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Approx. 19 hours to complete
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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

4 hours to complete

Introduction. Nuclear Weapon: What's in a Name?

4 hours to complete
9 videos (Total 53 min), 11 readings, 2 quizzes
9 videos
1.2 'Revising Our Knowledge About Nuclear Weapons'6m
2.1 'Nuclear Triad. Delivery Vehicles and Launchers'6m
2.2 'Nuclear Triad: Air'4m
2.3 'Nuclear Triad: Sea'4m
2.4 'Nuclear Triad: Land'4m
2.5 'The Problem of Classification'7m
2.6 'Changing Attitude Towards Nuclear Weapons'7m
2.7 'Requirements for Effective Deterrence'6m
11 readings
Presentation 'The Shape of the Course'10m
Nuclear Threat Initiative Tutorial10m
Presentation 'Revising Our Knowledge About Nuclear Weapons'10m
Presentation 'Nuclear Triad. Delivery Vehicles and Launchers'10m
Presentation 'Nuclear Triad: Air'10m
Presentation 'Nuclear Triad: Sea'10m
Presentation 'Nuclear Triad: Land'10m
Presentation 'The Problem of Classification'10m
Presentation 'Changing Attitude Towards Nuclear Weapons'10m
Presentation 'Requirements for Effective Deterrence'10m
Reading for Week 110m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz30m
Final Quiz30m
Week
2

Week 2

4 hours to complete

Nuclear Arms Control

4 hours to complete
8 videos (Total 84 min), 9 readings, 2 quizzes
8 videos
3.2 'Understanding Arms Control: Part 1'11m
3.3 'Understanding Arms Control: Part 2'12m
3.4 'Understanding Arms Control: Part 3'10m
3.5 'Nuclear Arms Control'3m
3.6 'Nuclear Non-Proliferation'14m
3.7 'Disarmament'13m
3.8 'Tailoring a Nuclear Arms Control Treaty'7m
9 readings
Presentation 'Paradoxes of Nuclear Arms Race'10m
Presentation 'Understanding Arms Control: Part 1'10m
Presentation 'Understanding Arms Control: Part 2'10m
Presentation 'Understanding Arms Control: Part 3'10m
Presentation 'Nuclear Arms Control'10m
Presentation 'Nuclear Non-Proliferation'10m
Presentation 'Disarmament'10m
Presentation 'Tailoring a Nuclear Arms Control Treaty'10m
Reading for Week 210m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz30m
Final Quiz30m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

The Legacy of the Cold War

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 36 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
4.2 'The Concept of Strategic Stability'6m
4.3 'ABM Treaty'5m
4.4 'SALT'9m
4.5 'INF Treaty'8m
7 readings
Presentation 'Soviet Legacy and Russian Nuclear Strategy'10m
Presentation 'The Concept of Strategic Stability'10m
Presentation 'ABM Treaty'10m
Presentation 'SALT'10m
Video: Signing of the INF Treaty10m
Presentation 'INF Treaty'10m
Reading for Week 310m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz30m
Final Quiz30m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

Strategic Nuclear Arms Control: From Limitations to Reductions

3 hours to complete
6 videos (Total 60 min), 7 readings, 2 quizzes
6 videos
5.2 'Nuclear Arsenal: from Soviet to Russian'6m
5.3 'Pushing Forward START Process'9m
5.4 'A SORT of a Treaty'12m
5.5 'Clash of Interests Around ABM'7m
5.6 'New START'13m
7 readings
Presentation 'The Start of START'10m
Presentation 'Nuclear Arsenal: from Soviet to Russian'10m
Presentation 'Pushing Forward START Process'10m
Presentation 'A SORT of a Treaty'10m
Presentation 'Clash of Interests Around ABM'10m
Presentation 'New START'10m
Reading for Week 410m
2 practice exercises
Practice Quiz30m
Final Quiz30m

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