Energy Future (PHYS 248)

PHYS 248 17583

5 credits



Location: PAA A118

Schedule: MW 3:30-5:20

Department: Physics

Quarter: Winter

Instructor: Prof. Gerald Seidler

PHYS248, Special Topics, in Winter 2012 will be the second offering of a (soon-to-be) permanent 200-level course on sustainable energy and its relationship with climate change mitigation efforts. We will survey many different aspects of the looming global energy revolution from a technical and social perspective. The only prerequisites for the class are a good grasp of basic mathematics (algebra, only -- no calculus) and an enthusiasm to learn about a core issue for the day-to-day lives, and future careers, of every UW student.

For more information, please visit the course web page at

This course can count towards the Policy Elective component of the UW Climate Minor.