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2011 AAPT Summer Meeting
July 30-August 3, 2011
Omaha, Nebraska

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Global Energy Resources: An Interdisciplinary, General Education Course
  Location: HC 3029
  Date: Wednesday, Aug.3
  Time: 9:00 AM -9:10 AM
  Author: Ernest Behringer, Eastern Michigan University
  Co-Author(s): Margaret A. Crouch , Rhonda K. Longworth
  Abstract: During fall 2010, we taught a new interdisciplinary course entitled Global Energy Resources: Physics, Philosophy, and Policy. This course fulfills a general education requirement in the area of global awareness. Students were introduced to energy concepts and technologies, theories of distributive justice, and national and international institutions that set and enforce policy, all applied to the distribution and use of global energy resources. Students were asked to complete homework assignments, in-class activities, a midterm exam, a group project, and a final exam. The group project included an oral presentation and written report describing a plan to manage the energy resources of a foreign nation from the present time through 2020. A detailed description of the course will be given, along with a summary of successes and challenges.
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