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Unformatted text preview: 1 U.S. Defense Policy Department of Political Science, School of Arts and Sciences, Rutgers University COURSE AND CONTACT INFORMATION Course Number Meeting Times Meeting Location Instructor Instructor's Office Office Hours Office Phone Office E-mail Office AIM Course website COURSE DESCRIPTION This course introduces students to the politics behind making U.S. defense policy, the foreign and domestic challenges to defense Tuesday and Thursday from 2-3 p.m. in Hickman 311 932-9358 [email protected] (please write "Def Pol" in subject line) ProfessorDBM (online during office hours only) sakai.rutgers.edu David Bell Mislan Hickman 311, Douglass Campus Hickman 216, Douglass Campus Tuesdays and Fridays from 12:35 to 1:55 p.m. 01:790:323:01 2 policymaking, and the array of choices currently available. It will pay close attention to the significant changes in U.S. defense policy after 1989, including the Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) and the War on Terror, also known as the Long War. COURSE REQUIREMENTS The following obligations must be met in order to complete this course. In addition to attending class and completing the readings, students will take three exams that assess their knowledge of the material covered. All exams will take place in-class, are 80 minutes in duration, and will consist of multiple-choice and short answer questions. December 17. All exams are cumulative. cumulative Students will write and submit a case study that is due on A description of the case study assignment is on page four of this syllabus. Requirement Three in-class exams Case Study COURSE MATERIALS Required readings are available as noted, either via SAKAI (S), IRIS ereserve (I). Our text (P) is available for purchase at the Rutgers University bookstore or New Jersey Books: Sarkesian, S. (2008). U.S. National Security: Policymakers, Processes, and Proportion of Course Grade 20% each for 60% total 40% Politics. (L. Rienner), 4th edition, paperback. Additionally, I expect you to read the national and international sections of The New York Times on a daily basis, since I will integrate current developments into the course mater...
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