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Author: Grant Mathews, Ph.D.
Overview of Lecture Days, Assigned Readings, and Major Dates

Textbook: How to Build a Nuclear Bomb: And Other Weapons of Mass Destruction (HTBNB) by Frank Barnaby

Week
Session Topic
Assigned Reading
Major Dates

1

 1 Course Introduction



 2 Lecture 1
HTBNB - Introduction (preview)


2

 3 Lecture 2



 4 Lecture 3
HTBNB - Chapter 1: Nuclear Weapons (preview)

3

 5 Lecture 4



 6 Lecture 5
HTBNB - Chapter 2: Biological Weapons


4

 7 Lecture 6




 8 Lecture 7
HTBNB - Chapter 3: Chemical Weapons Homework 1 Due

5

 9 Lecture 8



 10 Lecture 9
HTBNB - Chapter 4: What does it take to make a WMD?

6

 11 Lecture 10



 12 Lecture 11
HTBNB - Chapter 5: Case Studies: Iraq and North Korea

7

 13 Review: Mid-Term Exam 1



 14
HTBNB - Chapter 6: What is the international impact of a WMD program? Mid-Term Exam 1

8


MIDTERM BREAK


9

 15
Lecture 12
HTBNB - Chapter 7: Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction


 16 Lecture 13



10

17
Lecture 14
HTBNB - Chapter 8: Which groups are capable of making and using a WMD?


 18 Lecture 15

Homework 3 Due

11

 19 Lecture 16
HTBNB - Chapter 9: What can counterterrorism do?


 20 Lecture 17



12

 21 Lecture 18
HTBNB - Chapter 10: What does the future hold?


 22 Lecture 19

Homework 4 Due

13

 23 Review: Midterm Exam 2



 24

Midterm Exam 2

14

 25

Presentations Day 1


 26

Presentations Day 2

15

 27

Presentations Day 3
 


 28

Presentations Day 4

16

 29 Final Review Day 1


 


 30 Final Review Day 2



17

 31

Final Exam
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