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Major in Intelligence and National Security Studies

The Intelligence and Security Studies major is a liberal arts program designed to enable students to develop an understanding of the intelligence process, its effect on the policy-making process, and the legal and ethical considerations involved in the endeavor.   Utilizing a multi-disciplinary approach that emphasizes cross-cultural knowledge, critical thinking, and communications skills, the program prepares students for entry-level positions in security-related career fields that involve research, analysis, planning and evaluation of policies and programs.

 

A grade of C or above is required in each course to be applied toward the major. Courses used in a second major cannot be used to satisfy major requirements.

 

The requirements to complete the major consists of the following:

                                                              
A. CORE CURRICULUM    34-41 Credits  
B. FOUNDATION COURSES 12-22 Credits

ANTH 102* Understanding Other Cultures
ECON 150* Global Issues in Economics
PHIL 110 Introduction to Logic and Critical Thinking
POLI 101* Introduction to World Politics
POLI 201* American National Government
STAT 201/201L* Elementary Statistics/Laboratory

Choose one from the following:
GEOG 121* World Regional Geography
GEOG 200 Digital Earth  

*Courses may be taken as a part of the core curriculum.

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C. CORE

15 Credits 

INTEL 300 Introduction to Intelligence Studies
INTEL 310 Intelligence Analysis
INTEL 311 Intelligence Communications
INTEL 312 Intelligence Operations

Choose one from the following:
INTEL 330 Introduction to National Security
INTEL 335 Homeland Security

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D. ELECTIVES (Choose two from the following)

6 Credits

ECON 375 Economics and National Security
INTEL 340 National Security Strategy  
POLI 339 Diplomacy
POLI 340 International Negotiations
POLI 341 Contemporary American Foreign Policy
POLI 343 Terrorism and Political Violence
POLI 353 Comparative Security Issues
POLI 355 Foreign Policy Analysis

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E. REGIONAL FOCUS (Choose two) Preferably in the same geographic area

6 Credits

GEOG 425 Geography of Europe
GEOG 426 Geography of Latin America
HIST 314  The History of Modern Russia and the Soviet Union Since 1855
HIST 327  Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union: 1918 to the Present
HIST 340  History of East Asia
HIST 341  History of Modern Korea
HIST 349  Modern China: Reform and Revolution in the Modern Age
HIST 445  Postwar Japan: The Political Economy of Rapid Growth
POLI 304  Latin America Through Film
POLI 320  Introduction to Latin American Civilization (=HIST 355)
POLI 321  State and Society in Modern Latin America (=HIST 356)
POLI 327  Women in the Middle East
POLI 328  Political Islam
POLI 329  Comparative Politics of the Middle East
POLI 330  Introduction to the Middle East
POLI 331  The Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
POLI 332  Conflict in the Persian Gulf
POLI 333  Islam and World Politics
POLI 334  East Asian Politics
POLI 335  Chinese Politics
POLI 336  Chinese Foreign Policy and US-Chinese Relations
POLI 345  Politics and Governments of the Middle East
POLI 346  Contemporary African Politics
POLI 347  Africa in a Global Economy
POLI 348  Introduction to Africa
POLI 425  The Arab Language, Media and Politics in the Middle East
POLI 488  Politics and Governments of Contemporary Latin America
POLI 496  Topics in Latin American Politics and Culture
RELG 320  Introduction to Buddhism
RELG 322  Introduction to Islam  

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F. OCCUPATIONAL CONTEXT (Choose one from the following)

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CBAD 371 Management and Organizations
POLI 370 Introduction to Public Administration
POLI 371 Public Policy
POLI 376 The Bureaucracy
POLI 495 Internship in Political Science
PSYC 470 Industrial/Organizational Psychology

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E. CAPSTONE 

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INTEL 494 Intelligence and National Security Studies Capstone

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F. ELECTIVES

25-38 Credits

 TOTAL CREDITS REQUIRED:

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If you have any questions regarding the major, please contact Dr. Jonathan Smith at jonsmith@coastal.edu.