Energy & Sustainability
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Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Course Number: LSCI 2700
Course Format: Lecture
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Why are we a “fossil-fuel-based” economy? Why have we been unable to transition to a cleaner energy source? Are there feasible alternate sources of energy? What are the arguments for and against fracking? By the way, what is fracking? This interdisciplinary course will investigate these questions through physical, chemical, and biological perspectives. It explains energy, why we need it, and the consequential impact of energy use, including the nexus of energy, air pollution and climate change. It includes a student-led project that applies the science of energy to debate a current energy-related topic such as hydraulic fracturing (fracking). This course serves as a gateway course to the Interdisciplinary Science major, and is a required course for the IS majors.
Course Open to: Degree Students
Open to Undergraduate students.