Thursday, May 23, 2013

Geography of Energy Class

Dr. David Murphy is again teaching the Geography of Energy class in the Fall of 2013. This very hands on class meeting on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:30-4:45p in the collaboratory computer lab in Cole Hall. There will be four field trips to local energy production facilities. Last year, the class visited the local wind farm, ethanol refinery, and other power plants. There is no textbook.

"This course is an interdisciplinary overview of the geography of energy. The course covers briefly the importance of energy within our economic system and the basics of energy literacy, including unit conversions and net energy analysis. The course then transitions into a discussion of the major sources of energy in current society, including oil, natural gas, coal, wind, solar, biofuels, hydropower and electricity generation. Within each of these energy areas we will discuss how production, consumption, transportation vary across space."
Days & TimesRoomInstructorMeeting Dates
TuTh 3:30PM - 4:45PM
Cole 106
David Murphy
08/26/2013 - 12/15/2013