Master of Arts in the Field of International Affairs, International Security Studies Concentration

See note regarding special topics and LAW courses.*

12 credits from the following:
Courses in international security studies concentration are grouped into issues subcategories to help guide students in choosing appropriate coursework. Students do not necessarily need to select one subcategory; however, what is important is that there is a logic and believable narrative to their course choices. Students should consult their faculty advisor to help with this determination.
Group A: Transnational security issues
ANTH 6507Nationalism and Ethnicity
IAFF 6158Special Topics in International Science and Technology Policy (Cyber Security)
IAFF 6163Transnational Security
IAFF 6165Fundamentals of Intelligence
IAFF 6169Homeland Security
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Civil War, Insurgency and Terrorism)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Environmental Security)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (International Organized Crime)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Non-State Actors)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Political Risk Analysis)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Psychology of Stragetic Terrorism)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Responses to Terrorism)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Space and National Security)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Weapons Proliferation and Non-Proliferation)
IAFF 6342Drug Trafficking in the Americas
LAW 6552Law of War *
Group B: Intelligence
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies
IAFF 6163Transnational Security
IAFF 6165Fundamentals of Intelligence
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Defense Trade in the 21st Century)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Energy and National Security)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Environmental Security)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Global Terrorism)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Intelligence in the Middle East)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (International Organized Crime)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Responses to Terrorism)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Weapons Proliferation and Nonproliferation)
Group C: U.S. national security policy and process
HIST 6330Modern U.S. Foreign Policy
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs
IAFF 6165Fundamentals of Intelligence
IAFF 6175Nuclear Weapons
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Energy and National Security)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (National Security Priorities)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Political Risk Analysis)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Strategic Planning for the 21st Century)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Terrorism and U.S. Foreign Policy)
IAFF 6521U.S. Foreign Policy Summer Program
LAW 6386National Security Law *
PSC 6346The Politics of U.S. Foreign Policy
PSC 6348Politics of U.S. National Security Policy
Group D: Political psychology
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Responses to Terrorism)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Political Risk Analysis)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Psychology of Strategic Terrorism)
Group E: Conflict and conflict resolution
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (International Law and the Use of Force)
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (Reinventing the United Nations)
IAFF 6171Introduction to Conflict Resolution
IAFF 6173Security and Development
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Civil War, Insurgency, and Terrorism)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Early Warning and Conflict Prevention)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Insurgency and Counterinsurgency)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (International Peacekeeping)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Politics of Peace Agreements)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Post Conflict Reconstruction and Stabilization)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Responses to Terrorism)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Security Challenges in Africa)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (War and Conflict in Africa)
IAFF 6318Special Topics in Asian Studies (Political and Ethnic Conflict in South Asia)
Group F: Homeland security
IAFF 6158Special Topics in International Science and Technology Policy (Cyber Security)
IAFF 6158Special Topics in International Science and Technology Policy (Security, Privacy, and Technology)
IAFF 6163Transnational Security
IAFF 6165Fundamentals of Intelligence
IAFF 6169Homeland Security
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Intelligence and Homeland Security)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (International Organized Crime)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (National Security Priorities)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Political Risk Analysis)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Responses to Terrorism)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Science, Technology, and National Security)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Weapons Proliferation and Nonproliferation)
Group G: Strategic concepts and military history
HIST 6040Topics in Modern Military and Naval History
HIST 6042Seminar: World War II
HIST 6051Re-thinking Cold War History
HIST 6330Modern U.S. Foreign Policy
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Insurgency and Counterinsurgency)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Strategic Planning for the 21st Century)
PSC 6476The Arab-Israeli Conflict
PSC 8489Selected Topics in International Politics
Group H: Science, technology, and national security policy
IAFF 6141International Science and Technology Policy Cornerstone
IAFF 6145U.S. Space Policy
IAFF 6151Environmental Policy
IAFF 6158Special Topics in International Science and Technology Policy (Cyber Security)
IAFF 6158Special Topics in International Science and Technology Policy (Space and National Security)
IAFF 6175Nuclear Weapons
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Science, Technology, and National Security)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Energy and Security)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (New Proliferation Dynamics)
Group I: Security and development
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Care of Children in Complex Emergencies)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Food, Globalization, and Security)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Human Trafficking)
IAFF 6138Special Topics in International Development Studies (Violence, Gender, and Humanitarian Assistance)
IAFF 6171Introduction to Conflict Resolution
IAFF 6173Security and Development
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Civil War, Insurgency, and Terrorism)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Early Warning and Conflict Prevention)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Insurgency and Counterinsurgency)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Post Conflict Reconstruction)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (War and Conflict in Africa)
IAFF 6198Special Topics in International Trade and Investment Policy (Corruption, Development, and Governance)
IAFF 6318Special Topics in Asian Studies (Political and Ethnic Conflict in South Asia)
PSC 8336The Political Economy of Developing Areas
PSC 8489Selected Topics in International Politics (Ethnic Conflict)
Group J: Weapons of mass destruction
IAFF 6118Special Topics in International Affairs (Nuclear Weapons)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Space and National Security)
IAFF 6186Special Topics in Security Policy Studies (Weapons Proliferation and Nonproliferation)
Group K: Regional Security
Four courses that focus on the security issues within a region; general policy courses are not applicable. Please consult with the program director/advisor to develop a regional security field.

*Specific subject matter covered in special/selected topics courses varies by semester. Consult the Schedule of Classes for each semester's offerings. Topics courses not listed here may be used to fulfill program requirements if approved by the Program Director.

Law School courses—Students may, with permission of their advisor, include courses in the Law School in their major field. Enrolling in a LAW course also requires permission of the Law School dean of students. Students should consult the Elliott School Office of Academic Advising and Student Services office before enrolling in LAW courses.