Courses: Energy Options, and Science Policy (PHYSH111B01)
Examination of the process by which scientists influence policy, seen through the lens of energy issues. The course considers the science behind various sustainable energy options, including solar heat and electricity, wind and tidal power, and efficient methods of heating and refrigeration. It also examines the efforts of the National Academies to provide objective policy advice on the complex decisions involving energy alternatives.
Prerequisites: A college level mathematics course, is recommended. Willingness to engage in quantitative reasoning on a regular basis is required.