ENRG3310: Introduction to Energy & Sustainability
ENRG3310 is an upper-division undergraduate course aimed to provide students with a broad overview of energy technologies and sustainability issues. The course is divided into three modules. In the first, we introduce ways of defining, measuring, and comparing energy and sustainability. The central part of the course discusses the technologies we currently use to produce and consume energy, with a focus on their environmental and societal consequences. The final section analyzes how our energy consumption and production patterns will likely change in the future with the expansion of renewable energy, conservation efforts, and new technologies. The course is offered every semester to a diverse audience of UH students from a number of different colleges, and is the introductory course in the UH Minor on Energy and Sustainability.