GEOLOGICAL SCIENCES 102-001 ? ENERGY FROM THE EARTH 2:00 TO 3:00 PM TTH, DENNISON 170 INSTRUCTOR: ROD EWING, RODEWING@UMICH.EDU, 2012 C.C. LITTLE OFFICE HOURS: MWF 11 ? 12 OR BY APPOINTMENT This course will review the energy resources available to maintain human activities on the Earth. For each energy resource, we will consider: physical and chemical properties of the resource technologies required for extraction of the energy and its energy content environmental impact of the extraction, transfer and use of the resource January 8 Introduction to the course January 13 What is energy? How does it behave? How is it measured? January 15 National and global energy consumption January 20 Oil January 22 Oil January 27 Coal January 29 Coal February 3 Oil shale and tar sands February 5 Natural gas February 10 Nuclear February 12 Nuclear February 17 What will be the energy sources of the future? February 19 Final exam ? in class The final grade will be based on a final exam (90%) given during the last day of the course and several pop-quizzes (10%) given during the class. If you are taking this course pass/fail, you need a letter grade of at least a C- in order to earn a pass. There is no required textbook, but resources will be available on CTools. Rodney Ewing Microsoft Word - GS 102-001 Syllabus-2009.doc
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