Oct 07, 2022  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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GE 1010 - Environmental Sustainability (ES)

2 lecture hours 2 lab hours 3 credits
Course Description
Environmental Sustainability (ES) is an interdisciplinary engineering course in which students investigate and design solutions to solve real-world challenges related to clean and abundant drinking water, food supply enhancement, and renewable energy. This course has the potential to bring together a diverse group of students with interests in biology, chemistry, and/or environmental studies, and it gives students the opportunity to lead their own learning, collaborate, and gain skills needed to communicate their creative solutions. In ES, students also gain insights into the future career opportunities that exist in the areas they are exploring. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Identify cause, impact, and prevention for water pollution
  • Administer and analyze chemical tests to determine water pollutants
  • Examine energy use - past, present, and future
  • Explore biomanufacturing of biofuels from algae and cellulosic plant materials
  • Identify genetically modifiable plants as potential solutions to food security issues
  • Conduct molecular tests for food source Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs)

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None



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