Maritime Security Cooperation - Curriculum 241

The Certificate Program in Maritime Security Cooperation is intended to provide U.S. and international students with an introduction to contemporary maritime security threats and the policies, institutions, and mechanisms through which the U.S. cooperates with its allies and partners to counter these threats. The program requires the successful completion of at least four graduate courses and 13 credit hours, including the one-credit hour introduction to Great Power Competition (NS4000) and the four-credit hour NS3039 Maritime Security Cooperation. Students are able to tailor their studies to a specific region by selecting two courses from the following: NS3320 United States Foreign Policy in the Middle East, NS3321 United States Foreign Policy towards Africa, NS3520 Latin American International Relations, NS3621 International Relations of Southeast Asia, NS4642 Chinese Foreign Policy, or NS4668 Strategy and Security in South Asia and the Indo-Pacific.

Outcomes

Identify and describe the range of maritime security threats found throughout the world.

Identify and describe the principal obstacles to maritime security cooperation and the policies, institutions, and mechanisms that enable countries to overcome those obstacles.

Apply general knowledge about maritime security cooperation to specific scenarios in regions of interest to each student.

Typical Course of Study

NS4000 Great Power Competition: Current Policy and Strategy (one credit hour)

NS3039 Maritime Security Cooperation (new course) (four credit hours)

and two of the following courses:

NS4032 Security Assistance and Cooperation in an Era of Great Power Competition (four credit hours)

NS3320 United States Foreign Policy in the Middle East (four credit hours)

NS3321 United States Foreign Policy towards Africa (four credit hours)

NS3520 Latin American International Relations (four credit hours)

NS3621 International Relations of Southeast Asia (four credit hours)

NS4642 Chinese Foreign Policy (four credit hours)

NS4668 Strategy and Security in South Asia and the Indo-Pacific (four credit hours)