POLI 377

National Security Affairs

Political Science College of Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Course Description

American national security affairs, including American grand strategy and topics such as nuclear weapons and cybersecurity.

When Taught

Contact Department

Grade Rule

Grade Rule 8: A, B, C, D, E, I (Standard grade rule)

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3

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3

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3

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0

Title

Effective Research and Analysis

Learning Outcome

Students will write a Policy Position Paper

Title

Faith and Political Analysis

Learning Outcome

Throughout the course, students will integrate moral perspectives on American national security policy with secular perspectives thereof

Title

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Learning Outcome

Students will be familiar with the primary institutions and processes of American national security policy making

Title

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Learning Outcome

Students will understand the evolution of American national security policy since WWII, especially since 9/11

Title

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Learning Outcome

Students will understand Security Studies

Title

Faith and Political Analysis

Learning Outcome

Be able to articulate principles of faith in political analysis.

Title

Politics, International Relations, and Political Philosophy

Learning Outcome

Demonstrate a familiarity with each of the four major subfields of political science: American politics, comparative politics, international relations, and political philosophy.

Title

Political Process, Theory, and Thought

Learning Outcome

Possess a factual and theoretical knowledge of countries, political processes, political theories, and political thought.

Title

Effective Research and Analysis

Learning Outcome

Use appropriate methods of analysis and research, including qualitative and quantitative methods, historical comparison, and textual interpretation to answer political questions.

Title

Effective and Professional Writing

Learning Outcome

Write professional grade research papers on political science questions.