FYMP - First-Year Seminar MSP

Courses numbered 100 to 299 = lower-division; 300 to 499 = upper-division; 500 to 799 = undergraduate/graduate.

FYMP 102A.  First-Year Seminar: Energy Science and The Environment   (3).

General education math and natural sciences course. Discusses the science of energy, its impact on the environment and long-term climate change on our planet. Studies some basic science using simple calculations that are no more difficult than balancing a checking account, but are simple ways to track energy usage, potential change in saving money and reducing the impact on the environment. Studies long-term change from across the ages on the environment, what results can be expected from using these past experiences to predict future outcomes in 10, 50 or 100 years. Critical questions such as whether energy usage can alter the course of humans' present impact on the environment, and that other options could be pursued to reduce past adverse impacts on the environment. First-Year Seminars apply as an additional requirement in the WSU General Education program; they cannot be applied as a divisional requirement. Course includes diversity content.