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2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Feb 26, 2024
2023-2024 Undergraduate Catalog
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Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This international experience course will explore energy conversion, conservation, delivery, and end-use in Brazil. Students will learn about the history of Brazilian energy infrastructure, and how it has driven Brazil’s strategy to generate and use renewable energy. There will be a heavy focus on hydropower which makes up the largest percentage of Brazil’s energy generation. In addition, students will explore new and emerging technologies which take advantage of other means of renewable energy. Additionally, the concept of electrification in Brazil will be explored. Electrification is the conversion of devices which classically use fossil fuels or other non-electrical energy sources to devices which use electricity as their source of energy. This phenomenon is taking place all over the world at different rates and Brazil is no exception to that. Students will visit companies who are active in electrification to study electrification in Brazil. Students will make comparisons of electrification Brazil and the United States.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Independent Study
Grade Component: Letter Grade

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