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INST 300 The Power of the Nucleus (CORE—Society, Science and Technology)

Prerequisites: One course from the Scientific Thought section of the Core and at least one course from Historical Analysis, Social and Behavioral Analysis or Philosophical Inquiry sections of the Core, or permission of the instructor. (Second semester/3 credits) 

A study of the scientific principles involved in nuclear reactions and how the development of related technology such as nuclear bombs and power plants affect society: past, present and future. Ethical, legal, political, psychological, cultural, medical and economic issues will be considered.