Course Information

 

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Beginning Arabic (ARAB 1)

Credits:0

Beginning Arabic 1. Offered through pilot Language Program.

Intermediate Arabic (ARAB 2)

Credits:0

Intermediate Arabic. Offered through the pilot language program.

Advanced Arabic (ARAB 3)

Credits:0

Curricular Practical Training (CPT 500)

Credits:0

This course is designed for international students here in the U.S. on an F-1 visa. Before enrolling in the course, students must secure an employment opportunity, fill out the CPT Application, and obtain the approval of their DSO and faculty advisor.

Counterintelligence: Strategy and Instruments (INT 740)

Credits:3

MDV Thesis (MDV 800)

Credits:3

Homeland Security (NSC 710)

Credits:3

Independent Study- Case Study of American Support in Colombia (NSC 790)

Credits:3

Independent Study- Case Study of American Support of the Colombian Government in COIN Efforts against the FARC

Contemporary Middle East: A New Look at Changing Regional Dynamics (RST 643)

Credits:3

This course aims to provide students with an understanding of the changing regional dynamics of the Middle East. The region serves as the primary source for international energy consumption, yet remains an epicenter of instability, radicalism and terrorism. The 2010 Arab uprisings, Iran’s quest for nuclear capability and the rapid expansion of Islamic State have greatly increased the volatility by threatening the sovereignty and territorial integrity of regional states. A resurgence of political Islam and growing sectarian divide between Sunnis and Shiites add to the regional disorder. Middle Eastern states too weak to control their territory lack the legitimacy or kinetic ability to exert full control over their borders. In these fragile areas, state and non-state threats thrive and pose tremendous national security challenges and concerns for the region and beyond. The course will examine the national security challenges facing Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Turkey, Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinians, and analyze how recent shifting political, social, and economic dynamics impact them. The course will focus on the regional actors’ attitudes of the challenges and threats they face and on the strategies they have chosen to confront them. It thus provides critical perspective to students seeking a more comprehensive understanding of the changing Middle Eastern landscape and foreign policy. The course is designed for students interested in the Middle East, particularly those interested in national security issues, students of comparative politics and future practitioners, with a curiosity in regional studies.

Radical Islamic Movements (RST 721)

Credits:3

Strategic Issues and Russia (RST 723)

Credits:3

Eurasian Security (RST 732)

Credits:3

This course will examine Russia’s policies towards the former Soviet republics of Central Asia and the Caucasus, considered part of the “Near Abroad,” an area within Russia’s sphere of influence. The course will also explore Russia’s relations with states in the Middle East, South Asia and East Asia. Students will gain a better understanding of the complexities of Russia’s dealings in a range of Asian regions, critically evaluate Russia as a global power.

Comparative Politics (RST 733)

Credits:3

Regional Security Issues (RST 734)

Credits:3

Beginning Russian (RUSN 1)

Credits:0

Pilot language Program.

Intermediate Russian (RUSN 2)

Credits:0

Intermediate Russian, offered through the pilot language program.

Advanced Russian (RUSN 3)

Credits:0

Advanced Russian II (RUSN 4)

Credits:0