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SPST671 - Space Law

Course Details

Course Code: SPST671 Course ID: 3964 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course examines space law from its origins at the commencement of space exploration to current day activities, including civilian, commercial and military/governmental issues/rulings. The Outer Space Treaty, Registration Convention, Rescue and Return Agreement, Liability Convention, and the Moon Treaty will be covered in detail, as will several other past, standing and pending legal works.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
01/27/20 - 07/03/20 07/06/20 - 08/30/20 Summer 2020 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Course Objectives: At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to:

CO-1 Appraise the International Space Law principles laid out in treaties and international common law.

CO-2 Appraise the Domestic Space Law Issues found in the U.S. Constitutional and Federal Statutory and Regulatory Law.

CO-3 Critique the core Domestic Space Law issues that deal with telecommunications, trade, and private commercial activities.

CO-4 Appraise the key organizations and players involved in International and Domestic Space Law.

CO-5 Compare and contrast how International and Space Law issues interact with Space Policy concerns from both a civilian and military perspective.

CO-6 Assess current and future Space Law issues and concerns from both an international and domestic legal perspective.

CO-7 Compose an original, graduate level paper in this field; and support the statements and conclusion(s) with properly documented evidence.

NameGrade %
Forums Week 1-7 47.00 %
Forum Week One 6.71 %
Forum Week Two 6.71 %
Forum Week Three 6.71 %
Forum Week Four 6.71 %
Forum Week Five 6.71 %
Forum Week Six 6.71 %
Forum Week Seven 6.71 %
Writing Assignments 20.00 %
Writing Assignment #1 (Due End of Week #2) 10.00 %
Writing Assignment #2 (Due End of Week #5) 10.00 %
Additional Assignments 3.00 %
Forum Introduction 3.00 %
Presentation Assignment 10.00 %
Presentation Assignment (Due End of Week #8) 10.00 %
Research Paper 20.00 %
Research Paper Proposal (Due end of Week #2) 5.00 %
Research Paper (Due End of Week #6) 15.00 %
Book Title: Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Publication Info:

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

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.