School of Energy Resources (ERS)
USP Codes are listed in brackets by the 1991 USP code followed by the 2003 USP code (i.e. [M2<>QB]).
1000. Energy and Society. 3. [(none)<>O] Introduces humans' past, present, and future sources of energy and their advantages and limitations. Discusses society's current, non-sustainable pattern of energy use from a supply and environmental perspective. Investigates the technical, environmental, political, and societal problems associated with the eventual conversion to renewable energy resources. Cross listed with ENR 1000. Prerequisites: none.
1300. Oil: Business, Culture, and Power. 3. [(none)<>CS,G] A multi-disciplinary approach to understanding how oil affects the international relations and commerce. The relationships between oil technology, social and political institutions, the unique cultures in oil-producing regions will be investigated in case studies. Cross listed with ECON 1300. Prerequisites: none.
4050. Solar Energy Conversion. 3. Provides an overview of the science behind current and future solar thermal and photovoltaic technologies. Environmental aspects, legal issues and cost associated with solar energy will also be included. Cross listed with CHEM 4050. Prerequisites: CHEM 1030 or CHEM 1060 and PHYS 1210 or PHYS 1310 and MATH 2200. (Offered spring semester)
4900. Energy Resource Management Capstone. 3. [(none)<>WC] Required to work within an integrated team to research and analyze data to inform an energy resource management plan. Apply the content knowledge and process skills learned throughout the program and further refine their ability to communicate with professional, academic, and public audiences through writing and oral presentation. Prerequisites: AGEC 3400, ENR 3000/4000 or GEOG/ESS 3480.
4950. Leadership in Natural Resources Management. 2. Provides Crew Leaders in the Wyoming Conservation Corps with an understanding of the complex dynamics of natural resources management while also equipping students with the tools to confidently lead groups of students on conservation-oriented service-learning projects on Wyoming's public lands during the summer months. Dual listed with ERS 5950; cross listed with ENR 4950. Prerequisites: ENR 3700 and consent of instructor.
4960. Energy Field Studies. 2. Various facets of energy resource management and development are covered by visits to oil and gas wells, coal mines, power plants, wind farms, uranium sites and other energy production and research sites. A trip is normally planned for 8 to 10 days. Prerequisites: USP WA course; ERS 1000 or 1300.
4965. Undergraduate Research. 1-3 (Max. 6). Research activities on an energy-related project of limited scope or as part of a laboratory project of greater scope under the advisement of a faculty member. Students will work 4 to 10 hours per week. Students will submit a written report summarizing the results of the research. Prerequisite: WA; SP or SE.
4970. Internship. 1-3 (Max. 3). A formalized internship designed to provide students with relevant practical experience in the energy sector allowing synthesis and application of principles in energy science to energy asset management. Prerequisites: ERS/ENR 1000 or ECON/ERS 1300; QB; SP or SE.
4975. Global Experience in Energy. 2-4 (Max. 4). A 1-3 month integrative energy experience in China or Australia. Students will participate, in collaboration with partnering energy professionals, in outcomes focused education and research programs designed to address globally relevant challenges. Students will gain a global perspective within the cultural context of the partner institution. Prerequisites: ERS/ENR 1000 or ECON/ERS 1300; QB; SP or SE.
4985. Seminar. 1-3 (Max. 3). Energy professionals, including accredited professional landmen, practicing attorneys, and other energy professionals will present a colloquium styled course to bridge conceptual content with realistic workforce focused applications. Prerequisites: ERS/ENR 1000 or ECON/ERS 1300 and WA and QB.
4990. Topics in Energy Resource Development and Management. 1-6 (Max. 6). Special topics in contemporary energy development and management will be offered in response to changing industry and academic demands. The specific subject matter is based on faculty requirements and workforce innovation. Prerequisites: QA and one of the following: SB, SP or SE course.
5950. Leadership in Natural Resources Management. 2. Provides Crew Leaders in the Wyoming Conservation Corps with an understanding of the complex dynamics of natural resources management while also equipping students with the tools to confidently lead groups of students on conservation-oriented service-learning projects on Wyoming's public lands during the summer months. Dual listed with ERS 4950; cross listed with ENR 5950. Prerequisites: ENR 3700 and consent of instructor.