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Course Details

Course Code: NSEC501 Course ID: 3475 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AS YOUR SECOND CLASS in National Security Studies. The course will cover the roles, missions, organization, capabilities, unique cultures and strategic purposes of the President, the Departments of State and Defense, Congress, National Security Council, Armed Forces, intelligence community, and NGOs, as well as how these actors interact to formulate national security strategy. Students will examine some of the successes and failures of the interagency process and will gain an appreciation of the capabilities, limitations and organizational cultures of the players in the national security community, as well as providing an overview of legal and ethical issues that impact on the development of national security policy.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1: Analyze the recent history and evolution of the U.S. national security community institutions.

CO-2: Examine the structure, function, capabilities and contributions of individual U.S. security community members.

CO-3: Assess the impact of individual actors’ roles and contributions to national security policy.

CO-4: Appraise the impact of interagency relationships on U.S. national security policy decision making.

CO-5: Differentiate among conflicting and competing interests and their impact on national security policy development.

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1: Analyze the recent history and evolution of the U.S. national security community institutions.

CO-2: Examine the structure, function, capabilities and contributions of individual U.S. security community members.

CO-3: Assess the impact of individual actors’ roles and contributions to national security policy.

CO-4: Appraise the impact of interagency relationships on U.S. national security policy decision making.

CO-5: Differentiate among conflicting and competing interests and their impact on national security policy development.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.