Communication and National Security - Graduate Minor

This minor is aimed at graduate students who seek employment in national security, intelligence, international business, military affairs in other nations, and other positions which require knowledge of how communication affects the national image of the United States and how Americans communicate with members of other cultures about political matters. Graduate students will be required to write a special analysis for each course that is not required of the undergraduate students. Each graduate student will also be required to present a one-hour lecture on an area of research specialization.

Requirements

Students will take three of four courses below plus one outside course approved by the department. The list below is our expected course rotation.

Requirements
Select three from the following:9
Seminar Fundamentals of Communication and National Security3
Seminar Communication and the Intelligence Cycle3
Seminar Strategic Communication and Public Diplomacy3
Seminar Intercultural Communication and National Security3
Other Departments
Select one from the following: 13
Research Design and History of Geographic Thought 23
Advanced Issues in Security and Intelligence Studies3
Islam and the West: Cultural Contacts, Conflicts and Exchanges 33
Globalization3
Total Credits12
1

The courses from other departments can include special topics courses or related courses relevant to this minor, as well as regular courses such as the ones listed.

2

Should focus research project on national security.

3

Pre-requisites or co-requisites include HIST 221G Islamic Civilizations to 1800 or HIST 222G Islamic Civilizations since 1800.