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CHEM 110 Chemistry of Renewable Energy (4)

Chemistry of Renewable Energy invites nonscience majors to engage in a topic that profoundly impacts our society. In this course, renewable (and non-renewable) energy sources are investigated from a scientific and critical point of view. We will study the fundamental scientific principles behind energy sources such as biofuels, solar, hydrogen, nuclear, and fossil fuels. Within this context, we shall explore the power and the limitations of the scientific method as well as the implications of our findings in political, social, economic, international, and ethical contexts. Students will have opportunities to reflect on their own attitudes towards energy usage and will engage in the local community.

  • General Education Requirement Fulfillment: Natural Sciences
  • Offering: Occasionally 
  • Instructor: Staff

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