All students are expected to adhere to the University’s Code of Academic Integrity, which isoutlined here:http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/student/acadintegrity.pdf . Details onwhat constitutes plagiarism, as well as the consequences of plagiarism, are detailed in theCode of Academic Integrity. Students are also encouraged to familiarize themselves withthe Code of Student’s Rights and Responsibilities, which can be found here:http://www.uvm.edu/~uvmppg/ppg/student/studentcode.pdf .Finally, students have the right to practice the religion of their choice. All students whointend to miss class due to observance of religious holidays must submit in writing theirdocumented religious holiday schedule to the instructor by the end of the second full week of classes. The instructor will permit students to make up any work missed due toobservance of a documented religious holiday.
Course Calendar Week 1: Energy basics—concepts, variables, units, dimensional analysis.
Assignment one given
.Week 2: Planetary energetics—atmosphere, hydrosphere, lithosphere.
Project discussion, groupassignments
Week 3: Energy return on energy invested and net energy.
Assignment one due, assignment two given.
Week 4: Photosynthesis and heterotrophic conversions—consumer bioenergetics.Week 5: Human energetics—people as simple heterotrophs.
Assignment two due, assignment three given, project proposal due.
Week 6: Agriculture—humans as solar farmers.Week 7: Prime movers and fuels in traditional societies.
Assignment three due, midterm exam given
.Week 8: Fossil fuels—heat, light, and prime movers.
Assignment four given, project outline due.
Week 9: Fossil-fueled civilization—patterns and trends.Week 10: Energy costs—valuations, changes and environmental consequences.
Assignment four due, assignment five given.
Week 11: Environmental consequences—metabolism of fossil-fueled civilization.Week 12: Energy correlates—complexities of a high-energy civilization.
Assignment five due,assignment six given, project drafts accepted.
Week 13: Grand patterns—energetic and other essentials.