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ERIC Number: ED422157
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Jul
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Shanebrook, J. Richard
This document describes a course designed to acquaint students with the many societal and technological problems facing the United States and the world due to the increasing demand for energy. The course begins with a writing assignment that involves readings on the environmental philosophy of Native Americans and the Chernobyl catastrophe. Emphasizing the many interactions between the energy needs of humanity and the environment is the focus of this course. The introductory lectures are concerned with the nature of energy and its units of measure. A brief summary of past energy crises, a discussion of energy conservation, an examination of the environmental consequences of electric power plants, and an exploration of population growth are also discussed. Other topics examined include renewable and nonrenewable resources, elimination of wastes, and the United States National Energy Policy Plan. (DDR)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A