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Course Details

Course Details

Course Code: NSEC608 Course ID: 4194 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course examines the forces reshaping world politics and analyzes the institutions that are fostering new forms of global governance. The course will allow the student to analyze models of international cooperation and identify the states that have most actively challenged the existing order. There will be a focus on the examination of leading and emergent international institutions such as the G-20, the nascent regime for sovereign wealth funds, the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the forums organized to foster cooperation in the war on terror.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/30/20 - 04/30/21 05/03/21 - 06/27/21 Spring 2021 Session I 8 Week session
01/25/21 - 07/02/21 07/05/21 - 08/29/21 Summer 2021 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

CO-1: Measure changes in the international system and their effect at the regional level.

CO-2: Evaluate state and non-state actors in regional security regimes.

CO-3: Assess the relationship between the United Nations and regional security organizations.

CO-4: Analyze instruments of hard and soft power via regional security organizations.

CO-5: Examine why states cooperate.

The course grade is based on the following assessments:

Discussions – 20 percent

Discussion questions will be provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings and respond to the assigned topic(s). 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.

Midterm Assignment – 25 percent

Specialized Project – 30 percent

Final Assignment – 25 percent

All required readings are located under the Weekly Content tab of the classroom.

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.