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Energy in the 21st Century

This course provides an introduction to the sciences and the issues related to energy production and use. It also explores alternatives to current energy technology.

Course Outcomes

  • Develop and demonstrate an understanding of the scientific principles and technical issues relating to energy production and use, including fossil fuel-based and renewable technologies.
  • Increase quantitative reasoning skills in the context of energy.
  • Develop and demonstrate an understanding of the socio-economic impacts of energy related decisions.
  • Instill an awareness of stewardship responsibilities as they relate to energy issues, and identify actions that individuals and communities can take to address energy issues.
  • Develop and demonstrate skills in critical thinking and communication.
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3.0 Credits


FDSCI 101, FDMAT 108, FDMAT 112, ECON 215




Fall, Winter, Spring