Introduced in the summer of 2009, this three-credit Graham Scholars Program course will take place in Casper and Jackson Hole, Wyoming from June 10 to June 30, 2013. Students will learn about the concepts and environmental consequences of sustainable and fossil energy sources. Throughout the course, we will engage in class discussions, projects, and debates to explore each energy system and the future of energy generation in the United States.
As part of this field-based course, students will investigate different power-generation facilities, such as a nuclear reactor, hydroelectric generation station, wind farm, solar farm, and gas and coal generators. Studies of the ecological consequences of various power options will also take the class to a uranium mine, coal mine, and natural gas field.
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INSTRUCTORS: Prof. Laura Sherman, U-M Earth and Environmental Sciences; Adam Simon, U-M Earth and Environmental Sciences; and Mike Shriberg, Graham Environmental Sustainability Institute
PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of related college-level science coursework.
FEES: $525 plus Spring tuition for 3 credits (Undergraduate Sustainability Scholars will be reimbursed for the course fee, plus up to $2,465 in tuition, if applicable). The cost includes transportation, food, lodging, and course materials.
PRIMARY LOCATION: Camp Davis Rocky Mountain Field Station in Jackson, WY (see related link below)
INFORMATION: For details, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call (734) 615-8600.