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INT'L SERVICE GRADUATE

SISG-767 Topics in Global Security Course Level: Graduate

Topics in Global Security (3) Topics vary by section. Rotating topics include theories and concepts in global security and security from inside the state. Repeatable for credit with different topic. Grading: A-F only.

SISG-767-001
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Security From Inside the State
Instructional Method: Online. Security from Inside the State (3) This course enables students to answer questions such as how politics, organizations, and the policy processes inside states create conditions for peace and conflict, and to what extent do regime type, the perceptions of leaders, and past history influence a state's security goals in the international system by understanding and applying core concepts from security studies, domestic politics, and foreign policy. In other words, this course uses characteristics from inside a state as a tool for understanding security relations between states and their abilities to identify, prevent, and resolve conflict. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SISG-767 101.
SISG-767-002
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Causes of War
Instructional Method: Online. Causes of War (3) What factors and conditions explain patterns of peace and conflict in a global system of political, social, and economic actors competing for power, influence, and advantage? To answer this question, this course introduces students to core concepts, paradigms, and seminal debates from security studies broadly defined. The purpose is to establish a foundation for investigating the causes and dynamics of conflict at the interstate, regional, and global levels of analysis. This perspective integrates theory and practice, enabling students to contextualize and assess the strategies actors employ to advance their interests as well the underlying structural and configurational constraints shaping how these actors make decisions. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SISG-767 102.
SISG-767-003
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Conflict Assessment/Prevention
Instructional Method: Online. Conflict Assessment and Prevention (3) International conflicts and crises have sometimes been seen as essential events whose outcome determines subsequent geopolitical arrangements. On the other hand, the humanitarian and other costs of such conflicts have helped give rise to the concepts and operations of conflict prevention. In order to better prevent conflict, methods of assessing its likelihood, causes, and dynamics have been developed. This course therefore explores the methods and challenges of preventing the outbreak of armed conflict. Contemporary approaches to the assessment of conflict are surveyed and conflict assessment frameworks used by different organizations incorporate a variety of theoretical assumptions and empirical tools in order to gain a better understanding of the causes of violent conflict. The course also explores challenges of predicting the outbreak of conflict through the exploration of the early warning concepts and instruments and moving from early warning to preventive action. Students also consider cases of successful and unsuccessful prevention as practiced by national governments, NGOs, civil society organizations, the United Nations, and regional political organizations. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SISG-767 103.
SISG-767-004
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Conflict Assessment/Prevention
Instructional Method: Online. Conflict Assessment and Prevention (3) International conflicts and crises have sometimes been seen as essential events whose outcome determines subsequent geopolitical arrangements. On the other hand, the humanitarian and other costs of such conflicts have helped give rise to the concepts and operations of conflict prevention. In order to better prevent conflict, methods of assessing its likelihood, causes, and dynamics have been developed. This course therefore explores the methods and challenges of preventing the outbreak of armed conflict. Contemporary approaches to the assessment of conflict are surveyed and conflict assessment frameworks used by different organizations incorporate a variety of theoretical assumptions and empirical tools in order to gain a better understanding of the causes of violent conflict. The course also explores challenges of predicting the outbreak of conflict through the exploration of the early warning concepts and instruments and moving from early warning to preventive action. Students also consider cases of successful and unsuccessful prevention as practiced by national governments, NGOs, civil society organizations, the United Nations, and regional political organizations. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SISG-767 104.
SISG-767-101
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Security From Inside the State
Instructional Method: Online. Security from Inside the State (3) This course enables students to answer questions such as how politics, organizations, and the policy processes inside states create conditions for peace and conflict, and to what extent do regime type, the perceptions of leaders, and past history influence a state's security goals in the international system by understanding and applying core concepts from security studies, domestic politics, and foreign policy. In other words, this course uses characteristics from inside a state as a tool for understanding security relations between states and their abilities to identify, prevent, and resolve conflict. Meets with SISG-767 001.
SISG-767-102
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Causes of War
Instructional Method: Online. Causes of War (3) What factors and conditions explain patterns of peace and conflict in a global system of political, social, and economic actors competing for power, influence, and advantage? To answer this question, this course introduces students to core concepts, paradigms, and seminal debates from security studies broadly defined. The purpose is to establish a foundation for investigating the causes and dynamics of conflict at the interstate, regional, and global levels of analysis. This perspective integrates theory and practice, enabling students to contextualize and assess the strategies actors employ to advance their interests as well the underlying structural and configurational constraints shaping how these actors make decisions. Meets with SISG-767 002.
SISG-767-103
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Conflict Assessment/Prevention
Instructional Method: Online. Conflict Assessment and Prevention (3) International conflicts and crises have sometimes been seen as essential events whose outcome determines subsequent geopolitical arrangements. On the other hand, the humanitarian and other costs of such conflicts have helped give rise to the concepts and operations of conflict prevention. In order to better prevent conflict, methods of assessing its likelihood, causes, and dynamics have been developed. This course therefore explores the methods and challenges of preventing the outbreak of armed conflict. Contemporary approaches to the assessment of conflict are surveyed and conflict assessment frameworks used by different organizations incorporate a variety of theoretical assumptions and empirical tools in order to gain a better understanding of the causes of violent conflict. The course also explores challenges of predicting the outbreak of conflict through the exploration of the early warning concepts and instruments and moving from early warning to preventive action. Students also consider cases of successful and unsuccessful prevention as practiced by national governments, NGOs, civil society organizations, the United Nations, and regional political organizations. Meets with SISG-767 003.
SISG-767-104
Term: Fall 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Conflict Assessment/Prevention
Instructional Method: Online. Conflict Assessment and Prevention (3) International conflicts and crises have sometimes been seen as essential events whose outcome determines subsequent geopolitical arrangements. On the other hand, the humanitarian and other costs of such conflicts have helped give rise to the concepts and operations of conflict prevention. In order to better prevent conflict, methods of assessing its likelihood, causes, and dynamics have been developed. This course therefore explores the methods and challenges of preventing the outbreak of armed conflict. Contemporary approaches to the assessment of conflict are surveyed and conflict assessment frameworks used by different organizations incorporate a variety of theoretical assumptions and empirical tools in order to gain a better understanding of the causes of violent conflict. The course also explores challenges of predicting the outbreak of conflict through the exploration of the early warning concepts and instruments and moving from early warning to preventive action. Students also consider cases of successful and unsuccessful prevention as practiced by national governments, NGOs, civil society organizations, the United Nations, and regional political organizations. Meets with SISG-767 004.
SISG-767-001
Term: Spring 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Security From Inside the State
Instructional Method: Online. Security from Inside the State (3) This course enables students to answer questions such as how politics, organizations, and the policy processes inside states create conditions for peace and conflict, and to what extent do regime type, the perceptions of leaders, and past history influence a state's security goals in the international system by understanding and applying core concepts from security studies, domestic politics, and foreign policy. In other words, this course uses characteristics from inside a state as a tool for understanding security relations between states and their abilities to identify, prevent, and resolve conflict. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online, or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SISG-767 101.
SISG-767-002
Term: Spring 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Causes of War
Instructional Method: Online. Causes of War (3) What factors and conditions explain patterns of peace and conflict in a global system of political, social, and economic actors competing for power, influence, and advantage? To answer this question, this course introduces students to core concepts, paradigms, and seminal debates from security studies broadly defined. The purpose is to establish a foundation for investigating the causes and dynamics of conflict at the interstate, regional, and global levels of analysis. This perspective integrates theory and practice, enabling students to contextualize and assess the strategies actors employ to advance their interests as well the underlying structural and configurational constraints shaping how these actors make decisions. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online, or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SISG-767 102.
SISG-767-003
Term: Spring 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Conflict Assessment/Prevention
Instructional Method: Online. Conflict Assessment and Prevention (3) International conflicts and crises have sometimes been seen as essential events whose outcome determines subsequent geopolitical arrangements. On the other hand, the humanitarian and other costs of such conflicts have helped give rise to the concepts and operations of conflict prevention. In order to better prevent conflict, methods of assessing its likelihood, causes, and dynamics have been developed. This course therefore explores the methods and challenges of preventing the outbreak of armed conflict. Contemporary approaches to the assessment of conflict are surveyed and conflict assessment frameworks used by different organizations incorporate a variety of theoretical assumptions and empirical tools in order to gain a better understanding of the causes of violent conflict. The course also explores challenges of predicting the outbreak of conflict through the exploration of the early warning concepts and instruments and moving from early warning to preventive action. Students also consider cases of successful and unsuccessful prevention as practiced by national governments, NGOs, civil society organizations, the United Nations, and regional political organizations. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online, or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SISG-767 103.
SISG-767-004
Term: Spring 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Conflict Assessment/Prevention
Instructional Method: Online. Conflict Assessment and Prevention (3) International conflicts and crises have sometimes been seen as essential events whose outcome determines subsequent geopolitical arrangements. On the other hand, the humanitarian and other costs of such conflicts have helped give rise to the concepts and operations of conflict prevention. In order to better prevent conflict, methods of assessing its likelihood, causes, and dynamics have been developed. This course therefore explores the methods and challenges of preventing the outbreak of armed conflict. Contemporary approaches to the assessment of conflict are surveyed and conflict assessment frameworks used by different organizations incorporate a variety of theoretical assumptions and empirical tools in order to gain a better understanding of the causes of violent conflict. The course also explores challenges of predicting the outbreak of conflict through the exploration of the early warning concepts and instruments and moving from early warning to preventive action. Students also consider cases of successful and unsuccessful prevention as practiced by national governments, NGOs, civil society organizations, the United Nations, and regional political organizations. Restriction: International Relations (MA), International Service (MIS): Online, or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SISG-767 104.
SISG-767-006
Term: Spring 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Security From Inside the State
Instructional Method: Online. Security From Inside the State (3) This course enables students to answer questions such as how politics, organizations, and the policy processes inside states create conditions for peace and conflict, and to what extent do regime type, the perceptions of leaders, and past history influence a state's security goals in the international system by understanding and applying core concepts from security studies, domestic politics, and foreign policy. In other words, this course uses characteristics from inside a state as a tool for understanding security relations between states and their abilities to identify, prevent, and resolve conflict. Restriction: International Relations (MA), International Service (MIS): Online, or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SISG-767 106.
SISG-767-101
Term: Spring 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Security From Inside the State
Instructional Method: Online. Security from Inside the State (3) This course enables students to answer questions such as how politics, organizations, and the policy processes inside states create conditions for peace and conflict, and to what extent do regime type, the perceptions of leaders, and past history influence a state's security goals in the international system by understanding and applying core concepts from security studies, domestic politics, and foreign policy. In other words, this course uses characteristics from inside a state as a tool for understanding security relations between states and their abilities to identify, prevent, and resolve conflict. Meets with SISG-767 001.
SISG-767-102
Term: Spring 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Causes of War
Instructional Method: Online. Causes of War (3) What factors and conditions explain patterns of peace and conflict in a global system of political, social, and economic actors competing for power, influence, and advantage? To answer this question, this course introduces students to core concepts, paradigms, and seminal debates from security studies broadly defined. The purpose is to establish a foundation for investigating the causes and dynamics of conflict at the interstate, regional, and global levels of analysis. This perspective integrates theory and practice, enabling students to contextualize and assess the strategies actors employ to advance their interests as well the underlying structural and configurational constraints shaping how these actors make decisions. Meets with SISG-767 002.
SISG-767-103
Term: Spring 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Conflict Assessment/Prevention
Instructional Method: Online. Conflict Assessment and Prevention (3) International conflicts and crises have sometimes been seen as essential events whose outcome determines subsequent geopolitical arrangements. On the other hand, the humanitarian and other costs of such conflicts have helped give rise to the concepts and operations of conflict prevention. In order to better prevent conflict, methods of assessing its likelihood, causes, and dynamics have been developed. This course therefore explores the methods and challenges of preventing the outbreak of armed conflict. Contemporary approaches to the assessment of conflict are surveyed and conflict assessment frameworks used by different organizations incorporate a variety of theoretical assumptions and empirical tools in order to gain a better understanding of the causes of violent conflict. The course also explores challenges of predicting the outbreak of conflict through the exploration of the early warning concepts and instruments and moving from early warning to preventive action. Students also consider cases of successful and unsuccessful prevention as practiced by national governments, NGOs, civil society organizations, the United Nations, and regional political organizations. Meets with SISG-767 003.
SISG-767-104
Term: Spring 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Conflict Assessment/Prevention
Special Tuition Rate. Instructional Method: Online. Conflict Assessment and Prevention (3) International conflicts and crises have sometimes been seen as essential events whose outcome determines subsequent geopolitical arrangements. On the other hand, the humanitarian and other costs of such conflicts have helped give rise to the concepts and operations of conflict prevention. In order to better prevent conflict, methods of assessing its likelihood, causes, and dynamics have been developed. This course therefore explores the methods and challenges of preventing the outbreak of armed conflict. Contemporary approaches to the assessment of conflict are surveyed and conflict assessment frameworks used by different organizations incorporate a variety of theoretical assumptions and empirical tools in order to gain a better understanding of the causes of violent conflict. The course also explores challenges of predicting the outbreak of conflict through the exploration of the early warning concepts and instruments and moving from early warning to preventive action. Students also consider cases of successful and unsuccessful prevention as practiced by national governments, NGOs, civil society organizations, the United Nations, and regional political organizations. Meets with SISG-767 004
SISG-767-106
Term: Spring 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Security From Inside the State
Special Tuition Rate. Instructional Method: Online. Security From Inside the State (3) This course enables students to answer questions such as how politics, organizations, and the policy processes inside states create conditions for peace and conflict, and to what extent do regime type, the perceptions of leaders, and past history influence a state's security goals in the international system by understanding and applying core concepts from security studies, domestic politics, and foreign policy. In other words, this course uses characteristics from inside a state as a tool for understanding security relations between states and their abilities to identify, prevent, and resolve conflict. Meets with SISG-767 006.
SISG-767-001
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Security From Inside the State
Instructional Method: Online. Security from Inside the State (3) This course enables students to answer questions such as how politics, organizations, and the policy processes inside states create conditions for peace and conflict, and to what extent do regime type, the perceptions of leaders, and past history influence a state's security goals in the international system by understanding and applying core concepts from security studies, domestic politics, and foreign policy. In other words, this course uses characteristics from inside a state as a tool for understanding security relations between states and their abilities to identify, prevent, and resolve conflict. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online, or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SISG-767 101.
SISG-767-002
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Causes of War
Instructional Method: Online. Causes of War (3) What factors and conditions explain patterns of peace and conflict in a global system of political, social, and economic actors competing for power, influence, and advantage? To answer this question, this course introduces graduate students to core concepts, paradigms, and seminal debates from security studies broadly defined. The purpose is to establish a foundation for investigating the causes and dynamics of conflict at the interstate, regional, and global levels of analysis. This perspective integrates theory and practice, enabling students to contextualize and assess the strategies actors employ to advance their interests as well the underlying structural and configurational constraints shaping how these actors make decisions. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online, or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SISG-767 102.
SISG-767-003
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Conflict Assessment/Prevention
Instructional Method: Online. Conflict Assessment and Prevention (3) International conflicts and crises have sometimes been seen as essential events whose outcome determines subsequent geopolitical arrangements. On the other hand, the humanitarian and other costs of such conflicts have helped give rise to the concepts and operations of conflict prevention. In order to better prevent conflict, methods of assessing its likelihood, causes, and dynamics have been developed. This course therefore explores the methods and challenges of preventing the outbreak of armed conflict. Contemporary approaches to the assessment of conflict are surveyed and conflict assessment frameworks used by different organizations incorporate a variety of theoretical assumptions and empirical tools in order to gain a better understanding of the causes of violent conflict. The course also explores challenges of predicting the outbreak of conflict through the exploration of the early warning concepts and instruments and moving from early warning to preventive action. Students also consider cases of successful and unsuccessful prevention as practiced by national governments, NGOs, civil society organizations, the United Nations, and regional political organizations. Restriction: International Relations (MA): Online, International Service (MIS): Online, or Social Enterprise (MA): Online. Meets with SISG-767 103.
SISG-767-101
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Security From Inside the State
Instructional Method: Online. Security from Inside the State (3) This course enables students to answer questions such as how politics, organizations, and the policy processes inside states create conditions for peace and conflict, and to what extent do regime type, the perceptions of leaders, and past history influence a state's security goals in the international system by understanding and applying core concepts from security studies, domestic politics, and foreign policy. In other words, this course uses characteristics from inside a state as a tool for understanding security relations between states and their abilities to identify, prevent, and resolve conflict. Meets with SISG-767 001.
SISG-767-102
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Causes of War
Instructional Method: Online. Causes of War (3) What factors and conditions explain patterns of peace and conflict in a global system of political, social, and economic actors competing for power, influence, and advantage? To answer this question, this course introduces graduate students to core concepts, paradigms, and seminal debates from security studies broadly defined. The purpose is to establish a foundation for investigating the causes and dynamics of conflict at the interstate, regional, and global levels of analysis. This perspective integrates theory and practice, enabling students to contextualize and assess the strategies actors employ to advance their interests as well the underlying structural and configurational constraints shaping how these actors make decisions. Meets with SISG-767 002.
SISG-767-103
Term: Summer 2018 Regular Term
Course Level: Graduate
Section Title: Conflict Assessment/Prevention
Instructional Method: Online. Conflict Assessment and Prevention (3) International conflicts and crises have sometimes been seen as essential events whose outcome determines subsequent geopolitical arrangements. On the other hand, the humanitarian and other costs of such conflicts have helped give rise to the concepts and operations of conflict prevention. In order to better prevent conflict, methods of assessing its likelihood, causes, and dynamics have been developed. This course therefore explores the methods and challenges of preventing the outbreak of armed conflict. Contemporary approaches to the assessment of conflict are surveyed and conflict assessment frameworks used by different organizations incorporate a variety of theoretical assumptions and empirical tools in order to gain a better understanding of the causes of violent conflict. The course also explores challenges of predicting the outbreak of conflict through the exploration of the early warning concepts and instruments and moving from early warning to preventive action. Students also consider cases of successful and unsuccessful prevention as practiced by national governments, NGOs, civil society organizations, the United Nations, and regional political organizations. Permission: instructor. Meets with SISG-767 003.