Graduate Certificate in Advanced International Affairs
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INTA 603: American Diplomacy
Explores the use of diplomacy in American foreign policy during recent decades; description and assessment are undertaken of United States diplomatic efforts to pursue its vital interests and to respond to changing international conditions and challenges; specific regions or substantive issues may be highlighted in a given semester using a variety of learning strategies. 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 608 Fundamentals of the Global Economy (offered in-residence only)
Examines three fundamental pillars of the global economy: international trade, international finance and foreign direct investment (FDI); appreciation for the complexities of the international environment from both theoretical and policy perspectives.
Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
INTA 609: Principles of International Law
Foundations of international law including treaties, custom, general principles, equity and Jus Cogens and the increasing application of these principles by U.S. courts and new International Tribunals; focuses specifically on these principles as applied to human rights, laws of war and nation state use of force since Nuremberg and the UN Charter through current events; reviews developing law in common areas such as the Law of the Sea, Atmosphere and Space. Prerequisite: Graduate classification.
INTA 611: Authoritarianism and Political Elites in 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 617 Deterrence and Coercion (offered in-residence only)
Introduces deterrence and coercion as instruments of defense policy by applying them to historical and contemporary security problems.
INTA 644: Post Conflict Recovery and Development
Focus on key challenges facing post conflict and disaster societies and how recovery and development programs work. 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 655 Nationalism, Immigration and Terrorism in the European Union (offered in-residence only)
Familiarization with the important trends in European politics and security; investigation of the rise of nationalism and extremist groups in the European Union; the newest immigration trends, their impact on the EU member states and on the EU as a whole; terrorism and other forms of political violence in the European Union and the strategies developed to counter them; relationships between extremist groups in Europe and the U.S.
Prerequisite: 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.