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    Virginia Military Institute
   
 
  Dec 12, 2017
 
 
    
2017-2018 Academic Catalogue

BI 240 - Biological Agents in Warfare and Terrorism


Lecture Hours: 3
Lab Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 3

This course will cover the types of biological agents that may be used in warfare or employed by terrorists. The effects of these bacteria and viruses have on humans, animals, crop production, and the economy will be discussed. We will begin with a discussion of the use of biological weapons throughout history and the current status of weaponized bacteria and viruses. We will conclude by covering the future of biological as weapons including manipulation of current pathogens to maximize their destructive threat. Prerequisite(s): No prerequisites.