International Security

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International Security

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Area of Specialization Curriculum

The International Security area of specialization is guided by the Center for International Security and Cooperation (CISAC) at FSI. Students must complete two required courses, and choose at least three electives from the pre-approved list below - for a minimum of 20 total units.


Required Courses

INTLPOL 240: Contemporary Issues in International Security 
INTLPOL 296:  Blueprint to Battleground: Weapons, Technologies, and Sociotechnical Change


Pre-Approved Electives


Currently Offered (AY 2022-23)

EASTASN243: Taiwan's Democratic Evolution
EASTASN 289K: Korea and the World
HISTORY 261G: Presidents and Foreign Policy in Modern History
INTLPOL 211: A New Cold War? Great Power Relations in the 21st Century
INTLPOL 217: The Future of Global Cooperation
INTLPOL 226: Current Issues in Southeast Asia
INTLPOL 231B: Understanding Russia: Its Power and Purpose in a New Global Order
INTLPOL 244D: Asia-Pacific Transformation
INTLPOL 247: Verification for 21st Century Arms Control Treaties
INTLPOL 256: Technology and National Security: Past, Present, and Future
INTLPOL 259: Research Topics in Technology and National Security
INTLPOL 272: Empirical Methods in Sustainable Development
INTLPOL 280: Transitional Justice, Human Rights, and International Criminal Tribunals
INTLPOL 282: Global Human Rights and Local Practice
INTLPOL 288: The Asian Triangle: Japan, Korea and China
INTLPOL 340: Technology, Innovation and Great Power Competition (*Required for Class of 2023 & earlier)
INTLPOL 350: International Law
INTLPOL 355: International Human Rights
INTLPOL 358: Business, Social Responsibility, and Human Rights
LAW 7821: Negotiation
MS&E 297: "Hacking for Defense": Solving National Security issues with the Lean Launchpad
POLISCI 348: Chinese Politics
SOC 309: Nations and Nationalism



HISTORY 303E: Infrastructure and Power in the Global South
HISTORY 349: Bodies, Technologies, and Natures in Africa
INTLPOL 210: The Politics of International Humanitarian Action
INTLPOL 213: International Mediation in Civil Wars
INTLPOL 214: Refugees in the Twenty-First Century
INTLPOL 221: Politics of Data: Algorithmic Culture, Big Data, and Information Waste
INTLPOL 232: Foreign Policy Decision Making in Comparative Perspective
INTLPOL 233: Presidential Decision Making in Wartime
INTLPOL 236: American Grand Strategy
INTLPOL 238: Social Movements in the Post Spring Arab World
INTLPOL 244: U.S. Policy Toward Northeast Asia
INTLPOL 246: China's Foreign Policies: Objectives, Instruments, and Impacts
INTLPOL 250: International Conflict Resolution
INTLPOL 257: Technology & Public Purpose: Practical Solutions for Innovation's Public Dilemmas
INTLPOL 266: Managing Nuclear Waste: Technical, Political, Organizational Challenges
INTLPOL 285: The United States, China, & Global Security
INTLPOL 353: Policy Practicum: Human Rights & International Justice
INTLPOL 354: Internationall Criminal Law and Its Enforcement
INTLPOL 356: Human Trafficking: Law and Policy
INTLPOL 357: Transitional Justice
LAW 2515: Environmental Justice
LAW 5036: Law and Ethics of War    
LAW 7109: Foreign Affairs and the Constitution
LAW 7823: International Negotiation: Solving Intractable Conflict    
POLISCI 218T: Politics of Insurgency, Terrorism and Civil War
POLISCI 311N: Nuclear Politics
POLISCI 314R: Challenges and Dilemmas in American Foreign Policy
POLISCI 443S: Political Economy of Reform in China
SOC 217B: Chinese Politics and Society