In this course energy will be examined holistically and scientifically. As a foundation, this course will first trace how the sun’s energy flows through physical matter and all life forms. The interrelationship between energy flows and the earth’s climate will also be examined. The course includes an investigation into commercial energy use and conservation. Using scientific inquiry, human sustainability will be examined in light of dwindling stocks of fossil fuels as well as technological advances in renewable energy sources. (Prerequisite: Successful completion of MATH 0610 or competence as demonstrated on math placement exam. MATH 061L can also be taken concurrently).