Posted by: Curriculum Office Course Number: GT 106 Course Title: Introduction to Green Technologies
Transcript Title: Intro to Green Technologies
Lecture Hours: 20
Prerequisites: GT 101
Students will be introduced to economic and environmental considerations for selecting appropriate green technologies and techniques to compare technology options. Technologies in the areas of energy production, transportation, electrical systems, building systems, and agriculture will be examined. Emphasis will be on identifying and selecting appropriate and cost-effective tolls and technology solutions across multiple industries and sustainable decision making.
Ability to discuss the impact of various energy uses on the environment in the short term and long term.
Ability to discuss the need to consider both economic and environmental issues in the selection of technologies.
Ability to estimate energy consumption and environmental impacts of various green technologies.
Ability to estimate energy production potentials and environmental impacts of various green technologies.
Ability to conduct a basic cost/benefit comparison of technology options.
Ability to discuss the importance of life cycle analysis of technologies.
Outcome Assessment Strategies:
Intelitek on-line activities including end of section tests and final evaluation.
Instructor generated evaluation including tests and projects.
Hands on evaluation.
Test & Materials: (suggest and/or required)
Course Activities & Design:
Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues, and Skills):
Energy consumption – transportation & building systems
Energy consumption – electronics and electrics
Energy consumption – food and agriculture
Energy productions – wind and solar
Energy productions – hydroelectric and wave/tidal
Energy productions – geothermal and other emerging technologies
Environmental impacts – resource consumption
Environmental impacts – carbon dioxide and other byproducts