DSS Course Schedule: Summer 2022 Semester

Web conference courses

Class meets in real-time on specific day and time. Each course also has its own Course Reference Number (CRN).

Course Section Course Reference Number (CRN) Course name Instructor Modality
DSS 726 899 36503 Chinese Military Power McKinney Microsoft Teams: Wednesdays, 6-9 p.m. EDT
DSS 797 500 37633 Special Topics: Great Power Competition Harmon Zoom: Thursdays 6-9 p.m. and Saturdays 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Internet courses​​​​​

Classes are asynchronous; no real-time class meetings are required.

Course Section Course Reference Number (CRN) Course name Instructor Modality
DSS 708 899 36520 Seminar on Contemporary Security Issues in Russia Shoumikhin Online/Asynchronous
DSS 710 898 35935 Seminar on International Terrorism and Security Gibson Online/Asynchronous
DSS 710 899 35913 Seminar on International Terrorism and Security Kiras Online/Asynchronous
DSS 720 899 35914 Internship Training in DSS Policy Joseph/Koch Online/Asynchronous
DSS 727 555 35046 Chemical and Biological Warfare: Global and Community Perspectives Moodie Online/Asynchronous
DSS 730 899 37616 Cyber Conflict and International Security Mazanec Online/Asynchronous
DSS 750 899 37617 Security Challenges in the Americas Downie Online/Asynchronous
DSS 796 899 37014 Directed Reading and Research in Defense and Strategic Studies Shoumikhin Online/Asynchronous

Arranged courses

Course Section Course Reference Number (CRN) Course name Instructor Modality
DSS 720 1 30911 Internship Training in DSS Policy Joseph/Koch Arranged
DSS 794 1 35013 Active in Research Shoumikhin Arranged
DSS 796 1 30912 Directed Reading and Research in Defense and Strategic Studies Shoumikhin Arranged
DSS 799 1 35012 Thesis Shoumikhin Arranged

Required books

For summer semester 2022 (June 13 to August 5).

Web conference courses

DSS 726: China: The International Politics of China’s Rise (McKinney)

  1. Bruce Dickson, “The Party and the People: Chinese Politics in the 21st century”, Princeton University Press, 2021.

  2. Rush Doshi, “The Long Game: China's Grand Strategy to Displace American Order”, Oxford University Press, 2021.

DSS 797: Special Topics: Great Power Competition (Harmon)

  1. Henry Kissinger, “Diplomacy”, 1994.
  2. Paul Kennedy, “The Rise and Fall of British Naval Mastery”, 1976.
  3. Winston S. Churchill, “The Gathering Storm”, 1948.
  4. Samuel Eliot Morison, “Strategy & Compromise”, 1958.
  5. David Stafford, “Roosevelt & Churchill: Men of Secrets”, 1999.
  6. Christopher C. Harmon, “Warfare in Peacetime”, 2022.
  7. Hal Brands, “The Twilight Struggle: What the Cold War Teaches Us about Great-Power Rivalry Today”, 2022.
  8. Oscar Jonsson, “The Russian Understanding of War: Blurring the Lines Between War and Peace”, 2019.

Internet courses

DSS 708: Security Issues in Russia (Shoumikhin)

No textbooks are required for this course.

DSS 710, CRN 35913: International Terrorism & Security (Kiras)

  1. Hoffman, B. (2017) “Inside Terrorism.” (New York, NY, Columbia University Press) ISBN-13: 978-0231174770; ISBN-10: 0231174772.

  2. Hoffman, B. and Reinares, F. (2014). “The Evolution of the Global Terrorist Threat.” (New York, NY: Columbia University Press) ISBN-13: 978-0231168991.

DSS 710, CRN 35935: International Terrorism and Security (Gibson)

  1. Horgan and Braddock, eds. “Terrorism Studies: A Reader”. Routledge. Edited By John G. Horgan, Kurt Braddock.

  2. Hoffman, B. (2017) “Inside Terrorism.” (New York, NY, Columbia University Press) ISBN-13: 978-0231174770; ISBN-10: 0231174772.

DSS 720: Internship/Professional Experience (Shoumikhin)

No textbooks are required for this course.

DSS 727: Chemical and Biological Warfare (Moodie)

No textbooks are required for this course.

DSS 730: Cyber Conflict/Security (Mazanec)

  1. Christopher Whyte and Brian Mazanec, “Understanding Cyber Warfare.” Routledge, 1st Edition (December 2018) ISBN-13: 978-1138640627.

  2. Andrew Blum, “Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet.” Ecco; Reprint edition (May 28, 2013) ISBN-13: 978-0061994951.

DSS 750: Security Challenges in the Americas (Downie)

  1. Jentleson, Bruce W., “American Foreign Policy: The Dynamics of Choice in the 21st Century.” 5th Edition. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 2013.
  2. Haass, Richard, “The World: A Brief Introduction.” New York: Penguin Press, 2020.

DSS 796: Directed Reading Course (Shoumikhin)

If books are required, they will be assigned individually by your course mentor or instructor.

Arranged and off-campus courses

No required books for the following courses:

  • DSS 720: Internship/Professional Experience (Koch and Joseph).

  • DSS 794: Active in Research (Shoumikhin).
  • DSS 796: Directed Reading Course (Shoumikhin).
    • If books are required, they will be assigned individually by your course mentor or instructor.
  • DSS 799: Thesis (Shoumikhin).