War & Peace Cluster
Spring 2016 Schedule

Date Engl/Phys Topic (subject to change) Notes
(* all films in S139 starting
at 4 pm sharp)
2/1 Engl On The Beach, Atomic Age and Shute Ponder 1
2/8 Engl Atomic Age responses and Frank Fate of Stars (Assignment 1) due
Ponder 2
Atomic Cafe*
2/15 Phys Review of Radioactivity and Nuclear reactions
Chain reactions, fission reactors
Alternatives to Nuclear Power and Health
Fate of Stars returned
2/22 Phys Fission Weapons
Making of the Bomb
Fate of Stars revision due (optional)
China Syndrome*
3/1 Engl Apocalypse & Eschatology
Canticle for Leibowitz
Ponder 3
Fail Safe*
Introduction of debates
Debate timing
3/8 Engl Atomic Age and film Dr Strangelove*
Selection of debate topics)
3/15 Phys Fusion
Fusion weapons
Potential for fusion reactors
Stellar processes
Dirty bombs
Selection of debate teams
Spring Break
Debate Prep Ponder 4
Health and Safety
Radiation Absorption
4/13 Phys Radiation Dose
Alexander Litvinenko
Current state of Hiroshima and Nagasaki
4/20 Engl Worse than that? Recent and alternative apocalypse
fantasies, Cat's Cradle
Ponder 5
4/26 Engl The Reluctant Fundamentalist Ponder 6
Debate Prep
5/11 - Debates Debates to be determined
5/18 - Debates, evaluations Debates to be determined
5/20 - Nominal Final Exam Date Physics Final Paper due

* in S139 at 4 pm sharp. Be there or be square.