Energy & Sustainability

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: Natural Sciences & Mathematics

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

Energy & Sustainability

Fall 2021

Taught By: Bhawani Venkataraman

Section: A

CRN: 11018

Credits: 4

This interdisciplinary course explores why society currently relies on a fossil-fuel-based economy, the pros and cons of fossil fuels and renewable energy sources, and what it may take to transition to "cleaner" energy sources. These issues are explored using perspectives from chemistry and physics. The course discusses what energy is, why we need it, and the consequential impact of energy use, including the nexus of energy, air pollution, climate change, and social justice. Readings include newspaper articles, research reports, and secondary research articles. Assignments include responses to discussion questions, quantitative problems that explore energy-related issues, and a midterm. The course culminates in a project where students propose an electrical energy portfolio for New York City and provide evidence-based arguments as to why this proposed portfolio is one that the City should adopt. This course is required for the Interdisciplinary Science Major and Minor and satisfies the "subject by subject" course requirement for Journalism + Design Major. After the first week of the semester, permission of the instructor will be required in order to register for this course.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: Natural Sciences & Mathematics (LSTS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:59pm 10/16/2021 EDT

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday, Wednesday

Times: 10:00am - 11:40am

Building: Eugene Lang 65 W11th

Room: 465

Date Range: 8/30/2021 - 12/13/2021