Regional Security Studies (East Asia and the Indo-Pacific) Certificate - Curriculum 247

Program Officer

Christian Richer, CDR, USN

Glasgow Hall Room 334

(831) 656-7753, DSN 756-7753

christian.richer@nps.edu

Academic Associate

Covell Meyskens, Ph.D.

Code 38, Glasgow Hall, Room 354

(831) 656-3293, DSN 756-3293

cfmeyske@nps.edu

Brief Overview

The Academic Certificate Program in Regional Security Studies (East Asia and the Indo-Pacific) 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 (Northeast Asia concentration)

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
NS3600History of Modern East Asia

4

0

NS3662Government and Security in Japan

4

0

NS4645Asian Security: Theory and Practice

4

0

Example 2 (Southeast Asia concentration)

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
NS3601History and Cultures of Southeast Asia

4

0

NS3621International Relations of South East Asia

4

0

NS4641Political and Ethnic Violence in South East Asia

4

0

Example 3 (China concentration)

Course NumberTitleCreditsLecture HoursLab Hours
NS3661Politics in China

4

0

NS4642Chinese Foreign Policy

4

0

NS4024Political Economy of China

4

0