2020-2021 Academic Catalog 
    Sep 20, 2021  
2020-2021 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

CHEM 0070 - 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.

Course Designation/Attribute: SP (summer only)

Anticipated Terms Offered: varies