5300. Foundations of Strategic Studies (3). An introductory course in strategic thought, taught thematically using historical case studies to reinforce the process and environment of strategy in conflict resolution.
5306. National Security and Intelligence in Post 9/11 World (3). Prerequisite: MCDR 5300 with a grade of B or higher. Covers the structure of the American intelligence community since World War I and changes in response to 9/11 and pre-war intelligence assessments of Iraq.
5307. Seminar in Strategic Studies (3). Prerequisite: MCDR 5300 with a grade of B or higher. This capstone course for the Certificate in Strategic Studies utilizes guest lecturers and culminates in the writing of a research paper based on specific student interests.