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EGEE 102 - Energy Conservation for Environmental Protection

This is a sample syllabus.

This sample syllabus is a representative example of the information and materials included in this course. Information about course assignments, materials, and dates listed here is subject to change at any time. Definitive course details and materials will be available in the official course syllabus, in Canvas, when the course begins.


Energy is a vital component of modern society. Much of the general population believes that the energy sources we depend on are perpetual. While people believe that energy use is the culprit for environmental damage, they are not aware of the methods and principles by which energy conversion devices operate. This general education course will provide you with the necessary knowledge and information on the main operating principles of devices/appliances that are in common use and information on which to make the right decision in selecting the most energy efficient and economical choice. These devices are day-to-day appliances such as refrigerators, washers and dryers, ovens, etc., and home heating or cooling and transportation choices. The course also provides necessary information on heating furnaces, insulation, doors and windows, lighting, and air conditioning principles. The objective of the course is to expose you to energy efficiency in day to day life in order to save money and energy and thereby protect the environment. I hope the information in this course will help you become an environmentally-responsible individual of this Global Village.


When you successfully complete this course, you will be prepared to:

  • understand and appreciate energy efficiency and environmental concepts;
  • explain the basic operating principles of day-to-day energy conversion devices;
  • discuss various options to increase energy efficiency;
  • examine ways to save energy and money; and
  • explore ways to save the environment.

Required Materials

Typically, there are no required materials for this course. If this changes, students will find a definitive list in the course syllabus, in Canvas, when the course begins.




We have worked hard to make this the most effective and convenient educational experience possible. How much and how well you learn is dependent on your attitude, diligence, and willingness to ask for clarifications or help when you need them. We are here to help you succeed. Please keep up with the class schedule and take advantage of opportunities to communicate with us and with your fellow students. You can expect to spend an average of 8 - 10 hours per week on class work.

Major Assignments

  • 10 quizzes, drop the lowest two (40% of total course grade)
  • 3 Midterm Exams, drop the lowest one (30% of total course grade)
  • 1 Final Exam (30% of total course grade)
  • Participation Extra Credit (3% 3 extra)

Course Schedule

Course Schedule
1Energy and SocietyLesson 1 Quiz
2Energy Supply and DemandLesson 2 Quiz
3Energy EfficiencyLesson 3 Quiz
4Energy and the EnvironmentLesson 4 Quiz
Midterm exam 1
5Home Heating BasicsLesson 5 Quiz
6Home Heating SystemsLesson 6 Quiz
7Home CoolingLesson 7 Quiz
Midterm exam 2
8WindowsLesson 8 Quiz
9LightingLesson 9 Quiz
Midterm exam 3
10AppliancesLesson 10 Quiz
Final Exam