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IRLS602 - Introduction to Global Security

Course Details

Course Code: IRLS602 Course ID: 4934 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

Introduction to Global Security addresses the complex global security environment. Focus is placed on the role that actors in the global environment play in the formulation and implementation of international, bilateral, and state policy, norms, and practice related to security issues of global scope and concern. The course also addresses the impact of these security related concerns in the global environment on domestic and international security. (Prerequisite: SSGS500)


Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

* Analyze the academic and professional practice of global security.

* Synthesize the major theories, approaches, and concepts relevant to the global security discipline.

* Analyze complex issues and challenges related to the global security discipline.

* Critique the ideas, beliefs, language, culture, psychology and decision making of actors in the global environment.

* Apply theories, approaches, and concepts to real-world examples related to global security.

NameGrade %
Forum Discussions 30.00 %
Week 2 Forum 6.00 %
Week 4 Forum 6.00 %
Week 5 Forum 6.00 %
Week 6 Forum 6.00 %
Week 7 Forum 6.00 %
Video Presentation 30.00 %
Video Presentation 30.00 %
White Paper 40.00 %
White Paper on Terrorism 40.00 %
Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified
Publication Info:

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.