Energy Resources and Efficiencies – ENVR 330

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 02/16/2022

Course Description

An analysis of the various sources of energy (both fossil and renewable) utilized by modern societies, including the means by which these sources are acquired, produced, distributed, and consumed. Includes a survey of methods by which user-end efficiencies and/or alternatives can reduce the amount of energy consumed.

For information regarding prerequisites for this course, please refer to the Academic Course Catalog.

Rationale

This course is required for students enrolled in the B.S. in Business Administration Cognate in Green and Sustainable Management.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in the Course Overview.

Discussion Threads (4)

The student is required to provide a thread in response to the provided prompt for each Discussion. Each thread must be at least 250 words and demonstrate course-related knowledge. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to (1) other classmate’s thread. Each reply must be at least 100 words.

Energy Production Report

The student will write a 5 - 6 page research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on one of the various methods of energy production. The paper must include at least (3) references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible. A title page, figures page(s), and reference page are required.

Energy Monitoring Report

The student will write a 2 - 3 page research-based paper in current APA format that focuses on personal energy use monitoring and an action plan for energy efficiencies.

Quizzes (8)

The student will take (8) quizzes throughout this course which will focus on the Learn material for the Module: Week in which it is assigned. The first (7) quizzes will be open-book/open-notes, contain (12) multiple-choice questions, (1) short essay question, and have a 60-minute time limit. The final quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain (20) multiple-choice questions, (2) short essay questions, and have a 90-minute time limit. 

Homework (7)

The student will complete (7) online exercises in Cengage’s MindTap program. These homework assignments will reinforce what you read in the course textbook. To earn credit for these assignments, you must click the appropriate link in the Assignments folder, and complete each item within the assignments. You will have (2) attempts on each question in order to earn points toward the total.