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NSEC610 - National Security and Globalization

Course Details

Course Code: NSEC610 Course ID: 3492 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course will examine the implications of rising world-wide economic interdependence upon relevant aspects of U.S. national security policy. The phenomenon of globalization will be analyzed from an economic standpoint and related security issues, such as the effectiveness of sanctions, the ability to regulate commerce in weapons and technology, and the changing global balance in military capabilities will be considered in this context.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/25/19 - 05/01/20 05/04/20 - 06/28/20 Spring 2020 Session I 8 Week session
12/30/19 - 05/29/20 06/01/20 - 07/26/20 Spring 2020 Session D 8 Week session
01/27/20 - 07/03/20 07/06/20 - 08/30/20 Summer 2020 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1: Analyze the theory of globalization from the individual, state and systems-level.

CO-2: Evaluate the aspects of globalization and their impact on various political, economic and security systems.

CO-3: Appraise the distinct impacts of globalization on the security of the Global North and the Global South.

CO-4: Judge the challenges of changing norms fostered by globalization on national, regional and international norms.

CO-5: Generate new ideas regarding globalization and U.S. National Security.

The course grade is based on the following assessments:

Discussion Forums – 20 percent

Discussion questions will be provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings and respond to the assigned topic(s). Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to 2 or more classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Specialized Project – 30 percent

This project will demonstrate your ability to synthesize discipline specific material. This is a task-based exercise. 10-12 pages.

Assignments – 50 percent

The midterm and final assignments are take-home essays. The midterm assignment is 2 questions, 2-3 pages each. The final assignment is 3 questions, 2-3 pages each. Each is designed to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. At least 50% of supporting material should be obtained from the required texts and readings from this course.

All required readings are located under the Lessons tab in the classroom.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*
Book Title:Globalisation and Insecurity in the Twenty-First Century: NATO and the Management of Risk - eBook available in the APUS Online Library
Publication Info:Routledge
Author:Coker, C.
Unit Cost:$40.35

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.