99.101 Radiation and Life

Radiation and Life

Course Details
Min Credits 3
Max Credits 3
Course ID 8906
Status Active

This course will provide students with an understanding of the nature, sources, uses, and biological effects of natural and man-made radiations. Radiations discussed include non-ionizing radiations such as ultraviolet and microwave as well as the ionizing radiations produced by radon in homes and radio nuclides released from nuclear power plants. Students will have a better understanding of the risks and benefits of radiation in the modern world. Satisfies Gen Ed science requirements for non-science majors. Does not satisfy science requirements for Science majors but may be used as a free elective by Science majors.