STS.084[J] 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.

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.

In the Fall 2015 Subject Evaluations, STS.084[J] was rated 6.2 out of 7.0. You can find more information at the MIT STS: Tier II site.

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