionate burden of hazardous waste exposure. Researchers from academia, government and the nonprofit sector began to document these disproportionate impacts across a range of environmental hazards.

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, ...

Energy and Your State part of Energy: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 ...

Hazards and Resources (ENVS 105) part of Energy:Energy Courses
Christine Metzger, Whittier College
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, ...

Sustainable Communities part of Energy: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 ...

GEOS 195 "Introduction to Fossil Fuels" part of Energy: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 ...

The Earth's Energy Resources (GEOL 115) part of Energy: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 ...

Sustainable and Fossil Energy: Options and Consequences part of Energy: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 ...

Oil and Water (Geog 7) part of Energy:Energy Courses
Catherine Gautier, University of California-Santa Barbara
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 Resources part of Energy:Energy Courses
Allen Kihm, Minot State University
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.

Environmental Security part of Energy:Energy Courses
Marie Johnson, United States Military Academy
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 ...

Natural Disasters and Earth Resources part of 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.

GEOL3650: Energy: A Geological Perspective part of Quantitative Skills:Courses
James Myers, University of Wyoming
Examines the energy needs of a modern industrialized society. Looks at the typesof energy, the natural laws that govern its use, transformation, and conservation. The different sources of energy available to modern ...

Global Environmental Obstacles part of Quantitative Skills:Courses
Walter Borowski, Eastern Kentucky University
The course uses Mackenzie's Our Changing Planet as a template and investigates world population, diminishing water resources, anthropogenic effects on the atmosphere (ozone hole and acid rain), and global ...

Oil, Water and Climate part of 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 ...

Conservation of Natural Resources part of 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 in the Human Environment (GEOS 370) part of Energy:Energy Courses
Cristina Archer, California State University-Chico
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 ...

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