Physics and Astronomy
 

Energy, Ecology, Weather, and the Environment

Energy, Ecology, Weather, and the Environment
Nonmathematical introduction to basic meteorology and the influence of natural and man-made energy production and transport on the weather, environment, and ecology. Topics include atmospheric structure and dynamic behavior, short-term violent weather, longer-term hazards such as drought or climate change, and human environmental impact.
PHSCS
137
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPhy S 100 or high school/college physics.
 NoteAlso offered by BYU Independent Study; enroll anytime throughout year; one year to complete; additional tuition required; register at is.byu.edu.
 TaughtFall
 ProgramsContaining PHSCS 137
Course Outcomes: 

Concepts

Define the basic terminologies used to discuss energy, ecology, climate, and environment; identify physical principles involved in energy production and consumption' and answer conceptual questions related to energy, ecology, climate, and environment

Analyses

Analyze scenarios and interpret data given in graphs and tables to discuss issues energy, ecology, climate, and environment

Communication

Present, discuss, and write about issues regarding the energy, ecology, climate, and environment