Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2022


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ENST 250 001 (CRN: 11926)


Department: Environmental Studies
Instructor: Spector, Brian
Meeting: 7:00PM - 9:30PM M (22-AUG-2022 - 2-DEC-2022) 
Part of Term: Full Term
Grade Mode: Standard Letter
Course Type: Lecture
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 3
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
May not be enrolled in one of the following Class(es):
Must not belong to one of the following Cohort(s):
Fall 2022 UG New First Time
Fall 2022 New UG Transfer
Must have matriculated during one of the following Academic Year(s):
Fall 2021 - Spring 2022
Fall 2020 - Spring 2021
Fall 2019 - Spring 2020
Fall 2018 - Spring 2019
Fall 2017 - Spring 2018
Section Max Enrollment: 32
Section Enrolled: 30
Enrollment data as of: 24-MAY-2024 8:35PM
Additional Fees: None
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Final Exam Time:
7:00PM - 10:00PM R
Description: Energy is a foundational driver of human development. Energy impacts our economy, politics, culture, and environment. In this course, students will learn the fundamentals of energy in the context of broader systems and will be asked to think critically about how and why we rely on particular energy resources. The course structure will be comprised of lectures and class discussions along with field trips to power plants, chemical plants, and/or refineries. This class is vital for students interested in the environment and/ or the energy industry. First year Rice students may not enroll in this course. Formerly offered as HURC 302. Mutually Exclusive: Cannot register for ENST 250 if student has credit for HURC 302.