June 14, 2015
June 14, 2015
June 17, 2015
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Developments of a General Education Course to Broaden the Knowledge of College Students in Renewable Energy and Sustainability As technology advances continually, it becomes an indispensable part of our personal andsocietal life with its significant benefits. On the down side, it increases our dependency to limitedenergy sources and threatens our world as we know it with climate change and environmentalpollution. It effects every individual`s life more or less regardless nationality, gender, race, andoccupation. This fact is closely related with the purpose of general education that is arequirement for college students in our modern education system. It aims to not only a majorspecialization, but also gaining universal skills and knowledge in many diverse areas to meetlife`s wide-ranging challenges intelligently and creatively. Today, industry and business needs graduates in all majors across-the-board that haveprofound knowledge about energy, technology, and the environment, and sustainability topics.Not only that can understand the complex relationship between these topics and can analyze andevaluate problems and offer best possible solution to these problems in many different fields. The purpose of this paper is to report development of a renewable energy andsustainability course in detail as well as the assessment plan for the course. The proposed coursedesigned as general education course. This course does not have any prerequisite and open tostudents from all major as a general education elective. The course combination of lecture,reading discussions, case studies, and demonstrations. Class content includes extensive review ofvarious renewable energy resources, economic and environmental analyses of renewable energysystems, and the effect of politics and government regulation on the renewable energies.
Baltaci, K., & Yildiz, F., & Peng, A. S., & Dakeev, U. (2015, June), Developments of a General Education Course to Broaden the Knowledge of College Students in Renewable Energy and Sustainability Paper presented at 2015 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Seattle, Washington. 10.18260/p.23880
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