2022-2023 Course Catalog

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National Security and Foreign Affairs (NSFA) Minor

Required Minor Courses
PSCI 1014Introduction to United States Government and Politics3
IS/PSCI/GEOG 2054Introduction to World Politics3
Select one of the following:3
National Security
Security Studies: Theories and Concepts
Foreign Policy and Diplomacy
US-Russia Foreign Policies
US-Russia Foreign Policies
National Security Strategy
National Security Policies
National Security Policies
Topics in Multilateral Diplomacy Workshop
Topics in Multilateral Diplomacy Workshop
Seminar in Diplomacy and Security
Subtotal9
Elective Courses
Select 9 credit hours from the approved Minor Elective List 19
Subtotal9
Total Credits18
1

At least one elective must be at the 3000/4000 level. Please note that not all courses are offered each semester. Check in the Undergraduate Course Catalog or with the department offering the course to find out when courses are offered.

Hours Requirement: A minimum of 18 hours is required to graduate with an National Security and Foreign Affairs (NSFA) minor. A minimum of 6 credit hours must be completed at the 3000 or 4000 academic level (This is a university requirement and is met by the minor requirements).

GPA requirement: GPA of 2.0 is required for the IS minor. All courses listed on this checksheet are included in the National Security and Foreign Affairs minor GPA calculation.

Prerequisites: Some courses listed on this checksheet have prerequisites. Be sure to consult the University Catalog and/or check with your advisor.

Dual Use of Courses: Only required courses common across departmental majors and minors can double count.

Intra-departmental majoring and minoring: Due to overlapping of courses, students cannot pursue another major within the Department of Political Science. However, they can pursue any of the minors offered by the department except the Minor in Political Science.

Elective Courses for National Security and Foreign Affairs Minor

Please note that not all courses are offered each semester. Check with the department offering the course to find out when courses are offered.

International Studies (IS)

IS/PSCI 1114Introduction to Transatlantic Studies3
IS/GEOG/PSCI 2034Geography of Global Conflict3
IS/PSCI/FST 2044Food, War and Conflict3
IS/PSCI 2104Europe Country Analysis3
IS/PSCI 2114Transatlantic Political Frameworks3
IS/PSCI/GEOG 2224Geography of Europe3
IS 2474Religion and Violence3
IS/PSCI 3004Professionalism and Careers in Political Science and International Studies3
IS/GEOG/PSCI 3034The CIA: Its Capabilities in Todays Geo-Political World3
IS/PSCI 3054The Dark Web and Threat Analytics3
IS/PSCI 3104Security Studies: Theories and Concepts3
IS/PSCI 3114Global Security3
IS/PSCI 3115Selected World Problems3
IS/PSCI 3116Selected World Problems3
IS/PSCI 3125Intelligence and National Security3
IS/PSCI 3126Intelligence and National Security3
IS/PSCI 3134Global Conflict and War3
IS/PSCI 3135Strategies of Modern Warfare3
IS/PSCI 3136Strategies of Modern Warfare3
IS/PSCI 3184Human Security3
IS/PSCI 3194Nuclear Strategy & Politics3
IS/PSCI 3594Topics in Middle East Politics and International Relations3
IS/PSCI 3624Foreign Policy and Diplomacy3
IS/PSCI 3625US-Russia Foreign Policies3
IS/PSCI 3626US-Russia Foreign Policies3
IS/PSCI 3704National Security Strategy3
IS/PSCI 3734National Security3
IS/PSCI 3735National Security Policies3
IS/PSCI 3736National Security Policies3
IS/PSCI 37943
IS/PSCI 3804European Integration3
IS/PSCI 3814The European Union: Institutions and Policies3
IS/PSCI 3824European Union's Foreign and Security Policy3
IS/PSCI 3825European Union's Foreign Relations3
IS/PSCI 3826European Union's Foreign Relations3
IS/PSCI 3834European Security Governance3
IS/PSCI/GEOG 3844European Geopolitics3
IS/PSCI 3894Transatlantic Relations Since 19453
IS/PSCI 3924Theories of Transatlantic Relations3
IS/PSCI 3934NATO & European Security3
IS 4004Seminar in International Studies3
IS 4014International Development3
IS/PSCI 4024Seminar in Diplomacy and Security3
IS/PSCI 4034Topics in Diplomacy Lab3
IS/COMM 4044International Communication3
IS/PSCI 4074The Politics of Cybersecurity3
IS 4134Capstone Research Project in European Studies3
IS/PSCI 4144Topics in Transatlantic Relations3
IS/PSCI 4184Capstone Project Transatlantic Studies3
IS/PSCI 4734Theories and Practices of International Conflict Management3
IS/PSCI 4735Topics in Multilateral Diplomacy Workshop3
IS/PSCI 4736Topics in Multilateral Diplomacy Workshop3
IS/PSCI 4744Intelligence Analysis Workshop3

Political Science (PSCI)

PSCI/GEOG/IS 2034Geography of Global Conflict3
PSCI/GEOG/IS 3034The CIA: Its Capabilities in Todays Geo-Political World3
PSCI/IS 3115Selected World Problems3
PSCI/IS 3116Selected World Problems3
PSCI/UAP 3344Global Environmental Issues: Interdisciplinary Perspectives3
PSCI 3564Violent Political Change3
PSCI/IS 3624Foreign Policy and Diplomacy3
PSCI 3634Human Rights: Global Issues3
PSCI 3625US-Russia Foreign Policies3
PSCI 3626US-Russia Foreign Policies3
PSCI/IS 3704National Security Strategy3
PSCI/UAP 3714The U. S. Policy Process3
PSCI/IS 37943
PSCI 4614Senior Seminar in International Relations3
PSCI/IS 4734Theories and Practices of International Conflict Management3
PSCI/IS 4744Intelligence Analysis Workshop3