Regional Security Studies (Europe and Eurasia) Certificate - Curriculum 249

Program Officer

Kenneth Ferguson, CDR, USN

Glasgow Hall Room 336

(831) 656-2067, DSN 756-2067

klfergus@nps.edu

Academic Associate

Christopher Darnton, Ph.D.

Code 38, Glasgow Hall, Room 361

(831) 656-7729, DSN 756-7729

cndarnto@nps.edu

Brief Overview

The Academic Certificate Program in Regional Security Studies (Europe and Eurasia) is designed to provide region-specific knowledge for select senior enlisted and regionally-aligned force officers who will benefit from serious engagement with current academic and policy work on their region of specialization. The Certificate requires successful completion of a minimum of three graduate courses focusing on the region (12 credit hours), of which at least one course (4 credit hours) must be at the 4000-level. Each student’s required course work is developed individually under the direction of the cognizant Academic Associate, based on the relevant regional courses available during the quarter(s) when the student is in residence. Language maintenance courses at the Defense Language Institute may be taken simultaneously in conjunction with the Certificate Program, but do not count toward the Certificate. Students may begin their course of study in any academic quarter.

Entry Date

All quarters

Required Courses

Course offerings in NSA vary from year to year. The following illustrate what a (minimum) acceptable combination of courses might look like. Many other combinations are possible.

Example 1 (Europe concentration)

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
NS3700History of Modern Europe

4

0

NS3720European Security Institutions

4

0

NS4021Europe and the United States

4

0

Example 2 (Eurasia concentration)

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
NS3466Modern Central Asian History

4

0

NS3401Contemporary Politics of Russia

4

0

NS4410Seminar ion Security Issues in Russia, Eastern Europe and Central Asia

4

0

Example 3 ([Western] Europe concentration)

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
NS3710Government and Security in Western Europe

4

0

NS4037NATO

4

0

NS4022Soldiers and Politics in the Euro-Atlantic Region

4

0