Space Law and Policy: International Cooperation and Competition
- Semester: Spring 2021
- Course ID: 279M
- Credit Hours: 2
- Grading Method: Pass/Fail Allowed (JD only)
- Cross-listed with other school
- Will use floating mean GPA if applicable
- Upperclass-only elective
|TUE||6:25 - 8:13 pm||ONLINE|
|Final (administered by Faculty Assistant)||May 12, 2021|
This course will be taught entirely online via Zoom.
Come explore emerging space-related issues currently under discussion internationally and domestically! The course will blend lecture, discussion, and group work in a seminar-like format. We will examine the following topics:
Week 1: Introduction to the course and the basics of space law Weeks 2&3: The Yin & Yang of Space: Peaceful Purposes and National Security issues Weeks 4&5: Can we get there from here? Orbital Debris, Space Situational Awareness, and Space Traffic Management Weeks 6&7: Norms Development: Bottom up, top down, and points in the middle Weeks 8&9: Micro -> Macro: very small sats and very large constellations Weeks 10&11: In Situ Resource Utilization Weeks 12&13: Bilaterals, Multilaterals, and the role of consensus The exam will be a take home final.