INTA 603: American Diplomacy
Explores cases in American foreign policy between 1975-2005 related to central and eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. Examines the responses of American foreign policy practitioners to the unraveling of the U.S. — Soviet detente, the collapse of communism in central Europe and the former Soviet Union and the post-communist transitional period. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
INTA 604: Politics of the Contemporary Middle East
Learn factors influencing the political course of the middle east, what makes the region seemingly "impervious" to worldwide trends, topics include regime types, influential political trends, the role of kinship, religion and tribe in opposition and regime politics, regional oil economy, democratic liberalization, growth of civil society. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
INTA 605: American Foreign Policy since World War II
An examination of American foreign policy from 1945 to the present. The course will focus on decisions made by American elected and appointed officials at critical moments of the Cold War and after. Theory will provide a framework for the course, but the focus will be on practical matters that confront decision-makers. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
INTA 606: International Politics in Theory and Practice (offered in-residence only)
The effects of international politics on the competing forces of global integration and disintegration are investigated and policy implications are considered, drawing upon theories of interstate politics. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
INTA 609: Principles of International Law
Introduction to the nature and sources of international law, including jurisdiction of states; law governing the making, interpretation, application and termination of treaties and agreements; recognition of states and government; nationality of persons and corporations; state immunities from jurisdiction and control; and human rights. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
INTA 611: Authoritarianism and Political Elites of the Arab World
Authoritarianism and Political Elites in the Arab World. (3-0). Credit 3. Introduces the concept of political elite and linking it to the authoritarian state in the Arab world in an attempt to explain the lack of democracy in that part of the world. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
INTA 650: National Security Law (offered in-residence only)
An introduction to the nature and sources of national security law including such topics as the framework of separate branches of law with shared national security powers, maintaining national security abroad, terrorism and other national security threats, and protecting national security information. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
INTA 651: National Security Policy
A graduate-level seminar on national security policy that will provide a forum for developing an understanding of key concepts, players, institutions, intergovernmental processes, and contemporary issues in the national security policy domain. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
INTA 652: The Role of Intelligence in Security Affairs
A survey of U.S. intelligence operations, techniques, objectives and resources, with particular emphasis on how intelligence has contributed and continues to contribute to U.S. national security. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
INTA 653: Technical Collection Systems for International Security
An introduction to the technical aspects of remote sensing and signals technology applied to international security issues and an introduction to interpretation of the acquired information. Featured outside speakers from U.S. government agencies explain the operation of technical collection systems and their contribution to national and international security. Prerequisites: Graduate classification..
INTA 654: Military Strategy in the Conduct of Nations
This course is an overview of strategic thought and national security policy. It focuses on the works of prominent military theorists, the historical context, and the significance for current international strategic affairs. Prerequisites: Graduate classification.
INTA 659: Transnational Security Issues
Understand the composition, role, mission of offices, departments that comprise Intelligence Community; obtain appreciation for transnational security issues; address potential impact short/long term to U.S. national security policies and/or programs that may affect those transnational security issues by the year 2020. Prerequisites: Graduate classification.
INTA 680: Political Violence and Terrorism within the International System
Focuses on terrorism as special case of political violence and on non-state actors as a specific category of players toward which the international system must adapt; develops underlying concepts of terrorism and core response strategies to terrorism; develops both national and international responses to terrorism, emphasizing need for complementary policy approaches. Prerequisites: Graduate classification.
INTA 682: Law of War
Provides key concepts for those who desire an expanded understanding of how and why Law of War influences U.S. Military operations and national security and foreign policy decisions today; introduction to the historical, customary development and the significant efforts of Law of War codification such as the Hague and Geneva Conventions. Prerequisites: Graduate classification.
INTA 689: International Post Conflict Recovery & Development
This course focuses on the difficulties facing international post-conflict and disaster societies, and how recovery and development programs work. This course familiarizes students with the main concepts of recovery and development and introduces them to a number of settings and experiences. Prerequisites: Graduate classification.