STS.084[J] Social Problems of Nuclear Energy
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.
STS.084[J] will not be offered this semester. It will be instructed by R. S. Kemp.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits. This class counts as a HASS S.
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