Description: Topics ranging from terrorism and international organized crime to environmental degradation and post-conflict reconstruction. Introduces each topic through both a theoretical and empirical lens, helping understand what is happening in the world and why.
Description: Examination of the scientific and technological details of chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear (CBRN) weapons and potentially massive disruptive effects of cyber-attack and electromagnetic events. Topics include: history and proliferation of weapons, political will and 'red lines', applicable treaties and disarmament agreements involved in deterrence and WMD counterproliferation.
Description: Write clearly, concisely, and convincingly across a range of formats common in the national security enterprise. Orally present complex subjects clearly, succinctly and with authority.
Description: Overview of the analytic process, along with various tools students can use to approach problems and generate and test hypotheses. Presented in three sections: Approaching Problems, Hypothesis Vetting, and Specific Tools.
Prerequisites: National Security Studies Minor.
Capstone course for all senior National Security Studies minors.
Description: Focus on simulations of threats to national security and challenge problems to reach solutions.