NSEC503-National Security (4)

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STUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatory reference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to the updated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus may NOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify course textbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal. This syllabus is proprietary material of APUS. NSEC503 U.S. National Security 3 Credit Hours 8 Weeks Course Description NSEC 503 U.S. National Security (3 hours) This course assesses the major concepts of strategic thinking that underpin the national security decision making process in the U.S. Students analyze the fundamental nature of power in the international arena, how national security objectives are determined, grand strategies available to attain national security objectives and the ways in which the elements of national power are applied to achieve desired objectives. The course surveys national security policies since the end of the Cold War, covers the concept and principal components of national security strategy and evaluates the most important theories that explain how states and non-state actors interact in the international arena. The student examines current challenges to U.S. national security interests, especially terrorism and the proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction, and evaluates future national security policies and challenges. Course Scope The U.S. National Security course provides an overview of national security policy formulation in the United States. It analyzes how the process has evolved since the end of the Second World War and focuses on presidential administrations since 1945 and how each president used the national security process. The course is designed to encourage critical thinking about the success and/or failure of particular U.S. national security decisions. American national security policy emerged from decades of isolationism at the end of World War I. The nation assumed leadership of a war-devastated democratic world at the end of World War II and was immediately challenged by an aggressive Soviet Union. This challenge and the various policies to defeat it shaped American national security in the second half of the twentieth century and its legacy still forms that
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STUDENT WARNING: This course syllabus is from a previous semester archive and serves only as a preparatory reference. Please use this syllabus as a reference only until the professor opens the classroom and you have access to the updated course syllabus. Please do NOT purchase any books or start any work based on this syllabus; this syllabus may NOT be the one that your individual instructor uses for a course that has not yet started. If you need to verify course textbooks, please refer to the online course description through your student portal.
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