STS.084J Social Problems of Nuclear Energy (New)

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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.084J will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is 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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