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SIS-793 Practicum in Int'l Affairs Course Level: Graduate

Practicum in International Affairs (3) Topics vary by section. Capstone experience for SIS Master's students. Usually Offered: fall, spring, and summer. Repeatable for credit with different topic. Permission: SIS Graduate Advising Office.

SIS-793-001
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Intelligence and Analysis
Intelligence and Analysis (3) Students produce a report intended to serve the intelligence, policy, defense, and diplomatic communities. U.S. national security priorities shift rapidly, and topics are determined with the client organization. Meets with SIS-793 201.
SIS-793-002
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Conflict Mitigation/Peacebldng
Conflict Mitigation and Peacebuilding (3) This course increases familiarity with current practice in contemporary conflict prevention, mitigation, and settlement. Topics covered include conflict minerals, women's empowerment, youth violence prevention, and peace gaming. Hands-on activities emphasize skills such as narrative analysis, conflict prevention training, monitoring and evaluation, and conflict mapping. Practicum clients include NGOs such as Partners Global, Search for Common Ground, Saferworld, and Resolve; for-profit organizations such as Creative Associates; and government agencies such as the U.S. Department of State. Meets with SIS-793 202.
SIS-793-003
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Wicked Challenge to US Sec
A Wicked Challenge to U.S. National Security (3) Students in this course study a country of strategic interest to the United States and develop policy recommendations for the U.S. government. Specifically, the practicum addresses challenges with governance, the government's role in international conflicts, and fractious relationships within the country and in the international community. Students make policy recommendations for U.S. Department of State officials and other relevant entities and identify the pros and cons of each policy recommendation. Meets with SIS-793 203.
SIS-793-004
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: International Service Capstone
Instructional Method: Online. International Service Capstone (3) The Master of International Service (MIS) capstone serves as a vehicle to help students integrate what they have learned in their program course work and provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate the ability to apply their skills and knowledge to projects beneficial to their professional lives. The course represents a bridge between graduate studies and full-time involvement in international affairs. Restriction: International Service (MIS). Meets with SIS-793 204.
SIS-793-101
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Challenges to the Third Offset
Instructional Method: Online. Challenges to the Third Offset: Alternative Strategies (3) This practicum takes a deeper look at the U.S.'s Third Offset strategy, which is meant to give U.S. forces technological overmatch (e.g., robotics, autonomy, miniaturization, 3-D printing, and/or big data) of its adversaries, and considers alternative strategies and implications for Special Operations Forces (SOF). While the costs of developing new technologies continue to limit the number of immediate peer competitors, the costs of imitation appear to be declining over time. It is also unclear whether the basic assumptions underpinning the Third Offset are valid when it comes to SOF capabilities. This practicum analyzes the potential future successes, challenges, and validity of the Third Offset strategy for its client organization. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online, or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 301.
SIS-793-102
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Program Eval & Development
Instructional Method: Online. Program Evaluation and Development (3) Students collaborate with an international NGO to identify an evaluation opportunity within the framework of an international project being implemented in a development or peacebuilding context. Students in the course work together to design the evaluation, collect data, and develop the analysis and conclusions. Students produce a final report with recommendations to be submitted to the NGO. The practicum students use both qualitative and quantitative methodologies during the evaluation process. Prior coursework or experience in monitoring and evaluation required. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online, or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 302.
SIS-793-103
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Program Eval & Development
Instructional Method: Online. Program Evaluation and Development (3) Students collaborate with an international NGO to identify an evaluation opportunity within the framework of an international project being implemented in a development or peacebuilding context. Students in the course work together to design the evaluation, collect data, and develop the analysis and conclusions. Students produce a final report with recommendations to be submitted to the NGO. The practicum students use both qualitative and quantitative methodologies during the evaluation process. Prior coursework or experience in monitoring and evaluation required. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online or International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 303.
SIS-793-201
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Intelligence and Analysis
Special Tuition Rate. Intelligence and Analysis (3) Students produce a report intended to serve the intelligence, policy, defense, and diplomatic communities. U.S. national security priorities shift rapidly, and topics are determined with the client organization. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online, or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 001.
SIS-793-202
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Conflict Mitigation/Peacebldng
Special Tuition Rate. Conflict Mitigation and Peacebuilding (3) This course increases familiarity with current practice in contemporary conflict prevention, mitigation, and settlement. Topics covered include conflict minerals, women's empowerment, youth violence prevention, and peace gaming. Hands-on activities emphasize skills such as narrative analysis, conflict prevention training, monitoring and evaluation, and conflict mapping. Practicum clients include NGOs such as Partners Global, Search for Common Ground, Saferworld, and Resolve; for-profit organizations such as Creative Associates; and government agencies such as the U.S. Department of State. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 002.
SIS-793-203
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Wicked Challenge to US Sec
Special Tuition Rate. A Wicked Challenge to U.S. National Security (3) Students in this course study a country of strategic interest to the United States and develop policy recommendations for the U.S. government. Specifically, the practicum addresses challenges with governance, the government's role in international conflicts, and fractious relationships within the country and in the international community. Students make policy recommendations for U.S. Department of State officials and other relevant entities and identify the pros and cons of each policy recommendation. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 003.
SIS-793-204
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: International Service Capstone
Special Tuition Rate. Instructional Method: Online. International Service Capstone (3) The Master of International Service (MIS) capstone serves as a vehicle to help students integrate what they have learned in their program course work and provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate the ability to apply their skills and knowledge to projects beneficial to their professional lives. The course represents a bridge between graduate studies and full-time involvement in international affairs. Restriction: International Service (MIS): Online. Meets with SIS-793 004.
SIS-793-301
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Challenges to the Third Offset
Special Tuition Rate. Instructional Method: Online. Challenges to the Third Offset: Alternative Strategies (3) This practicum takes a deeper look at the U.S.'s Third Offset strategy, which is meant to give U.S. forces technological overmatch (e.g., robotics, autonomy, miniaturization, 3-D printing, and/or big data) of its adversaries, and considers alternative strategies and implications for Special Operations Forces (SOF). While the costs of developing new technologies continue to limit the number of immediate peer competitors, the costs of imitation appear to be declining over time. It is also unclear whether the basic assumptions underpinning the Third Offset are valid when it comes to SOF capabilities. This practicum analyzes the potential future successes, challenges, and validity of the Third Offset strategy for its client organization. Meets with SIS-793 101.
SIS-793-302
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Program Eval & Development
Special Tuition Rate. Instructional Method: Online. Program Evaluation and Development (3) Students collaborate with an international NGO to identify an evaluation opportunity within the framework of an international project being implemented in a development or peacebuilding context. Students in the course work together to design the evaluation, collect data, and develop the analysis and conclusions. Students produce a final report with recommendations to be submitted to the NGO. The practicum students use both qualitative and quantitative methodologies during the evaluation process. Prior coursework or experience in monitoring and evaluation required. Meets with SIS-793 102.
SIS-793-303
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Program Eval & Development
Special Tuition Rate. Instructional Method: Online. Program Evaluation and Development (3) Students collaborate with an international NGO to identify an evaluation opportunity within the framework of an international project being implemented in a development or peacebuilding context. Students in the course work together to design the evaluation, collect data, and develop the analysis and conclusions. Students produce a final report with recommendations to be submitted to the NGO. The practicum students use both qualitative and quantitative methodologies during the evaluation process. Prior coursework or experience in monitoring and evaluation required. Meets with SIS-793 103.
SIS-793-001
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: International Service Capstone
Instructional Method: Online. International Service Capstone (3) The Master of International Service (MIS) capstone serves as a vehicle to help students integrate what they have learned in their program course work and provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate the ability to apply their skills and knowledge to projects beneficial to their professional lives. The course represents a bridge between graduate studies and full-time involvement in international affairs. Restriction: International Service (MIS). Meets with SIS-793 201.
SIS-793-002
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Bahamas: Prog Eval Global Ed
Program Fee: $900.00. Travel Dates: June 17 - June 24, 2018. Travel Location: Bahamas. Bahamas: Program Evaluation in Global Education (3) Countries around the world are working to improve access to quality education, especially for historically underserved youth, in order to support national development, health, and peace. Through this practicum experience, students practice program evaluation skills in international education and youth development and develop cross-cultural research and communication skills. Students exercise intercultural competence skills as they engage with the Lyford Cay Foundation. Permission: SIS Study Abroad. Meets with SIS-793 202.
SIS-793-003
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Indonesia Proj Dsgn Montr Eval
Program Fee: $1,000.00. Travel Dates: July 1 - July 13, 2018. Travel Location: Indonesia. Indonesia: Project Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation (3) Students travel to Indonesia to conduct project design, monitoring, and evaluation with local NGOs. Student teams work with their assigned NGO to fulfill needs determined by the organizations. Students evaluate one of the local partner's projects and help them to assess their impact or assist in project design or proposing grants. Students develop concrete project design, monitoring, and evaluation skills, such as the ability to design a theory of change and Logframe relevant to project goals, develop evaluation tools, collect and analyze data using these tools, and teach these skills to civil society organizations in an international context. The course concludes with students leading a training for VIA's local NGO partners and providing a manual for VIA to use to train their partners in the future. Permission: SIS Study Abroad. Meets with SIS-793 203.
SIS-793-004
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Palestinian-Israeli Cooperatn
Program Fee: $1,450.00. Travel Dates: June 23 - July 6, 2018. Travel Location: Palestine/Israel. Palestinian-Israeli Cooperation for Peacebuilding (3) This practicum focuses on analyzing the development and peace building-related motivations and expectations of Israelis and Palestinians who cooperate on a water-energy-food nexus project. Students become familiar with the wider transboundary cooperation efforts of AIES, PWEG, and other organizations in the region. Students undertake desk-study and research design work at the beginning of the course; travel to the region to collect data in the field through participant-observation, interviews, focus groups, and/or archival work at the project sites. Students produce a report to be submitted to the partners to help them assess, improve, and further develop their activities and make one or more presentations. Permission: SIS Study Abroad. Meets with SIS-793 204.
SIS-793-005
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Denmark: Future of Cyber Confl
Program Fee: $1,100.00. Travel Dates: June 8 - June 15, 2018. Travel Location: Denmark. Denmark: The Future of Cyber Conflict (3) Recent election hacks and the proliferation of malware linked to state-sponsors open new fronts in strategic competition between rivals. This course examines issues such as the emerging character of cyber conflict, how revisionist states use cyber operations short of war to coerce domestic and international opponents, and to what extent these operations spill over into the commercial space creating new markets for malware and cybercrime. Students gain a foundation in the cyber conflict literature and learn how to develop future-oriented studies for government and corporate partners. The course takes students to NATO's "northern flank" - Scandinavian and Baltic countries whose territorial and commercial interest put them in the Kremlin's crosshairs. Students present government and corporate partners forecasts about the future of cyber conflict in the region. Permission: SIS Study Abroad. Meets with SIS-793 205.
SIS-793-101
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Growth Strat in Intrcltrl Comm
Instructional Method: Online. Growth Strategy in Intercultural Communications and Leadership (3) Our world is increasing connected through technology, yet we've also witnessed mounting divisiveness and an upswing in nationalist sentiment. This course focuses on growth strategies for programs that foster global connections and bridge divides between individuals from different cultural groups. Students work with non-profit organizations that cultivate cross-cultural dialogue and create new cohorts of global leaders by exploring different organizational growth strategies and models to help organizations achieve their mission and scale their programs. Students research and assess growth models, provide recommendations to clients, and craft documentation that outlines a strategic vision for sustainable organizational growth. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online, or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SISG-793 301.
SIS-793-102
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Counter Propaganda/Disinformtn
Instructional Method: Online. Countering Propaganda and Disinformation (3) During the past year, reports about ISIS-inspired attacks and Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election have dominated the headlines. This practicum focuses on the evolving use of propaganda and disinformation campaigns by international terrorist organizations and nation-states. Students work with the State Department's Global Engagement Center (GEC) to evaluate and provide recommendations for the United States' efforts to "recognize, understand, expose, and counter foreign state and non-state propaganda and disinformation efforts aimed at undermining United States national security interests." Students work in teams to conduct high quality, original research and develop practical, forward-leaning recommendations that can be of immediate use to the client. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online, or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 302.
SIS-793-201
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: International Service Capstone
Instructional Method: Online. International Service Capstone (3) The Master of International Service (MIS) capstone serves as a vehicle to help students integrate what they have learned in their program course work and provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate the ability to apply their skills and knowledge to projects beneficial to their professional lives. The course represents a bridge between graduate studies and full-time involvement in international affairs. Restriction: International Service (MIS): Online. Meets with SIS-793 001.
SIS-793-202
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Bahamas: Prog Eval Global Ed
Program Fee: $900.00. Special Tuition Rate. Travel Dates: June 17 - June 24, 2018. Travel Location: Bahamas. Bahamas: Program Evaluation in Global Education (3) Countries around the world are working to improve access to quality education, especially for historically underserved youth, in order to support national development, health, and peace. Through this practicum experience, students practice program evaluation skills in international education and youth development and develop cross-cultural research and communication skills. Students exercise intercultural competence skills as they engage with the Lyford Cay Foundation. Permission: SIS Study Abroad.
SIS-793-203
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Indonesia Proj Dsgn Montr Eval
Program Fee: $1,000.00. Special Tuition Rate. Travel Dates: July 1 - July 13, 2018. Travel Location: Indonesia. Indonesia: Project Design, Monitoring, and Evaluation (3) Students travel to Indonesia to conduct project design, monitoring, and evaluation with local NGOs. Student teams work with their assigned NGO to fulfill needs determined by the organizations. Students evaluate one of the local partner's projects and help them to assess their impact or assist in project design or proposing grants. Students develop concrete project design, monitoring, and evaluation skills, such as the ability to design a theory of change and Logframe relevant to project goals, develop evaluation tools, collect and analyze data using these tools, and teach these skills to civil society organizations in an international context. The course concludes with students leading a training for VIA's local NGO partners and providing a manual for VIA to use to train their partners in the future. Permission: SIS Study Abroad. Meets with SIS-793 003.
SIS-793-204
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Palestinian-Israeli Cooperatn
Program Fee: $1,450.00. Special Tuition Rate. Travel Dates: June 23 - July 6, 2018. Travel Location: Palestine/Israel. Palestinian-Israeli Cooperation for Peacebuilding (3) This practicum focuses on analyzing the development and peace building-related motivations and expectations of Israelis and Palestinians who cooperate on a water-energy-food nexus project. Students become familiar with the wider transboundary cooperation efforts of AIES, PWEG, and other organizations in the region. Students undertake desk-study and research design work at the beginning of the course; travel to the region to collect data in the field through participant-observation, interviews, focus groups, and/or archival work at the project sites. Students produce a report to be submitted to the partners to help them assess, improve, and further develop their activities and make one or more presentations. Permission: SIS Study Abroad. Meets with SIS-793 004.
SIS-793-205
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Denmark: Future of Cyber Confl
Program Fee: $1,100.00. Special Tuition Rate. Travel Dates: June 8 - June 15, 2018. Travel Location: Denmark. Denmark: The Future of Cyber Conflict (3) Recent election hacks and the proliferation of malware linked to state-sponsors open new fronts in strategic competition between rivals. This course examines issues such as the emerging character of cyber conflict, how revisionist states use cyber operations short of war to coerce domestic and international opponents, and to what extent these operations spill over into the commercial space creating new markets for malware and cybercrime. Students gain a foundation in the cyber conflict literature and learn how to develop future-oriented studies for government and corporate partners. The course takes students to NATO's "northern flank" - Scandinavian and Baltic countries whose territorial and commercial interest put them in the Kremlin's crosshairs. Students present government and corporate partners forecasts about the future of cyber conflict in the region. Permission: SIS Study Abroad. Meets with SIS-793 005.
SIS-793-301
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Growth Strat in Intrcltrl Comm
Instructional Method: Online. Special Tuition Rate. Growth Strategy in Intercultural Communications and Leadership (3) Our world is increasing connected through technology, yet we've also witnessed mounting divisiveness and an upswing in nationalist sentiment. This course focuses on growth strategies for programs that foster global connections and bridge divides between individuals from different cultural groups. Students work with non-profit organizations that cultivate cross-cultural dialogue and create new cohorts of global leaders by exploring different organizational growth strategies and models to help organizations achieve their mission and scale their programs. Students research and assess growth models, provide recommendations to clients, and craft documentation that outlines a strategic vision for sustainable organizational growth. Meets with SISG-793 101.
SIS-793-302
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Counter Propaganda/Disinformtn
Instructional Method: Online. Special Tuition Rate. Countering Propaganda and Disinformation (3) During the past year, reports about ISIS-inspired attacks and Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election have dominated the headlines. This practicum focuses on the evolving use of propaganda and disinformation campaigns by international terrorist organizations and nation-states. Students work with the State Department's Global Engagement Center (GEC) to evaluate and provide recommendations for the United States' efforts to "recognize, understand, expose, and counter foreign state and non-state propaganda and disinformation efforts aimed at undermining United States national security interests." Students work in teams to conduct high quality, original research and develop practical, forward-leaning recommendations that can be of immediate use to the client. Meets with SIS-793 102.
SIS-793-001
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Cultural Diplomacy/Int'l Exch
Cultural Diplomacy and International Exchange (3) International exchange programs are an essential component of public diplomacy. Students learn about major actors and resources in the field and study a conceptual framework for evaluating the effectiveness of exchanges. They also focus on efforts to conduct advocacy on behalf of U.S. Department of State sponsored flagship exchange programs, such as the Fulbright Program and the International Visitor Leadership Program, by building partnerships with elected officials. Meets with SIS-793 201.
SIS-793-002
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Intelligence and Analysis
Intelligence and Analysis (3) Students produce a report intended to serve the intelligence, policy, defense, and diplomatic communities. U.S. national security priorities shift rapidly, and topics are determined with the client organization. Meets with SIS-793 202.
SIS-793-003
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Conflict Mitigation/Peacebldng
Conflict Mitigation and Peacebuilding (3) This course increases familiarity with current practice in contemporary conflict prevention, mitigation, and settlement. Topics covered include conflict minerals, women's empowerment, youth violence prevention, and peace gaming. Hands-on activities emphasize skills such as narrative analysis, conflict prevention training, monitoring and evaluation, and conflict mapping. Practicum clients include NGOs such as Partners Global, Search for Common Ground, Saferworld, and Resolve; for-profit organizations such as Creative Associates; and government agencies such as the U.S. Department of State. Meets with SIS-793 203.
SIS-793-004
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Wicked Challenge to US Sec
A Wicked Challenge to U.S. National Security (3) Students in this practicum study a country of strategic interest to the United States and develop policy recommendations for the U.S. government. Specifically, the practicum addresses challenges with governance, the government's role in international conflicts, fractious relationships within the country and in the international community. Students make policy recommendations for U.S. Department of State officials and other relevant entities and identify the pros and cons of each policy recommendation. Meets with SIS-793 204.
SIS-793-005
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Human Rights & Pol Violence
Human Rights and Political Violence (3) Students conduct research into alleged human rights violations and violations of international humanitarian law resulting from policies connected to the promotion and protection of national security. Topics include counterterrorism; armed conflict; genocide; humanitarian intervention; and more. Meets with SIS-793 205.
SIS-793-006
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Issues of Multinatl Enterprise
Issues of Multinational Enterprise (3) Students gain experience in the field of international business consulting by undertaking research projects for U.S. and foreign multinational enterprises, giving clients including Lockheed Martin, Rosetta Stone, EchoStar (Dish Network), and Danfoss, Inc advice on real-life business and regulatory problems. The practicum emphasizes research, data presentation, and analytic skills, while teaching the students how to work together as a team. Students learn how to manage the clients' demands and expectations while working closely with high-level business executives who take a personal interest in the student's' growth and learning experiences. Students also learn new oral and written presentation skills to enhance their resumes. Meets with SIS-793 206.
SIS-793-007
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: U.S.-Latin Amer Prosp for Coop
U.S.-Latin America: Prospects for Cooperation on Migration, Trade, and Other Issues (3) Challenges in U.S. relations with Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America have rarely been so broad and important. This practicum identifies, analyzes, and prioritizes the options that the United States has in dealing with issues, including migration, security, trade, and governance, that profoundly affect our whole hemisphere. Meets with SIS-793 207.
SIS-793-008
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: U.S. Agricultural Policy
U.S. Agricultural Policy: Domestic and International Impacts (3) This practicum evaluates the ecological, social, economic, and political impacts of key policies and programs in the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill on small- and medium-size farmers, family farmers, farmworkers, agrarian cooperatives, and rural and urban communities and food systems in the United States and abroad. Drawing upon mixed-methods community-partnered action-research methodologies, students research and produce multi-media briefing reports for the Rural Coalition, the National Family Farm Coalition, and select USDA agencies. Meets with SIS-793 208.
SIS-793-009
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Plan for Conf/Climate Migrants
Planning for Conflict and Climate Migrants: A New (Adaptable) Socio-Spatial Paradigm (3) This practicum seeks to develop alternatives to conventional responses to accommodating displaced and migrant populations. In dealing with disruption, students employ disruptive policy and design strategies, and consider ground-up community design examples from the informal sector; successes in refugee-led interventions in "temporary" emergency camps and along refugee corridors; best practices in the high-design, low-tech architectures of disaster response; urban planning through the use of crowd-sourced information technology; and more. The goal is to invent, for use by refugees or their formal sector sponsors, a mobile phone app (or another equally accessible and simple type of interface) that embeds an adaptable, replicable, scalable design framework and also connects migrants to tangible resources. Meets with SIS-793 209.
SIS-793-010
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: International Service Capstone
Instructional Method: Online. International Service Capstone (3) The Master of International Service (MIS) capstone serves as a vehicle to help students integrate what they have learned in their program course work and provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate the ability to apply their skills and knowledge to projects beneficial to their professional lives. The course represents a bridge between graduate studies and full-time involvement in international affairs. Restriction: International Service (MIS). Meets with SIS-793 210.
SIS-793-011
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Immigrant Health
Immigrant Health: Community-Based Action Research and Policy (3) Immigrant health is an increasingly important issue in the United States, given the current political environment and the exclusion of many immigrants from public programs, including the Affordable Care Act. Students explore Latino immigrant health in the Washington, DC area, while gaining important skills in community-based action research and applied policy analysis. Community-based action research is a partnership between community members, policy makers, and researchers to use knowledge and policy action to improve the health of community members. The client for this course is La Clinica del Pueblo (La Clinica), a federally-qualified health center that uses a community-based action approach to serve Latino immigrants in DC and Maryland. Students develop qualitative and quantitative research on Latino immigrants' health and well-being; a policy analysis of a particular health issue facing the Latino immigrant community in the DC metro area; and a communications toolkit, including policy briefs, video, or community forum. Meets with SIS-793 211.
SIS-793-012
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Social Enterprise
Social Enterprise (3) Students undertake projects that meet the Social Enterprise Practicum Guidelines. Note: For Social Enterprise (MA) students and other SIS master's students with a social enterprise concentration and/or who have had significant experience working in social enterprise. Meets with SIS-793 212.
SIS-793-101
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Ldrshp/Mgmt of Peacebldg NGOs
Instructional Method: Online. Leadership and Management of Peacebuilding NGOs (3) This practicum focuses on key aspects of peacebuilding organizations, specifically on leadership, organization development and program strategies, staffing structures, financing and governance. Students work with international non-governmental organizations, such as the Alliance for Peacebuilding, Institute for Economics and Peace, and USAID prime contract agencies such as MSI and Creative Associates. Topics include strategic planning, budgeting, leadership concepts, and evaluation applied to peacebuilding organizations. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online, or Social Enterprise (MA): Online.
SIS-793-102
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Counter Propaganda/Disinformtn
Instructional Method: Online. Countering Propaganda and Disinformation (3) During the past year, reports about ISIS-inspired attacks and Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election have dominated the headlines. This practicum focuses on the evolving use of propaganda and disinformation campaigns by international terrorist organizations and nation-states. Students work with the State Department's Global Engagement Center (GEC) to evaluate and provide recommendations for the United States' efforts to "recognize, understand, expose, and counter foreign state and non-state propaganda and disinformation efforts aimed at undermining United States national security interests." Students work in teams to conduct high quality, original research and develop practical, forward-leaning recommendations that can be of immediate use to the client. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online, or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 102.
SIS-793-201
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Cultural Diplomacy/Int'l Exch
Special Tuition Rate. Cultural Diplomacy and International Exchange (3) International exchange programs are an essential component of public diplomacy. Students learn about major actors and resources in the field and study a conceptual framework for evaluating the effectiveness of exchanges. They also focus on efforts to conduct advocacy on behalf of U.S. Department of State sponsored flagship exchange programs, such as the Fulbright Program and the International Visitor Leadership Program, by building partnerships with elected officials. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online, or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 001.
SIS-793-202
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Intelligence and Analysis
Special Tuition Rate. Intelligence and Analysis (3) Students produce a report intended to serve the intelligence, policy, defense, and diplomatic communities. U.S. national security priorities shift rapidly, and topics are determined with the client organization. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online, or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 002.
SIS-793-203
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Conflict Mitigation/Peacebldng
Special Tuition Rate. Conflict Mitigation and Peacebuilding (3) This course increases familiarity with current practice in contemporary conflict prevention, mitigation, and settlement. Topics covered include conflict minerals, women's empowerment, youth violence prevention, and peace gaming. Hands-on activities emphasize skills such as narrative analysis, conflict prevention training, monitoring and evaluation, and conflict mapping. Practicum clients include NGOs such as Partners Global, Search for Common Ground, Saferworld, and Resolve; for-profit organizations such as Creative Associates; and government agencies such as the U.S. Department of State. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online, or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 003.
SIS-793-204
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Wicked Challenge to US Sec
Special Tuition Rate. A Wicked Challenge to U.S. National Security (3) Students in this practicum study a country of strategic interest to the United States and develop policy recommendations for the U.S. government. Specifically, the practicum addresses challenges with governance, the government's role in international conflicts, fractious relationships within the country and in the international community. Students make policy recommendations for U.S. Department of State officials and other relevant entities and identify the pros and cons of each policy recommendation. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online, or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 004.
SIS-793-205
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Human Rights & Pol Violence
Special Tuition Rate. Human Rights and Political Violence (3) Students conduct research into alleged human rights violations and violations of international humanitarian law resulting from policies connected to the promotion and protection of national security. Topics include counterterrorism; armed conflict; genocide; humanitarian intervention; and more. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online, or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 005.
SIS-793-206
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Issues of Multinatl Enterprise
Special Tuition Rate. Issues of Multinational Enterprise (3) Students gain experience in the field of international business consulting by undertaking research projects for U.S. and foreign multinational enterprises, giving clients including Lockheed Martin, Rosetta Stone, EchoStar (Dish Network), and Danfoss, Inc advice on real-life business and regulatory problems. The practicum emphasizes research, data presentation, and analytic skills, while teaching the students how to work together as a team. Students learn how to manage the clients' demands and expectations while working closely with high-level business executives who take a personal interest in the student's' growth and learning experiences. Students also learn new oral and written presentation skills to enhance their resumes. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online, or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 006.
SIS-793-207
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: U.S.-Latin Amer Prosp for Coop
Special Tuition Rate. U.S.-Latin America: Prospects for Cooperation on Migration, Trade, and Other Issues (3) Challenges in U.S. relations with Mexico, Central America, the Caribbean, and South America have rarely been so broad and important. This practicum identifies, analyzes, and prioritizes the options that the United States has in dealing with issues, including migration, security, trade, and governance, that profoundly affect our whole hemisphere. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online, or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 007.
SIS-793-208
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: U.S. Agricultural Policy
Special Tuition Rate. U.S. Agricultural Policy: Domestic and International Impacts (3) This practicum evaluates the ecological, social, economic, and political impacts of key policies and programs in the 2018 U.S. Farm Bill on small- and medium-size farmers, family farmers, farmworkers, agrarian cooperatives, and rural and urban communities and food systems in the United States and abroad. Drawing upon mixed-methods community-partnered action-research methodologies, students research and produce multi-media briefing reports for the Rural Coalition, the National Family Farm Coalition, and select USDA agencies. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online, or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 008.
SIS-793-209
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Plan for Conf/Climate Migrants
Special Tuition Rate. Planning for Conflict and Climate Migrants: A New (Adaptable) Socio-Spatial Paradigm (3) This practicum seeks to develop alternatives to conventional responses to accommodating displaced and migrant populations. In dealing with disruption, students employ disruptive policy and design strategies, and consider ground-up community design examples from the informal sector; successes in refugee-led interventions in "temporary" emergency camps and along refugee corridors; best practices in the high-design, low-tech architectures of disaster response; urban planning through the use of crowd-sourced information technology; and more. The goal is to invent, for use by refugees or their formal sector sponsors, a mobile phone app (or another equally accessible and simple type of interface) that embeds an adaptable, replicable, scalable design framework and also connects migrants to tangible resources. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online, or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 009.
SIS-793-210
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: International Service Capstone
Special Tuition Rate. Instructional Method: Online. International Service Capstone (3) The Master of International Service (MIS) capstone serves as a vehicle to help students integrate what they have learned in their program course work and provides an opportunity for students to demonstrate the ability to apply their skills and knowledge to projects beneficial to their professional lives. The course represents a bridge between graduate studies and full-time involvement in international affairs. Restriction: International Service (MIS): Online. Meets with SIS-793 010.
SIS-793-211
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Immigrant Health
Special Tuition Rate. Immigrant Health: Community-Based Action Research and Policy (3) Immigrant health is an increasingly important issue in the United States, given the current political environment and the exclusion of many immigrants from public programs, including the Affordable Care Act. Students explore Latino immigrant health in the Washington, DC area, while gaining important skills in community-based action research and applied policy analysis. Community-based action research is a partnership between community members, policy makers, and researchers to use knowledge and policy action to improve the health of community members. The client for this course is La Clinica del Pueblo (La Clinica), a federally-qualified health center that uses a community-based action approach to serve Latino immigrants in DC and Maryland. Students develop qualitative and quantitative research on Latino immigrants' health and well-being; a policy analysis of a particular health issue facing the Latino immigrant community in the DC metro area; and a communications toolkit, including policy briefs, video, or community forum. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online, or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 011.
SIS-793-212
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Social Enterprise
Special Tuition Rate. Social Enterprise (3) Students undertake projects that meet the Social Enterprise Practicum Guidelines. Note: For Social Enterprise (MA) students and other SIS master's students with a social enterprise concentration and/or who have had significant experience working in social enterprise. Restriction: International Relations (MA) or International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SIS-793 012.
SIS-793-302
Term: Spring 2019 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Counter Propaganda/Disinformtn
Instructional Method: Online. Countering Propaganda and Disinformation (3) During the past year, reports about ISIS-inspired attacks and Russian interference in the U.S. presidential election have dominated the headlines. This practicum focuses on the evolving use of propaganda and disinformation campaigns by international terrorist organizations and nation-states. Students work with the State Department's Global Engagement Center (GEC) to evaluate and provide recommendations for the United States' efforts to "recognize, understand, expose, and counter foreign state and non-state propaganda and disinformation efforts aimed at undermining United States national security interests." Students work in teams to conduct high quality, original research and develop practical, forward-leaning recommendations that can be of immediate use to the client. Meets with SIS-793 102.