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BST 200 Introduction to Climate Science (5) I&S/NW
Introduces climate science and global climate change. Topics include the scientific method, earth history, global biogeochemical cycles, population and energy consumption, and greenhouse gas emissions; fundamental climate science, energy conservation, alternative energy; climate and the media; and climate policy. Includes service project around issues of energy or climate. Recommended: B CUSP 098 or higher, which may be taken concurrently.
Instructor Course Description: Eric P. Salathe

BST 293 Special Topics (5, max. 15)
Examines different subjects or problems from an interdisciplinary framework.
Instructor Course Description: Bryan D. White Rebecca M Price Kathleen D. Noble Matthew R. Depies Eric P. Salathe Tadesse Ghirmai Wanda V Gregory

BST 321 Consciousness Studies (5) I&S/NW Noble
Introduces the field of consciousness studies. Explores the interaction of mind and body through scientific studies of dreams, intuition, and intention, and anomalous phenomena. Includes the role of mediation and contemplative practices in physical and psychological well-being. Offered: A.
Instructor Course Description: Kathleen D. Noble

BST 322 Exploration of Consciousness (5) I&S/NW Noble
Explores consciousness studies. Investigates the impact of thoughts and emotions on brain functioning, biological plasticity, and psychological development. Topics include mediation and neurosciences, animal consciousness, environmental awareness, and the convergence of science and spirituality. Prerequisite: BST 321. Offered: W.
Instructor Course Description: Kathleen D. Noble

BST 323 Psychology and Science of Dreams (5) I&S/NW Noble
Explores the psychology and science of dreams. Topics include the history and theories of dreams, modern experimental studies of dreaming and dream content, lucid dreams, contribution of dreams to scientific creativity, and dream incubation and interpretation techniques. Offered: Sp.
Instructor Course Description: Kathleen D. Noble

BST 325 Mind and Matter (5) I&S/NW Collins
Explores the relationship between mental and physical events in the constitution and representation of reality. Integrates perspectives from philosophy of mind and modern physics to build insight into the relationship between matter and mind; the nature of consciousness, and possibilities for free will. Prerequisite: BST 321. Offered: Sp.

BST 381 Introduction to Electric Power Generation (5) NW, QSR Collins
Reviews the design and operation of power plants for the generation of electric power. Covers thermodynamic principles of energy conversion, cycle analysis, combustion, nuclear and hydroelectric power, emerging energy technologies, plant economics, emission controls, and environmental impact. Prerequisite: B CUSP 126; B PHYS 122. Offered: jointly with B EE 381.

BST 424 Consciousness and the Natural World (5) I&S/NW Noble
Analyzes increasingly complex models of consciousness in the natural world and evaluates their ethical implications. Aims to help understand the power of scientific paradigms and their influence on human understanding and of interaction with other species. Prerequisite: BST 322. Offered: Sp.
Instructor Course Description: Kathleen D. Noble

BST 425 Consciousness and Well-Being (5) I&S/NW Noble
Explores the complex processes involved in implicit cognitive and neuroplasticity; the role of thought, emotion, and meditation in shaping the brain; and possibilities for enhancing human psychological development. Prerequisite: BSE 322.
Instructor Course Description: Kathleen D. Noble

BST 445 Political Economy of Energy (5) I&S
Covers the theoretical and practical issues in developing public policy to meet demands for efficient, secure, and environmentally sustainable energy. Student evaluate energy technologies in terms of scientific merit, economics, environmental impacts, and political contexts, and propose technologically sound and politically feasible solutions. Recommended: junior standing.
Instructor Course Description: Steven W. Collins

BST 446 Sustainable Energy (5) NW Collins
Covers the principles of energy conservation and technologies for generating and transmitting energy sustainably to meet growing energy demand. Discusses the status and prospects of current and emerging energy choices, including fossil and nuclear fuels, biomass, wind, and solar. Prerequisite: B CUSP 124; either B CHEM 142, B PHYS 114, or B PHYS 121.
Instructor Course Description: Steven W. Collins

BST 493 Advanced Topics in Science and Technology (2-5, max. 15)
Explores selected advanced topics in science and technology.
Instructor Course Description: Kathleen D. Noble

BST 498 Independent Study in Science and Technology (1-5, max. 15)
Independent study on a topic or area agreed upon by the instructor and student.
Instructor Course Description: Matthew R. Depies

BST 499 Undergraduate Research in Science and Technology (1-5, max. 20)
Undergraduate research on a topic agreed upon by the instructor and student.