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ENV 104 - Energy Resource Conservation - Jeannie Chari

Course:Energy Resource Conservation
Professor:Jeannie Chari
  • OnlineLive
Course Length:
  • 16 Week


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Hello. I'm Jeannie Chari. This class is about energy usage and production. It is super interesting and relevant to all of us and I love it!

We will explore many topics in this course and you will have an opportunity to choose topics that you are interested in focusing on. The course is very interactive. That is why it will be conducted synchronously where we meet via Zoom for lecture. It is important to set aside time in your schedule to join our Zoom class sessions in a timely manner. My recommendation is to also set aside an additional 3 hours for studying/working on assignments independently. This totals about 6 hours per week minimum. This and keeping up with the material and the assignments will keep you on a path to success. I also hold multiple office hours through zoom that I encourage students to attend.

The pathway to success in this course involves consistent effort and commitment. Effort=Success. 

I look forward to exploring Energy with you!

Course Description

This course explores the various types of energy available for use including both renewable and nonrenewable sources.  Energy options are analyzed in terms of availability, efficiency, environmental impact and sustainability.  Energy options covered include fossil fuels, nuclear, geothermal, solar, bioenergy, wind energy and hydro energy as well as energy storage.

What to Expect in this Course

Expect to spend a good amount of time reading and analyzing articles, asking a lot of questions, and engaging with one another. 

I have chosen to teach the course in a synchronous manner because there is a tremendous amount of value in the interactions between students. Please be prepared to join us on the zoom journey. If you are curious about the energy you use, the effect on climate, and where it comes from, then this course is for you! 

Types of Assessments

Homework assignments, In-Class Zoom Assignments and exams

Textbook Information / Link to ZTC Textbook

No text required.

However, If you would like to purchase a relevant text the following is recommended: Toossi, Reza. Energy & the Environment  Choices and Challenges in a Changing World, 3rd ed. Verve Publishers, Inc, Los Angeles, CA. 90049

Additional Resources


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Online Education

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Last updated: 07/13/2021 Sub#: 379