The Catholic University of America

 

 

COURSES OFFERED: Spring 2018

January 8 - May 4, 2018

Unless otherwise noted, all classes are held at the Hall of States
444 N. Capitol, near Union Station

 INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS (MAIA) 
 

CPOL 523: Cyber Warfare

3.00 Credits

This course addresses the emerging international relations, policy, doctrine, strategy and operational issues associated with Computer Network Attack (CAN) and Computer Network Exploitation (CNE), collectively known as cyber warfare.  Students will gain an understanding of the evolution of cyber warfare and the basic characteristics and methods of CAN and CNE; the current national policies and strategies relative to cyber warfare; and the potential impact of cyber warfare on future conflicts. 

Brian Mazanec (Geroge Mason) 
Tuesday, 6:40—9:10 p.m.
January 8, 2018 - May 4, 2018

CPOL 548: International Politics of East Asia: China, Japan and Korea   

3.00 Credits

This course provides a broad overview of developments in East Asia, with particular emphasis on China, Japan, Korea and selected Southeast Asian nations. Examines domestic and foreign policies of these countries and assesses implications of United States policies in the region. 

Richard A. Love (New South Wales)
Monday, 6:40—9:10 p.m.
January 8, 2018 - May 4, 2018

CPOL 579: Iran, Iraq and the Gulf

3.00 Credits

Since the beginning of the 20th century, Iran, Iraq and other Gulf states have been key countries in the Middle East.  Their influence stretches well byond the region and their complexity has frustratesd - and often entangled - a range of outisde players. They are countries with complicated and intertwined histories, some of which go back thousands of years.  This course will initially focus on the post-WWII roots of these states as a foundation for undertsanding and exploring the social, political and religious factors that have shaped these countries.  Following that, we will explore the key transitions these countries have experienced such as independence, the transition from monarchy to theocracy, and the shift from authoritarian to a proto-democratic federated state, and the Arab Spring. Finally the course will turn to contemporary developments such as the rise and fall of ISIS in Iraq, the re-emgerence of the rivalry between Riyadh and Doha, the war in Yemen, and the succession  in Saudi Arabia.

Eric Thompson (UVA)
Wednesday, 6:40—9:10 p.m.
January 8, 2018 - May 4, 2018

 

CPOL 594: Independent Study 

3.00 Credits

 January 8, 2018 - May 4, 

 

CPOL 595C: Washington Internship 

3.00 Credits

 January 8, 2018 - May 5, 2018

 

CPOL 694: Independent Study: Master's Thesis 

3.00 Credits

 January 8, 2018 - May 5, 2018

 

CONGRESSIONAL AND PRESIDENTIAL STUDIES (CAPS) 

 

CPOL 531: The Congressional Budget Process 

3.00 Credits

The procedure and politics of the budgetary and appropriations processes in the Congress are explored. Additionally, the relationship to public policy and electoral politics, and the roles of congressional committees, leadership, and staff are examined. . 

James Wallner (CUA)
Wednesday, 6:40—9:10 p.m.
January 8, 2018 - May 4, 2018

CPOL 626: The Modern Presidency -- cancelled

3.00 Credits

This course examines the institutional and political developments that have helped shape the modern presidency. In particular, the course examines the shifts in the nomination process and electoral landscape that have influenced the policies pursued by presidents, the development of and enlarged presidential bureaucracy (including an expanded Cabinet and Executive Office of the President), the making of domestic and foreign policy, the relationship between the president, Congress, and Supreme Court, and how these transformations have intertwined to reconfigure the presidency in the twenty-first century.

John White (University of Connecticut)
Monday, 6:40—9:10 p.m.
January 8, 2018 - May 4, 2018

 CPOL 675: Interest Groups 

3.00 Credits

This course explores the nature and structure of interest groups and associations. Included in this in-depth examination are the resources and techniques of lobbies and lobbyists, the regulation of lobbying, as well as the perspective of the members of Congress. 

Diana C. Rich (Gerogetown University) 
Thursday, 6:40—9:10 p.m.
January 8, 2018 - May 4, 2018

 

CPOL 594: Independent Study 

3.00 Credits

January 8, 2018 - May 5, 2018

 

CPOL 595A: Congressional Internship

3.00 Credits

January 8, 2018 - May 5, 2018

 

CPOL 694: Independent Study: Master's Thesis 

3.00 Credits

January 8, 2018 - May 5, 2018