2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
    May 24, 2020  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog

SCI 132 - Energy and Our World


Credits: Three (3)
This course will survey the significant chemical and physical concepts related to energy usage. An initial introduction to energy mechanics and the laws of thermodynamics, applied to ‘real-world’ situations, will be given. Present modes of energy generation and usage will be discussed and related to environmental considerations. Significant time will be spent with an assessment of energy sources. These include fossil fuel, solar, nuclear, geothermal and biomass sources. The course will have lab components woven into the course. Physics and chemistry laboratory experiences will illustrate topics covered in the class. Emphasis in the lab learning exercises will be placed on classical mechanics and energy, thermodynamics, and biofuel experiments.
General Education Area: Social Science