SEST-710 Seminar: U.S. National Security Policy
Every student in the M.A. in Security Studies Program is required to take the program's research seminar in his or her area of concentration. In the first half of the seminar, students get an advanced course in research design, research methods, the use of history and case studies, and effective writing, while they decide on research topics and produce research proposals. The second half of the semester is devoted to research and writing, presentation of first drafts, and preparation of final papers. It is expected that final papers will be based at least in part on original research and that they will develop original arguments and policy lessons. Students may focus their projects on any topic within the substantive scope of the seminar in this case, U.S. national security policy.
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Spring '10: Dennis, M. (file download)
Spring '10: Daniel, D. (file download)
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