School of International Graduate Studies (SIGS)

Website

www.nps.edu/sigs

Dean

James J. Wirtz, Ph.D.

Naval Postgraduate School

Code 04, Herrmann Hall, Room 308

1 University Circle

Monterey, CA 93943

(831) 656-3781, DSN 756-3781, FAX (831) 656-1018

jwirtz@nps.edu

Associate Dean

Bernie Wang, CAPT, USN

Code 04, Herrmann Hall, Room 307A

(831) 656-3782, DSN 756-3782, FAX (831) 656-1018

bpwang@nps.edu

The School of International Graduate Studies includes:

Center for Homeland Defense and Security

NS

Department of National Security Affairs

NS

Defense Resource Management Institute

DR

Center for Civil-Military Relations

CM

Center for Contemporary Conflict

NS

Center for Stabilization and Reconstruction Studies

CM

International Graduate Programs Office

IGPO

Overview

The School of International Graduate Studies (SIGS) conducts research and offers Master's and Ph.D. degrees in Security Studies. Its programs seek to identify and address current and emerging security challenges, and to strengthen multi-lateral and bilateral defense cooperation between the United States and other nations. SIGS offers innovative interdisciplinary curricula, both in-residence and via distance learning, in regional and international security studies, civil-military relations, defense resource management, and homeland security.

Programs Offered

Doctor of Philosophy in Security Studies

The Ph.D. in Security Studies awarded by the Department of National Security Affairs requires one year of in-residence course work beyond the Master's plus at least two years to develop and execute a satisfactory dissertation. While the entirety of the dissertation need not be written in-residence, candidates for the Ph.D. should plan on a three-year tour, which is the norm for doctoral work at NPS.

Master of Arts in Security Studies (in-residence)

The Department of National Security Affairs offers Master of Arts degrees in a variety of regional and topical specialties within the field of Security Studies. MA programs require between twelve and eighteen months of in-residence study to complete.

Master of Arts in Security Studies (hybrid distance learning)

The Department of National Security Affairs and the Center for Homeland Defense and Security offer a Master of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense), which may be obtained via a combination of web-based distance learning and brief periods of intense in-residence study.

Short Courses and Executive Education (in residence)

The Department of National Security Affairs, the Center for Civil-Military Relations, the Center for Homeland Defense and Security, and the Defense Resource Management Institute offer a variety of in-residence, non-degree short courses, ranging from one to four weeks length. Topics vary from year to year, and are chosen to provide senior leaders with a concise, academically-grounded understanding of matters of particular current importance.

Mobile Education Teams

Mobile education teams comprised of or led by SIGS faculty provide a wide range of off-site short courses, senior executive seminars, and lecture series, similar in character to our in-residence short courses. Such programs may be delivered overseas, at other locations in the United States, or afloat and in-country with deployed forces.

Department of National Security Affairs (NSA)

Website

www.nps.edu/nsa

Chairman

Mohammed Hafez, Ph.D.

Code NS, Glasgow Hall, Room 337

(831) 656-2066, DSN 756-2066, FAX (831) 656-2949

mmhafez@nps.edu

Donald Abenheim, Associate Professor (1985); Ph.D., Stanford University, 1985.

David Anderson, Senior Lecturer (2012); Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1974.

Helen Anderson, Senior Lecturer (2011); Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1980.

Naazneen Barma, Assistant Professor (2010); Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 2007.

Anne Marie Baylouny, Associate Professor (2003); Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 2003.

Thomas C. Bruneau, Professor (1987); Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1970.

Anshu Chatterjee, Lecturer (2003); Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 2003.

Victoria Clement, Assistant Professor (2009); Ph.D., Ohio State University, 2005.

Anne L. Clunan, Associate Professor (2002); Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 2001.

Erik Dahl, CDR, USN (ret.), Assistant Professor (2008); Ph.D., Tufts University, 2008.

Zachary S. Davis, Visiting Research Professor (2007); Ph.D., University of Virginia, 1989.

Sophal Ear, Assistant Professor (2007); Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 2006.

Ryan Gingeras, Associate Professor (2010) Associate Chair for Instruction and Chair of Doctoral Committee; Ph.D., University of Toronto, 2006.

Michael Glosny, Assistant Professor (2012); Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2012.

Mohammed Hafez, Associate Professor (2008); Ph.D., London School of Economics, 2000.

Carolyn C. Halladay, Senior Lecturer (2010); J.D. Stanford University Law School, 2002; Ph.D., University of California at Santa Cruz, 1997.

Wade Lee Huntley, Senior Lecturer (2009); Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1993.

Maiah Jaskoski, Assistant Professor (2008); Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 2008.

Scott E. Jasper, CAPT, USN (ret.), Lecturer (2002); M.A., Naval War College, 1997; MBA, San Jose State University, 1988.

Thomas H. Johnson, Research Professor (2003); M.A., University of Southern California, 1976.

S. Paul Kapur, Professor (2008); Ph.D., University of Chicago, 1999.

Feroz Khan, BRIG, Pakistan Army (ret.), Lecturer (2008); M.A., School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, 1991.

Jeffrey W. Knopf, Senior Lecturer (2000); Ph.D., Stanford University, 1991.

Letitia Lawson, Visiting Assistant Professor (1996); Ph.D., University of California at Davis, 1995.

Robert Edward Looney, Professor (1979); Ph.D., University of California at Davis, 1969.

Tristan Mabry, Assistant Research Professor (2009); Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, 2007.

Michael Malley, Lecturer (2004); Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Alice Lyman Miller, Senior Lecturer (1999); Ph.D., George Washington University, 1974.

James Clay Moltz, Professor (2012), Associate Chair for Research, and Director of the Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction; Ph.D., University of California Berkeley, 1989.

Daniel Moran, Professor (1994); Ph.D., Stanford University, 1982.

Rodrigo Nieto-Gomez, Assistant Research Professor (2010); Ph.D. University of Paris VIII, 2009.

Edward Allan Olsen, Professor Emeritus (1980); Ph.D., American University, 1974.

Jessica Piombo, Associate Professor (2003); Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2002.

Douglas Porch, Professor (1996); Ph.D., Cambridge University, 1972.

Maria Rasmussen, Associate Professor (1993); Ph.D., Yale University, 1990.

James Russell, Associate Professor (2001); Ph.D., King's College, University of London, 2009.

Zachary Shore, Associate Professor (2006); D.Phil., Oxford University, 1999.

Arturo Sotomayor, Assistant Professor (2009), Ph.D., Columbia University, 2004.

Robert Springborg, Professor (2008); Ph.D., Stanford University, 1974.

Harold A. Trinkunas, Associate Professor (1999); Ph.D., Stanford University, 1999.

Mikhail Tsypkin, Associate Professor (1987); Ph.D., Harvard University, 1985.

Christopher Twomey, Associate Professor (2004); Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2004.

Dan Verheul, CAPT, USN, Associate Military Professor (2013); M.A. Florida State University, 1986.

Robert Weiner, Lecturer (2007), Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 2003.

James J. Wirtz, Professor (1990); Ph.D., Columbia University, 1989.

Hans Woehlermann, Col, German Army, Visiting Lecturer (2012); M.A. University in Hamburg, 1980.

David Scott Yost, Professor (1979); Ph.D., University of Southern California, 1976.

Thomas-Durell Young, Senior Lecturer (2009), Ph.D., University of Geneva (CH), 1988.

Brief Overview

The Department of National Security Affairs (NSA) specializes in the study and teaching of international relations, regional politics and security, international and military history, international political economy, and United States security policy. NSA brings together a faculty comprised of historians, political scientists, and economists, with students from all the U.S. armed forces, from various defense agencies, and officers and civilians from dozens of countries around the world.

Requirements for Entry

Applicants for MA programs must have obtained a Bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited academic institution. Graduate Record Examination (GRE) scores are not required for Navy and Marine Corps applicants, but Army and Air Force applicants must include scores from the GRE, taken within five years of the date of application. Ph.D. admissions requirements are described under curriculum 694, below.

International students whose native language, or language of prior instruction, was other than English, are required to have obtained a minimum total score of 90 on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a score of 560 on the written test.

Degree Requirements

NSA offers Master of Arts and Ph.D. programs in Security Studies. Master of Arts degrees always entail concentration in a particular regional or topical specialty, which is noted as part of the degree.

Total required credit hours will vary between 48-80 depending on students' length of program and factors listed under Additional Requirements below. Depending on the curriculum, thesis research may be substituted by a combination of a comprehensive exam and the successful completion of a foreign language program at the Defense Language Institute.

Regional Security Studies

NSA Regional Security curricula meet the high standards set by the U.S. armed forces for Foreign Area Officer education. Students can enroll in one of four curricula:

International Security Studies

NSA offers a number of degree programs focusing on topics or problems with broad application to international security generally:

Curricular Structure

All NSA curricula share a common structure, which is designed to provide a firm foundation in the basics of security studies, along with in-depth exposure to a particular regional or topical specialty. This structure varies slightly depending on whether or not a degree program requires a Master's Thesis.

1. Disciplinary core courses. All NSA students are expected to complete five disciplinary core courses. These provide a basic familiarity with the underlying academic disciplines that constitute the multidisciplinary field of security studies: history, international relations, comparative politics, and economics. A course in writing and research methods is also required. Because of their foundational purpose, disciplinary core courses should be completed early in a student's stay at NPS.

2. Curricular core courses and elective courses. All NSA curricula require students to complete at least eight graduate-level courses in their subject of concentration. These are divided between curricular core courses and curricular electives. The ratio of core and elective course varies from one curriculum to the next, but the minimum total is always eight, of which at least three (12 hours minimum) must be at the 4000-level.

3. General Electives. NSA degree programs usually afford some opportunity for students to take courses in subjects outside their area of specialization. Such courses are called "general" electives, and they may be chosen from among all courses offered at NSA. General electives exist to provide an opportunity for students to take courses relevant to their thesis research, but which may lie outside their particular regional or topical area of concentration. They are not optional. Curricula that provide scope for general electives also require that a certain number must be taken in order to complete the degree. The number of general electives available to students in a given program will vary, depending on sponsor requirements. In some cases such requirements may preempt a student's choice of general electives.

4. Thesis research. Students who are required to write a thesis must complete NS4080, Thesis Proposal, no later than six months prior to graduation. Afterward, they may take NS0810, Thesis Research, up to three times. NS4080 is a Pass-Fail course. It does not count toward the minimum of 12 credit hours of 4000-level course work described above.

4a. Comprehensive examination. NSA's regional curricula allow successful completion of language training at the Defense Language Institute to serve as a partial substitute for a Master's thesis. Curriculum 687 allows students the option of substituting significant additional course work at the 4000 level in lieu of thesis research. In addition to either language training or additional course work, students who do not write a thesis also must take a comprehensive examination, for which they prepare by enrolling in NS0811 during their final quarter. NS0811 counts as a regular course, and should not be taken as an overload.

Additional Requirements

1. SECNAV Requirement. The Secretary of the Navy has ordered that all DoN students at NPS take at least four hours of graduate-level course work addressing:

…the historical, current, and evolving elements of maritime strategy. Instruction in developments in naval warfare will include an analysis and comparison of present and emerging tactical and strategic naval doctrine as well as an analysis of emerging technical developments and their potential effect upon the prosecution of tactical and strategic naval warfare by the United States, our allies, and our potential adversaries.

Navy and Marine officers who complete the JPME program offered by the Naval War College satisfy this requirement automatically. Those who do not must take NW3230, Strategy and War, in lieu of a general elective. Marine officers who either have attended or will attend the Command and Staff College may validate this requirement.

2. Naval Intelligence Requirement. All Naval Intelligence officers in NSA are required to take NS4159, Seminar on Joint Intelligence Support to Crisis Operations, in lieu of a general elective. This course does not count toward the requirement of three 4000-level courses in a student's area of concentration, unless it is actually included among the curricular electives of a particular program.

3. JPME. Students at NPS have the opportunity to complete a sequence of Naval War College courses that convey JPME Phase I Credit. Completion of JPME is not a requirement for any NSA degree, but is available as an option for curriculum sponsors, and for students whose programs afford sufficient time (one additional academic quarter) to complete the work. JPME courses may not be taken as an overload and do not satisfy any curricular requirements in NSA.

Additional information about NSA academic programs, including an up-to-date schedule of course offerings, can be found on the NSA web site, www.nps.edu/nsa.

National Security Affairs Course Descriptions

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NS0810 Thesis Research (0-8) Quarterly

Students conducting thesis research will enroll in this course. Prerequisites: NS4080, or permission of the Academic Associate.

NS0856 Cultural Immersion Experience Tour (0-2) Quarterly

This course provides overseas cultural immersion experience for designated FAO/RAS officers. Enrollment requires prior authorization by the FAO/RAS proponent of the

student's service, and permission from the cognizant Academic Associate of the student's curriculum. A trip report prepared in line with the requirements of each student's service branch is required. Course is graded Pass/Fail, and may be repeated.

NS0811 Preparation for Comprehensive Examination (0-8) Quarterly

Students preparing for comprehensive examinations will enroll in this course. Prerequisites: None.

NS2013 Research and Writing for Homeland Security (2-0) Quarterly

Offered through the Center for Homeland Defense and Security. The purpose of the research sequence (NS2013 and NS4081) is to advance your critical thinking, research and inquiry skills; you will use these skills to produce a strong thesis proposal (in this course sequence), and then later for the final thesis. We will identify and practice the main steps and modalities of good research. This will include exposure to a variety of research methods from which you will choose at least one for your thesis project and develop with the help of your thesis committee. Prerequisites: None.

NS2079 Foreign Language Maintenance (2-0) As Required

Intended for students with beginning or intermediate proficiency in a foreign language. Such students may maintain or improve their proficiency by arranging for individualized instruction with appropriately qualified faculty at NPS or DLI. Such arrangements must be made by the student. Enrollment in NS2079 requires the approval of the cognizant Academic Associate and the Department Chairman, and is accomplished using the same procedure required for enrollment in NS3079 and NS4079.

NS3000 War in the Modern World (4-0) Quarterly

This course provides an introduction to war as a political and social phenomenon, and as a force in the international system. Major themes include: the development of leading ideas about war; the mutual interactions of politics, society, and warfare; the impact of military doctrine on war fighting; allocation of resources and coordination of effort among land, sea, and air forces; national strategic cultures, and their implications for strategic practice. Prerequisites: None.

NS3001 War and Its Impact on Post-Conflict Reconstruction (4-0) Annually

The problem of post-conflict reconstruction is hardly a new one. In the past, victors in wars frequently had to manage and rebuild societies shattered by conflict. This course will examine historical examples of post-conflict reconstruction. War creates a competitive environment exploited by groups who seek political power. This competition begins while the war is under way. Competitors seek to place themselves in a position to take advantage of the new post-war environment by choosing allies and enemies, perhaps also arming themselves. On the new post-war playing field, old antagonisms assume new guises. Groups who might have been insignificant or repressed before the conflict can often exploit the new post-war environment to seek power. The military may also be strengthened by war, posing challenges to civilian governments or occupying powers. Social disorder, economic dislocation, and the de-legitimization of old political groups or ideas may invite chaos and even civil war. Prerequisites: None.

NS3003 Nationalism and Revolution (4-0) As Required

This course surveys the history of revolution in modern times, with particular emphasis on their role in the creation and development of modern nation states, and on the role of nationalism, more broadly, in the development of modern society. Prerequisites: None.

NS3011 Research and Writing for National Security Affairs (4-0) Quarterly

This course provides students with the basic tools to understand and produce research in relevant areas of history, social science and policy analysis. The general objectives of the course are to make you a more critical reader and thinker and better writer and researcher. The course is designed to help you with your other classes at NPS, which require you to read and write research papers. The course will also introduce students to basic elements of research design and methodology. In addition, the course will provide information on the thesis process at NPS. By the end of the course, every student should be able to produce a well-designed and well-written research paper or thesis. Prerequisite: None.

NS3021 Defense Capability Development (4-0) Annually

This course examines Service, Joint, and Multinational Concept Development and Experimentation programs for developing defense capabilities that are necessary to meet the anticipated operational challenges of the future security environment. The course explores the capabilities-based approach to defense planning that assesses how to effectively counter transnational, regional, and emergent peer competitors. The course considers what innovative capabilities are required to defeat adversaries who wage warfare across the maritime, land, air, space and cyberspace domains. The course analyzes emerging operational concepts, organizational configurations, technological advances, and people innovations, including doctrinal and training adjustments, for shifting the conduct of warfare to maintain competitive advantage in the 21st Century. Prerequisites: None.

NS3023 Introduction to Comparative Politics (4-0) Quarterly

This course is designed to introduce students to the major intellectual approaches to the study of comparative politics. Readings will be drawn from major theorists and leading schools of thought. Students will confront the central questions on the nature of economic, political, and cultural development. Prerequisites: None.

NS3024 Introduction to International Relations (4-0) Quarterly

This course provides an overview of the prominent theories of international relations. It surveys explanations based on decision-making, organizational behavior, domestic politics, international regimes and international systems, especially in terms of the insights they offer into the conduct of international relations in the post-Cold War world. Prerequisites: None.

NS3025 Introduction to Civil-Military Relations (4-0) Annually

This course introduces students to the basic concepts and issues in civil-military relations. It offers a historical and comparative analysis of different patterns of military participation in politics, defense policy making and national development. The course also introduces alternative models for structuring civil-military relations, and examines the problems associated with the models adopted by the United States and other nations. Prerequisites: None.

NS3026 Introduction to Post-Conflict Security Building (4-0) Annually

This course introduces students to the fuller program, intended to prepare them to work together in operations that build security in post-conflict environments. As such, it provides both conceptual tools for thinking about post-conflict security building and empirical referents to ground later study. Military strategists have written much about going to war, but have given less consideration to the movement from war to peace. How can one think strategically about the post-conflict environment? This course introduces students to characteristics of post-conflict environments and the diverse actors seeking to shape it. The course draws upon real-world cases to identify patterns of conflict and their consequences for post-conflict transition. In particular, the course will focus on interventions by external actors, civilian and military, in peace implementation. What are the typical components of post-conflict security building programs? This course covers practical issues in, and normative dimensions of, post-conflict security building. Prerequisites: None.

NS3028 Comparative Government for Homeland Security (4-0) Annually

Offered through the Center for Homeland Defense and Security. The objectives of the NS3028 course are: (1) to understand the trans-national nature of terrorism, organized crime, pandemics and other homeland security threats, (2) to assess homeland security strategies employed by liberal democracies around the world; (3) to distil and extrapolate policy implications from these examples; and (4) to apply these lessons to the organizational and functional challenges faced by homeland security leaders in the United States. Prerequisite: None.

NS3030 American National Security Policy (4-0) As Required

An overview of U.S. national security policy formulation. Covers the processes and actors involved, both governmental and non-governmental. At instructor's discretion, course might also address recent developments in U.S. national security strategy. Prerequisites: None.

NS3037 The Role of Congress in U.S. National Security Policy (4-0) As Required

Survey of the roles, processes and orientations of the U.S. Congress in making national security policy. The course examines the powers and responsibilities granted to Congress by the Constitution, how the role of Congress has changed over time, and the way the role may evolve in the future. Specific topics include the budget process, War Powers, security assistance, and the problems of executive-legislative coordination in foreign and military policy making. Prerequisites: None.

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NS3040 The Politics of Global Economic Relations (4-0) Quarterly

Examination of the world economy. Focuses on implications for the United States over changes in the world trading and financial systems. Topics covered include trade patterns, economic integration, trade blocs, new international economic order, and international economic organizations. Prerequisites: None.

NS3041 Comparative Economic Systems (4-0) As Required

Examination of the economic systems and development problems in developing countries, including post-communist states. The course focuses on the political and ideological bases of economic organizations, and the nature of basic economic problems in these regions. Special attention is given to the socio-economic strategies and tactics used in the management of the economy, and institutions and techniques of decision making. Attention is also given to problems of economic stabilization in the developing world. Prerequisites: None.

NS3042 Economics of Insurgencies for Security Building (4-0) As Required

The course examines the economic issues related to civil wars and insurgencies, and reconstruction and development after conflict. Prerequisites: None.

NS3077 Practicum in Regional Security Studies (4-0) As Required

This course supports student research conducted under the auspices of the Center for Civil-Military Relations and the Joint Foreign Area Officer Sustainment Program. Students work overseas under NSA faculty supervision, and participate in seminars, exercises, and other programs offered in Monterey or abroad, dealing with the region that is the focus of the research. The Practicum is open to students in any NSA curriculum, but is limited to those selected for participation by the organization supervising the program. Grading is Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

NS3079 Directed Studies in National Security Affairs (4-0) As Required

(Credit 1-0 to 4-0) Format and content vary. Normally involves extensive assigned readings, individual discussions with the instructor, papers and/or examinations. Prerequisites: None.

NS3155 Intelligence and Democracy (4-0) As Required

This course examines the methods civilian authorities in emerging democracies can use to establish strong, effective controls over their intelligence agencies. The course begins by examining the intelligence process in the United States and the United Kingdom, and the potential problems that intelligence activities can pose to democratic governance. Next, students will analyze the mechanisms used by the U.S., the U.K., France and other long-established democracies to maintain control over their intelligence organizations. These instruments of control include use of the power of the purse, structural and organizational arrangements, legislative oversight, and legal mechanisms. Employing the case study approach, students will examine the recent efforts by democracies in Latin America, Central Europe, Africa, and Asia to establish their own democratic controls over intelligence, and the challenges that such nations will face in the future. Prerequisites: None.

NS3159 Principles of Joint Operational Intelligence (4-0) As Required

This course examines the intelligence process, organizational structure and related C4I architecture within the context of intelligence support to the planning and conduct of joint and combined operations at the operational level of war. This course addresses the conduct of intelligence to include the development of requirements, collection management, threat analysis, assessments, and dissemination of intelligence to the decision maker. The course includes an overview of intelligence data systems and associated connectivity. Students are required to prepare and present intelligence briefings and staff intelligence studies, incorporating the knowledge gained in the course. Classification: U.S. citizen holding a TOP SECRET clearance with eligibility for access to SCI.

NS3160 Human Intelligence (4-0) As Required

This course familiarizes students with the concepts, principles, and methodology of Human Intelligence collection. Additionally, students will comprehend the capabilities and limitations of various collectors and programs, learn the organizational architecture and understand the collection management process of Human Intelligence. This course is a requirement for all students in the Regional Intelligence Track of the Joint Intelligence Curriculum. Classification: Student must be a U.S. citizen holding a TOP SECRET clearance with eligibility for access to Sensitive Compartmented Information.

NS3161 Principles of Open Source Intelligence (4-0) As Required

This course examines open source intelligence (OSINT) with a focus on the following areas: definition and nature of OSINT, OSINT policy and management, history and development of OSINT, current OSINT trends, OSINT-focused organizations, challenges, reform, and future prospects. Classification: SECRET NOFORN. Prerequisites: None.

NS3180 Introduction to Homeland Security (4-0) Winter

Offered through the Center for Homeland Defense and Security. This course provides an overview of the essential ideas that constitute the emerging discipline of homeland security. It has two central objectives: to expand the way participants think, analyze and communicate about homeland security; and to assess knowledge in critical homeland security knowledge domains. Prerequisites: None.

NS3181 Introduction to Homeland Defense and Security (4-0) Annually

This course surveys the distinctive features and challenges of homeland defense and security, with emphasis on the interagency process by which the contributions of the armed forces and defense agencies are integrated with those of civilian federal agencies and state and local governments.

NS3225 Civil-Military Relations and Defense Budgeting (4-0) As Required

Accelerated course, offered through the Defense Resource Management Institute. This course provides a detailed analysis of the budget process used by the United States and other democracies to allocate defense resources. Students will become familiar with the planning, programming and budgeting system (PPBS) and other budgeting models and techniques. Students will also examine the sources of civil-military conflict in defense budgeting, and analyze different structures to resolve those conflicts.

NS3230 Innovation and Adaptation in the Military (4-0) Annually

This course provides an introduction to and critical examination of the role the military plays in U.S. strategic planning and national security policy formulation. The focus will be on the institutions and actors involved in strategic planning, the planning process itself, and the outputs of that process. Theory and process meet through case study and analysis of the evolution of U.S. military planning practices, including the changing roles of the Joint Staff, combatant commands and service components, joint task forces, and service staffs following passage of the Goldwater-Nichols Act and post-Cold War international security developments. Prerequisites: None.

NS3245 Comparative Defense Organization and Management (4-0) Annually

This course is intended to introduce students to contemporary best practices in defense organization and management. Topics include the identification of appropriate military roles and missions within a framework of constitutional and budgetary constraint; the periodic defense "review" process as a basic tool of defense management; and the application of contemporary "best practices" in the reform and removal of legacy bureaucratic structures that no longer serve national ends. Prerequisite: None.

NS3246 Comparative Defense Planning (4-0) Annually

The course seeks to acquaint students with the historical development and contemporary requirements of effective defense planning. It is organized around comparative case studies of defense planning as practiced by small and medium-sized states at varying stages of economic and military development, and seeks to provide students with firm understanding of the essential methodologies of both defense budget management and operational level war planning. Prerequisite: None.

NS3260 Drug Control Strategy and Policy (4-0) As Required

This course provides an overview of the challenges posed by the production, trafficking, and consumption of illegal drugs, both in the U.S. and abroad, and evaluates government drug control efforts. It addresses the presidential, congressional, and bureaucratic politics that shape the formulation of domestic and international drug control policies. The challenges of implementing drug control policies will be analyzed, in particular the need for interagency coordination and international cooperation to address this complex threat. Both supply-side and demand-side policies will be discussed in detail and their effectiveness assessed. Prerequisites: None.

NS3280 Nuclear Weapons and National Strategies (4-0) Annually

This course surveys the history of nuclear weapons policies both in the United States and internationally, focusing in particular on comparative national strategies. It considers requirements for deterrence, incentives for arms control and nonproliferation policies, and new challenges posed by nuclear proliferation. Prerequisite: None.

NS3285 Nuclear, Biological, and Chemical Weapons: Proliferation and Nonproliferation (4-0) Annually

This course examines the proliferation of nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) weapons. It is an introductory survey course that covers the history and causes of NBC proliferation, the impact of proliferation on U.S. and international security, and the range and effectiveness of past efforts to restrain and/or mitigate proliferation. The class focuses on the changing nature of NBC proliferation problems, evaluating contemporary challenges and assessing potential future policy responses. It assumes no specialized prior knowledge of the subject matter. For this reason, it reviews the basic technologies of NBC weapons and current perspectives on proliferation problems and debates on means to overcome them. Prerequisite: None.

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NS3300 Islam (4-0) Annually

Islam is one of the great monotheistic faiths of the modern world. This survey course examines the history and tenets of Islam and the breadth of Muslim cultures and civilizations. Prerequisites: None.

NS3301 African History and Cultures (4-0) Annually

This course provides a broad overview of African history, with an emphasis on understanding the historical foundations of important contemporary issues. In addition, it examines the process of cultural change in Africa over the course of the twentieth century, through an in-depth study of the fiction of Chinua Achebe. Prerequisites: None.

NS3310 Middle Eastern History to 1918 (4-0) Annually

This course surveys the history of the Middle East from the founding of the Ottoman Empire through the end of the First World War. Also included in this period is the history of the Safavid and Qajar dynasties that ruled Iran and maintained rivalry with the Ottomans. Given the nature of Egypt's special status within the Ottoman Empire as of the 19th century, Egypt will be studied independently within this course. Prerequisites: None.

NS3311 Government and Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa (4-0) Annually

This course is designed for graduate students with little or no background in the study of African government and politics. It introduces students to the main structures and processes of contemporary African politics, and to important theoretical debates in the field of African studies. The emphasis is less on formal institutions of government and more on the informal practices that comprise the primary arena of African government and politics. Prerequisites: None.

NS3315 Modern Arab History (4-0) Annually

This course studies the history of the Arab Middle East from the end of the First World War to the present. It will examine Western engagement in the region and the eventual creation of the current nation-states. The political and social evolution of the region and its relations with the West will be broadly surveyed. Prerequisites: None.

NS3320 U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East (4-0) Annually

The course reviews the historical background and current status of American interests and policies in the Middle East. The course focuses on how different U.S. administrations in the post-World War II era defined American interests in the Middle East, and on the major policies enacted to pursue those interests. Prerequisites: None.

NS3330 Comparative Politics of the Middle East (4-0) Annually

Focuses on the Middle East region's role in world events in the post-World War I era, including the impact of great power rivalries in the region, transnational movements, and environ-strategic considerations. Prerequisites: None.

NS3340 Middle East in the International Economy (4-0) As Required

This course explores timely international and regional economic development issues. We will examine both international and regional economic interactions and possibilities, including regional trade agreements, negative and positive international agreements (sanctions, foreign aid, the WTO, etc.) and shared international resources such as water. We will tackle the problem of late development, the effects of oil, labor migration, and tax regimes on the economies and business-government relations, privatization moves, and current prospects for employment and poverty-alleviation. Prerequisites: None.

NS3351 Anthropology of Africa (4-0) As Required

Examines various facets of African anthropology. Prerequisites: None.

NS3360 Politics and Security in North Africa (4-0) As Required

A survey course on the politics and security of North Africa in the post-World War I era. The geographic focus is on the countries of Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco. Prerequisites: None.

NS3361 Politics and Security in Levant (4-0) As Required

A survey course on the politics and security of the Levant in the post-World War I era. The geographic focus is on the countries of Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, Israel and Palestine. Prerequisites: None.

NS3362 Politics and Security in the Northern Tier (4-0) As Required

A survey course on the politics and security of the Northern Tier in the post-World War I era. The geographic focus is on the countries of Turkey, Iran and Afghanistan. Prerequisites: None.

NS3365 Politics and Security in the Persian Gulf (4-0) As Required

A survey course on the politics and security of the Persian Gulf in the post-World War I era. The geographic focus is on the countries of Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar, Oman and the UAE. Prerequisites: None.

NS3366 Modern Turkish History (4-0) As Required

This course covers the History of Modern Turkey and its transition as a society and political entity from the late Ottoman Empire to the Republic of Turkey today. While the course will be organized around political events there will also be discussions about culture, religion, nationalism and everyday life. The primary focus is historical - focusing on how Turkish society evolved and responded to a number of domestic, regional, and international processes and challenges.

NS3400 History of Russia and Eurasia (4-0) Annually

An examination of the history of Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asian nations. The emphasis is on historical influences, political institutions, ethnic and social problems, and the economy. Prerequisites: None.

NS3401 Contemporary Politics of Russia (4-0) Annually

This course introduces students to the contemporary politics of Russia focusing on the post-Soviet. Prerequisites: None.

NS3412 Government and Security in the Central Asian Republics (4-0) As Required

With China and Russia taking an ever-increasing greater interest in central Asia, U.S. policy makers face the challenge of maintaining an influential presence in the region. Over a decade since the breakup of the Soviet Union, the five Central Asian Republics have emerged as a critical security issue as WMD, terrorists and hard-line regimes have come to dominate the landscape. In a land where Islam is more cultural than religious, communism more trusted than capitalism, and ethnic divisions a Soviet invention, how can stable democracies emerge? This course will represent a comprehensive assessment of the newly formed states of central Asia that were formerly parts of the Soviet Union. Through examination of the complex historical, ethnic, religious, and linguistic factors that unite and divide the Central Asian Region, we will better understand the challenges of political modernization, economic reform, and integration into the international community. The course topics will include: the history of the region; the relationship between Islam and Central Asia; environmental issues; economic development and emerging energy markets in the region; the contemporary political scene; and the role of the region in world affairs. Special emphasis will be placed on the contemporary crises in the region. Prerequisites: None.

NS3450 Military Strategy in Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia (4-0) As Required

The course examines the international factors that condition military strategy and doctrine in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia. It focuses on contemporary strategic concepts and strategy: conventional war fighting capabilities, strategy for nuclear war, roles played by the fleets in military strategy, threat and net assessment, and arms control. Emphasis is on the strategic and operational levels of warfare. Prerequisites: None.

NS3460 Government and Security in Eastern Europe (4-0) As Required

This course examines the countries of east central Europe that fell in the Soviet sphere of influence after World War II. It is concerned in particular with the complex relationship of Marxism and nationalism, the nature of communist revolution from abroad, revolutions against communist states including Hungary in 1956 and Poland in 1980, and the present situation of the Central European states in the transition from communism to democracy. Prerequisites: None.

NS3466 Modern Central Asian History (4-0) As Required

This course studies the history of Central Asia from the late Russian empire to post-Soviet independence. Topics to be covered include Turkic and Persian cultural influences and Russian political influences in the region. The political and social changes experienced during the Soviet era and the major issues of independence that will be discussed, including relations among ethnic groups, the role of Islam in everyday life and politics, and the politics and economics of energy. Prerequisites: None.

NS3501 History and Cultures of Latin America (4-0) Annually

This introductory course examines the heritage of Latin America from pre-Columbian Indian traditions and Iberian colonial patterns, through the independence movements of the early 19th century, and the global economic relationships that re-oriented the region toward Northwestern Europe and the United States. Prerequisites: None.

NS3510 Government and Politics in Latin America (4-0) Annually

This introductory course is designed to familiarize students with the politics of contemporary Latin America. The course will cover such topics as the various types of political systems found in Latin America, the political economy of development and the issue of regime transition. Prerequisites: None.

NS3520 Latin American International Relations (4-0) Annually

This course surveys the international relations of Latin American nations. It analyzes the relations of Latin America with the United States and other nations, both within and outside of the region. Attention is given to political, economic, and cultural issues. Prerequisites: None.

NS3560 Political and Social Change in the Andes (4-0) Annually

This course focuses exclusively on the Andean sub-region, which is currently experiencing the highest levels of social change, political volatility, and institutional distress in all of Latin America. The course is structured around the in-depth examination of similar challenges in five different countries: Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Venezuela. These challenges include the mobilization of indigenous populations, the breakdown of traditional party systems, tensions in civil-military relations, and illicit flows of drugs across national borders. Prerequisites: None.

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NS3578 Society, Politics, and Security in Contemporary Brazil (4-0) Annually

Brazil is the largest county in South America, a major regional power that is rapidly emerging as an important global actor. This course will provide students with the historical and social background required to better understand contemporary Brazil. It will survey its recent history and current condition as a consolidating democracy, and focus on security issues both as perceived by the Brazilian elite, and as projected upon Brazil by the United States and Brazil's neighbors in South America. Prerequisites: None.

NS3580 Comparative Border Security (4-0) Annually

This course offers a thorough introduction to the border as a geopolitical construct that materializes in territories of linear configuration the balance of power among nations or regions (both internal and supranational). We will study and compare the elements that make borders a singular geographic space with unique management challenges and institutions, its relation with conflict, security and war. Prerequisites: None.

NS3600 History of Modern East Asia (4-0) Annually

This course surveys the interaction between the traditional civilizations of east Asia and the Western great powers since the early 19th century. It emphasizes the evolution of the modern international system in the region, beginning with the imposition of the treaty port system on China, Japan, and Korea, and follows the separate responses of those countries to Western influences though the era of the world wars and down to the present. Prerequisites: None.

NS3601 History and Cultures of Southeast Asia (4-0) As Required

This course addresses the historical development of the peoples of mainland and island Southeast Asia from their origins to the end of the nineteenth century. It focuses on the political, military, social and economic development of these societies and on their belief systems, including Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam. Prerequisites: None.

NS3602 U.S.-Asian Relations: 18th Century to WWII (4-0) As Required

Examines U.S. Asian relations during the 18th Century through WWII. Prerequisites: None.

NS3605 History and Traditional Cultures of East Asia (4-0) As Required

This course offers a general introduction to the history and cultures of China, Japan and Korea down to the early 19th century. It presumes no previous acquaintance with this subject. It highlights those themes that are useful for understanding these countries' modern development, and it focuses in particular on the foundations for modern state-making in these traditional societies. It also provides a glimpse of the historiographic controversies that carry implications for interpretations of these countries' behavior today. Prerequisites: None.

NS3607 South Asian History and Contemporary Conflict (4-0) As Required

Overview of South Asian history and conflicts. Prerequisites: None.

NS3620 Survey of Asian Politics (4-0) Annually

This course surveys the major themes of Asian politics. The goals of the course are to introduce students to major debates and various modes of political interaction and patterns of political development in Asia. Half of the course is devoted to Northeast Asia and the other half to Southeast Asia. Prerequisites: None

NS3621 International Relations of Southeast Asia (4-0) Annually

This course focuses on the contemporary international relations of Southeast Asia, to include Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Oceania. Prerequisites: None.

NS3645 Political Economy of Asia (4-0) Annually

This course explores the reasons for the different timing and paths of economic development in Japan, China, Taiwan and South Korea. It examines the reasons for the lateness of development of East Asia relative to the West, and especially the lateness of development of China compared to Japan. Emphasis will be on the evolution of institutions in the course of state building, and the international geopolitical context of Asian development. Prerequisites: None.

NS3661 Government and Security in China (4-0) As Required

An examination of the rise of the Chinese Communist Party and the establishment of the Communist state; its domestic achievements and problems; the special problem of Taiwan; changing foreign policies and the current role of the People's Republic of China in world affairs. Includes an examination of U.S. relations with China. Prerequisites: None.

NS3662 Government and Security in Japan (4-0) As Required

An examination of Japan in the contemporary world, focusing on Japan's political dynamics, economic evolution, social transformation, the National Self Defense Forces and alternatives for ensuring national security. Includes examination of U.S. relations with Japan. Prerequisites: None.

NS3663 Government and Security in Korea (4-0) As Required

An examination of the division of the Korean nation into two states; the aftermath of the Korean war; domestic political, economic and social problems of North Korea and South Korea; the prospects for reunification; the military balance and the changing strategic environment; and the relations of Pyongyang and Seoul with their key allies. Includes an examination of U.S. relations with Korea. Prerequisites: None.

NS3664 Government & Security in Southeast Asia (4-0) Annually

This course examines the development of Southeast Asian politics from decolonization to the present day. Prerequisites: None.

NS3665 US-Japan Security Relations (4-0) Annually

This course is designed to explore the history and contemporary politics of the US and Japan security relationship. Prerequisites: None.

NS3668 Politics and Security in South Asia (4-0) Annually

This course traces the history and evolution of South Asian politics leading up to the partition of the Subcontinent. It familiarizes students with the key debates and future trajectories in contemporary South Asia. This course creates a sound base for advance seminars on NS4668, which should be a logical follow-up and other regional security seminars. Prerequisites: None.

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NS3700 History of Modern Europe (4-0) Annually

Review and analysis of the political and military history of Europe, including Russia, from the Congress of Vienna to the present. Prerequisites: None.

NS3710 Government and Security in Western Europe (4-0) Annually

Survey and analysis of government and security issues in contemporary Western Europe. The course emphasizes the post-1945 history, government, political system, and security policies of Britain, France, Italy, and Germany. Major topics include relations with the United States and policies concerning the future of NATO and the European Union.

NS3720 European Security Institutions (4-0) Annually

Survey and analysis of the main international institutions dealing with European security: the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), the European Union (EU), and the United Nations (UN). The survey includes selected challenges facing each organization, particularly NATO, and their relation to specific European countries and to U.S. foreign and defense policy.

NS3730 The Balkans: History & Politics (4-0) Annually

A survey of the historical background of and contemporary developments in the Balkans region, with a special focus on the collapse of the former Yugoslavia, the various conflicts that followed, including that in Kosovo, the role of other regional actors in these events, and the prospects for future stability and progress in the region. Prerequisites: None.

NS3801 Introduction to Terrorism (4-0) Annually

This course provides an in-depth examination of the origins, nature, and political/military roles of contemporary international terrorism. It briefly examines the early history of terrorism, the contending theories that purport to explain the sources of terrorist behavior, the different types of terrorism and terrorist actions, and the challenge international terrorism poses for American interests and foreign policy. Functional topics, such as the special problems posed by state-sponsored terrorism, the relationship between terrorism and the media, and the range of possible military responses to terrorism are also examined. The course will conclude by comparing and contrasting different national responses to the problem of international terrorism, and examining the difficulties faced by the United States in its efforts to find an effective policy response. Prerequisites: NS3023 or consent of instructor.

NS3802 Counterterrorism Policy in Comparative Perspective (4-0) Annually

This course studies counterterrorist policy in a variety of countries, including the United States. It considers the means by which policies are formulated, and their effectiveness evaluated, as well as the implementation of counterterrorist policies as they affect human rights, civil liberties, and the population at large. We also look at issues such as oversight of institutions charged with internal security, executive power, and the impact of international law on domestic politics. Prerequisites: None.

NS3900 International Law and Organizations (4-0) Annually

An introduction to the principles of international law including origins, sources, sovereignty, states, territory, jurisdiction, persons, treaties, settlement of disputes and the Law of the Sea. The course also traces the evolution of international organizations from the Concert of Europe, through the League of Nations, United Nations, European Economic Community, NATO, and various forms of multi-national and transnational organizations. Prerequisites: None.

NS3903 Ethical Theory for Military Officers (4-0) As Required

This course is a philosophical survey of major ethical theories that individuals or societies use to form their moral worldview. One presupposition of the course is that, as moral agents by virtue of being in various relationships with others, everybody has a philosophy--a way of thinking about and engaging others—that is, our social behavior. Thus, the course will also seek to move the student, as a military officer and a moral agent, beyond an external understanding of the major ethical theories and ask them to articulate their moral worldview and the ethical framework (theory) that forms the skeleton of that worldview. Such introspection is also vital for engaging other cultures when deployed as operators, analysts, or staff officers. In short, this course is designed to enable military officers to gain that inner knowledge and engage others from positions of ethical strength rather than of weakness. Prerequisites: None.

NS3904 Comparative Ethics in Five World Religions (4-0) As Required

This course will examine where the concept of something being right began and how it has evolved over the ages, paying particular attention to the religions and philosophies of various cultures and how they have influenced that society's sense of what is right. We will explore the distinctive characteristics of the world's major religions and the cultures we are most likely to deal within the military, as well as the significance of fundamentalism in all religions. We will look at tools for planning, negotiation, and meaningful dialogue in many settings. Prerequisites: None.

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NS4021 Seminar on Europe and the United States (4-0) As Required

A historical-political advanced seminar on the evolution of U.S. policy towards Europe from the end of the 19th century until the present; the character of anti-European ideas in U.S. political and strategic culture; the role of leading personalities in the formulation of U.S. policy towards Europe in the critical periods of the twentieth century; the character of anti-U.S. sentiment in continental Europe; U.S. alliance cohesion and cultural diplomacy in continental Europe. The seminar analyzes readings in common and requires a larger independent research project. Prerequisites: None.

NS4022 Soldiers and Politics in the Euro-Atlantic Region (4-0) As Required

A comparison in an advanced seminar format via historical case studies of the evolution of the soldier and the state in the Anglo-Saxon countries and their continental European counterparts. The evolution of civil-military relations from dynastic, absolutist Europe to the era of total war in the twentieth century, with special attention to the German, British and U.S. cases of the evolution of state, national and military institutions, alliance cohesion, and wars of ideology. Further attention is also paid to the proliferation of warfare, ideology, and mass politics and the professional soldier in modern history. An analysis of common readings as well as an independent research paper round out the seminar. Prerequisites: None.

NS4023 State, Nation, and Nationalism in Europe, 1500-1945 (4-0) As Required

An advanced seminar on the evolution of the state, nation, and nation-state in western, central and eastern Europe from the seventeenth century until the middle of the twentieth. Special emphasis falls on the rise of national ideas in the eighteenth century, case studies of nation building and the propagation of nationalism in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, as well as the transformation of nationalism into a force of total war and genocide in the twentieth century. An analysis of the common readings as well as an independent research project is required. Prerequisites: None.

NS4024 Political Economy of China (4-0) As Required

This course explores how state, society and politics impinge on the Chinese economy in its transition from planned to market economy; and examines what political and economic adjustments China has to make as the country becomes increasingly integrated with the world economy. Prerequisites: None.

NS4025 Special Topics: East Asia (4-0) As Required

We use a paired comparative method in order to assess some of the leading theories on market transformation, and examine the geopolitical context, the strategies, process of institutional adjustment, and the coalition of interests formed to support or resist change as Japan, North and South Korea, China and Russia undertake market reform. Prerequisites: None.

NS4026 Capstone Seminar: Reconstruction of Civil Society (4-0) As Required

This course pulls together empirical, experiential and theoretical student learning in the post-conflict security building track. It explores multiple approaches to reconstruction and the conditions under which they tend to work in post-conflict transitions. Fundamental questions are addressed. From the perspective of international financial institutions, how can societies experiencing humanitarian emergencies make transition from relief to development? From the perspective of external actors, civilian and military, what patterns of interventions emerge in peace implementation? Considering perspectives of the host nation and external implementers of peace agreements, what are the costs and benefits of outside intervention? How can program responsibility shift effectively from military officials to civilians? What institutions and processes are vital to reconstruction of civil society, and how might military demobilization, reconstitution programs and police reform programs fit with those institutions and processes? How can indigenous stakeholders "own" the reconstruction in the face of outside intervention? Students participating in this course will share their insights from case analyses and build a data set for future students and researchers. Prerequisites: None.

NS4028 Vietnam (4-0) Annually

Seminar on the history, and culture of Vietnam. A series of contemporary issues are also covered. Prerequisites: None.

NS4032 Special Topics: International Relations (4-0) As Required

This course will focus on current topics in the broader international system. The list of issues to be analyzed for the seminar is announced at least one quarter prior to the offering of the seminar. Advanced study and research is conducted on topics not covered in other seminars. A major, graded research paper is required. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

NS4035 Special Topics: Joint Intelligence (4-0) As Required

This seminar will focus on contemporary topics involving joint intelligence and related areas. The list of issues to be analyzed for the seminar is announced one quarter prior to the offering of the seminar. Advanced study and research is conducted on topics not covered in other seminars. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor. Classification: U.S. citizen holding a TOP SECRET clearance with eligibility for access to SCI.

NS4036 Comparative Strategic Cultures (4-0) As Required

Overview of strategic cultures around the world and the manner in which they affect defense/military strategies.

NS4037 NATO (4-0) As Required

This advanced seminar is a colloquium on the past and present policy and strategy of NATO via an examination of its leading crises from 1949 until 2003 in an effort to understand the nature of alliances in the Euro-Atlantic world, their strategies and issues of cohesion amid crisis. The class examines such themes as: a.) the evolution of ideas in the formulation of alliance statecraft and strategy; b.) the dimension of burden sharing in alliance statecraft and bi-lateral relations; c.) the problems of defense and military transformation in the past, especially connected with alliance politics and political biography; d.) the past instances of severe discord in national strategy and alliance statecraft with enduring importance for the essence of NATO; the modalities of NATO enlargement in the era 1989-1999 and beyond; the post-1990 shift from forward defense in central Europe to the rise of peace enforcement operations in S.E. Europe. Finally, attention is also given to the issues of the present connected with the role of NATO in ongoing security operations on a wide front. This class is taught in a colloquium format; further, it requires an additional book report and the preparation of large synthetic essay on the sum of the readings. Prerequisites: None.

NS4040 Conflict in Africa (4-0) As Required

This course examines multiple aspects of ethnic conflict in Africa. In the first half, we consider theoretical approaches to ethnicity, ethnic conflict, cross border contagion, and regional conflict. The second half of the course is dedicated to case studies, to be prepared and presented by the students. Prerequisites: None

NS4051 Special Topics: Comparative Politics (4-0) As Required

This course introduces students to specialized subjects or problems within its particular field of study. The topic of each segment will be specified via a subtitle in departmental course scheduling documents. Detailed information should be sought from the professor offering the course. Special Topics courses with the same number may be repeated with different subtitles. Prerequisites: Prior completion of NS3023, or permission of the instructor.

NS4052 Special Topics: International and Military History (4-0) As Required

This course introduces students to specialized subjects or problems within its particular field of study. The topic of each segment will be specified via a subtitle in departmental course scheduling documents. Detailed information should be sought from the professor offering the course. Special Topics courses with the same number may be repeated with different subtitles. Prerequisites: Prior completion of NS3000, or permission of the instructor.

NS4053 Special Topics: Political Economy (4-0) As Required

This course introduces students to specialized subjects or problems within its particular field of study. The topic of each segment will be specified via a subtitle in departmental course scheduling documents. Detailed information should be sought from the professor offering the course. Special Topics courses with the same number may be repeated with different subtitles. Prerequisites: Prior completion of NS3040 or NS3041, or permission of the instructor.

NS4054 Special Topics: Strategic Studies (4-0) As Required

This course introduces students to specialized subjects or problems within its particular field of study. The topic of each segment will be specified via a subtitle in departmental course scheduling documents. Detailed information should be sought from the professor offering the course. Special Topics courses with the same number may be repeated with different subtitles. Prerequisites: Prior completion of NS3000 or NS3023, or permission of the instructor.

NS4055 Special Topics: Africa (4-0) As Required

This course introduces students to specialized subjects or problems within its particular field of study. The topic of each segment will be specified via a subtitle in departmental course scheduling documents. Detailed information should be sought from the professor offering the course. Special Topics courses with the same number may be repeated with different subtitles. Prerequisites: Prior completion of at least one 3000-level course on Africa, or permission of the instructor.

NS4056 Special Topics: South Asia (4-0) As Required

This course introduces students to specialized subjects or problems within its particular field of study. The topic of each segment will be specified via a subtitle in departmental course scheduling documents. Detailed information should be sought from the professor offering the course. Special Topics courses with the same number may be repeated with different subtitles. Prerequisites: Prior completion of at least one 3000-level course on South Asia, or permission of the instructor.

NS4057 Special Topics: Southeast Asia (4-0) As Required

This course introduces students to specialized subjects or problems within its particular field of study. The topic of each segment will be specified via a subtitle in departmental course scheduling documents. Detailed information should be sought from the professor offering the course. Special Topics courses with the same number may be repeated with different subtitles. Prerequisites: Prior completion of at least one 3000-level course on Southeast Asia, or permission of the instructor.

NS4058 Special Topics: Eurasia (4-0) As Required

This course introduces students to specialized subjects or problems within its particular field of study. The topic of each segment will be specified via a subtitle in departmental course scheduling documents. Detailed information should be sought from the professor offering the course. Special Topics courses with the same number may be repeated with different subtitles. Prerequisites: Prior completion of at least one 3000-level course on Eurasia, or permission of the instructor.

NS4059 Special Topics: Latin America (4-0) As Required

This course introduces students to specialized subjects or problems within its particular field of study. The topic of each segment will be specified via a subtitle in departmental course scheduling documents. Detailed information should be sought from the professor offering the course. Special Topics courses with the same number may be repeated with different subtitles. Prerequisites: Prior completion of at least one 3000-level course on Latin America, or permission of the instructor.

NS4060 Special Topics: Stabilization and Reconstruction (4-0) As Required

This course introduces students to specialized subjects or problems within its particular field of study. The topic of each segment will be specified via a subtitle in departmental course scheduling documents. Detailed information should be sought from the professor offering the course. Special Topics courses with the same number may be repeated with different subtitles. Prerequisites: NS3026 or permission of the instructor.

NS4061 Special Topics: Homeland Security and Defense (4-0) As Required

This course introduces students to specialized subjects or problems within its particular field of study. The topic of each segment will be specified via a subtitle in departmental course scheduling documents. Detailed information should be sought from the professor offering the course. Special Topics courses with the same number may be repeated with different subtitles. Prerequisites: NS3181 or permission of the instructor.

NS4062 Special Topics: Terrorism (4-0) As Required

This course introduces students to specialized subjects or problems within its particular field of study. The topic of each segment will be specified via a subtitle in departmental course scheduling documents. Detailed information should be sought from the professor offering the course. Special Topics courses with the same number may be repeated with different subtitles. Prerequisites: NS3801 or NS3802, or permission of the instructor.

NS4079 Advanced Directed Studies in National Security Affairs (V-0) As Required

(Variable credit, from 1-0 to 4-0.) Format and content vary. Normally involves extensive individual research under direction of the instructor and submission of a substantial paper of graduate seminar quality and scope. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

NS4080 Thesis Proposal (0-8) Quarterly

This course is intended to assist students in the preparation of their Master's thesis proposals. A completed proposal, endorsed by the thesis advisors, the Academic Associate, and the department chair, is required to pass this course. Grading: Pass/Fail. Prerequisites: None.

NS4081 Research Colloquium (2-0) Quarterly

Offered through the Center for Homeland Defense and Security. The purpose of the research sequence (NS2013 and NS4081) is to advance students' critical thinking, research and inquiry skills; they will use these skills to produce a strong thesis proposal (in this course sequence), and then later for the final thesis. We will identify and practice the main steps and modalities of good research. This will include exposure to a variety of research methods from which students will choose at least one for the thesis project and develop with the help of the thesis committee. Prerequisites: NS2013.

NS4133 The Psychology of Fear Management and Terrorism (4-0) As Required

Offered through the Center for Homeland Defense and Security. This course serves as an introduction for homeland security professionals to terrorism as a psychological phenomenon. Government agencies involved in homeland security need to understand the psychological consequences of mass-casualty terrorist attacks and other disasters. This course provides a broad overview of psychological effects of terrorism. Prerequisites: None.

NS4141 Economic Intelligence (4-0)

Economic intelligence. Requires instructor permission for add request. Prerequisites: None.

NS4156 Intelligence for Homeland Security: Organizational and Policy Challenges (4-0) As Required

Offered through the Center for Homeland Defense and Security. This course examines key questions and issues facing the U.S. intelligence community and its role in homeland security and homeland defense. Students will have the opportunity to fully address policy, organizational and substantive issues regarding homeland intelligence support. Prerequisites: None.

NS4157 Intelligence for Homeland Defense and Security (4-0) Annually

This course will provide students with a fundamental knowledge of U.S. operational intelligence capabilities to detect and deter terrorist and other unconventional threats to the United States. Topics will include the structure and function of U.S. intelligence organizations, systems, architecture, and capabilities. Issues in intelligence oversight, joint and inter-agency intelligence sharing, intelligence community administration, and intelligence support to national decision-making will be discussed. Classification: SECRET. Prerequisites: NS3181 or consent of the instructor.

NS4159 Seminar on Joint Intelligence Support to Crisis Operations (4-0) As Required

Advanced seminar on intelligence support to military commanders and national-level policy makers. Using case studies, the course examines concepts of individual and organizational factors affecting the analytic process. Students will identify near-to mid-term regional events with force employment implications, develop associated intelligence support requirements, and create collection plans in support of indications and warnings, crisis shaping and identified operational mission areas. Prerequisites: NS3159, or consent of instructor. Open to intelligence specialists. Classification: U.S. citizen holding a TOP SECRET clearance with eligibility for access to SCI.

NS4160 Foreign Intelligence Services (4-0) As Required

This course examines selected foreign intelligence services. It emphasizes their organization, missions, and functions. This course is intended for students in the Joint Intelligence Curriculum and others upon consent of instructor. Prerequisites: NS3160 or consent of instructor. Classification: U.S. citizen holding a TOP SECRET clearance with eligibility for access to SCI.

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NS4225 Civil-Military Relations and Transitions to Democracy (4-0) As Required

A seminar which reviews selected cases of transitions from authoritarian rule in the post-1945 period. The course compares the various roles played by the military and other actors in these transitions, examines the participation of the military in the consolidation of democracy and the problem of democratic consolidation. Students will also examine different theories and concepts of democratic transition and consolidation. Prerequisites: NS3025 or consent of instructor.

NS4231 Seminar on Terrorism Financing and State Response (4-0) As Required

This course examines exactly how far we have come in understanding how terrorists raise, store, and transfer funds. It also evaluates challenges facing the U.S. government and international community in responding to this problem. In each module, we use a mix of official reports, academic papers, and other works to explore the subject and identify problems with the received wisdom about terrorist financing. Prerequisites: None.

NS4232 Knowledge into Practice: A Homeland Security Capstone Course (4-0) As Required

Offered through the Center for Homeland Defense and Security. This course is intended to provide participants the opportunity to expand their ability to enact the knowledge and technical learning acquired in the courses leading up to the capstone. This course will provide students with the motivation and skills to perform their professional roles in new ways, ways that will initiate and sustain change even at the level of the broader institutional context of governance in which they must function. Prerequisites: None.

NS4235 Seminar in Peace Operations (4-0) As Required

This seminar examines the issues and the outcomes related to employing military forces to conduct peace operations and post-conflict stability operations. Theories of conflict and conflict resolution, the evolution of modern peacekeeping, peace enforcement, and stability operations, and the ongoing debates on the use force and diplomacy in contemporary international relations will be critically analyzed. Prerequisites: None.

NS4239 Special Topics in American Government for Homeland Security (4-0) As Required

Offered through the Center for Homeland Defense and Security. The purpose of this course is to provide participants with an insight into the structural, conceptual and intellectual underpinnings and implications of the homeland security project. Looking at a wide range of topics and problems, the course seeks to stimulate a comprehensive discussion of how homeland security professionals and the general public think about homeland security; whether/why there may be significant differences in professional and public perceptions of homeland security; and how those differences constrain/leverage various elements of the homeland security effort. By incorporating a selection of key texts in Western political and social thought alongside current topical writings, the course seeks to equip participants with a deeper understanding of the prevailing discourse and its impact on the homeland security project. Prerequisites: None.

NS4240 Seminar on Regional Security Planning Problems (4-0) As Required

This seminar, which is the national security policy capstone course in the Resource Planning for Management and International Defense (RePMID) curriculum, provides advanced study of regional and inter-regional security problems which are likely to confront emerging democracies in the immediate and mid-range future. Potential roles of individual countries and coalitions are explored to develop new and innovative strategies for dealing with both common and unique security problems in diverse regions. Through the course readings, students critically analyze the implications of the most likely future security environment challenges and opportunities for each region. Prerequisites: Completion of previous RePMID courses, or consent of instructor.

NS4251 Seminar on Net Assessment (4-0) As Required

The seminar examines the methodology of comparative threat analysis (net assessment), including: security policies, forces, the RMA, and capabilities of the world's military superpowers. The course introduces the student to original source material. Prerequisites: NS3024. Classification: U.S. citizen holding a TOP SECRET clearance with eligibility access to SCI.

NS4253 Seminar on Technology and Strategic Planning (4-0) As Required

This course is intended to develop an understanding of the interrelationship of technology and strategic planning. Issues include technological risk, affordability, institutional impediments to innovation, and a strategy for long range technology investments. Prerequisites: consent of instructor.

NS4256 Maritime Strategy (4-0) As Required

This course studies maritime strategy from the Age of Sail to the present. Topics include the history and theory of war on and from the sea; sanctions regimes and coercive diplomacy; neutral rights and the law of the sea; maritime security and sea-borne trade; imperialism and globalization. Prerequisites: Any two NSA disciplinary core courses, or consent of the instructor.

NS4285 Counter-proliferation (4-0) As Required

This course will prepare students to counter nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) weapons threats in future operational or staff assignments by improving their understanding of the causes and consequences of NBC weapons proliferation and use and the strategies and capabilities available to counter these threats. Prerequisites: None. Classification: U.S. citizen holding a TOP SECRET clearance with eligibility access to SCI.

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NS4300 Special Topics: Middle East (4-0) As Required

A research seminar on politics in contemporary Middle East. Students conduct and present original research on selected issues concerning Middle Eastern politics. Since the topic of the seminar will vary, the registrar will be provided with the full title each quarter the course is taught. Sample subject areas include the Arab-Israeli conflict, the politics of oil, and the revolution in the Middle East. This course may be repeated as long as the subject material and title of the class is different. Prerequisites: Two 3000 level Middle East courses or consent of instructor.

NS4301 African Political Economy (4-0) Annually

This course examines economic development issues in Sub-Saharan Africa from a very broad perspective. We will consider how political and social as well as economic structures impact economic growth and development, assess policy and performance in the postcolonial period, and discuss the challenges for the twenty-first century. Prerequisites: None.

NS4305 Military, Polity and Society in the Middle East (4-0) As Required

Seminar in Middle East military affairs, politics and society. Prerequisites: None.

NS4310 Seminar on Middle Eastern Security Issues (4-0) As Required

A research seminar on security issues in the contemporary Middle East. Students conduct and present original research on selected issues concerning Middle Eastern security. Since the topic of the seminar will vary, the registrar will be provided with the full title each quarter the course is taught. Sample subject areas include the domestic security implications of Middle East peace, environmental security in the Middle East, and terrorism in the Middle East. This course may be repeated as long as the subject material and title of the class is different. Prerequisites: Two 3000 level Middle East courses or consent of instructor.

NS4311 Contemporary Issues in African Politics (4-0) As Required

This course will survey the major issues confronting African states today: the HIV/Aids epidemic, endemic civil wars, dimensions of ethnicity and ethnic conflict, issues of democratization and authoritarian rule, the nature of states and the phenomenon of state collapse, and patterns of trade and economic development. The focus will cover the entire sub-Saharan region, while utilizing country case studies to elaborate each of the main issue areas. Designed as an upper-level seminar, the course will focus on discussion and debate of weekly reading assignments. Prior coursework in African Politics is desired, but not required.

NS4313 Government and Security in West Africa (4-0) As Required

This course introduces students to government and politics in West Africa, with an emphasis on political, economic, and social change since the end of the Cold War. Why are some countries in the sub-region making peaceful progress toward democratic consolidation while others are dissolving into violent conflict? How does the coexistence of zones of conflict and peace affect regional security? Prerequisites: None.

NS4315 Security and Politics in Iran (4-0) As Required

Iran has been one of the most important countries in the Middle East region. It is located strategically, connecting the Caucasus and Central Asia to the Persian Gulf on the one side, and South Asia to the Arab Middle East on the other. Iran is home to one of the principal languages and cultures of the region. It is also one of the most populous countries in the Middle East with one of the largest economies. Iran has been a politically and strategically significant country for most of the past century. It was a frontline state during the Cold War. It was the scene of a major revolution that changed the face of the Muslim world and the relations between the United States and regional powers. Since 1979, Iran has been an avowedly Islamic state that has been engaged in a protracted war with the West. However, Iran has also witnessed profound political, social, and cultural changes that can be consequential for the future of the region. This course provides an overview of Iranian politics. It also uses social science theory to examine what factors have determined the evolution of Iranian politics, and how those developments in turn change our views on political change in the Muslim world and beyond. Prerequisites: None.

NS4320 Islamic Fundamentalism (4-0) Annually

A research seminar on the ideology and practice of Islamic fundamentalists in the Middle East. Students read primary source translations of major fundamentalist ideologues, such as Ayatollah Khomeini and Sayyid Qutb, in addition to focusing on the strategies and histories of specific fundamentalist groups. Students will conduct and present original research on this topic. Prerequisites: NS3000 or consent of instructor.

NS4321 U.S. Foreign Policy towards Africa (4-0) Annually

This course examines U.S. foreign policy in Sub-Saharan Africa since 1960, with emphasis on the post-Cold War period. Prerequisites: None.

NS4322 Seminar on U.S. Security Strategy in the Middle East and Persian Gulf (4-0) As Required

Examines current United States security strategy in the Middle East and Persian Gulf region. Prerequisites: None.

NS4325 War in the Middle East (4-0) As Required

This course studies the international history of the Middle East and North Africa since the fall of the Ottoman Empire, with a particular focus on the origin, conduct, and consequences of the region's major wars. Prerequisites: Prior completion of NS3000 and at least one 3000 level Middle East course, or permission of the instructor.

NS4326 Social Mobilization and Conflict in the Middle East (4-0) As Required

This course analyzes the organization, incentives, and goals of non-state actors. Subjects include protest and mobilization of civil society and their relations with violent actions, how available alternatives shape the form for opposition action takes, and the effects of repression and political inclusion. Prerequisites: Prior completion of at least one 3000 level Middle East course, or permission of the instructor.

NS4327 Southern African Politics (4-0) As Required

The countries of the Southern African region are closely linked by economics, social demographics, and history. This course will examine the dynamics of Southern Africa combining detailed studies of individual countries with themes that cross the region, such as migration, trade, regional security, economic development, and post-conflict reconstruction. Some of the topics we will cover include attempts by Southern African countries to strengthen regional integration; the role of South Africa as local hegemony; how recent events in Zimbabwe have impacted on regional dynamics; democratization and demobilization in South Africa, Namibia and Mozambique, and the peace process in Angola. Designed as an upper-level seminar, the course will focus on discussion and debate of weekly reading assignments. Prior coursework in African Politics is desired, but not required. Prerequisites: None.

NS4328 Government and Security in the Horn of Africa (4-0) As Required

Addresses government and security issues in the Horn of Africa. Its main focus is on how conflicts in the region -- persistent civil war in Sudan, state collapse in Somalia, contentious ethnic politics and secessionist movements in Ethiopia and Djibouti, state formation processes in (internationally recognized) Eritrea and (internationally unrecognized) Somaliland -- interact to produce a particularly challenging regional security environment. We conclude with a consideration of what this regional security environment means for the War on Terrorism, as well as how the War on Terrorism is impacting the regional security environment. Prerequisites: None.

NS4332 Ethnicity and Ethnic Conflict in the Developing World (4-0) As Required

The goal of this course is to examine issues of ethnicity and ethnic identity as they relate to conflict and democracy in the non-Western world. This course will be offered as an elective that will fit in with the regional studies curricula for students in the Africa, Latin America, Middle East, and Asian curricula in the NS department. The course will provide students with the theoretical tools and approaches to the study of ethnicity and ethnic conflict in multiple-country contexts. The course is divided into three main subject areas: (1) the nature of ethnicity, (2) the nature of and explanations for ethnic conflict, and (3) solutions to ethnic conflict. Weekly course readings present a mix of theoretical approaches and case studies, and will cover all the major areas of the world: Africa, the Middle East, Latin America, Asia, and Eastern Europe. Prerequisites: None.

NS4361 Politics in Egypt (4-0) As Required

Course investigates contemporary Egyptian politics, including the roles of institutions, personalities and external forces, and the socio-economic context. Prerequisite: None.

NS4362 The Arab-Israeli Conflict (4-0) Annually

This course studies the evolution and current state of the Arab-Israeli conflict from the end of the 19th century to the present, including a consideration of its historical development, the principal individual and institutional actors involved, and an assessment of current prospects for conflict resolution. Prior completion of at least one NSA course on the Middle East.

NS4410 Seminar on Security Issues in Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia (4-0) Annually

This advanced seminar addresses the security problems of the successor states to the former Soviet Union, focusing on the military, the security environment, political culture, Russian and non-Russian nationalism, and the relationship between domestic and foreign policies. Prerequisites: NS3400 or NS3410, or NS3450, or consent of instructor.

NS4415 Seminar on Security Issues in Central Asia (4-0) As Required

For the purpose of this course, Central Asia refers to Kazakhstan Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The seminar will consist of three parts. In the first part, the students will gain a general background in history of Central Asia. In the second part, the students will survey the current situation in Central Asia. The seminar sessions in the third part of the course will be dedicated to presentations of students' research. Prerequisites: None.

NS4420 Seminar on History & Politics of Central Europe (4-0) As Required

NS4425 Russian Foreign Policy (4-0) Annually

This advanced seminar introduces theoretical approaches to the study of foreign policy and focuses on the content of post-Soviet Russia's foreign policy. Students will learn what Russia's foreign policy consists of and who or what makes it. The course aims to give students a greater ability to analyze the critical determinants of foreign policy and an in-depth understanding of the various aspects of contemporary Russia's foreign policy interests. Prerequisites: None.

NS4501 Politics, Film and Fiction in Latin America (4-0) As Required

This course explores how Latin American film and fiction has portrayed politics. Specific novels, short stories and films (all with a political context) will be compared with social scientific readings analyzing the same topics. All movies will be in Spanish with English subtitles. All readings will be available in Spanish and English versions. Prerequisites: NS3501.

NS4502 Russian Film and Fiction (4-0) As Required

Examination of Russian culture through that country's film and fiction. Prerequisites: None.

NS4510 Seminar on Latin America Government and Politics (4-0) As Required

An advanced seminar on Latin American politics in government. The topics analyzed include those of most current relevance including political transitions, the changing role of different political movements and institutions, and the prospects for economic growth and political stability. Prerequisites: NS3510 or NS3520, or consent of instructor.

NS4540 The Political Economy of Latin America (4-0) As Required

This course examines the complex relationship between politics and economics in Latin America. The course is structured around two overarching sets of questions. First, how can political science help us understand the economic development strategies that Latin American countries have pursued at different points in time? How have political actors and forces shaped the paths of economic development and what national patterns have emerged in the conflict over economic policy making? Second, reversing the direction of causation, when these economic development strategies succeed or fail, what is the impact on politics across Latin America? How has the pursuit of different economic ideologies, ranging from Marxism to neo-liberalism, altered politics in the region? Prerequisites: None.

NS4550 Government and Politics in Mexico (4-0) Annually

The purpose of this course is to explore the complexities of the Mexican political environment, its power structure, its profound contradictions and the multi stakeholder conflicts that shape Mexican decision making today. While a certain historical perspective is always necessary and unavoidable, this class is about Mexico's current political environment, its security ecosystem and how those two elements affect the homeland security enterprise and North American security in general. Prerequisites: NS3510 or NS3181, or permission of the instructor.

NS4560 Seminar on Latin American Security Issues (4-0) Annually

A research seminar on security issues in contemporary Latin America. Students focus on challenges to regional security, regime stability, and public safety. Students conduct and present original research on selected issues concerning Latin American security. Prerequisites: NS3510 or NS3520, NS3024 or consent of instructor.

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NS4610 Asian Seminar: United States-Asian Relations (4-0) As Required

Overview of the current state of U.S.-Asia relations. Prerequisites: None.

NS4620 Seminar on the Chinese People's Liberation Army (4-0) As Required

This course is a reading seminar on the evolution of the PRC's military and its domestic and foreign policy roles. It reviews the evolution of Maoist and post-Mao security strategies, military decision making, professionalism versus politicization of the army, the calculus of deterrence and the use of force in PRC foreign policy, and party-army and civil military relations. Prerequisites: None.

NS4630 Seminar on Northeast Asian Security (4-0) Annually

Advanced research on national, regional, and global security dynamics among the states of Northeast Asia. The course explores policy options facing North Korea, South Korea, Russia, Japan, and China, their regional interaction, and the likely implications for the United States. Non-traditional security topics such as energy and space will be covered along with questions of military modernization, weapons, proliferation, alliance behavior, and deterrence. Prerequisites: Prior completion of at least one course in Asian politics and security (NS3620, NS3661, NS3662 or NS3663) or consent of the instructor.

NS4640 Seminar on Wars in Asia (4-0) As Required

This course studies the history of war and international relations in South Asia and the Asia-Pacific region in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It emphasizes the relationship between military action and political developments within the region, and also seeks to explore the impact of regional developments on the larger world system. Students will write an independent research paper in this class. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

NS4641 Political and Ethnic Violence in Southeast Asia (4-0) As Required

This course will examine the sources of political and ethnic violence in the Southeast Asia region. Prerequisites: NS3620.

NS4642 Chinese Foreign Policy (4-0) As Required

This seminar examines and analyzes the major developments in Chinese foreign policy since 1949. It introduces historical legacies and traces the major developments during the Cold War, such as Chinese intervention in the Korean War, the rise and fall of the Sino-Soviet alliance, and improvement in Sino-American relations. The course focuses on understanding and analyzing Chinese foreign policy in the post-Cold War world and China’s rise, including topics such as China’s grand strategy, China’s relations with the U.S., Taiwan, and Asia, and PLA modernization. This seminar also provides an opportunity for students to conduct original analysis and research on Chinese foreign policy. Prerequisite: At least one NS Asia/China course (two preferred) or consent of the instructor.

NS4645 Asian Security: Theory and Practice (4-0) As Required

East Asia contains four "great powers," three-plus nuclear powers, two countries still divided since WWII, and several of the most dynamic economies on the globe. This course considers the prospects for war and peace in this complex constellation of powers in the current era. Will the United States and China become rivals? What are the prospects for stability on the Korean Peninsula and in the Taiwan Strait? Will Japan become a "normal" nation? What role do nuclear and other WMD play in shaping regional affairs? Why are security institutions so few in East Asian Security affairs? Is international cooperation fundamentally different in East Asia? What is the nature of civil-military relations across the countries of the region? Each of these questions will be addressed. The course will begin with a brief discussion of international security theory before turning toward specific regional security topics. Throughout the quarter we will make use, however, of theoretically informed arguments regarding East Asian security issues. Prerequisites: Prior completion of NS3024, plus at least one course on Asian politics and security, numbered NS3600-3667; or permission of the instructor.

NS4660 Seminar on Asia in World Affairs (4-0) As Required

Advanced study of Asia's contemporary economic, security, diplomatic and cultural roles in world affairs, with special emphasis on the policy interaction of China, Japan, India and other key states with the United States, Russia, Europe, and the developing world. Prerequisites: A NS3000 level course on Asia or consent of instructor.

NS4661 Contemporary Afghan Politics (4-0) As Required

This seminar examines the complex historical, ethnic, religious, and linguistic factors that unite and divide Afghanistan as it struggles with the challenges of political modernization, economic reform, and integration into the international community. The seminar places a fundamental emphasis on current Afghan politics as well as questions of U.S. interests and policy options. Prerequisites: None.

NS4662 Seminar on the Politics of Southeast Asia (4-0) As Required

Advanced seminar on the contemporary politics of Southeast Asia. Prerequisites: None.

NS4663 Politics and Security in Pakistan and Afghanistan (4-0) As Required

This course focuses on the political and security dynamics of Pakistan and Afghanistan. In recent history the region has been a hotbed of instability and s focal point of terrorism. The course will explore the complex interplay of history, geography and ethno-religious politics of the two contagious countries, analyze its impact on regional stability, and examine the implications for global security.

NS4664 Religious Activism in South Asian Politics (4-0) As Required

The events of September 11 have underscored the importance of religious activism in South Asian politics. These movements have impacted regional politics and international security and are likely to continue to do so in the years to come. This course aims to provide students with an in-depth understanding of the role of religion in South Asian politics by familiarizing them with the historical context for religion's involvement in South Asian politics, introducing the important actors, key ideas and major events. The course will deal with both Islamic and Hindu religious movements in the Afghanistan-Pakistan-India arc. This will provide a comprehensive approach to the topic and will provide students with a comparative framework to analyze relevant issues. The course will use important works in the disciplines to provide a historical framework for the study of religion and politics in South Asia. Prerequisites: None.

NS4666 Seminar on U.S. Policy in South Asia (4-0) Annually

Overview of U.S. Policy in South Asia. Focus is on current issues. Prerequisites: None.

NS4667 Political Development in South Asia (4-0) Annually

This course covers a selected range of topics for understanding current South Asian political developments and towards answering the larger question of why South Asia is the way it is: What are the internal and external structures and institutions in South Asian countries that shape their political activities and stance? In this course we study contemporary issues in the context of regional, national, and local political developments in India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. This will assist in thinking relationally and comparatively across nations of the region, as well as provide an understanding of different movements and events that shape this region. Prerequisites: None.

NS4668 Security in South Asia (4-0) Annually

The seminar places particular emphasis on the conditions affecting the occurrence, conduct and aftermath of war in the region. Topics covered in the seminar include the independence of India and Pakistan in 1947 and the creation of political, ethnic, religious, and territorial disputes between the two countries; ethnic and religious sources of instability in the region; civil-military relations; South Asia during the Cold War; South Asia and the global war against terrorism; the foreign relations of India and Pakistan with the United States, Russia, China and neighboring countries; the origins and military conduct of the three India-Pakistan wars; and the acquisition of nuclear weapons by India and Pakistan and their impact on regional security and international stability. Depending on student interest, the course also will cover security dynamics of smaller South Asian states (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka, and Bhutan). Prerequisites: None.

NS4669 Conflict and Cooperation in World Politics (4-0) As Required

This course introduces students to representative literature on key topics in the fields of strategic studies and security studies. The course is taught as a research seminar. It is organized around four main topic areas: the parameters of strategic studies and security studies, and alternative definitions of security; alternative approaches to maintaining order at a regional or global level, with the main focus on the prospects for stability when there is a hegemonic power; the concept of strategic culture; and the effectiveness of alternative strategies for influencing states in bilateral relations so as to reduce security threats and the chances of military conflict. Prerequisites: NS3024.

NS4677 Space and International Security (4-0) Annually

This course studies the political history of the space age from the perspective of U.S. national security, as well as U.S. relations with other major, space-faring countries. It also covers arms control treaties, legal issues, international negotiations, and space management questions from a current policy perspective. An independent research paper or policy memo on an assigned topic is required. Prerequisites: NS3011 and NS3024 or consent of instructor.

NS4690 Seminar on International Security Issues of Asia (4-0) As Required

Advanced study of Asian security issues with special emphasis on the balance of forces, regional and external alliances, prospects for conflict, and Asian concepts of security and strategy. Prerequisites: A NS3000 level course on Asia or consent of instructor.

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NS4710 Seminar on European Politics (4-0) Annually

A research seminar on politics in contemporary Europe. Students conduct and present original research on selected issues concerning European politics, with an emphasis on defense and security problems. Prerequisites: NS3710 or consent of instructor.

NS4720 Seminar on European Security Issues (4-0) Annually

A research seminar on security issues in contemporary Europe. Students conduct and present original research on selected issues concerning European security. Prerequisites: NS3720 or consent of instructor.

NS4722 Special Topics: Europe (4-0) As Required

Upper level seminar that debates advanced issues in European Security. Specifics topic vary by instructor. Prerequisites: None.

NS4755 Strategic Planning and Budgeting for Homeland Security (4-0) As Required

Offered through the Center for Homeland Security and Defense and Security. Homeland security requires programs in such disparate areas as counter-terrorism, information security, border security, counter-drug activities, etc. This course will provide students with an analytical framework useful for translating long-term plans into programs and budgets. Prerequisite: NS3810.

NS4801 Seminar on Terrorism (4-0) As Required

This course attempts to provide a broad sweep of the field of terrorism. We explore general issues — the structure of terrorist groups, the motivation of those who join, the patterns of authority and decision making within groups, and the impact of different types of operations on governments and the public. In the second portion of the course, we discuss in greater depth the campaigns of a few selected terrorist organizations. We will also look at what some scholars call the "new" terrorism. Prerequisites: None.

NS4805 Modeling Terrorism: New Analytical Approaches (4-0) Spring/Summer

Terrorism and the groups that foment it are at the forefront of concern for policymakers and defense analysts worldwide. This seminar and associated lab will focus on applying a variety of proven analytic techniques to terrorism for the purpose of understanding it, building actionable models of it, and suggesting policy alternatives aimed at successfully deterring, disrupting and defeating it. The course will use as a test bed a particular global terrorist organization. Appropriate readings and background materials will be augmented with hands-on lab exercises analyzing group, organization, environment, process and narrative-related dimensions of terrorism. Instruction will be augmented by subject matter experts and guest speakers. Approaches to be covered include system dynamics, game theory, Bayesian analysis, cross-impact analysis, and rhetorical modeling and simulation. Prerequisite: None.

NS4806 Seminar on Applied Terrorism/Insurgency Research Methods (4-0) Annually

This course studies the use and application of advanced methodologies for investigating the organizational dynamics of terrorist and insurgent movements. A significant independent research paper is required. Prerequisite: Prior completion of NS4805 or consent of instructor.

NS4880 Legal and Military Responses to Political Violence (4-0) Annually

The course will first review the variety of legal and military policy options open to any state that confronts political violence, with particular attention to short versus long-term consequences of different policy options. It then analyzes a few individual cases (the British in Ulster, violence in Spain) in depth, in order to assess how different policy options combine or cancel each other. Prerequisites: Consent of instructor.

NS4881 Multi-Discipline Approaches to Homeland Security (4-0) As Required

Offered through the Center for Homeland Defense and Security. Homeland security efforts in the United States constitute a project framed by the rule of law. Constitutional concerns, civil rights issues and the roles if the various disciplines engaged in the effort are driven and impacted by the various local, state, and federal systems of law. This course allows students to explore the homeland security project in relation to the laws that support and constrain it. Prerequisites: None.

NS4920 Special Topics: Civil-Military Relations (4-0) As Required

Selected special issues in Civil-Military relations. Prerequisites: None.

NS4930 Media and War (4-0) As Required

This seminar will analyze the interaction between the media, in the United States and abroad, and society during wartime. Prerequisites: None.

NS4940 Seminar on International Political Economy (4-0) Annually

This course addresses how governance is and can be created at the global level. It examines how states are coping with the multiplicity of global issues that affect them and how these issues and efforts impact state sovereignty. It will address how political actors respond to and create the drivers of globalization — the global processes, such as the spread of ideas such as neo-liberal market economic theory and universal human rights, as well as environmental, demographic and resource changes, that make actors dependent on each other for their management. Prerequisites: NS3024 and NS3040 or consent of instructor.

NS4941 National Security Law for Homeland Security and Defense (4-0) As Required

The course studies the legal framework within which defense strategy is formulated and executed, with emphasis on the identification and resolution of jurisdictional conflicts, the interaction of municipal and international law governing the use of force, and the organization challenges presented by the coordination of military activities with those of civilian law enforcement agencies and the judiciary. Prerequisites: NS3000, NS3023, or NS3024 or consent of the instructor.

NS4990 Seminar in Strategic Studies (4-0) Annually

This course studies the theory and practice of national defense strategy, approached by means of selected theoretical texts and historical case studies in military and political decision-making. Topics include combined-arms land warfare, maritime strategy, strike warfare, nuclear strategy, and revolutionary insurgency. A significant independent research paper is required. Prerequisites: NS3000, plus at least one other 4000-level seminar in National Security Affairs.

NS4991 Seminar in United States Foreign Policy (4-0) Annually

This course studies the conduct of foreign policy by the United States from the founding of the American Republic through the end of the Cold War. A significant research paper is required. Prerequisites: NS3024, plus at least one 4000-level seminar in National Security Affairs, or consent of instructor.

NS5810 Dissertation Research (0-8) As Required

Dissertation research for doctoral studies. Required in the quarter following advancement to candidacy and then continuously each quarter until dissertation is approved by the Academic Council.

International Defense Planning Certificate - Curriculum 245

Program Officer

Jorge Garcia, CDR, USN

Glasgow Hall Room 336

(831) 656-2067, DSN 756-2067

jfgarci1@nps.edu

Academic Associate

Thomas-Durell Young, Ph.D.

Code 38, Bldg. 259, Room 220

(831) 656-2011, DSN 756-2011

tdyoung@nps.edu

Brief Overview

The Certificate Program in International Defense Planning is intended to provide international students with a compact introduction to the processes and methods of effective defense planning, as well as analytical tools they can employ to evaluate and improve defense planning in their own countries. Students are required to have completed a Bachelor's degree at an accredited university, and to possess substantial fluency in English, as demonstrated by a minimum total score of 90 on the internet-based Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL), or a score of 560 on the written test.

Entry Date

Summer

Required Courses

NS3000

War in the Modern World

NS3230

Innovation and Adaptation in the Military

NS3245

Comparative Defense Organization and Management

NS3246

Comparative Defense Planning

Regional Security Studies (Middle East, South Asia, and Africa) Certificate - Curriculum 246

Program Officer

Jorge Garcia, CDR, USN

Glasgow Hall Room 336

(831) 656-2067, DSN 756-2067

jfgarci1@nps.edu

Academic Associate

Anne Marie Baylouny, Ph.D.

Code 38, Glasgow Hall, Room 393

(831) 656-2739, DSN 756-2739

ambaylou@nps.edu

Brief Overview

The Academic Certificate Program in Regional Security Studies (Middle East, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa) is designed primarily to support senior Foreign Area Officers (O-5s and O-6s) who will benefit from a renewed period of serious engagement with current academic and policy work on their region of specialization. The Certificate requires successful completion of a minimum of three graduate courses focusing on the region (12 credit hours), of which at least one course (4 credit hours) must be at the 4000-level. Each student’s required course work is developed individually under the direction of the cognizant Academic Associate, based on the relevant regional courses available during the quarter(s) when the student is in residence. Language maintenance courses at the Defense Language Institute may be taken simultaneously in conjunction with the Certificate Program, but do not count toward the Certificate. Students may begin their course of study in any academic quarter.

Entry Date

All quarters

Required Courses

Course offerings in NSA vary from year to year. The following illustrate what a (minimum) acceptable combination of courses might look like. Many other combinations are possible.

Example 1 (Middle East concentration)

NS3320, United States Foreign Policy in the Middle East

4-0

NS3330, Comparative Politics of the Middle East

4-0

NS4315, Security and Politics in Iran

4-0

Example 2 (South Asian concentration)

NS3668, Politics and Security in South Asia

4-0

NS4661, Contemporary Afghan Politics

4-0

NS4664, Religious Activism in South Asian Politics

4-0

Example 3 (Sub-Saharan Africa concentration)

NS3301, African History and Cultures

4-0

NS3311, Government and Politics in Sub-Saharan Africa

4-0

NS4328, Government and Security in the Horn of Africa

4-0

Regional Security Studies (East & South East Asia) Certificate - Curriculum 247

Program Officer

Jorge Garcia, CDR, USN

Glasgow Hall Room 336

(831) 656-2067, DSN 756-2067

jfgarci1@nps.edu

Academic Associate

Robert Weiner, Ph.D.

Code 38, Glasgow Hall, Room 375

(831) 656-3952, DSN 756-3952

rjweiner@nps.edu

Brief Overview

The Academic Certificate Program in Regional Security Studies (East and Southeast Asia) is designed to support primarily senior Foreign Area Officers (O-5s and O-6s) who will benefit from a renewed period of serious engagement with current academic and policy work on their region of specialization. The Certificate requires successful completion of a minimum of three graduate courses focusing on the region (12 credit hours), of which at least one course (4 credit hours) must be at the 4000-level. Each student’s required course work is developed individually under the direction of the cognizant Academic Associate, based on the relevant regional courses available during the quarter(s) when the student is in residence. Language maintenance courses at the Defense Language Institute may be taken simultaneously in conjunction with the Certificate Program, but do not count toward the Certificate. Students may begin their course of study in any academic quarter.

Entry Date

All quarters

Required Courses

Course offerings in NSA vary from year to year. The following illustrate what a (minimum) acceptable combination of courses might look like. Many other combinations are possible.

Example 1 (East Asia [general regional] concentration)

NS3600, History of Modern East Asia

4-0

NS3662, Government and Security in Japan

4-0

NS4645, Asian Security: Theory and Practice

4-0

Example 2 (Southeast Asian concentration)

NS3601, History and Cultures of Southeast Asia

4-0

NS3621, International Relations of Southeast Asia

4-0

NS4641, Political and Ethnic Violence in Southeast Asia

4-0

Example 3 (East Asia [China] concentration)

NS3661, Government and Security in China

4-0

NS4642, Chinese Foreign Policy

4-0

NS4024, Political Economy of China

4-0

Regional Security Studies (Western Hemisphere) Certificate - Curriculum 248

Program Officer

Jorge Garcia, CDR, USN

Glasgow Hall Room 336

(831) 656-2067, DSN 756-2067

jfgarci1@nps.edu

Academic Associate

Arturo Sotomayor, Ph.D.

Code 38, Glasgow Hall, Room 380

(831) 656-2798, DSN 756-2798

acsotoma@nps.edu

Brief Overview

The Academic Certificate Program in Regional Security Studies (Western Hemisphere) is designed to support primarily senior Foreign Area Officers (O-5s and O-6s) who will benefit from a renewed period of serious engagement with current academic and policy work on their region of specialization. The Certificate requires successful completion of a minimum of three graduate courses focusing on the region (12 credit hours), of which at least one course (4 credit hours) must be at the 4000-level. Each student’s required course work is developed individually under the direction of the cognizant Academic Associate, based on the relevant regional courses available during the quarter(s) when the student is in residence. Language maintenance courses at the Defense Language Institute may be taken simultaneously in conjunction with the Certificate Program, but do not count toward the Certificate. Students may begin their course of study in any academic quarter.

Entry Date

All quarters

Required Courses

Course offerings in NSA vary from year to year. The following illustrate what a (minimum) acceptable combination of courses might look like. Many other combinations are possible.

Example 1

NS3501, History and Cultures of Latin America

4-0

NS3510, Government and Politics in Latin America

4-0

NS4560, Seminar on Latin American Security Issues

4-0

Example 2

NS3520, Latin American International Relations

4-0

NS3560, Political and Social Change in the Andes

4-0

NS4540, The Political Economy of Latin America

4-0

Example 3

NS3501, History and Cultures of Latin America

4-0

NS4501, Politics, Film, and Fiction in Latin America

4-0

NS4059, Special Topics: Latin America

4-0

Regional Security Studies (Europe and Eurasia) Certificate - Curriculum 249

Program Officer

Jorge Garcia, CDR, USN

Glasgow Hall Room 336

(831) 656-2067, DSN 756-2067

jfgarci1@nps.edu

Academic Associate

Mikhail Tsypkin, Ph.D.

Code 38, Glasgow Hall, Room 313

(831) 656-2218, DSN 756-2218

mtsypkin@nps.edu

Brief Overview

The Academic Certificate Program in Regional Security Studies (Europe and Eurasia) is designed to support primarily senior Foreign Area Officers (O-5s and O-6s) who will benefit from a renewed period of serious engagement with current academic and policy work on their region of specialization. The Certificate requires successful completion of a minimum of three graduate courses focusing on the region (12 credit hours), of which at least one course (4 credit hours) must be at the 4000-level. Each student’s required course work is developed individually under the direction of the cognizant Academic Associate, based on the relevant regional courses available during the quarter(s) when the student is in residence. Language maintenance courses at the Defense Language Institute may be taken simultaneously in conjunction with the Certificate Program, but do not count toward the Certificate. Students may begin their course of study in any academic quarter.

Entry Date

All quarters

Required Courses

Course offerings in NSA vary from year to year. The following illustrate what a (minimum) acceptable combination of courses might look like. Many other combinations are possible.

Example 1 (Europe concentration)

NS3700, History of Modern Europe

4-0

NS3720, European Security Institutions

4-0

NS4021, Europe and the United States

4-0

Example 2 (Eurasia concentration)

NS3466, Central Asian History

4/0

NS3401, Contemporary Politics in Russia

4/0

NS4410, Seminar on Security Issues in Russia, Eastern Europe, and Central Asia

4/0

Example 3 ([Western] Europe concentration)

NS3710, Introduction to European Politics

4-0

NS4037, NATO

4-0

NS4022, Soldiers and Politics in the Euro-Atlantic Region

4-0

Regional Security Studies - Middle East, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa - Curriculum 681

Program Officer

Jorge Garcia, CDR, USN

Glasgow Hall Room 336

(831) 656-2067, DSN 756-2067

jfgarci1@nps.edu

Academic Associate

Anne Marie Baylouny, Ph.D.

Code 38, Glasgow Hall, Room 393

(831) 656-2739, DSN 756-2739

ambaylou@nps.edu

Brief Overview

Curriculum 681 studies politics and security in the Middle East, South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa. Degree requirements vary somewhat depending upon which of these sub-regions is the focus of effort. Separate tracks, with their own sets of requirements, exist for each of these three regions, as indicated in NSA's on-line course schedule. Depending upon sponsor requirements, study at NPS may be preceded or followed by language instruction at the Defense Language Institute, co-located on the Monterey Peninsula. In addition, courses conveying Phase I JPME certification, as well as selected U.S. Marine Corps PME courses, are available to NSA students while in residence at NPS.

Entry Date

For thesis students who wish to complete JPME Phase I while in residence, curriculum 681 is a six-quarter (18-month_ program. For non-thesis students who wish to complete JPME Phase I in residence, curriculum 681 is a five-quarter (15-month) program. For non-thesis student who do not wish to complete JPME Phase I in residence, curriculum 681 is a four-quarter (12-month) program. In all cases, students may enter in any quarter, with study commencing in January, April, July or October.

Degree

Master of Arts in Security Studies (Middle East, South Asia, and Sub-Saharan Africa).

Subspecialty

Navy P-Codes: 2101P

Typical Subspecialty Jobs

Defense Attaché

Foreign Area Officer

Intelligence Officer

Plans Officer, Staff Planner

Various joint command positions

Service Headquarters - Political / Military officers

Major staff jobs in Combatant Commands and Fleet Commands

Curriculum Requirements

Students in curriculum 681 must complete five (5) disciplinary core courses, as follows:

NS3011

Research and Writing in National Security Affairs

NS3023

Introduction to Comparative Politics

NS3024

Introduction to International Relations

 

One of the following three:

NS3000

War in the Modern World

NS3001

War and its Impact on Post-Conflict Reconstruction

NS 3003

Nationalism and Revolution

 

One of the following three:

NS3040

Politics of Global Economic Relations

NS3041

Comparative Economic Systems

NS3042

Economic Development for Security Building

In addition, students must complete a minimum of eight (8) curricular core and elective courses in their regional specialization, of which at least three (3) must be at the 4000-level. The courses that satisfy these requirements, and the quarters when they are offered, can be found on the NSA website at http://www.nps.edu/Academics/Schools/SIGS/DegreeProg/NSA/Academics/schedule.html. Students are also required to take sufficient general electives to maintain a full-time course load (16 hours). The number of general elective slots will vary somewhat depending upon service affiliation and sponsor requirements.

Students who write a thesis must also complete NS4080, Thesis Proposal, no later than six months prior to intended graduation. NS4080 does not count as one of the three 4000-level courses required above. Thereafter thesis students may enroll in NS0810, Thesis Research, up to three times; or they may take additional course work in their area of specialization, if they prefer.

Students in curriculum 681 who substitute language training plus a comprehensive examination for the thesis must enroll in NS0811, Preparation for Comprehensive Examination, during their final quarter.

Educational Skill Requirements (ESR)

  1. Basic Graduate Level Skills:
    1. Conduct Research: Assemble information from the full range of data sources to understand international political, economic, and military issues.
    2. Analyze Problems: Frame issues as research questions; logically combine evidence and theory to analyze and explain international political, economic, and military developments; and formulate innovative solutions to strategic problems.
    3. Communicate Information: Clearly summarize large quantities of information and persuasively present positions and courses of action using a broad range of verbal and written communications formats, including short oral arguments, visual briefs, policy memos, position papers, and comprehensive student theses.
  2. General Political Science, International Relations, and Security Studies:
    1. International and Comparative Politics: Understand international relations theories, including realist, liberal, and cultural paradigms; the conditions and worldviews that shape state interactions in the international system; the history of modern nationalism and the state system; and the roles of domestic politics, non-state actors, and transnational social movements in shaping international politics.
    2. International Economy: Understand the economic factors that shape the international security environment, including the economic dimensions of national security policy and the ways in which economic policies and interests affect military strategy and force structure.
    3. International and Military History: Grasp the principal causes of war in the modern era, and understand the political, technological, economic, and other influences that have governed its conduct; understand the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that have contributed to periods of stable peace; and analyze relations between states, including negotiations of peace settlements, military alliances, arms limitation agreements, economic arrangements, and human rights accords.
    4. International Organizations: Understand the history of international organizations and their role in world politics, including international mediation and negotiations, formal and informal security arrangements, treaty regimes, and the role of international institutions and non-governmental organizations in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.
    5. U.S. Security Policy and Strategy: Understand how U.S. national security policy and strategy are formulated. Understand the roles of nuclear forces in the security policies of the United States and other nuclear powers; U.S. nuclear force acquisition, planning, deterrence policy, and employment concepts from the Second World War to the present; and the role of nuclear weapons in alliance politics and international relations.
  3. Regional Security Studies:
    1. Identities, Interests, and Politics: Grasp the most significant political, economic, historical, cultural, and religious drivers that shape national identities and interests within their region of concentration.
    2. Emerging Security Challenges: Know the regional sources of political and social instability and become familiar with the roots of ethnic conflict, insurgencies, and terrorism, and their effect on regional and U.S. security.
    3. Regional Conflicts: Understand the patterns of violent conflicts, the likely sources and character of regional wars in the present and future, and the historical and prospective impact of such wars on the international system.
    4. Military Forces and Strategic Posture: Understand the main factors determining the strategic postures of countries in the region, including strategic culture and goals, threat perceptions, and military force structures.
    5. U.S. Regional Security Policy: Understand U.S. foreign policy objectives in a given region and be able to explain U.S. political, economic, and military strategy in the region, including U.S. engagement policy and security assistance programs.
    6. Economic Factors: Grasp the importance of underlying economic conditions on regional stability and conflict, as well as the tools of economic statecraft that the United States and international organizations may employ to try to influence these conditions.

Regional Security Studies - Far East, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific - Curriculum 682

Program Officer

Jorge Garcia, CDR, USN

Glasgow Hall Room 336

(831) 656-2067, DSN 756-2067

jfgarci1@nps.edu

Academic Associate

Robert Weiner, Ph.D.

Code 38, Glasgow Hall, Room 375

(831) 656-3952, DSN 756-3952

rjweiner@nps.edu

Brief Overview

Curriculum 682 studies politics and security in the Far East, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific. Depending upon sponsor requirements, study at NPS may be preceded or followed by language instruction at the Defense Language Institute, co-located on the Monterey Peninsula.

Entry Date

For thesis students who wish to complete JPME Phase I while in residence, curriculum 682 is a six-quarter (18-month) program. For non-thesis students who wish to complete JPME Phase I in residence, curriculum 682 is a five-quarter (15-month) program. For non-thesis student who do not wish to complete JPME Phase I in residence, curriculum 682 is a four-quarter (12-month) program. In all cases, students may enter in any quarter, with study commencing in January, April, July or October.

Degree

Master of Arts in Security Studies (Far East, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific)

Subspecialty

Navy P-Codes: 2102P

Typical Subspecialty Jobs

Defense Attaché

Foreign Area Officer

Intelligence Officer

Plans Officer, Staff Planner

Various joint command positions

Service Headquarters - Political / Military officers

Major staff jobs in Combatant Commands and Fleet Commands

Curriculum Requirements

All Students in curriculum 682 must complete five (5) disciplinary core courses, as follows:

NS3011

Research and Writing in National Security Affairs

NS3023

Introduction to Comparative Politics

NS3024

Introduction to International Relations

 

One of the following three:

NS3000

War in the Modern World

 

NS3001

War and its Impact on Post-Conflict Reconstruction

NS3003

Nationalism and Revolution

 

One of the following three:

NS3040

Politics of Global Economic Relations

 

NS3041

Comparative Economic Systems

NS3042

Economic Development for Security Building

In addition, students must complete a minimum of eight (8) curricular core and elective courses in their regional specialization, of which at least three (3) must be at the 4000-level. The courses that satisfy these requirements, and the quarters when they are offered, can be found on the NSA website at http://www.nps.edu/Academics/Schools/SIGS/DegreeProg/NSA/Academics/schedule.html. Students are also required to take sufficient general electives to maintain a full-time course load (16 hours). The number of general elective slots will vary somewhat depending upon service affiliation and sponsor requirements.

Students who write a thesis must complete NS4080, Thesis Proposal, no later than six months prior to intended graduation. NS4080 does not count as one of the three 4000-level courses required above. Thereafter thesis students may enroll in NS0810, Thesis Research, up to three times; or they may take additional course work in their area of specialization, if they prefer.

Students in curriculum 682 who substitute language training plus a comprehensive examination for the thesis must enroll in NS0811, Preparation for Comprehensive Examination, during their final quarter.

Educational Skill Requirements (ESR)

  1. Basic Graduate Level Skills
    1. Conduct Research: Assemble information from the full range of data sources to understand international political, economic, and military issues.
    2. Analyze Problems: Frame issues as research questions; logically combine evidence and theory to analyze and explain international political, economic, and military developments; and formulate innovative solutions to strategic problems.
    3. Communicate Information: Clearly summarize large quantities of information and persuasively present positions and courses of action using a broad range of verbal and written communications formats, including short oral arguments, visual briefs, policy memos, position papers, and comprehensive student theses.
  2. General Political Science, International Relations, and Security Studies
    1. International and Comparative Politics: Understand international relations theories, including realist, liberal, and cultural paradigms; the conditions and world views that shape state interactions in the international system; the history of modern nationalism and the state system; and the roles of domestic politics, non-state actors, and transnational social movements in shaping international politics.
    2. International Economy: Understand the economic factors that shape the international security environment, including the economic dimensions of national security policy and the ways in which economic policies and interests affect military strategy and force structure.
    3. International and Military History: Grasp the principal causes of war in the modern era, and understand the political, technological, economic, and other influences that have governed its conduct; understand the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that have contributed to periods of stable peace; and analyze relations between states, including negotiations of peace settlements, military alliances, arms limitation agreements, economic arrangements, and human rights accords.
    4. International Organizations: Understand the history of international organizations and their role in world politics, including international mediation and negotiations, formal and informal security arrangements, treaty regimes, and the role of international institutions and non-governmental organizations in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.
    5. U.S. Security Policy and Strategy: Understand how U.S. national security policy and strategy are formulated. Understand the roles of nuclear forces in the security policies of the United States and other nuclear powers; U.S. nuclear force acquisition, planning, deterrence policy, and employment concepts from the Second World War to the present; and the role of nuclear weapons in alliance politics and international relations.
  3. Regional Security Studies
    1. Identities, Interests, and Politics: Grasp the most significant political, economic, historical, cultural, and religious drivers that shape national identities and interests within their region of concentration.
    2. Emerging Security Challenges: Know the regional sources of political and social instability and become familiar with the roots of ethnic conflict, insurgencies, and terrorism, and their effect on regional and U.S. security.
    3. Regional Conflicts: Understand the patterns of violent conflicts, the likely sources and character of regional wars in the present and future, and the historical and prospective impact of such wars on the international system.
    4. Military Forces and Strategic Posture: Understand the main factors determining the strategic postures of countries in the region, including strategic culture and goals, threat perceptions, and military force structures.
    5. U.S. Regional Security Policy: Understand U.S. foreign policy objectives in a given region and be able to explain U.S. political, economic, and military strategy in the region, including U.S. engagement policy and security assistance programs.
    6. Economic Factors: Grasp the importance of underlying economic conditions on regional stability and conflict, as well as the tools of economic statecraft that the United States and international organizations may employ to try to influence these conditions.

Regional Security Studies - Western Hemisphere - Curriculum 683

Program Officer

Jorge Garcia, CDR, USN

Glasgow Hall Room 336

(831) 656-2067, DSN 756-2067

jfgarci1@nps.edu

Academic Associate

Arturo C. Sotomayor, Ph.D.

Code 38, Glasgow Hall, Room 348

(831) 656-2798, DSN 756-2798

acsotoma@nps.edu

Brief Overview

Curriculum 683 studies politics and security in the Western Hemisphere, excluding Canada and the United States. Depending upon sponsor requirements, study at NPS may be preceded or followed by language instruction at the Defense Language Institute, co-located on the Monterey Peninsula. In addition, courses, conveying Phase I JPME certification, as well as selected U.S. Marine Corps PME courses, are available to Regional Security Studies students while in residence at NPS.

Entry Date

For thesis students who wish to complete JPME Phase I while in residence, curriculum 683 is a six-quarter (18-month) program. For non-thesis students who wish to complete JPME Phase I in residence, curriculum 683 is a five-quarter (15-month) program. For non-thesis student who do not wish to complete JPME Phase I in residence, curriculum 683 is a four-quarter (12-month) program. In all cases, students may enter in any quarter, with study commencing in January, April, July or October

Degree

Master of Arts in Security Studies (Western Hemisphere)

Subspecialty

Navy P-Codes: 2103P

Typical Subspecialty Jobs

Defense Attaché

Foreign Area Officer

Intelligence Officer

Plans Officer, Staff Planner

Various joint command positions

Service Headquarters - Political / Military officers

Major staff jobs in Combatant Commands and Fleet Commands

Curriculum Requirements

Students in curriculum 683 must complete five (5) disciplinary core courses, as follows:

NS3011

Research and Writing in National Security Affairs

NS3023

Introduction to Comparative Politics

NS3024

Introduction to International Relations

 

One of the following three:

NS3000

War in the Modern World

 

NS3001

War and its Impact on Post-Conflict Reconstruction

NS3003

Nationalism and Revolution

 

One of the following three:

NS3040

Politics of Global Economic Relations

 

NS3041

Comparative Economic Systems

NS3042

Economic Development for Security Building

In addition, students must complete a minimum of eight (8) curricular core and elective courses in their regional specialization, of which at least three (3) must be at the 4000-level. The courses that satisfy these requirements, and the quarters when they are offered, can be found on the NSA website at http://www.nps.edu/Academics/Schools/SIGS/DegreeProg/NSA/Academics/schedule.html. Students are also required to take sufficient general electives to maintain a full-time course load (16 hours). The number of general elective slots will vary somewhat depending upon service affiliation and sponsor requirements.

Students who write a thesis must complete NS4080, Thesis Proposal, no later than six months prior to intended graduation. NS4080 does not count as one of the three 4000-level courses required above. Thereafter thesis students may enroll in NS0810, Thesis Research, up to three times; or they may take additional course work in their area of specialization, if they prefer.

Students in curriculum 683 who substitute language training plus a comprehensive examination for the thesis must enroll in NS0811, Preparation for Comprehensive Examination, during their final quarter.

Educational Skill Requirements (ESR)

  1. Basic Graduate Level Skills
    1. Conduct Research: Assemble information from the full range of data sources to understand international political, economic, and military issues.
    2. Analyze Problems: Frame issues as research questions; logically combine evidence and theory to analyze and explain international political, economic, and military developments; and formulate innovative solutions to strategic problems.
    3. Communicate Information: Clearly summarize large quantities of information and persuasively present positions and courses of action using a broad range of verbal and written communications formats, including short oral arguments, visual briefs, policy memos, position papers, and comprehensive student theses.
  2. General Political Science, International Relations, and Security Studies
    1. International and Comparative Politics: Understand international relations theories, including realist, liberal, and cultural paradigms; the conditions and worldviews that shape state interactions in the international system; the history of modern nationalism and the state system; and the roles of domestic politics, non-state actors, and transnational social movements in shaping international politics.
    2. International Economy: Understand the economic factors that shape the international security environment, including the economic dimensions of national security policy and the ways in which economic policies and interests affect military strategy and force structure.
    3. International and Military History: Grasp the principal causes of war in the modern era, and understand the political, technological, economic, and other influences that have governed its conduct; understand the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that have contributed to periods of stable peace; and analyze relations between states, including negotiations of peace settlements, military alliances, arms limitation agreements, economic arrangements, and human rights accords.
    4. International Organizations: Understand the history of international organizations and their role in world politics, including international mediation and negotiations, formal and informal security arrangements, treaty regimes, and the role of international institutions and non-governmental organizations in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.
    5. U.S. Security Policy and Strategy: Understand how U.S. national security policy and strategy are formulated. Understand the roles of nuclear forces in the security policies of the United States and other nuclear powers; U.S. nuclear force acquisition, planning, deterrence policy, and employment concepts from the Second World War to the present; and the role of nuclear weapons in alliance politics and international relations.
  3. Regional Security Studies
    1. Identities, Interests, and Politics: Grasp the most significant political, economic, historical, cultural, and religious drivers that shape national identities and interests within their region of concentration.
    2. Emerging Security Challenges: Know the regional sources of political and social instability and become familiar with the roots of ethnic conflict, insurgencies, and terrorism, and their effect on regional and U.S. security.
    3. Regional Conflicts: Understand the patterns of violent conflicts, the likely sources and character of regional wars in the present and future, and the historical and prospective impact of such wars on the international system.
    4. Military Forces and Strategic Posture: Understand the main factors determining the strategic postures of countries in the region, including strategic culture and goals, threat perceptions, and military force structures.
    5. U.S. Regional Security Policy: Understand U.S. foreign policy objectives in a given region and be able to explain U.S. political, economic, and military strategy in the region, including U.S. engagement policy and security assistance programs.
    6. Economic Factors: Grasp the importance of underlying economic conditions on regional stability and conflict, as well as the tools of economic statecraft that the United States and international organizations may employ to try to influence these conditions.

Regional Security Studies - Europe and Eurasia - Curriculum 684

Program Officer

Jorge Garcia, CDR, USN

Glasgow Hall Room 336

(831) 656-2067, DSN 756-2067

jfgarci1@nps.edu

Academic Associate

Mikhail Tsypkin, Ph.D.

Code 38, Glasgow Hall, Room 313

(831) 656-2218, DSN 756-2218

mtsypkin@nps.edu

Brief Overview

Curriculum 684 studies politics and security in Europe and Eurasia. Depending upon sponsor requirements, study at NPS may be preceded or followed by language instruction at the Defense Language Institute, co-located on the Monterey Peninsula.

Curriculum 684 distinguishes between Europe and Eurasia based on the designations used in the Army FAO program as follows:

Europe: United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Norway, Netherlands, Belgium, Sweden, Denmark, Luxembourg, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland, Albania, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Serbia Montenegro, Macedonia, Finland, Romania, Greece, Liechtenstein, Malta, Monaco, Andorra, San Marino, Slovenia, and Iceland.

Eurasia: Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Armenia, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, Azerbaijan, Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania.

Separate tracks, with their own sets of requirements, exist for these two regions, as indicated in NSA's on-line schedule of classes.

Entry Date

For thesis students who wish to complete JPME Phase I while in residence, curriculum 684 is a six-quarter (18-month) program. For non-thesis students who will be completing JPME Phase I in residence, curriculum 684 is a five-quarter (15-month) program. For non-thesis student who will not be completing JPME Phase I in residence, curriculum 684 is a four-quarter (12-month) program. In all cases, students may enter in any quarter, with study commencing in January, April, July or October.

Degree

Master of Arts in Security Studies (Europe and Eurasia)

Subspecialty

Navy P-Codes: 2104P

Typical Subspecialty Jobs

Defense Attaché

Foreign Area Officer

Intelligence Officer

Plans Officer, Staff Planner

Various joint command positions

Service Headquarters - Political / Military officers

Major staff jobs in Combatant Commands and Fleet Commands

Curriculum Requirements

Students in curriculum 684 must complete five (5) disciplinary core courses, as follows:

NS3011

Research and Writing in National Security Affairs

NS3023

Introduction to Comparative Politics

NS3024

Introduction to International Relations

 

One of the following three:

NS3000

War in the Modern World

 

NS3001

War and its Impact on Post-Conflict Reconstruction

NS3003

Nationalism and Revolution

 

One of the following three:

NS3040

Politics of Global Economic Relations

 

NS3041

Comparative Economic Systems

NS3042

Economic Development for Security Building

In addition, students must complete a minimum of eight (8) curricular core and elective courses in their regional specialization, of which at least three (3) must be at the 4000-level. The courses that satisfy these requirements, and the quarters when they are offered, can be found on the NSA website at http://www.nps.edu/Academics/Schools/SIGS/DegreeProg/NSA/Academics/schedule.html. Students are also required to take sufficient general electives to maintain a full-time course load (16 hours). The number of general elective slots will vary somewhat depending upon service affiliation and sponsor requirements.

Students who write a thesis must complete NS4080, Thesis Proposal, no later than six months prior to intended graduation. NS4080 does not count as one of the three 4000-level courses required above. Thereafter thesis students may enroll in NS0810, Thesis Research, up to three times; or they may take additional course work in their area of specialization, if they prefer.

Students in curriculum 684 who substitute language training plus a comprehensive examination for the thesis must enroll in NS0811, Preparation for Comprehensive Examination, during their final quarter.

Educational Skill Requirements (ESR)

  1. Basic Graduate Level Skills
    1. Conduct Research: Assemble information from the full range of data sources to understand international political, economic, and military issues.
    2. Analyze Problems: Frame issues as research questions; logically combine evidence and theory to analyze and explain international political, economic, and military developments; and formulate innovative solutions to strategic problems.
    3. Communicate Information: Clearly summarize large quantities of information and persuasively present positions and courses of action using a broad range of verbal and written communications formats, including short oral arguments, visual briefs, policy memos, position papers, and comprehensive student theses.
  2. General Political Science, International Relations, and Security Studies
    1. International and Comparative Politics: Understand international relations theories, including realist, liberal, and cultural paradigms; the conditions and world views that shape state interactions in the international system; the history of modern nationalism and the state system; and the roles of domestic politics, non-state actors, and transnational social movements in shaping international politics.
    2. International Economy: Understand the economic factors that shape the international security environment, including the economic dimensions of national security policy and the ways in which economic policies and interests affect military strategy and force structure.
    3. International and Military History: Grasp the principal causes of war in the modern era, and understand the political, technological, economic, and other influences that have governed its conduct; understand the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that have contributed to periods of stable peace; and analyze relations between states, including negotiations of peace settlements, military alliances, arms limitation agreements, economic arrangements, and human rights accords.
    4. International Organizations: Understand the history of international organizations and their role in world politics, including international mediation and negotiations, formal and informal security arrangements, treaty regimes, and the role of international institutions and non-governmental organizations in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.
    5. U.S. Security Policy and Strategy: Understand how U.S. national security policy and strategy are formulated. Understand the roles of nuclear forces in the security policies of the United States and other nuclear powers; U.S. nuclear force acquisition, planning, deterrence policy, and employment concepts from the Second World War to the present; and the role of nuclear weapons in alliance politics and international relations.
  3. Regional Security Studies
    1. Identities, Interests, and Politics: Grasp the most significant political, economic, historical, cultural, and religious drivers that shape national identities and interests within their region of concentration.
    2. Emerging Security Challenges: Know the regional sources of political and social instability and become familiar with the roots of ethnic conflict, insurgencies, and terrorism, and their effect on regional and U.S. security.
    3. Regional Conflicts: Understand the patterns of violent conflicts, the likely sources and character of regional wars in the present and future, and the historical and prospective impact of such wars on the international system.
    4. Military Forces and Strategic Posture: Understand the main factors determining the strategic postures of countries in the region, including strategic culture and goals, threat perceptions, and military force structures.
    5. U.S. Regional Security Policy: Understand U.S. foreign policy objectives in a given region and be able to explain U.S. political, economic, and military strategy in the region, including U.S. engagement policy and security assistance programs.
    6. Economic Factors: Grasp the importance of underlying economic conditions on regional stability and conflict, as well as the tools of economic statecraft that the United States and international organizations may employ to try to influence these conditions.

Civil-Military Relations - Curriculum 685

Program Officer

Jorge Garcia, CDR, USN

Glasgow Hall Room 336

(831) 656-2067, DSN 756-2067

jfgarci1@nps.edu

Academic Associate

Arturo Sotomayor, Ph.D.

Code 38, Glasgow Hall, Room 348

(831) 656-2798, DSN 756-2798

acsotoma@nps.edu

Brief Overview

The Civil-Military Relations curriculum is an interdisciplinary program tailored to the needs of international officers and civilians. It is open to members of the U.S. armed services as well. The program is designed to meet three related requirements. First, it gives international students the skills needed to resolve the security problems confronting new and emerging democracies. Second, the program offers an in-depth understanding of civil-military relations. Finally, the program prepares students to resolve the civil-military issues raised by participation in U.N. peacekeeping operations, membership in the Partnership for Peace and other alliances, and security cooperation between other nations and the United States.

Entry Date

For students who wish to complete JPME Phase I while in residence, curriculum 685 is a six-quarter (18-month) program. For all other students, curriculum 685 is a five-quarter (15 month) program. International students must enter in Winter Quarter, with study commencing in January. American officers may enter in any quarter.

Degree

Master of Arts in Security Studies (Civil-Military Relations)

Subspecialty

Navy P-Codes: None

Curriculum Requirements

Students in curriculum 685 must complete five (5) disciplinary core courses, as follows:

NS3011

Research and Writing in National Security Affairs

NS3023

Introduction to Comparative Politics

NS3024

Introduction to International Relations

 

One of the following three:

NS3000

War in the Modern World

 

NS3001

War and its Impact on Post-Conflict Reconstruction

NS3003

Nationalism and Revolution

 

One of the following three:

NS3040

Politics of Global Economic Relations

 

NS3041

Comparative Economic Systems

NS3042

Economic Development for Security Building

In addition, students must complete a minimum of eight (8) curricular core and elective courses, of which at least three (3) must be at the 4000-level. The courses that satisfy these requirements, and the quarters when they are offered, can be found on the NSA website at http://www.nps.edu/Academics/Schools/SIGS/DegreeProg/NSA/Academics/schedule.html. 685 students have the option of substituting four (4) courses in a single region for four of the curricular electives that would otherwise be required. At least one of the regional courses must be at the 4000-level.

Students are also required to take sufficient general electives to maintain a full-time course load (16 hours). The number of general elective slots will vary somewhat depending upon service affiliation and sponsor requirements.

Students in curriculum 685 must complete NS4080, Thesis Proposal, no later than six months prior to intended graduation. Thereafter students may enroll in NS0810, Thesis Research, up to three times; or they may take additional course work in their area of specialization, if they prefer.

Educational Skill Requirements (ESR)

  1. Basic Graduate Level Skills
    1. Conduct Research: Assemble information from the full range of data sources to understand international political, economic, and military issues.
    2. Analyze Problems: Frame issues as research questions; logically combine evidence and theory to analyze and explain international political, economic, and military developments; and formulate innovative solutions to strategic problems.
    3. Communicate Information: Clearly summarize large quantities of information and persuasively present positions and courses of action using a broad range of verbal and written communications formats, including short oral arguments, visual briefs, policy memos, position papers, and comprehensive student theses.
  2. General Political Science, International Relations, and Security Studies
    1. International and Comparative Politics: Understand international relations theories, including realist, liberal, and cultural paradigms; the conditions and world views that shape state interactions in the international system; the history of modern nationalism and the state system; and the roles of domestic politics, non-state actors, and transnational social movements in shaping international politics.
    2. International Economy: Understand the economic factors that shape the international security environment, including the economic dimensions of national security policy and the ways in which economic policies and interests affect military strategy and force structure.
    3. International and Military History: Grasp the principal causes of war in the modern era, and understand the political, technological, economic, and other influences that have governed its conduct; understand the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that have contributed to periods of stable peace; and analyze relations between states, including negotiations of peace settlements, military alliances, arms limitation agreements, economic arrangements, and human rights accords.
    4. International Organizations: Understand the history of international organizations and their role in world politics, including international mediation and negotiations, formal and informal security arrangements, treaty regimes, and the role of international institutions and non-governmental organizations in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.
    5. U.S. Security Policy and Strategy: Understand how U.S. national security policy and strategy are formulated. Understand the roles of nuclear forces in the security policies of the United States and other nuclear powers; U.S. nuclear force acquisition, planning, deterrence policy, and employment concepts from the Second World War to the present; and the role of nuclear weapons in alliance politics and international relations.

Stabilization & Reconstruction - Curriculum 686

Program Officer

Jorge Garcia, CDR, USN

Glasgow Hall Room 336

(831) 656-2067, DSN 756-2067

jfgarci1@nps.edu

Academic Associate

Arturo C. Sotomayor, Ph.D.

Code 38, Glasgow Hall, Room 348

(831) 656-2798, DSN 756-2798

acsotoma@nps.edu

Brief Overview

The curriculum on Stabilization and Reconstruction is based on a very simple premise. Sustainable economic and political development can go forward only when effective, democratically-controlled institutions can provide security for a nation's people. In nations where U.S. and international forces are providing this security, those forces need to work with civilian development agencies and NGOs to help build indigenous security institutions. Otherwise, military forces risk creating a climate of dependency, in which continued local reliance on those forces slows their exit and impedes progress towards broader political and economic development.

The purpose of the program is the creation of a security environment within which economic and political development can flourish. By building indigenous capacities to provide security, military forces can “work themselves out of a job” and facilitate their own exit. Moreover, by conducting operations in close cooperation with civilian development agencies and NGOs, forces can facilitate the hand-off to these partners and contribute directly to their development work. In short: the Security Building program is designed to help the United States and its allies win and maintain the peace long after their military forces have returned home.

The program will accomplish its purpose by providing the specialized expertise, problem-solving skills, and management tools required by civilians and military officers (U.S. and international) operating in the post-conflict environment.

Entry Date

For students who wish to complete JPME Phase I while in residence, curriculum 686 is a six-quarter (18-month) program. For all other students, curriculum 686 is a five quarter (15-month) program. Students may enter in any quarter, with study commencing in January, April, July, or October.

Degree

Master of Arts in Security Studies (Stabilization and Reconstruction)

Subspecialty

Navy P-Codes: None.

Curriculum Requirements

Students in curriculum 686 must complete five (5) disciplinary core courses, as follows:

NS3011

Research and Writing in National Security Affairs

NS3023

Introduction to Comparative Politics

NS3024

Introduction to International Relations

 

One of the following three:

NS3000

War in the Modern World

 

NS3001

War and its Impact on Post-Conflict Reconstruction

NS3003

Nationalism and Revolution

 

One of the following three:

NS3040

Politics of Global Economic Relations

 

NS3041

Comparative Economic Systems

NS3042

Economic Development for Security Building

In addition students must to complete a minimum of eight (8) curricular core and elective courses, of which at least three (3) must be at the 4000-level. The courses that satisfy these requirements, and the quarters when they are offered, can be found on the NSA website at http://www.nps.edu/Academics/Schools/SIGS/DegreeProg/NSA/Academics/schedule.html. 686 students have the option of substituting four (4) courses in a single region for four of the curricular electives that would otherwise be required. At least one of the regional courses must be at the 4000-level.

Students are also required to take sufficient general electives to maintain a full-time course load (16 hours). The number of general elective slots will vary somewhat depending upon service affiliation and sponsor requirements.

Students in curriculum 686 must complete NS4080, Thesis Proposal, no later than six months prior to intended graduation. Thereafter thesis students may enroll in NS0810, Thesis Research, up to three times; or they may take additional course work in their area of specialization, if they prefer.

Educational Skill Requirements (ESR)

  1. Basic Graduate Level Skills
    1. Conduct Research: Assemble information from the full range of data sources to understand international political, economic, and military issues.
    2. Analyze Problems: Frame issues as research questions; logically combine evidence and theory to analyze and explain international political, economic, and military developments; and formulate innovative solutions to strategic problems.
    3. Communicate Information: Clearly summarize large quantities of information and persuasively present positions and courses of action using a broad range of verbal and written communications formats, including short oral arguments, visual briefs, policy memos, position papers, and comprehensive student theses.
  2. General Political Science, International Relations, and Security Studies
    1. International and Comparative Politics: Understand international relations theories, including realist, liberal, and cultural paradigms; the conditions and world views that shape state interactions in the international system; the history of modern nationalism and the state system; and the roles of domestic politics, non-state actors, and transnational social movements in shaping international politics.
    2. International Economy: Understand the economic factors that shape the international security environment, including the economic dimensions of national security policy and the ways in which economic policies and interests affect military strategy and force structure.
    3. International and Military History: Grasp the principal causes of war in the modern era, and understand the political, technological, economic, and other influences that have governed its conduct; understand the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that have contributed to periods of stable peace; and analyze relations between states, including negotiations of peace settlements, military alliances, arms limitation agreements, economic arrangements, and human rights accords.
    4. International Organizations: Understand the history of international organizations and their role in world politics, including international mediation and negotiations, formal and informal security arrangements, treaty regimes, and the role of international institutions and non-governmental organizations in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.
    5. U.S. Security Policy and Strategy: Understand how U.S. national security policy and strategy are formulated. Understand the roles of nuclear forces in the security policies of the United States and other nuclear powers; U.S. nuclear force acquisition, planning, deterrence policy, and employment concepts from the Second World War to the present; and the role of nuclear weapons in alliance politics and international relations.
  3. Stabilization and Reconstruction
    1. Civil-Military Relations: Understand the core concepts of civil-military relations, particularly as they relate to the establishment of domestic order and the development of democratic politics.
    2. Operations: Recognize the military, political, economic, and social contexts that make successful stabilization and reconstruction operations possible.
    3. Non-Governmental Actors: Understand the role of non-governmental actors in the development and sustainment of a stable civil society in post-conflict environments.
    4. Analysis of Post-Conflict Situations: Know how to analyze problems in post-conflict situations and understand the role of military and non-military actors in constructing multidisciplinary solutions for stabilization.
    5. Democratic Transitions: Understand the challenges societies face in the process of making democratic transitions and the role of consensus building strategies for crafting sustainable solutions.
    6. Role and Limits of Force: Recognize the comparative contributions (and specific limitations) of using national military, U.N. forces, regional forces, and private entities in the process of stabilizing post-conflict societies.
    7. Historical Context: Students will be familiar with past practices relating to post-conflict stabilization and reconstruction across the world, and understand the relevance and application of those historical practices to conditions today.
    8. Legal Context: Understand the basic international legal and treaty framework that affects stabilization and reconstruction efforts.

Defense Decision-Making & Planning - Curriculum 687

This curriculum is closed to new admissions. Previous catalog descriptions of this curriculum are found in the Past Edition Archives at this link: http://www.nps.edu/Academics/Admissions/Registrar/AcademicCatalog

Program Officer

Jorge Garcia, CDR, USN

Glasgow Hall Room 336

(831) 656-2067, DSN 756-2067

jfgarci1@nps.edu

Strategic Studies - Curriculum 688

Program Officer

Jorge Garcia, CDR, USN

Glasgow Hall Room 336

(831) 656-2067, DSN 756-2067

jfgarci1@nps.edu

Academic Associate

Mikhail Tsypkin, Ph.D.

Code 38, Glasgow Hall, Room 313

(831) 656-2218, DSN 756-2218

mtsypkin@nps.edu

Brief Overview

Strategy is concerned with the use of force to further the ends of policy. The aim of this curriculum is to produce students with a thorough understanding of this relationship, and of the relationship of force to other instruments by which the ends of policy may be pursued. Graduates will possess a comprehensive knowledge of US national security and defense policy and military strategy. They will have the ability to develop and coordinate national and military strategy; to develop concepts and plans to employ military forces at the national and theater levels; to write strategic- and operational-level vision and guidance documents; and to formulate, articulate, and coordinate the employment of all dimensions of military power to support the ends of American national policy.

Strategic Studies is a multi-disciplinary degree program grounded in the fields of history, international relations, comparative politics, and political economy, and requires completion of a Master's thesis as the capstone degree requirement. Satisfactory completion of the four-course Naval War College JPME sequence is required for Navy officers. Students who do not need or desire to complete JPME are expected to develop a coherent four-course elective sequence in its place. The program of study lasts fifteen months, and may be begun in any academic quarter.

Entry Date

Any Quarter

Degree

Master of Arts in Security Studies (Strategic Studies)

Subspecialty

Navy P-Codes: 2301

Curriculum Requirements

Students in curriculum 688 must complete the following:

NS3011

Research and Writing in National Security Affairs

NS3023

Introduction to Comparative Politics

NS3024

Introduction to International Relations

One of the following three:

NS3000

War in the Modern World

 

NS3001

War and its Impact on Post-Conflict Reconstruction

NS3003

Nationalism and Revolution

One of the following three:

NS3040

Politics of Global Economic Relations

 

NS3041

Comparative Economic Systems

NS3042

Economic Development for Security Building

Four JPME courses taught by the Naval War College satellite program:

NW3230

Strategy and War

NW3275

Joint and Maritime Operations, Part I

NW3276

Joint and Maritime Operations, Part II

NW3285

National Security Decision-Making

Curricular Courses - Required

NS3030

American National Security Policy

NS3230

Innovation and Adaptation in the Military

NS4990

Seminar in Strategic Studies

NS4255

Maritime Strategy

Three electives from courses approved by the sponsor.

Thesis-Related Courses - Required

NS4080

Thesis Proposal

NS0810

Thesis Research (may be taken up to three times, must be taken once.)

Educational Skill Requirements (ESR)

  1. Basic Graduate Level Skills
    1. Conduct Research: Assemble information from the full range of data sources to understand international political, economic, and military issues.
    2. Analyze Problems: Frame issues as research questions; logically combine evidence and theory to analyze and explain international political, economic, and military developments; and formulate innovative solutions to strategic problems.
    3. Communicate Information: Clearly summarize large quantities of information and persuasively present positions and courses of action using a broad range of verbal and written communications formats, including short oral arguments, visual briefs, policy memos, position papers, and comprehensive student theses.
  2. General Political Science, International Relations, and Security Studies
    1. International and Comparative Politics: Understand international relations theories, including realist, liberal, and cultural paradigms; the conditions and world views that shape state interactions in the international system; the history of modern nationalism and the state system; and the roles of domestic politics, non-state actors, and transnational social movements in shaping international politics.
    2. International Economy: Understand the economic factors that shape the international security environment, including the economic dimensions of national security policy and the ways in which economic policies and interests affect military strategy and force structure.
    3. International and Military History: Grasp the principal causes of war in the modern era, and understand the political, technological, economic, and other influences that have governed its conduct; understand the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that have contributed to periods of stable peace; and analyze relations between states, including negotiations of peace settlements, military alliances, arms limitation agreements, economic arrangements, and human rights accords.
  3. US National Security, Defense, and Military Strategy
    1. U.S. National Security Policy: Demonstrate a comprehensive knowledge of US national security policy, military history, and defense, military, and naval strategy.
    2. International Environment: Assess the international strategic environment, have knowledge of politico-military affairs, and understand the inner workings of the highest levels of government. Draw policy-relevant conclusions and formulate actionable recommendations.
    3. Strategic plans and policy: Demonstrate ability to write strategic-to-operational-level vision and guidance documents calculated to relate the ends of policy to the ways and means of strategic action. Understand the relationship of DIME elements to naval power and joint and maritime strategy. Differentiate and define Service, COCOM, and Naval Component Command roles at the national and theater levels.
    4. Strategic Theory and Concepts: Demonstrate ability to evolve concepts and strategy to employ forces at the national and theater levels. Understand how joint and maritime forces may influence the future global security environment. Develop strategic- and theater-level concepts of operations based on higher-level policies and strategies.
    5. Coalitions and Alliance Politics: Analyze the principal alliances and international organizations that shape the current security environment, including their role in U.S. national strategy, coalition building, and military missions from peace operations to major wars.
    6. Regional Security: Understand the basic security dynamics of at least two major world regions.
    7. Joint Professional Military Education: Satisfactory completion of JPME Phase I.

Homeland Security and Defense - Curriculum 691

Program Officer

Jorge Garcia, CDR, USN

Glasgow Hall Room 336

(831) 656-2067, DSN 756-2067

jfgarci1@nps.edu

Academic Associate

Carolyn C. Halladay, Ph.D.

Code 38, Glasgow Hall, Room 352

Brief Overview

Homeland Security and Defense provides military officers with a theoretical and practical understanding of unconventional threats within the framework of the U.S. domestic security environment, and organizational strategies to deal with such threats. It explores the Department of Defense's primary role in deterring and preventing attacks on the territory of the United States and in consequence management should such attacks occur. The strategic interests and objectives of the United States; the roles missions, structures, and effectiveness of U.S. Homeland Security organizations and intelligence organizations, as well as potential threats to U.S. domestic security are examined.

Entry Date

For U.S. Navy students who wish to complete JPME Phase I while in residence, curriculum 691 is a six-quarter (18-month) program. For all other students, curriculum 691 is a five-quarter (15-month) program. In all cases, students may enter in any quarter, with study commencing in January, April, July, or October.

Degree

Master of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Security and Defense)

Subspecialty

Navy P-Codes: 2600P

Typical Subspecialty Jobs

Intelligence Officer

Plans Officer, Staff Planner

Various Joint Command Positions

Service Headquarters-Homeland Defense/Critical Infrastructure Protection

Major Staff Jobs in Combatant Commands and Fleet Commands

Academic Certificate Program

NSA offers an Academic Certificate in Homeland Security and Defense to students in other curricula at NPS. The program is designed to provide organizational and strategic dimensions of homeland security and defense, and to facilitate scientific and technical research in the field by providing those engaged in such projects with a useful understanding of the specialized challenges that arise in this relatively new area of public policy. The Certificate may be obtained by successful completion of five curricular core courses required for the MA program as indicated on the schedule published on the NSA website. Successful completion of the program is recorded on a student's transcript.

Curriculum Requirements

Students in curriculum 691 must complete five (5) disciplinary core courses, as follows:

NS3011

Research and Writing in National Security Affairs

NS3023

Introduction to Comparative Politics

NS3024

Introduction to International Relations

 

One of the following three:

NS3000

War in the Modern World

 

NS3001

War and its Impact on Post-Conflict Reconstruction

NS3003

Nationalism and Revolution

 

One of the following three:

NS3040

Politics of Global Economic Relations

 

NS3041

Comparative Economic Systems

NS3042

Economic Development for Security Building

In addition, students must complete a minimum of eight (8) curricular core and elective courses, of which at least three (3) must be at the 4000-level. The courses that satisfy these requirements, and the quarters when they are offered, can be found on the NSA website at http://www.nps.edu/Academics/Schools/SIGS/DegreeProg/NSA/Academics/schedule.html.

Students are also required to take sufficient general electives to maintain a full-time course load (16 hours). The number of general elective slots will vary somewhat depending upon service affiliation and sponsor requirements.

Students in curriculum 691 must complete NS4080, Thesis Proposal, no later than six months prior to intended graduation. Thereafter students may enroll in NS0810, Thesis Research, up to three times; or they may take additional course work in their area of specialization, if they prefer.

Educational Skill Requirements (ESR)

  1. Basic Graduate Level Skills
    1. Conduct Research: Assemble information from the full range of data sources to understand international political, economic, and military issues.
    2. Analyze Problems: Frame issues as research questions; logically combine evidence and theory to analyze and explain international political, economic, and military developments; and formulate innovative solutions to strategic problems.
    3. Communicate Information: Clearly summarize large quantities of information and persuasively present positions and courses of action using a broad range of verbal and written communications formats, including short oral arguments, visual briefs, policy memos, position papers, and comprehensive student theses.
  2. General Political Science, International Relations, and Security Studies
    1. International and Comparative Politics: Understand international relations theories, including realist, liberal, and cultural paradigms; the conditions and world views that shape state interactions in the international system; the history of modern nationalism and the state system; and the roles of domestic politics, non-state actors, and transnational social movements in shaping international politics.
    2. International Economy: Understand the economic factors that shape the international security environment, including the economic dimensions of national security policy and the ways in which economic policies and interests affect military strategy and force structure.
    3. International and Military History: Grasp the principal causes of war in the modern era, and understand the political, technological, economic, and other influences that have governed its conduct; understand the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that have contributed to periods of stable peace; and analyze relations between states, including negotiations of peace settlements, military alliances, arms limitation agreements, economic arrangements, and human rights accords.
    4. International Organizations: Understand the history of international organizations and their role in world politics, including international mediation and negotiations, formal and informal security arrangements, treaty regimes, and the role of international institutions and non-governmental organizations in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.
    5. U.S. Security Policy and Strategy: Understand how U.S. national security policy and strategy are formulated. Understand the roles of nuclear forces in the security policies of the United States and other nuclear powers; U.S. nuclear force acquisition, planning, deterrence policy, and employment concepts from the Second World War to the present; and the role of nuclear weapons in alliance politics and international relations.
  3. Homeland Security and Defense 
    1. Analytical Skills: Graduates will be able to logically combine data and theory to analyze and explain political, economic, and military events in the context of the Department of Homeland Security. Students will demonstrate writing, briefing, and computer skills in preparing and presenting their findings.
    2. National Security Issues: Graduates will be aware of the economic, political, social, and military characteristics of homeland security, homeland defense, and national security issues. These issues include: intelligence gathering and information sharing, posse comitatus, and the interaction of law enforcement with military command
    3. Critical Infrastructure Vulnerability: Graduates will be familiar with the full range of critical infrastructure sectors within the United States. They will know what their vulnerabilities are, and how to "harden" the critical nodes in each sector. Particular emphasis will be placed on networked infrastructure and the protection of critical nodes.
    4. Threat Analysis: Graduates will learn about domestic and international terrorism as they pertain to homeland security, as well as plans and capabilities to respond to such threats at the state, local, and federal levels.
    5. Civil-Military Relations: Graduates will understand the field of civil-military relations as it applies to homeland security within the framework of the U.S. Constitution and the history of American civil-military relations. Students will be able to identify key players in homeland security at the various levels of government within and beyond the DoD, including the Department of Homeland Security, Northern Command, FBI, CIA, etc.
    6. Law Enforcement and the Judicial System: Graduates will understand the interface between domestic law enforcement, state and local police, emergency response teams, military support of civilians, and investigations by various agencies such as the U.S. Postal Service, etc. Graduates will know the roles and responsibilities of various law enforcement agencies. Finally, graduates will understand how the judicial system interfaces with the military, at the state and local levels.
    7. Intelligence in Homeland Security: Graduates will understand the role of intelligence in defense of the homeland, including the restraints imposed upon intelligence-gathering within the United States. Graduates will recognize what can be learned from military intelligence and applied to homeland security. Graduates will understand the complexities of information gathering, analysis, and sharing in the context of homeland security.

Curriculum Sponsor and ESR Approval Authority

Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Plans, Policy and Operations) (N3/N5)

Center for Homeland Defense and Security - Curriculum 692

Program Manager

Mark Fish

Code 38, Herrmann Hall, Room 021A

(831) 656-1927, DSN 756-1927, FAX (831) 656-2575

mdfish@nps.edu

Academic Associate

Erik Dahl, Ph.D.

(831)656-3168, DSN 756-3168, FAX (831) 656-1826

ejdahl@nps.edu

Website: www.chds.us

Director

Glen Woodbury

Code 06, Watkins, Hall, Room 372

(831) 656-2356, DSN 756-2356, FAX (831) 656-2575

glwoodbu@nps.edu

Master of Arts Degree

Participants: U.S. students only.

This 18-month program is offered at no cost to eligible senior and fast-track local, state, tribal and federal officials and NORTHCOM-sponsored officers with significant homeland security responsibilities.

Program: Designed to accommodate busy officials, the Master of Arts degree program requires participants to be in residence (at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California or at the Department of Homeland Security Customs and Border Patrol Advanced Training Facility in Harpers Ferry, WV) two weeks each quarter (for a total of 12 weeks). Participants complete the remainder of their coursework via network-based distance learning methods. The curriculum and research are focused on current policy, strategy and organizational design challenges. Participants complete research papers and a thesis on policy development issues confronting their city, state, or sponsoring organization.

The program graduated its first class in June 2004 and graduates approximately 30 officials three times a year. A military variant of the program, including classified courses, is available through the Department of National Security Affairs.

Requirements for Entry

Applicants eligible for sponsorship must be full-time state, local, tribal or federal DHS officials. All others, including military and NORTHCOM, are eligible to apply but must obtain financial sponsorship from their command. A baccalaureate degree or its equivalent is required. A minimum grade point average of 3.0 or its equivalent is required. A complete application is available online at www.chds.us.

Entry Date

This is an 18-month program with entry dates in spring and fall for Monterey cohorts; summer entry for NCR cohorts.

The program requires 12 weeks of in-residence attendance, with the balance of coursework conducted online.

Degree

Master of Arts in Security Studies (Homeland Defense and Security)

Typical Subspecialty Jobs (Executive Level)

Homeland Security

Emergency Management

Public Health

Public Safety (Law, Fire Enforcement)

Public Policy

Subspecialty Code

Navy P-Code: 2600P

Required Course of Study

Quarter 1

NS3180

Introduction to Homeland Security

DA3210

The Unconventional Threat to Homeland Security

Quarter 2

IS4010

Technology for Homeland Security

NS4156

Intelligence for Homeland Security: Organizational and Policy Challenges

NS2013

Research and Writing for Homeland Security

Quarter 3

CS3660

Critical Infrastructure: Vulnerability Analysis & Protection

NS4239

Special Topics in American Government for Homeland Security

NS4081

Research Colloquium

Quarter 4

NS4881

Multi-Discipline Approaches to Homeland Security

NS3028

Comparative Government for Homeland Security

Quarter 5

NS4755

Strategic Planning and Budgeting for Homeland Security

NS4133

Psychology of Fear Management and Terrorism

Quarter 6

NS4232

Knowledge into Practice: A Homeland Security Capstone Course

NS0810

Thesis Lab

Educational Skill Requirements (ESR)

1. Analytical Skills: Graduates will be able to logically combine data and theory to analyze and explain political, economic, and military events in the context of the Department of Homeland Security. Students will demonstrate writing, briefing, and computer skills in preparing and presenting their findings. Each course requires individual students to present a significant project to the entire class.

2. National Security Issues: Graduates will be aware of the economic, political, social, and military characteristics of homeland security, homeland defense, and national security issues. These issues include: intelligence gathering and information sharing, posse comitatus, and the interaction of law enforcement with military command.

3. Critical Infrastructure Vulnerability: Graduates will gain an understanding of how the major critical infrastructure sectors within the United States work, what their vulnerabilities are, and how to "harden" the critical nodes in each sector. Particular emphasis will be on the Internet and “networks of all kinds” that contain critical nodes.

4. Threat Analysis: Graduates will learn about domestic threats and asymmetric conflict and how they pertain to homeland security, NORTHCOM, and state, local, and federal responses. What is the nature of the threat, and who are the terrorists?

5. Civil-Military Relations: Graduates will understand the field of civil-military relations as it applies to homeland security and security building within the confines of the U.S. Constitution and civil-military history. Students will be able to identify key players in homeland security at the various levels of government, and understand the dynamics of political institutions in homeland security: office of homeland security, Northern Command, FBI, CIA, etc.

6. Law Enforcement and the Judicial System: Graduates will understand the interface between domestic law enforcement, state and local police, emergency response teams, military support of civilians, and investigations by various agencies such as the Department of Homeland Security. Graduates will know the roles and responsibilities of various law enforcement and public safety agencies. Finally, graduates will understand how the judicial system interfaces with the military, at the state and local levels.

7. Intelligence in Homeland Security: Graduates will understand the role of intelligence in defense of the homeland, and how it is different from military intelligence. Graduates will recognize what can be learned from military intelligence and applied to homeland security. Graduates will understand the complexities of information sharing, gathering, and analysis in the context of homeland security.

8. Comparative Politics: Graduates of the program will use the knowledge gained in the Comparative Governments and Introduction to Homeland Security courses to make policy for local, state, and federal level programs

9. Information Technology for Homeland Security: Computers, the Internet, software for law enforcement, data collection, information sharing, and analysis are key technologies for successful homeland security building. Graduates will become familiar with the tools and techniques of information technology in various sectors ranging from critical infrastructure protection to intelligence gathering and analysis.

Faculty

Christopher Bellavita, Director, Academic Programs (2003); Ph.D., University of California at Berkeley, 1980.

Richard Bergin, Assistant Professor (2002); M.S., Marshall School of Business, 1998.

David Brannan, Adjunct Professor (2003); Ph.D., University of St. Andrews, 1999.

Jim Breckenridge, Visiting Professor (2003); Ph.D., University of Houston, 1982.

Erik Dahl, Assistant Professor, (2009); Ph.D., Tufts, 2008

Rudy Darken, Professor (1996); DSc., Washington state University, 1995.

Ryan Ellis, Lecturer (2012); Ph.D., University of California at San Diego.

Sean Everton, Professor (2012); Ph.D., Stanford University, 2007.

Lauren Fernandez, Adjunct Professor (2007); DSc, George Washington University, 2007.

Carolyn C. Halladay, Senior Lecturer (2010); J.D. Stanford University Law School, 2002; Ph.D., University of California at Santa Cruz, 1997.

Thomas Housel, Professor (2013); Ph.D., University of Utah, 1980.

Seth Jones, Adjunct Professor (2005); Ph.D., University of Chicago, 2004.

Kathleen Kiernan, Adjunct Professor (2009); Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, 2003.

Thomas Mackin, Adjunct Professor (2005); Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1991.

Patrick Miller, Adjunct Professor (2007); M.A., NPS, 2005.

Fathali Moghaddam, Adjunct Professor (2007); Ph.D., University of Surrey, 1979.

Nadav Morag, Adjunct Professor (2005); Ph.D., Tel Aviv University, 2000.

Rodrigo Nieto-Gomez, Assistant Research Professor (2010); Ph.D. University of Paris VIII, 2009.

Lynda Peters, Adjunct Professor (2013); J.D., M.A., NPS.

John Rollins, Adjunct Professor (2007); J.D., American University

Robert Simeral, Senior Intelligence Officer (2002); M.A., NPS, 1979.

Paul Stockton, Visiting Professor, Assistant U.S. Secretary of Defense (2003); Ph.D., Harvard University, 1986.

Paul Smith, Adjunct Professor (2008); B.A., University of Bristol, 1978.

Anders Strindberg, Adjunct Professor (2007); Ph.D., St. Andrews University, 2001.

Lauren Wollman, Managing Director, Academic Programs (2004); Ph.D., University of Southern California, 2000.

Center for Homeland Defense and Security Courses

<Center for Homeland Security and Defense Courses CS3660>

CS3660 Critical Infrastructure: Vulnerability Analysis and Protection (4-0) Spring

Critical Infrastructure is one of the cornerstones of homeland security. At the completion of the course, students will be able to apply the model-based vulnerability technique to any critical infrastructure within their multi-jurisdictional region, and derive optimal strategies and draft policies for prevention of future terrorist attacks. Prerequisites: NS3180.

<Center for Homeland Security and Defense Courses DA3210>

DA3210 The Unconventional Threat to HLS (4-0) Spring

The purpose of this course is to provide an introduction to the operational and organizational dynamics of terrorism. It considers those who act as individuals, in small groups or in large organizations. By the end of the course, students should be able to design effective measures for countering and responding to terrorism based on an understanding of its organizational and operational dynamics. Prerequisites: None.

<Center for Homeland Security and Defense Courses IS4010>

IS4010 Technology for Homeland Security (4-0) Spring, Fall, Winter

Government agencies in today's information age are more dependent than ever on technology and information sharing. This course provides individuals involved in homeland security a broad overview of homeland security technology. This course focuses on technology as a tool to support homeland security personnel regardless of functional specialty. The ultimate objectives are to show students how homeland security professionals can exploit technology and to use it in the most efficient, innovative and productive manner. Prerequisites: None.

<Center for Homeland Security and Defense Courses NS2013-NS4881>

NS2013 Policy Analysis and Research Methodology (2-0) Quarterly

This course provides an overview of the steps of the research process and methods used in social-scientific inquiry. Students review various policy research designs, including hypothesis construction and comparative case studies. They also are introduced to literature review and the appropriate use of evidence and warrants. Prerequisite: None.

NS3028 Comparative Government for Homeland Security (4-0) Quarterly

The objectives of the NS3028 course are: (1) to assess important counterterrorism strategies employed by liberal democracies around the world; (2) to distill and extrapolate policy implications from these examples; and (3) to apply these lessons to the organizational and functional challenges faced by homeland security leaders and first responders in the United States. Prerequisites: None.

NS3180 Introduction To Homeland Security (4-0) Winter

This course provides an overview of the essential ideas that constitute the emerging discipline of homeland security. It has two central objectives: to expand the way participants think, analyze and communicate about homeland security and to assess knowledge in critical homeland security knowledge domains. Prerequisites: None.

NS4081 Research Colloquium (2-0) Quarterly

This course provides an overview of the steps of the research process and methods used in social-scientific inquiry. Students review various research methods, including policy options and analysis, modeling, qualitative data analysis, and case study. The primary deliverable of the course is the thesis proposal. Grading: Pass/Fail. Prerequisite: NS2013.

NS4133 The Psychology of Fear Management and Terrorism (4-0) Winter

This course serves as an introduction for homeland security professionals to terrorism as a psychological phenomenon. Government agencies involved in homeland security need to understand the psychological consequences of mass-casualty terrorist attacks and other disasters. This course provides a broad overview of psychological effects of terrorism. Prerequisites: NS3180.

NS4156 Intelligence for Homeland Security: Organizational and Policy Challenges (4-0) Spring

This course examines key questions and issues facing the U.S. intelligence community and its role in homeland security and homeland defense. Students will have the opportunity to fully address policy, organizational and substantive issues regarding homeland intelligence support. Prerequisites: None.

NS4232 Knowledge into Practice: A Homeland Security Capstone Course (3-0) As Required

This course is intended to provide participants the opportunity to expand their ability to enact he knowledge and technical learning acquired in the courses leading up to the capstone. This course will provide students with the motivation and skills to perform their professional roles in new ways, ways that will initiate and sustain change even at the level of the broader institutional context of governance in which they must function. Prerequisites: NS4156, CS3660.

NS4239 Seminar on American Government for Homeland Security (4-0) Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter

The purpose of the Special Topics course is to provide students with an extra focus on 2 or 3 major issues that have current visibility in debates about homeland security. Currently, those topics focus on dilemmas in the evolving relationships between civil and military authority and between government and community. Prerequisites: NS4156, NS3180, SO3210.

NS4755 Strategic Planning and Budgeting for Homeland Security (4-0) Summer

Homeland security requires programs in such disparate areas as counter-terrorism, information security, border security and counter-drug activities. This course will provide students with an analytical framework useful for translating long-term plans into programs and budgets. Prerequisites: NS3180.

NS4881 Multi-Discipline Approaches to Homeland Security (4-0) Summer

Homeland security efforts in the United States constitute a project framed by the rule of law. Constitutional concerns, civil rights issues and the roles if the various disciplines engaged in the effort are driven and impacted by the various local, state, and federal systems of law. This course allows students to explore the homeland security project in relation to the laws that support and constrain it. Prerequisites: None.

CHDS Course Calendar AY14 - AY15

Apr 3, 2014 - Jul 9, 2014

NS3028 and NS4881

Apr 17, 2014 - Jul 9, 2014

NS4755 and NS4133

May 3, 2014 - July 23, 2014

NS3180 and DA3210

Jun 7, 2014 - Sep 17, 2014

NS3180 and DA3210

Jun 19, 2014 - Oct 1, 2014

NS3028 and NS4881

Jul 10, 2014 - Sep 24, 2014

NS4232

July 24, 2014 - Oct 22, 2014

IS4010, NS4156 and NS2013

Sep 6, 2014 - Dec 3, 2014

NS3180 and DA3210

Sep 18, 2014 - Jan 7, 2015

IS4010, NS4156 and NS2013

Oct 1 - Jan 7, 2015

NS4755 and NS4133

Oct 23, 2014 - Jan 21, 2015

NS4081, CS3660 and NS4239

Dec 4, 2014 - Mar 11, 2015

IS4010, NS4156 and NS2013

Jan 8, 2015 - Mar 26, 2015

NS4232

Jan 8, 2015 - Apr 1, 2015

NS4081, CS3660 and NS4239

Jan 22, 2015 - Apr 15, 2015

NS3028 and NS4881

Mar 12, 2015 - Jun 17, 2015

NS4081, CS3660 and NS4239

Apr 2, 2015 - Jul 8, 2015

NS3028 and NS4881

Apr 16, 2015 - Jul 8, 2015

NS4755 and NS4133

May 2, 2015 - Jul 22, 2015

NS3180 and DA3210

Jun 18, 2015 - Oct 7, 2015

NS3028 and NS4881

Jul 9, 2015 - Sep 24, 2015

NS4232

Jul 9, 2015 – Sep 30, 2015

NS4755 and NS4133

Jul 23, 2015 - Oct 21, 2015

IS4010, NS4156 and NS2013

Aug 29, 2015 - Dec 2, 2015

NS3180 and DA3210

Sep 17, 2015 - Jan 6, 2016

IS4010, NS4156 and NS2013

Oct 1, 2015 - Dec 17, 2015

NS4232

Oct 1, 2015 - Jan 6, 2016

NS4755 and NS4133

Oct 22, 2015 - Jan 20, 2016

NS4081, CS3660 and NS4239

Army National Guard Certificate Program - (INACTIVE)

Participants: U.S. students only.

Program: This program is a certificate program in Homeland Defense and Security (HD/S) specifically for the National Guard (NG). The program is designed to help the NG to fulfill its critical roles, responsibilities and tasks in conducting HD/S and Defense Support to Civil Authorities. Additionally, it provides an avenue to degree completion for NG personnel at all levels, to raise the level of education across the force, to provide leadership education as personnel progress through their careers, and to help them think critically in dealing with the asymmetric threats faced in the Global War on Terror.

Homeland Security Certificate Program

Participants: U.S. students only.

Program: Program provides “first preventers” in homeland security the knowledge and skills necessary to execute the national homeland security mission. Conducted exclusively online with cutting-edge distance learning technologies, the program is tailored to the needs of each discipline involved in homeland security, especially at the state and local levels. The Certificate Program is being conducted by the Center for Rural Development with support from NPS' Center for Homeland Defense and Security.

Homeland Security Executive Leaders Program

ELP

Participants: U.S. students only.

Program: The Executive Education Seminar is a multi-day program designed to help senior local, state, and federal officials build U.S. capacity to defeat terrorism. Each program offers presentations on selected topics such as: intelligence, critical infrastructure, or public health issues. Participants consider complex issues and case studies and work through problems and scenarios that will enable them to strengthen working relationships across regions, agencies, and local-state-federal jurisdictional lines. This program is designed to bridge the education gap between the 18 month Master's Degree Program and the half-day MET Seminar.

Homeland Security Executive Education Seminars

Participants: U.S. students only.

Program: Executive Education Seminars are intensive, half-day seminars, designed for state governors and their homeland security team. It is also available for major urban area leaders, and focuses exclusively on enhancing the capacity of top government officials to address new homeland security challenges. Topics are discussed in an interactive roundtable format and may include: Local/State/Federal Responsibilities and Coordination, Intelligence Collection, Assessment, and Dissemination and Information Sharing and Critical Infrastructure Protection.

Combating Terrorism -- Policy and Strategy - Curriculum 693

Program Officer

Jorge Garcia, CDR, USN

Glasgow Hall Room 336

(831) 656-2067, DSN 756-2067

jfgarci1@nps.edu

Academic Associate

Arturo C. Sotomayor, Ph.D.

Code 38, Glasgow Hall, Room 348

(831) 656-2798, DSN 756-2798

acsotoma@nps.edu

Brief Overview

This curriculum provides an understanding of the nature and dynamics of terrorist organizations, and the domestic and international variables involved in the formulation of counter-terrorist policy. The curriculum allows the students to combine a regional focus with comparative courses that discuss terrorist organizations and operations, the financing of terror, legal and policing developments in counter-terrorism, intelligence, and the military role in homeland defense.

The NSA department is a unique environment in which to pursue this course of studies since its student body is inherently joint and combined, providing students with both a stimulating intellectual environment and an opportunity to establish networks and life-long working relationships with fellow officers from other services and countries.

Entry Date

For students who wish to complete JPME Phase I while in residence, curriculum 693 is a six-quarter (18 month) program. For all other students, curriculum 693 is a five-quarter (15 month) program. Students may enter in any quarter, with study commencing in January, April, July, or October.

Degree

Master of Arts in Security Studies (Combating Terrorism Policy and Strategy)

Subspecialty

Navy P Codes: None

Course Requirements

Students in curriculum 693 must complete five (5) disciplinary core courses, as follows:

NS3011

Research and Writing in National Security Affairs

NS3023

Introduction to Comparative Politics

NS3024

Introduction to International Relations

 

One of the following three:

NS3000

War in the Modern World

 

NS3001

War and its Impact on Post-Conflict Reconstruction

NS3003

Nationalism and Revolution

 

One of the following three:

NS3040

Politics of Global Economic Relations

 

NS3041

Comparative Economic Systems

NS3042

Economic Development for Security Building

In addition, students must complete a minimum of eight (8) curricular core and elective courses, of which at least three (3) must be at the 4000-level. The courses that satisfy these requirements, and the quarters when they are offered, can be found on the NSA website at http://www.nps.edu/Academics/Schools/SIGS/DegreeProg/NSA/Academics/schedule.html.

Students are also required to take sufficient general electives to maintain a full-time course load (16 hours). The number of general elective slots will vary somewhat depending upon service affiliation and sponsor requirements.

Students in curriculum 693 must complete NS4080, Thesis Proposal, no later than six months prior to intended graduation. Thereafter students may enroll in NS0810, Thesis Research, up to three times; or they may take additional course work in their area of specialization, if they prefer.

Educational Skill Requirements (ESR)

  1. Basic Graduate Level Skills:
    1. Conduct Research: Assemble information from the full range of data sources to understand international political, economic, and military issues.
    2. Analyze Problems: Frame issues as research questions; logically combine evidence and theory to analyze and explain international political, economic, and military developments; and formulate innovative solutions to strategic problems.
    3. Communicate Information: Clearly summarize large quantities of information and persuasively present positions and courses of action using a broad range of verbal and written communications formats, including short oral arguments, visual briefs, policy memos, position papers, and comprehensive student theses.
  2. General Political Science, International Relations, and Security Studies:
    1. International and Comparative Politics: Understand international relations theories, including realist, liberal, and cultural paradigms; the conditions and world views that shape state interactions in the international system; the history of modern nationalism and the state system; and the roles of domestic politics, non-state actors, and transnational social movements in shaping international politics.
    2. International Economy: Understand the economic factors that shape the international security environment, including the economic dimensions of national security policy and the ways in which economic policies and interests affect military strategy and force structure.
    3. International and Military History: Grasp the principal causes of war in the modern era, and understand the political, technological, economic, and other influences that have governed its conduct; understand the social, political, economic, and cultural forces that have contributed to periods of stable peace; and analyze relations between states, including negotiations of peace settlements, military alliances, arms limitation agreements, economic arrangements, and human rights accords.
    4. International Organizations: Understand the history of international organizations and their role in world politics, including international mediation and negotiations, formal and informal security arrangements, treaty regimes, and the role of international institutions and non-governmental organizations in peacekeeping and humanitarian operations.
    5. U.S. Security Policy and Strategy: Understand how U.S. national security policy and strategy are formulated. Understand the roles of nuclear forces in the security policies of the United States and other nuclear powers; U.S. nuclear force acquisition, planning, deterrence policy, and employment concepts from the Second World War to the present; and the role of nuclear weapons in alliance politics and international relations.

Doctor of Philosophy in Security Studies - Curriculum 694

Program Officer

Jorge Garcia, CDR, USN

Glasgow Hall Room 336

(831) 656-2067, DSN 756-2067

jfgarci1@nps.edu

Doctoral Committee Chair

Ryan Gingeras, Ph.D.

Code 38, Glasgow Hall, Room 355

(831)286-2863

rgingera@nps.edu

Brief Overview

Security Studies is a multidisciplinary field based on the traditional academic disciplines of Political Science, History, and Economics. The doctoral program in Security Studies seeks to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to do work of the highest professional quality in these areas, with emphasis on understanding the challenges and characteristics of modern security and defense policy. Doctoral training is inherently open-ended, being dependent upon completion of a Ph.D. dissertation of significant scope and originality. Successful completion of the program requires one year of in-residence course work beyond the Master's degree, and the completion of a doctoral dissertation of sufficient scope and quality to constitute an original and independent contribution to knowledge. A normal Ph.D. tour is three years, of which the last two are spent conducting research and writing the dissertation. Given the open-ended nature of dissertation research, however, there can be no assurance that the program can be completed in three years.

Requirements for Entry

Admission to the Ph.D. program in Security Studies is available to officers of all the U.S. armed services, civilian federal employees, and to individuals sponsored by selected allied nations. Applicants must possess a Master's Degree in Security Studies or a closely-allied field (Political Science, History, Economics, etc.) by the time doctoral instruction begins.

Admissions decisions are made twice per year. Deadlines are March 15 (for a decision in late March) and September 15 (for a decision in late September). The following materials are required:

Domestic applicants should forward the materials just described, to the NPS Director of Admissions. International students should forward their materials to the International Graduate School Programs Office.

Entry Date

Once a student has been admitted, doctoral study may begin in any subsequent quarter during the following twelve months.

Degree

Doctor of Philosophy in Security Studies.

Curriculum Requirements

General Degree Requirements: The NSA doctoral program requires one year of course work beyond the Master's degree. Courses are tailored to develop the candidate's analytical and methodological foundations in two of the following four disciplines: international relations, international political economy, comparative politics, and history. Additionally, elective courses and directed readings assist students in developing their dissertation topic, and prepare them to take required written and oral qualifying examinations.

A student is expected to have completed written and oral qualifying exams, and secured approval of the dissertation proposal by the committee that will supervise its completion, by the end of the fifth quarter in residence.

Degree Candidacy and Dissertation Research: Doctoral students are admitted to candidacy for the Ph.D. following successful completion of written and oral qualifying examinations, and the submission of a satisfactory dissertation proposal. Students admitted to candidacy for the degree are thereafter expected to be engaged full-time in dissertation research and writing. Once a completed dissertation has been submitted the student must defend it before the dissertation committee. A representative of the Academic Council and other interested observers will also be present for the defense.

Curriculum Sponsor and ESR Approval Authority

Deputy Chief of Naval Operations (Plans, Policy and Operations) (N3/5).

Center on Contemporary Conflict (CCC)

Website

www.nps.edu/ccc

Director

James Clay Moltz, Ph.D.

Code NS, Glasgow Hall, Room 394

(831) 656-1039, DSN 756-1039, FAX (831) 656-2949

jcmoltz@nps.edu

Program Manager

Meghan Rasmussen

Code NS, Glasgow Hall, Room 339

(831) 656-6274, DSN 756-6274, FAX (831) 656-2949

mdrasmus@nps.edu

Overview

The CCC is the premier research wing of the Department of National Security Affairs with over a decade's experience providing research and timely analysis on a variety of topics to leading decision makers in the Department of Defense community.

With faculty specializing in the study of international relations, security policy, and regional studies, the Center has a unique capability to plan, manage, and execute needed government research and development. Our 40 affiliated NSA scholars provide broad and substantial research expertise. To ensure actionable research, the CCC leverages extensive institutional networks within the U.S. Government as well as worldwide partnerships with think tanks, educational institutions, militaries, governments, and alumni. 

In addition to executing federally sponsored research, faculty and staff host and organize international seminars, Track II dialogues, and stability exercises that bring critical players together for an open exchange of ideas and formulation of recommendations. The CCC also serves as the program planning and implementation office for the Project on Advanced Systems and Concepts for Countering WMD (PASCC), which is sponsored by the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. In this capacity, the CCC cultivates national and international research partnerships to look well into the future to anticipate and reduce the threat of WMD capabilities.

Point of Contact Information

Academic Programs

Questions about the academic content of NSA degree programs should be addressed to the cognizant Academic Associate or Program Committee Chair, as noted in the curriculum descriptions, above.

Administrative and Service Related Matters

Dora Martinez

Educational Technician

Department of National Security Affairs

Glasgow Hall, Room 379

Naval Postgraduate School

Monterey, CA 93943

(831) 656-2845, DSN 756-2845

dmartinez@nps.edu

Heather Eldridge

Educational Technician

Department of National Security Affairs

Glasgow Hall, Room 338

Naval Postgraduate School

Monterey, CA 93943

(831) 656-2935, DSN 756-2935

hmeldrid@nps.edu

Joint Professional Military Education

Questions about Joint Professional Military Education should be addressed to:

Professor Fred P. Drake

Chairman, Joint Professional Military Education

Naval Postgraduate School

1 University Circle, Halligan Hall, Room 239

Monterey, CA 93943

(831) 656-3003, DSN 756-3003

fpdrake@nps.edu

Admissions

Questions about admission to the Naval Postgraduate School should be addressed to:

Susan Dooley

Director of Admissions

Naval Postgraduate School

1 University Circle, Herrmann Hall, Room 022

Monterey, CA 93943

(831) 656-3093, DSN 756-3093

grad-ed@nps.edu

International Students

International students may also wish to contact the International Graduate Programs Office:

Gary Roser, Col, USMC (Ret.)

Assistant Dean of the School of International Graduate Studies

Naval Postgraduate School

1 University Circle, Herrmann Hall, Room 047D

Monterey, CA 93943

(831) 656-2186, DSN 756-2186, FAX (831) 656-3064

Website: www.nps.edu/Adminsrv/IGPO/index.html

Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR)

Website

www.ccmr.org

Director

Richard J. Hoffman

Code CCMR, Glasgow Hall, Room 341B

(831) 656-3171, DSN 756-3171, FAX (831) 656-3351

ccmr@nps.edu

Overview

Established at NPS in 1994, the Center for Civil-Military Relations (CCMR) provides graduate level education to foreign civilian and military participants through resident and nonresident courses. Its programs assist foreign nations in resolving civil-military issues resulting from defense transformation, stability and support operations, combating terrorism, and other security challenges.

Our Approach

CCMR has a long record of meeting the unique civil-military requests and requirements of the security cooperation community and partner countries. The CCMR employs seminars, workshops and courses, encouraging active and applied learning to:

Our Programs

Civil-Military Relations

The Civil-Military Relations (CMR) program is tailored to the needs of the recipient country and addresses general or in-depth aspects of civil-military relations, including challenges of democratic consolidation, formulating national defense strategy, civilian control of the military, military professionalism, media-military relations, building linkages between the military and the legislature, intelligence and democracy, and defense transformation.

Peace Operations

The Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) program builds peace support operations (PSO) capability and capacity through education and training worldwide. CCMR Supports the USG GPOI effort across a spectrum of capabilities, ranging from traditional institutional capacity-building to development of education and training programs centered on senior leadership (both civil and military), instructor cadres, and functional area specialists. Central to this base of expertise is the Center's robust history of providing global programs of education and training to friends and allies in every region of the world.

The Leader Development and Education for Sustained Peace (LDESP) program prepares U.S. military leaders and units deploying to Stability Operations, to accomplish the mission in cooperation with multinational partners, other U.S. Agencies and civil authorities. LDESP provides an educational foundation enabling leadership and units to establish a frame of reference for understanding the complex, ambiguous, and rapidly changing stability operations environment.

International Defense Acquisition

The International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM) program offers a wide range of defense acquisition resource management courses that address acquisition, project management, logistics, procurement and contracting.

Combating Terrorism

In support of The "Counter Terrorism Fellowship Program" (CTFP), CCMR developed a series of custom-built courses for bilateral, regional, and global audiences. The program provides a comprehensive approach to countering ideological support to terrorism and international homeland defense.

Stabilization and Reconstruction

The Center for Stabilization and Reconstruction Studies (CSRS) is a teaching institute created in September 2004 to educate the full-spectrum of stabilization and reconstruction (S&R) actors, including U.S. and foreign military officers, civilian government officials, and representatives from non-governmental organizations, and international organizations.

Long Term Education Projects

CCMR's unique capacity-building programs provide recipient counties with Department of Defense expertise in the area of defense management. These programs respond to, and facilitate the spread of, democratic defense management norms throughout the world in order to improve legitimacy, effectiveness and efficiency of defense and security institutions.

Program Administration

All courses will be administered in accordance with the applicable laws, policies, and regulations of the U.S. funding provided for course execution. International participation is arranged through the Office of the Secretary of Defense and individual service security cooperation agencies. Overall quota control and programming is exercised by the Naval Education and Training Assistance Field Activity (NETSAFA).

Programs are designed for mid- to senior-grade military officers, civilian officials, legislators, and personnel from non-governmental organizations, both in residence and overseas. All programs provide participants with insights and analytical tools for enhancing civil-military cooperation at all levels.

Course Titles

Mobile Education Teams (MET) Programs

MASL

Description

P179021

MET Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) and Combating Terrorism

P273001

MET Regional Civil-Military Relations

P273011

MET Civil-Military Responses to Terrorism (Regional)

P273013

MET Regional GPOI Peace Support Operations (PSO)

P309041

MET Civil-Military Responses to Terrorism: Consequence Management

P309042

MET Civil-Military Responses to Terrorism: Countering Ideological Support of Terrorism (CIST)

P309043

MET Civil-Military Responses to Terrorism: Intelligence and Combating Terrorism

P309044

MET Civil-Military Responses to Terrorism: Maritime Security

P309045

MET International Defense Transformation

P309064

MET Preparing for Peacekeeping Deployments: Negotiating Effective Support Agreements with International Org

P309065

MET Preparing for Peacekeeping Deployments: Reviewing Inter-Ministerial Peace Keeping Roles & Missions

P309066

MET Preparing for Peacekeeping Deployments: Reviewing MOD and Defense HQ's PK

P309067

MET Preparing for Peacekeeping Deployments: Adopting Task Lists and Standing Operating Procedures

P309068

MET GPOI UN CMCOORD

P309069

MET Civil-Military Responses to Terrorism

P309070

MET Civil-Military Relations

P309073

Civil-Military Relations Pre-Survey

P309077

Enhanced International Peace Keeping Capabilities (EIPC) Peace Support Operations Phase I Pre-Survey

P309078

MET EIPC Peace Support Operations

P309079

MET Enhancing Border Security through National Means and International Cooperation

P309102

MET GPOI Program Design & Development Visit (PDDV)

P309103

MET GPOI Peace Support Operations (PSO)

P309104

MET IDARM Project Management (Managing Complex Defense Projects)

P309116

MET LATAM Strategic Leadership

P309117

MET LATAM National Security Strategy Development Practicum

P309121

MET Enhancing Civil Military Relations (CMR) through Security Sector Reform (SSR)

P309130

IDARM Site Survey

P309131

MET IDARM Principles of Defense Acquisition Management

P309136

MET IDARM Contracting for Pre-Deployment & Deployment Operations

P309137

MET Africa Civil-Military Relations for Junior Military Leaders

P309138

MET Africa Disarmament, Demobilization & Reintegration (DDR)

P309139

MET Africa Security Forces and the Electoral Process

P309140

MET Implementing Strategic Planning: Developing Effective Personnel Management Policy

P309148

MET The Media and the Military

P309149

MET Intelligence and Democracy

P309150

MET Building Linkages between the Legislature and the Military

P309151

MET Domestic Support Operations (Military Support to Civilian Authorities)

P309152

MET Civilian Control of the Armed Forces in a Democracy: Methods, Techniques and Applications

P309153

MET Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC): Support of Multinational and Interagency Relief and Reconstruction Operations

P309154

MET Civil Affairs (CA )/ Civil-Military Cooperation (CIMIC) Support of Information Operations (IO)

P309156

MET Establishing Democratic Civil-Military Relations and the Rule of Law

P309157

MET Global Peace Ops Init (GPOI)

P309158

MET International Homeland Defense

P309194

MET Africa Local Focus Program on Civil-Military Relations

P309105

MET Africa National Security Planning

P309210

MET IDARM Africa: Strategies for Building and Sustaining Accountability in Defense Resource Management Systems

P309211

MET GPOI Senior Mission Leaders Course (SML)

In Residence Programs

MASL

Description

 

 

P159200

Principles of Defense Acquisition Management (IDARM)

P159202

Principles of Defense Procurement and Contracting (IDARM)

P170001

Executive Program in Defense Decision Making

P171400

Civil-Military Relations CONUS Planning

P171404

Intelligence and Democracy

P171406

International Defense Transformation

P179018

Civil-Military Response to Terrorism (Global)

P179022

Maritime Terrorism

P179023

GPOI UN CMCOORD

P179045

Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) United Nations Staff Officers Course

P179046

Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) United Nations Military Observer Training

P179047

Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) United Nations Logistics Officers Course

P179048

Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI) United Nations Peace Support Operations Instructors' Course

P179069

International Defense Acquisition Negotiations (IDARM)

P179085

GPOI Peace Support Operations Commanders Course (PSOCC)

P181006

Distinguished Visitor Orientation Tour (DVOT)

Center for Stabilization and Reconstruction Studies (CSRS)

Website

www.csrs-nps.org

Program Director

Matthew Vaccaro

Code CCMR, West Wing, Herrmann Hall, Room 413W

(831) 402-0987, FAX (831) 656-1810

mvaccaro@nps.edu

Overview

The Center for Stabilization and Reconstruction Studies (CSRS) is dedicated to building more effective responses to failed or failing states. The Center conducts short-course learning events for practitioners in the broad functional area of stability and reconstruction (S&R). The challenge of stabilization and reconstruction is a central feature of contemporary international relations - and is likely to remain so for some time. These activities are inherently difficult, conducted by multiple actors, and are extremely dynamic. The best learning in stabilization and reconstruction occurs when the curriculum is multi-disciplinary and interactive among a diverse participant mix. The programs of CSRS incorporate practitioners from the complete range of actors that are involved in these activities, including:

Our Programs

Short Courses

CSRS courses are designed based on the educational needs of practitioners. Courses are typically three to five days in length and can be conducted in Monterey or elsewhere. CSRS uses a variety of teaching methods to help practitioners learn, including role-playing scenarios, practical exercises, and facilitated problem-solving. Current topics of instruction fall into five themes: conflict prevention; humanitarian relief; economic recovery and development; institution building and security sector reform; and cross-community understanding.

Course Schedule

Please consult our website (www.csrs-nps.org) for the most current listing of CSRS courses and application procedures.

Program Administration

CSRS seeks partners and sponsors for specific activities and events.  Please let us know if you have an educational requirement related to S&R, or are interested in partnering in some fashion. 

International Defense Acquisition Resource Management (IDARM)

Website

www.nps.edu/IDARM/

Program Manager

Dr. Elisabeth Wright

Code CCMR-IDARM, Glasgow Hall, Room 343

(831) 656-2469 or (831) 656-2415, FAX (831) 656-7680

ewright@nps.edu

Overview

Established in 1997, the International Defense Acquisition Resource Management Program (IDARM) is intended to strengthen democratic relationships and international security cooperation through acquisition education, research and professional service.

Education: To develop problem solving and decision-making skills through analysis and critical review.

Research: To conduct studies that support policy making and improve acquisition processes.

Professional Service: To provide leadership and professional expertise in support of international partners.

Our Approach

The primary focus of the program is to strengthen the managerial competencies of the military and civilian leaders responsible for a nation's defense acquisition processes. For many countries, particularly in emerging democracies, acquisition processes are evolving, and the question of developing a structured approach to defense acquisition resource management has not been fully addressed. In other nations, improving the existing defense acquisition process is important to achieving international security goals.

Additionally, the understanding of other nations' resource management processes can lead to increased opportunity for cooperative development programs and the associated reduction in risk and costs. The benefits can also be extended to the relationship of defense acquisition management to multi-national defense agreements, such as NATO.

IDARM Course Offerings

In Residence Courses

Twice yearly, we offer a two-week resident course, Principles of Defense Acquisition Management (MASL P159200). The target audience is international military offers and civilian officials working in any of the professional fields supporting defense acquisition programs. We also offer Principles of Defense Procurement and Contracting (MASL P159202). It will immediately follow the Principles of Acquisition Management Course. The target audience is international military officers and civilian officials working in the policy or operational aspects of tendering and contracting. We offer our third resident course every fall, International Defense Acquisition Negotiations (MASL P179069). This course is designed for U.S. and international military officers and civilian equivalents who directly or indirectly contribute to the development of negotiation positions, conduct analysis of information, or participate in negotiations. Please visit our website for additional course descriptions and scheduled course dates.

Mobile Education Teams (MET)

The IDARM program at NPS offers a wide range of defense acquisition resource management courses to our worldwide customers under the Expanded-IMET program. These courses are delivered via METs with two or more faculty members, depending on the subject matter covered and length of the course, augmented by expert practitioners in the field. The courses are arranged in three general career fields: Defense Acquisition and Program Management, Defense Contract/Procurement Management, and Defense Logistics Management. As is the case with all IDARM programs, the goal is to meet the host country's requirements to the fullest extent possible.

The courses combine both classroom lectures and group exercises supplemented by case studies designed to highlight specific learning objectives involving defense acquisition management decision making. Our education programs are developed by NPS faculty and are tailored to the specific government organizational structures, national acquisition statutes and regulations, and defense acquisition objectives in place in each country we visit.

Each course in the IDARM series is developed using a phased approach, in partnership with the host country's military and civilian leadership and managers, consisting of:

Some of the recommended topics include but are not limited to: Principles of Defense Systems Acquisition Management, Software Acquisition Management, Test and Evaluation Management, Capabilities-Based Requirements, Logistics, Systems Engineering, Supply Chain Management, etc.

Additionally IDARM offers the following METs:

This eight day course provides project managers and project team members with the tools and techniques necessary to successfully manage complex projects. Emphasis is placed on cost control, schedule management and project scope of work.

This one week course examines the fundamental concepts and challenges associated with contingency contracting. It is designed to provide course participants with an understanding of the complexities associated with planning and negotiating contracts in "conflict areas".

Transparency is a central characteristic of all public resource management and decision making systems. This five day course examines the characteristics of procurement and other decision making systems that are defined by integrity, accountability and transparency.

Program Development

IDARM develops and conducts defense acquisition courses designed to educate both military officers and senior civilian officials in the management principles necessary to support development of a needs-driven acquisition system. Please let us know if you have an education requirement, as we look forward to the opportunity to present an IDARM course in your country and/or welcoming your students to our resident courses. Please visit our website and/or contact the IDARM staff for more information.