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Courses - Fall 2020
BSST
Terrorism Studies
BSST240
Understanding The Principles and Perils of CBRN Weapons
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: DSNL (if taken with BSST241) or DSNS
Additional information: If taken in the same term as BSST241 these courses will count for General Education Natural Sciences Lab.
Explores the 'dark side' of scientific applications. Students will gain an understanding of CBRN Weapons, through the exploration of the scientific method, and certain fundamental principles of chemistry, biology, and physics. Students will also learn how to test hypotheses, use basic statistics, interpret results, and apply their new knowledge through discussions of practical applications in the domains of public health, emergency management, epidemiology, and threat assessment. Bringing these fields together in one class will allow students to better understand the use of and threat from CBRN weapons in terrorism.
BSST241
Understanding the Principles and Perils of CBRN Weapons (Lab)
Credits: 1
Grad Meth: Reg
Corequisite: BSST240.
Additional information: This is an optional 1-credit lab course offered in coordination with BSST240. If taken in the same term as BSST240 these courses will count for General Education Natural Sciences Lab.
An exploration of the threat of Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) weapons aimed to provide students with a basic, multidisciplinary, natural science foundation in chemistry, biology, and physics.
Students must also be enrolled in BSST240: Understanding the Principles and Perils of CBRN Weapons
BSST340
Oral Communication for National Security Careers
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg
GenEd: FSOC
Credit only granted for: BSST340 or BSST338E.
Formerly: BSST338E.
Students will discuss perspectives on strategic communication and national security, while discussing and practicing public speaking skills and developing proficiency in three genres of security-related briefings. Students will work with the technical, scientific, and/or specialized data, vocabularies, processes, and products of the academic disciplines and/or fields of expertise relevant to national and international security careers.