ENVIRONMENTAL STUDIES

ENVS-220
Energy and Resources FA5 (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

An overview of the key ecological, chemical, and physical concepts, principles, and processes that underlie the major natural resource questions currently under public discussion, with a focus on energy and climate. Students examine the pros and cons of various sources of energy (coal, oil, natural gas, nuclear, hydropower, wind, biomasss, tidal, and geothermal) within the framework of sustainable development, including its environmental, economic, and social dimensions. Usually offered every term.