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Spring 2022
May 25, 2022
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PHYS 31700 - Special Nuclear Materials
Credit Hours: 3.00. This Great Issues course addresses the impact of science and technology of the special nuclear materials (so designated by congress as they could be used to make nuclear weapons as well as to produce low-cost electric power) on society and the ethical issues that arise. The course is designed to be a dynamic, interactive learning experience, and topics covered range from the technical issues involved in searching, transporting, and safely utilizing these materials to social and economic impact of these activities, and to the ethical and philosophical issues presented by the flow of modernity. Typically offered Fall Spring.
3.000 Credit hours

Syllabus Available
Levels: Graduate, Professional, Undergraduate
Schedule Types: Distance Learning, Lecture

Offered By: College of Science
Department: Physics and Astronomy

Course Attributes:
Upper Division

May be offered at any of the following campuses:     
      West Lafayette

Learning Outcomes: 1. Able to think and function as a scientist. 2. Demonstrate breadth of knowledge. 3. Demonstrate knowledge of a subfield of physics: The student demonstrates knowledge of the diverse applications of physical laws in fundamental physics, in various branches of science and in applied science and engineering. 4. Able to communicate well both orally and in writing. 5. Able to collaborate as part of a team.

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