22.04 Social Problems of Nuclear Energy

Class Info

Surveys the major social challenges for nuclear energy. Topics include the ability of nuclear power to help mitigate climate change; challenges associated with ensuring nuclear safety; the effects of nuclear accidents; the management of nuclear waste; the linkages between nuclear power and nuclear weapons, the consequences of nuclear war; and political challenges to the safe and economic regulation of the nuclear industry. Weekly readings presented from both sides of the debate, followed by in-class discussions. Instruction and practice in oral and written communication provided.

This class has no prerequisites.

22.04 will be offered this semester (Fall 2017). It is instructed by R. S. Kemp.

Lecture occurs 1:00 PM to 2:30 PM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 24-121.

This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S. This class counts as a CI-M.

In the Fall 2015 Subject Evaluations, 22.04 was rated 6.2 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the Home - 22.04: Nuclear Power and Society - LibGuides at MIT Libraries site or on the 22.04 Stellar site.

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