ME 304U Energy and Society
Study of the energy problem: a complex societal problem which has a major technical component. Designed to help nonscience majors understand the technical side of the energy problem as well as the multidisciplinary effects of technical decisions on the social, political, and economic framework. Examination of energy requirements and usage, energy resources, methods for producing energy, environmental and economic implications of energy production, energy conservation, and energy policies. Power production techniques utilizing coal, nuclear, solar, wind, geothermal, and other energy sources will be studied.