2012-2013 Catalog 
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ENRGY 105 - Introduction to Sustainability

4.0 Credits
Explore and define sustainability. Review major energy systems impacting sustainability, including buildings and transportation. Emphasis on tools to measure sustainability, including carbon footprints. Prerequisite: Minimum English placement into BRDGE 093  or EAP 121 .

Course Objectives
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Define, articulate and analyze the carbon cycle and its relationship to energy management. [REASON]
  2. Define and describe the basics of systems thinking in relationship to sustainability. [REASON]
  3. Define, describe, and evaluate assessment tools measuring sustainability with particular emphasis on carbon footprints (aka greenhouse gas inventories). [REASON]
  4. Apply tools and methods learned to conduct a personal carbon footprint report. [COMMUNICATE]
  5. Describe pluralism and why it is important to advancing sustainability. [EXPLORE]
  6. Identify and describe the basic concepts underlying sustainability. [ACT]

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