US National Security Policy

Course NameUS National Security Policy
Course CodeIRS352 / IRS652
Description‘This seminar course seeks to help students gain a basic understanding of American national security policy in theory as well as in practice. As the United States is the world’s sole remaining superpower, it is important that students have some knowledge of American foreign and security policy. The course is introductory in nature and the readings reflect this fact. Students will learn about the theoretical foundations of U.S. national security policy, the individual actors involved in policy formulation, and the actual priorities of policy.
Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students will be able to:
– Comprehend and have a clear understanding of the origins and evolution of United States national security policy;
– Understand and analyze the actors and processes involved in United States national security policy;
– Place in context and lend perspective to the ongoing debate on United States national security policy;
– Have quality in written argumentation, grammar, and mechanics;
– Present and explain the studied topic to peers.
SchoolSchool of International Relations and Diplomacy (IRD)
LevelBachelor / Master
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS