Exploration of bioterrorism, including the history and science of biological agents and toxins that may be used as weapons. Overview of the types of organisms (bacteria, virus, etc.) and the mechanisms by which they are harmful. Emphasis on how the United States can prevent, respond to, mitigate, and recover from the impacts of a potential biological attack in the nation. Discussion of the role of the Department of Homeland Security and other stakeholders in bioterrorism prevention, response, and recovery. As needed.

3 Credits: 3 Lecture

BEM101 and ENL111; or
BEM101 and SPC101