Renewable Energy and the Environment

This course combines both theory and nuts and bolts experience with electricity, energy production, and renewable energy topics. Students first learn the very basics of electricity - voltage, current, Ohm’s law. Power and the generation of power will be covered. The amount of coal needed to generate electricity to carry out various everyday tasks is explored. Renewable energy and energy efficiency are introduced. The cost of power is discussed. Real world applications are incorporated - student homes become “lab areas” where energy use of appliances is evaluated, along with actual analysis of electric bills. As the course progresses, issues pertaining to the impact of fossil fuel dependence on the environment are explored. Fulfills: STEM in LS Core. Note: Credit cannot be awarded for both EEN 1065 and EEN 1177.

School

Science and Engineering

Program

Environmental Science

Course Number

GEN1177C

Section

A

Instructor

Jack Adams

Credits

4

Type

Online - Synchronous

Days / Time

Tuesday/Thursday , 6:00pm - 8:30pm, STRONGLY RECOMMENDED

Start – End Dates

01/04/2021-01/29/2021 (4 weeks)

Student Registration Link

https://mymack.merrimack.edu/ics/myMack_Home/

Other Registration Link

https://gps.merrimack.edu/register/?id=22d0949a-7368-4e24-8d30-04844795b2d6