Energy and Nature MSWI-284C
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
9:00 am – 11:50 am
Activities Resource Center, E -11
This course explores very briefly how the concept of energy as the ability to do work was developed during the Industrial Revolution as a new vision of nature that transformed the Newtonian/Mechanical conception into a new world of thermodynamics. Although energy is one of the most elusive and intangible scientific concepts, it would be impossible to understand our civilization without knowing how our society has historically extracted, transported, used, stored, and saved energy sources. This course will explore how those energy landscapes have transitioned over time, and analyzes some of the main environmental impacts generated by our energy systems.