2017-2018 Academic Catalog 
    
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2017-2018 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHEM 007 - Science of Weapons of Mass Destruction


The science behind weapons of mass destruction will be discussed. Topics include low-technology explosives, nerve agents, biological agents and nuclear devices. In each case, introductory science concepts will be used to explain how the device or agent works. Historical examples will be reviewed, such as the Oklahoma bombing, Wisconsin Army Research Lab bombing, Tokyo Sarin subway attack, World War I gas attacks, Kurdish gas attack, anthrax letters and Hiroshima/Nagasaki. The technical basis for preventing the use of these weapons will also be discussed as will be the availability of information on the Internet. Fulfills the Science Perspective.

Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) Designation: SP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered every year