This course is designed to prepare students to conduct research related to solutions for global sustainability. Students will take their knowledge of industrial, social, and ecological systems to develop holistic thinking skills and innovative solutions to complex problems. Students will explore the systematic relationships involved with global energy production, distribution, and consumption and the intended impact on political, social, economic, and environmental goals. The class will introduce students to tools humans can use to attain sustainability such as policy, law, communication, marketing, research advocacy, and international treaties. Students will be involved in hands-on labs and fieldwork that analyzes alternative technologies of sustainable development. A student proficient in this course will have the skills for success in higher-level science courses.
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In order to be reviewed as a laboratory science, we will need a list of physical laboratory experiments completed for this course and number of hours students spend doing laboratory assignments each week.