COURSES IN ENERGY
LAS 493 - Topics in Sustainability and Energy
3 OR 4 hours. An interdisciplinary approach to issues of sustainable energy. Topics will vary, but will include sustainable energy technology, economics of energy, life cycle analysis, carbon emissions, environmental impact, and energy and environmental policy. 3 undergraduate hours. 4 graduate hours. May be repeated if topics vary. Prerequisite(s): Consent of the instructor.
Topic for Fall 2016 - Energy Storage for the Grid and Transportation
Topic for Spring 2017 - Sustainable Mobility
Topic for Fall 2017 - Sustainability and Energy
PHYS 116 - Energy for Future Decision-Makers
3 hours. Survey of energy sustainability and environmental issues. All energy forms of production, sources, storage, and uses; their environmental implications on a global scale within the scientific, technological, political, economic, and social context. Recommended background: High school algebra. Natural World - No Lab course.
PHYS 594 - Special Topics in Modern Physics
1 TO 4 hours. Lectures on topics of current interest. Subjects are announced in the previous semester. May be repeated. Students may register in more than one section per term.Prerequisite(s): PHYS 512.
3 hours. Introduces students to fundamental principles, interdisciplinary approaches, historical trends, policies and planning programs that promote sustainability in urban regions. US Society course.
US 230 - Practices for Sustainable Cities
3 hours. This course provides introduction to topical issues of sustainable urban development, specifically addressing common and best practices, planning processes and barriers to sustainability practices, and methods to evaluate urban sustainability policy.
ME 594 - Energy Storage
4 hours. This course will introduce students to the latest developments and current challenges in the field of rechargeable batteries, with strong emphasis on Li-ion battery technology and materials design. Sustainability and manufacturing challenges, and future outlook for designing beyond Li-ion batteries will also be discussed.