2013-2015 Graduate Catalog 
    
    Dec 06, 2021  
2013-2015 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

NSPS 6620 - Bioterrorism and Biodefense


This course provides a multidisciplinary approach to understanding terrorism employing biological pathogens specifically, and terrorism in general. A new topic in academia, it crosscuts many established academic areas. It comprises the history, origins, motivations, and techniques used by many terrorists; preparedness, detection, treatment, and response during pre-, trans-, and post-attack times; government programs to prevent, prepare for, and respond; and legal, economic, mental health, and policy issues. Lecture, discussion, a writing assignment, and a tabletop decision-making simulation will be the teaching methods used.
1 credit hours.