Please register this Minor with the Registrar – Minor Code 900
Brief Description of Minor (18 credits)
The U.S Government once called our primary challenge for this century “The Long War,” more popularly known as the War on Terror, but other important long-term national security challenges also loom: the rise of China, energy and natural resource shortages, global warming and pandemic disease, among others.
This Political Science Minor offers students a range of courses which address the new direct challenges to national security and intelligence gathering posed by threats such as terrorism, primarily global jihadist terrorism, the rise of China as a future global leader and the impact of unequal resource distribution on global power relationships, among other topics.
Requirements for the Minor for Majors:
Completion of the Minor for Majors requires 18 credits ( 6 courses). Two political science courses ( 6 credits) may be counted both towards the Minor as well as towards the Political Science Major.
Requirements for the Minor for Non-Majors:
Completion of this Minor requires 18 credits (six courses)
The following course is required but it is NOT a prerequisite for taking the remaining courses listed below.
FOUNDATION COURSE: 50:790: 388 The National Security / Homeland Security Establishment
UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES whatsoever will any student be permitted to substitute an independent study course for the required National Security Establishment course. All minors should plan their schedules accordingly to fulfill this requirement.
The remaining course requirements may be selected from the list below:
50:790:284 Geography and the World
50:790:296 Practical Politics: Internships in National Security
50:790:311 Government and Politics of Latin America
50:790:316 Government and Politics of the Far East
50:790:320 Problems in Contemporary American Foreign Policy
50:790:322 Problems in Contemporary International Politics
50:790:333 The CIA and American Intelligence
50:790:336 Government and Politics of the Middle East
50:790:337 Government and Politics of South and Southeast Asia
50:790:350 Violence, Revolution and Terror
50:790:387 International Law and Organization ( including the UN)
50:790:395 Formulation of American Foreign Policy
50:790:403 The Constitution and Criminal Law
50:790:420 Seminar in War and Peace
50:790:426 Civil Liberties in Times of Emergencies
50:790:427 Resource Scarcity and National Security
50:790: 428 Radical Islam Challenges The West
50:790:429 Anti –Americanism (currently offered as 50:790:491)
50:790:430 Propaganda: What it is and Why It Matters
50:790:435 Counter-Terrorism Strategies
50:790:442 Human Freedoms and the Constitution
50:790:480 Radical Politics
50:790:490 Special Topics: 9/11 and 9/11 Revisionism
50:790:490 Selected Special Topics – Students are advised to check with Dr. Shienbaum - ude.sregtur.nedmacnull@uabneihs -regarding which Selected Special Topics count towards the National Security Minor.