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22.04 22.04[J] Social Problems of Nuclear Energy

Prereq: None
U (Spring)
12 Units. HASS-S

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.Limited to 18.

R. S. Kemp

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Same subject as STS.084[J]

Nuclear Science and Engineering (Course 22)

http://catalog.mit.edu/degree-charts/nuclear-science-engineering-course-22/

Degree Chart for Bachelor of Science in Nuclear Science and Engineering (Course 22)