CREDIT TYPE: ELECTIVE
PREREQUISITE: CREDIT IS ALLOWED FOR ONLY GCU OR SOS 171
HIGH SCHOOL: ENERGY AND THE ENVIRONMENT
COLLEGE: ASU COURSE SOS 171
CONCURRENT CREDIT COURSE – 3 CREDIT HOURS
Follows the thread of energy through every aspect of our lives. Discusses the technical, social, legal, and policy contexts of all energy resources, including present and unconventional fossil fuels, nuclear power, and renewable resources. Addresses energy use throughout history, the influence of energy on quality of life, the role it plays in political strategies and environmental quality, how it shapes our neighborhoods and cities, its contribution to our personal comfort and national security, and how its importance is reflected in the worlds of business and the humanities. Its dual role is as a stand-alone introduction to energy, and as a first step to more advanced studies of energy in the natural, technical, and social sciences.