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Course Code: NSEC613 Course ID: 4196 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course examines contemporary globalization, its links to emergent threats, and potential U.S. responses. To familiarize students with the types and effects of emergent threats, the course considers several topics including the history and future of: cyber conflict, bioterrorism and public health, climate change, radicalization of U.S. citizens, transnational organized crime, terrorism WMD, state failure and civil war, and emerging technologies. The relationship between globalization and emergent threats is explored with a focus on U.S. national security strategy. The course is about the politics of emergent threats and does not require any specialized technical background.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
07/27/2021 - 12/31/2021 01/03/2022 - 02/27/2022 January Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
08/31/2021 - 02/04/2022 02/07/2022 - 04/03/2022 February Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
10/26/2021 - 04/01/2022 04/04/2022 - 05/29/2022 April Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

CO-1: Analyze and understand new and emerging challenges to International Security.

CO-2: Analyze and understand new and emerging challenges to US National Security.

CO-3: Evaluate the nexus between system, state, and individual level threats.

CO-4: Appraise threats posed to public and private sectors.

CO-5: Generate new ideas regarding current and emerging threats to US National Security and International Security.

The course grade is based on the following assessments:

Discussion Forums – 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.

Case Study – 30 percent

Podcast – 25 percent

Final Assignment – 25 percent

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

CO-1: Analyze and understand new and emerging challenges to International Security.

CO-2: Analyze and understand new and emerging challenges to US National Security.

CO-3: Evaluate the nexus between system, state, and individual level threats.

CO-4: Appraise threats posed to public and private sectors.

CO-5: Generate new ideas regarding current and emerging threats to US National Security and 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.