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Course Details

Course Code: NSEC504 Course ID: 3476 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

During this course, the student analyzes the domestic and international contexts that shape the behavior of state and non-state actors, and which affect the formulation of national security policies. The course provides an assessment of major social, cultural, political, military, economic, technological, and historical issues that influence the international context; the roles and influence of international organizations and non-state actors; and the key transitional challenges to national security such as weapons proliferation and terrorism. The student will examine the issues and national security interests of the U.S. in regions of the world, how the U.S. has carried out its foreign policy in those regions to protect its national security, and the security interests of the nations in those regions. This course will prepare the student to conduct strategic assessments of selected organizations, regions, states, and other actors on the international stage.

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: Assess the economic, political, social military, technological and other factors contributing to contemporary threats to international security.

CO-2: Appraise international security structures.

CO-3: Examine international security community activities in light of contemporary threats and existing security structures.

CO-4: Analyze future international security challenges.

CO-5: Develop future scenarios and perspectives reflecting current obstacles and limitations to international security.

Discussions – 20 percent

Each week, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:59 pm ET and respond to 2 or more classmates by Sunday 11:59 pm ET. Discussion posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Ground Theory Case Study – 20 percent

Literature Review on a Theory – 30 percent

Completed Paper with Findings and Conclusions – 30 percent

NameGrade %
Discussions 20.00 %
Week 1: What is Security? 2.50 %
Week 2: Why Do States Go to War? 2.50 %
Week 3: Power and Security 2.50 %
Week 4: Deterrence Cooperation and Conflict 2.50 %
Week 5: Search for Peace 2.50 %
Week 6: Negotiations Mediation and Peacekeeping 2.50 %
Week 7: Peace Enforcement and Peacebuilding 2.50 %
Week 8: Obstacles to Peace 2.50 %
Grounded Theory Case Study 20.00 %
Grounded Theory Case Study 20.00 %
Literature Review on a Theory 30.00 %
Literature Review on a Theory 30.00 %
Completed Paper with Findings and Conclusions 30.00 %
Completed Paper with Findings and Conclusions 30.00 %

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

CO-1: Assess the economic, political, social military, technological and other factors contributing to contemporary threats to international security.

CO-2: Appraise international security structures.

CO-3: Examine international security community activities in light of contemporary threats and existing security structures.

CO-4: Analyze future international security challenges.

CO-5: Develop future scenarios and perspectives reflecting current obstacles and limitations to international security.

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.