Energy & Sustainability
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Level: Undergraduate
Division: Eugene Lang College The New School for Liberal Arts
Department: Natural Sciences & Mathematics
Course Number: LSCI 2700
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
  • Sciences
  • Environmental Studies
  • Ecology
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? This interdisciplinary course will investigate these questions through physical, chemical, and biological perspectives. The course discusses what energy is, 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. This course is required for the Interdisciplinary Science major.
Course Open to: Degree Students


Open to Undergraduate students.