HLS 3500: Weapons of Mass Destruction


Provides an overview of a broad range of topics concerning the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs), including nuclear, chemical, and biological weapons, development, and terrorist use. The course context is structured to discuss the threat of WMDs due to terrorism and rogue states’ development of WMDs. The goal of the course is to inform the background history and technical concerns as well as how to deal with these concerns in the future.


  1. Summarize the developmental history of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) technology.
  2. Characterize the types of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs).
  3. Assess the impact of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) technology on terrorism.
  4. Examine how the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) impacts society.
  5. Evaluate laws regulating weapons of mass destruction (WMDs) proliferation.




Terrorism and WMDs: Awareness and response (Rev: 2nd ed.)

Publisher: CRC Press (2016)
Author: Pichtel, J.
ISBN: 9781498738989
Price: $143.00

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