Nuclear Warfare OpenCourseWare: Notre Dame's Free Undergraduate Political Science Class on Nuclear Warfare

Published Feb 14, 2009

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The University of Notre Dame offers an OpenCourseWare version of 'Nuclear Warfare' for free online. The undergraduate-level course provides a basic understanding of nuclear weapons and their history to any student interested in the field. No previous scientific knowledge is needed to enjoy and benefit from this challenging course.

Nuclear Warfare: Course Specifics

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Nuclear Warfare: Course Description

'Nuclear Warfare' is an undergraduate-level course taught by Professor Grant Mathews through the Physics Department at the University of Notre Dame. This course is designed for students who do not necessarily have a scientific background. Because of this, the course is easy to comprehend regardless of your previous educational experience. This course focuses on nuclear weapons but Professor Mathews also discusses other types of weapons of mass destruction during lectures. This course covers the history of nuclear weapons, their effects and modern terrorism. Students will also learn the physics principles behind nuclear weapons so they can better understand the effects and dangers of nuclear weapons. In addition, students will study the implications of countries owning and using nuclear weapons in today's society and the future of nuclear weaponry.

This course provides lectures, readings and links to additional resources. If you're interested in taking this course, visit the effects of nuclear weapons course page.

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