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Course Description

THIS COURSE HAS BEEN CANCELED. ONLINE: Although radioactivity was only discovered in the late 19th century, it has had a rapid impact on our world. We will start with a brief introduction to the science and history of radioactivity before moving onto case studies. To develop an understanding of radionuclides, we will discuss their use for scientific pursuits (geochronology, environmental tracers) while considering their technological uses (weapons, energy, medicine) and natural and anthropogenic occurrences in the environment (rocks, groundwater, air, homes). Students will gain an awareness of human interactions with radionuclides and a relative understanding of radioactivity and health. Classes will be structured with time for questions and answers during and after the lecture. A course website will have suggested but not required readings and other relevant materials for a more in-depth understanding of the topics covered. | Lecture + Q&A.

Max enrollment: 30.

Class sessions are recorded.

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Section Title
Radioactive: Human Health, History and Use of Radionuclides
Type
Online - Zoom
Days
Th
Time
1:30PM to 2:45PM
Dates
Apr 28, 2022 to May 26, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
6.2
Delivery Options
Virtual Classroom  
Course Fees
Section Notes

PLEASE NOTE THIS CLASS IS CANCELLED DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT. Class sessions are recorded.