PLCY 798C: Science, Technology, and International Security

Publication Date: 
September 2017
Document Type: 

This course will examine the roles of science and technology (S&T) and the production of technical knowledge as they relate to the development of conventional (e.g., missiles, bombs) and unconventional (e.g., nuclear, chemical, and biological) weapons and their associated threats to U.S. and international security. The course will also examine contemporary S&T security issues and will introduce students to new ways of thinking about the interaction of technology and security. The course will draw primarily on literature from political science and the science and technology studies (S&TS) field.