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BST 153 Introduction to Geology (5) NW
Survey of the physical systems that give the earth its form. Emphasizes the dynamic nature of interior and surface processes on the earth and stressing the value of geological forms in understanding of the past and predicting future events. Offered: jointly with BIS 153; WSp.
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BST 154 Introduction to Oceanography (5) NW
Case studies of research on the oceans, deep-sea exploration, climate change, and human impacts on marine life. Considers societal factors affecting progress in marine science, changing popular attitudes toward the oceans, and key current policy implications of marine science. Offered: jointly with BIS 154; AWSp.
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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. Offered: jointly with B CLIM 200.
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BST 293 Special Topics (5, max. 15)
Examines different subjects or problems from an interdisciplinary framework.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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BST 493 Advanced Topics in Science and Technology (2-5, max. 15)
Explores selected advanced topics in science and technology.
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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.
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BST 499 Undergraduate Research in Science and Technology (1-5, max. 20)
Undergraduate research on a topic agreed upon by the instructor and student.
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