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INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE

SISU-463
Topics in Foreign Policy and National Security (3)

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics vary by section, may be repeated for credit with different topic. Rotating topics including U.S. defense politics, transnational security challenges, national security and proliferation, and critical global challenges. May be taken A-F only. Prerequisite: SISU-230.

SISU-463
001
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Foreign Policy and National Security (3)

Domestic Sources of USFP

This course examines how domestic politics affects foreign policy decision-making. Topics include the influence of the media, public opinion and interest groups on the formulation and implementation of foreign policy, importance of foreign policy to a president's popularity and electability, presidential attempts to sell national security issues, the "rally-'round-the flag" phenomenon, obstacles posed by congressional partisan politics, press-government relations in war time, and the politics of military interventions. Meets with SIS-688 001.

SISU-463
002
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Foreign Policy and National Security (3)

National Security Resources

This course examines in detail how the federal government determines the budgets for defense, foreign policy, homeland security, and intelligence. It also analyzes how the executive and congressional processes for allocating national security resources affect national security itself. Meets with SIS-653 003.

SISU-463
003
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
SPRING 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Foreign Policy and National Security (3)

Bioterror in the Twenty-first Century

This course examines the potential for bioterror attack. In this twenty-first century globalized world, the proliferation of biotechnology and a new wave of terror have combined to set the conditions for an increasingly likely attack using weapons of mass destruction (WMD) including biological weapons. The course also introduces the science behind biological weapons, examines U.S. government efforts to prepare for and respond to a bioterror attack, and investigates the policy implications of this emerging threat. Meets with SIS-653 014.

SISU-463
001
INT'L SERVICE UNDERGRADUATE
FALL 2015

Course Level: Undergraduate

Topics in Foreign Policy and National Security (3)

Technology and National Security

This course examines the impact of science and technology on relations between nations, as well as the history of science and technology policy in order to gain an understanding of measures that have historically been employed to manage these issues. The course employs the use of case studies (including nuclear energy, biotechnology, and unmanned aerial systems) to understand the state of several technologies, the current control measures that govern these areas and consider the adequacy of these measures now and in the future. Meets with SIS-653 003.