STS.076J Technology and Policy of Weapons Systems

Class Info

Examines in detail the technology of nuclear weapons systems. Topics include nuclear weapons design, effects, targeting, and delivery; ballistic and air breathing missile propulsion and guidance; communications and early warning techniques and systems; and anti-missile, air, and submarine systems. Combines the discussion of technical materials with the national security policy issues raised by the capabilities of these technologies. Considers security issues from the distinct and often conflicting perspectives of technologists, military planners, and political leaders. Subject fulfills the undergraduate public policy requirement in the Political Science major and minor.

This class has no prerequisites.

STS.076J will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by T. Postol.

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

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