Course Schedule

For Spring 2019, the following Geographic Information Systems courses count toward your program. Please take note of the prerequisites for these courses as well as the technology requirements. Most of the GIS software runs on Windows. If you’re using a Mac, your computer must be able to simulate Windows. More information can be found here.

Please note that the MS in Government Analytics is an interdisciplinary program. If there is a course offered through Johns Hopkins that you would like to apply to your program but is not listed below, contact Dr. Bachner to determine if the course is indeed appropriate and to secure approval.

The courses below are those offered for the term. (To view the course description, class dates & times, touch on accordion tab by the title.)
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State-specific Information for Online Programs

Note: Students should be aware of state-specific information for online programs. For more information, please contact an admissions representative.

  • Washington DC Center

    470.603.51 - Introduction to Global Security Studies

    Donald Laird

    Tuesday 6:15 - 9:25; 6/4 - 8/20

    This course introduces students to the basic concepts of global security studies, including theories of international relations, perception and misperception, theories of foreign policy, the varying concepts of security, and the elements of national power. It also includes a brief introduction to social movement theory. It applies these conceptual tools to selected security issues such as terrorism, climate change, and the causes of war.

    470.609.51 - Leadership Skills in the 21st Century

    Michael Siegel

    TTh 6:00 - 9:15; 6/4 - 7/9

    This course will assist leaders in identifying their personal approach to leadership; provide tips on motivating staff by building trusting relationships and shoring up their credibility; suggest influence and persuasion strategies that leaders need to employ when working with bosses, colleagues, direct reports, and critical stakeholders, including funding agencies; develop strategies to build effective work teams; and consider approaches to monitor organizational performance in an ongoing fashion.

    This course counts towards the concentration in Political Communications.

    470.627.51 - Financial Management & Analysis in the Public Sector


    TTh 6:00 - 9:15; 6/4 - 7/9

    This course focuses on financial aspects of public sector organizations and institutions. The objectives of this course include helping students (1) learn the basics of public sector accounting and the construction of their financial reports, (2) become more intelligent users of the financial statements of public sector organizations such as sovereign, state, and municipal institutions, and (3) better understand the factors that affect the financial condition and financial performance of such entities.

    More specifically, the course focuses on (1) the financial reporting concepts and standards that are applicable to public sector organizations; (2) ratios and other summary indicators used by analysts to evaluate the financial condition and financial performance of public sector and nonprofit organizations; (3) the analysis and interpretation of financial statements of selected public sector organizations; (4) fundamental finance principles; and 5) basic principles of budget formulation.

    This is a core course for the MA in Public Management.

    470.653.51 - Russian National Security Policy

    Donald Jensen

    Monday 6:00 - 9:10; 7/15 - 8/19
    Wednesday 6:00 - 9:10; 7/11 - 8/21

    Russia plays a key role in most international issues and openly campaigns to realign the international system away from what it sees as American domination. This course considers the substance and process of Russian national security policy. It acquaints students with the main instruments and mechanisms available to Russian leaders to advance the country’s national interests and key policy priorities. The course considers how Russia formulates and conducts its national security policy, the history that informs it, the political culture that sustain it, the ideas and interests that drive it, and the people and institutions responsible for it. The course addresses Russia’s role in key global and regional issues and its relations with major powers. It places special emphasis on the wars in Ukraine and Syria, Russian concepts of information war, and on Russian military reform.

    470.692.51 - Military Strategy & National Policy

    Jason Fritz

    Monday 6:00 - 9:10; 6/3 - 7/8
    Wednesday 6:00 - 9:10; 5/29 - 7/10

    This course examines how states (primarily the United States) and other political entities harness military capabilities to pursue of policy objectives. It exposes students to levels of strategy—grand strategy, strategy, operations, and tactics—in a national security context. The course will then focus on the practical implications and unique characteristics of military strategy. Students will critically examine topics such as civil-military relations, land warfare, naval warfare, theories of airpower, insurgency and counterinsurgency, and nuclear warfare. The goal is to understand the embedded assumptions of the various theories, the characteristics of the military capabilities animated by them, and, through discussion and case studies, the strengths and limitations of each.

    470.722.51 - Defense Intelligence in War and Peace

    Gregory Elder

    TTh 5:45 - 8:15; 5/29 - 8/21

    “Intelligence and War” will examine the use and misuse of intelligence in the warning of, preparation for, and conduct of war. It will highlight its endemic nature, and its applicability to prevailing in as well as preventing armed conflict. The evolution of intelligence capabilities will be reviewed, and its current status and relevance examined.

    470.732.51 - Communications and Congress

    Matthew Laslo

    Monday 6:30 - 9:40; 6/3 - 7/8
    Wednesday 6:30 - 9:40; 5/29 - 7/10

    We're living in a capital city the founders wouldn't even recognize. In recent years the Capitol itself has been outfitted with state of the art green screens, fiber optic cables, minutely pixelated cameras and new, polished studios where politicians of all stripes roll out proposals that are instantly disseminated to their supporters on multiple mediums, including in email blasts begging for campaign contributions. After a brief exploration of the history of political communications, the course will quickly pivot into a real-time examination and training session for surviving - even thriving - in the contemporary world of communications. The course will instill in students the dire need to stay focused on good policy. While students will leave equipped with the tools that will enable them to thrive in this hyper-partisan atmosphere, the hope of the course is to help Hopkins students stand out as policy focused experts in this soundbite-dominated era. The instructor is a veteran congressional reporter who is offering to bring students enrolled in his course with him to attend press conferences and/or hearings, to witness key votes from the press galleries overlooking the House and Senate floors and to study how reporters and politicians interact inside the marble halls of the Capitol. Students will be offered a front row seat to witness the contemporary congressional communications apparatus in person (some students may not be able to take time off work to accompany the professor to the Capitol, which is fine because they can catch up on those events later on C-SPAN, though students are encouraged to shadow him on the Hill for at least one day during the semester, though some may opt for spending more than one day with him). The main focus is on training students to be communications experts in this new, digital world. Students will have one main project during the semester that will require them to develop their own messaging campaign simultaneously on multiple m

    This course counts towards the Concentration in Political Communications.

    470.748.51 - The Art & Practice of Intelligence

    Michael Warner

    Monday 6:00 - 9:10; 6/3 - 7/8
    Wednesday 6:00 - 9:10; 5/29 - 7/10

    This course will examine what intelligence is and how it is done particularly from an American-British perspective. Drawing on historical examples, the course will look at the various types of intelligence collection and how they interact with each other. It will explore the analytic process and the interface between analysts and policymakers. It will place a strong emphasis on effort on the limits of the possible including limits on knowledge, ethical limits, and political limits.

    470.757.51 - Language and Power: How to Understand and Use Political Speech


    Monday 6:00 - 9:45; 6/3 - 7/8
    Wednesday 6:00 - 9:45; 5/29 - 7/10

    Political writing is a subspecies of language with several manifestations. There is an art to the op-ed and to the editorial, to the polemical essay and to the review. Within government, there are skills particular to ghosting speeches and essays, preparing Congressional testimony, Federal commission reports, policy memoranda, and press releases. There are even special forms and qualities of expression for hosting award and memorial ceremonies, and for writing thank-you notes, toasts, and letters of condolence.

    This course is designed to teach an appreciation for the range and nature of political writing and speech in both its public and governmental forms. It also introduces students to the fundamental skills required to do effective political writing. The course is designed to be a writing-heavy course, because (most) people learn by doing. It will therefore be somewhat time-consuming, but within reason.

    470.773.51 - Energy and Environmental Security

    Christine Parthemore

    TTh 6:00 - 9:10; 5/30 - 7/9

    This course surveys the multiple and overlapping aspects of energy and environmental security. Students analyze the contentious proposition that increased competition for environmental and energy resources threaten national security and may be the source of future wars across the globe. The course also examines how such threats may be mitigated. (Core course for the MA in Global Security Studies)

    470.786.51 - Weapons of War: The Technology and Uses of Weapons

    Duncan Brown

    Monday 6:00 - 9:10; 7/15 - 8/19
    Wednesday 6:00 - 9:10; 7/17 - 8/21

    Modern warfare utilizes advanced weapons systems. This course will examine various weapon systems ranging from artillery, cruise missiles, aircraft, aircraft launched weapons, ships, submarines and unmanned systems. We will also examine strategic and tactical nuclear weapons. In the examination we will look at capabilities, concepts of operation, and issues surrounding their procurement and use. The course will also involve students working through a crisis scenario utilizing various weapon systems. No pre-existing technical knowledge is assumed nor is any required.

    470.800.51 - Research & Thesis III: Government

    Benjamin Ginsberg

    Tuesday 6:00 - 9:10; 6/4 - 8/20

    (Core course for the MA in Government) Directed research in an appropriate subject determined in consultation with the student's adviser is the focus of this final course. Students are expected to propose research topics based on their classwork and/or on material derived from professional experience. Class meetings are designed to give guidance in the clarification of issues, collection of data, assembly of various parts, and the final writing of the thesis. Graduation is subject to approval of the thesis by the thesis committee. Students may enroll in this course and take their last elective with it. They must have completed 7 electives and all other core classes before registering for this course. Although for financial aid reason, they may take their last elective along with this course. Research and Thesis III is offered in all three terms—in the summer, fall, and spring—to provide as much scheduling flexibility as possible. Prerequisite: Students must have passed either Research and Thesis II or Research and Thesis II: Global Security Studies or have passed 470.709 Introduction to Quantitative Methods.

    This course is available to students in Washington, DC and also for students who can connect via adobe connect from off site. We have had students take advantage of adobe connect from places as far away as Japan. You will need to be available on Tuesdays starting on June 4 and going through mid July at 6:00 pm EST. Students taking the course on site will come to the classroom at 1717 Massachusetts Ave., NW>. If you plan on accessing the class from off site, you will log into an adobe connect classroom link provided by Dr. Ginsberg. You will be able to fully participate in the class discussions and class presentations and interact with the professor and all students.

    470.820.51 - Independent Study

    Nicholas Reynolds

    Sunday 12:00 - 12:01; 5/29 - 8/21

    Independent study involves a student working one-on-one with a faculty member. The project must follow a plan of study and end with a final paper. It must not duplicate any course being offered in the Center for Advanced Governmental Studies. Students interested in an independent study should first consult a faculty member to discuss the project and make sure they are willing to participate should an independent study be approved. Proposals for an independent study should be directed to the student’s program director at least 30 days before the start of the semester. Proposals must provide details of the project, the name of the instructor, and a plan of study. The program director has sole discretion to approve or disapprove the proposal.

    470.835.51 - DC Lab: Politics, Policy, and Analytics

    Kathryn Wagner Hill

    Online 6:00 - 8:45; 5/6 - 5/24
    MTWThF 9:00 - 5:00; 5/12 - 5/17

    Washington, D.C. is the laboratory for anyone studying American government and politics or analyzing the policy making process here. DC Lab: Politics, Policy, and Analytics will give any graduate student in one of the programs of the JHU Center for Advanced Governmental Studies the opportunity to bring theory and practice together through an intensive week of lectures, seminars, and site visits in the nation’s capital. Sessions will include guest speakers from JHU faculty, think tank scholars, and agency officials. The goal is to experience Hopkins in Washington and assess what is observed to better inform each student’s studies of the political process. Special Note: This course will require one week of residency in Washington, D.C. for the week of May 12-17, 2019.All travel and accommodations (food and lodging) in DC will be covered by the student. In addition to the course tuition, a $300 course fee will be charged to help cover costs for course incidentals.

    470.854.51 - Fundamentals of Quantitative Methods

    Matthew Eckel

    Wednesday 6:00 - 9:10; 5/29 - 8/21

    The main purpose of this class is to train students to be informed consumers of quantitative studies, in addition to teaching the tools of basic statistical work. The emphasis in this class is on application and understanding of existing results, rather than on theory or derivations. The course material will cover basic descriptive statistics, inferential statistics, and data collection. The key learning objective is for students to finish the class with a better understanding of the statistical and econometric results they may encounter, both in papers they read in other classes, as well as in the course of their work. The second key objective is for students to have the skills to employ basic quantitative tools in their own work in the fields of public policy and global security studies. As much as possible, assignments and readings used in class will be drawn from the public policy and security fields. There is no mathematical or statistical pre-requisite for the class. (Core course for the MA in Public Management and the MA in Global Security Studies.)

    This is a core class for the MA in Public Management.

    470.855.51 - Research Study Seminar

    Sarah Clark

    Thursday 6:00 - 9:10; 5/30 - 8/15

    (Core course for the MA in Global Security Studies). This course is designed for students who have already passed 470.851 Introduction to Qualitative Methods in Social Science and either 470.854 Fundamentals of Quantitative Methods or 470.853 Historical Methods (or 470.709 Quantitative Methods with permission from program director). In this class, students will begin and complete a substantial piece of original research explicitly drawing on research methods they learned in the previous two classes. The research study is expected to be methodologically sound and to make a useful contribution to the issue under study. Class meetings are designed to give guidance in the clarification of issues, collection of data, assembly of various parts, and writing. The class will also prepare students for final defense. Graduation is subject to approval of the research study by the committee. Students should come into the class prepared with a detailed research question. Students may enroll in this course only in their last semester of the MA program.

    470.856.51 - Research Study Continuation

    Mark Stout

    This is a non-credit course required for students in the MA in Global Security Studies program who have completed all of their course work and have taken 470.855 Research Study Seminar but who are still working on their research study. There is a fee associated with this course.

    470.861.51 - Capstone Continuation

    Jennifer Bachner

    Sunday 12:00 - 12:01; 5/29 - 8/21

    Required for those who have completed all of their coursework and have taken the capstone course for either Public Management or Government Analytics but have not yet completed their capstone paper.

    Students in either the Public Management or Government Analytics programs who have taken their respective Capstone courses but have not yet finished the project must sign up for this course.

  • Online Courses

    470.602.81 - Government & Politics

    Douglas Harris

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    This course offers an overview of power and politics through the study of the government of the United States. All governments combine coercion and legitimacy. In a stable and legitimate system of government, coercion is hardly noticed. Government comes to be seen as a source of benefits. The purpose of the course is to look behind institutions, practices, and benefits to appreciate how, for what, and for whom we are governed. We shall examine some of the major institutions of American government, some of America's political processes, and some of the key forces competing for power in the U.S. to see how decisions in the areas of economic, social and foreign policy are reached. This is a core course of the Government Program but is open to all students.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    470.603.81 - Introduction to Global Security Studies

    John Gans

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    This course introduces students to the basic concepts of global security studies, including theories of international relations, perception and misperception, theories of foreign policy, the varying concepts of security, and the elements of national power. It also includes a brief introduction to social movement theory. It applies these conceptual tools to selected security issues such as terrorism, climate change, and the causes of war.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    470.604.81 - Social Media and The American Presidency

    Jenna Brayton

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    This course will investigate the impact that digital technology has had on the institution of the American presidency. The adoption of the internet in the 21st century, both as a tool and as an information distribution mechanism, has had an astonishing impact on the Office of the Presidency. This course is designed to have students operationalize theoretical concepts and apply them to real world situations. Students will engage with scholarly research, analytical arguments, and real-time case studies on the effective use of social media in all aspects of the presidency: campaigning, public debate, electoral processes, and democracy more broadly. In that spirit, we will examine how the first president of the social media age, Taught by a member of the first White House Office of Digital Strategy, the primary objective of this course is to provide students will the tools and skills to be informed consumers of political social media, as well as to equip them to participate in the political digital conversation.

    This course counts towards the Concentration in Political Communications. Technology fee: $200.00

    470.605.81 - Global Political Economy

    Charles Larkin

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    In the wake of the financial crisis, bank bailouts, and stimulus plans, the relationship between American economic power and national security is especially salient. In this course, students investigate core topics in international political economy, analyzing the security implications of each. Topics include trade relations, international finance, monetary relations, poverty, and development. (Core course for the MA in Global Security Studies. Recommended elective for MA in Public Management)

    Technology fee: $200.00

    470.606.81 - U.S. Security in a Disordered World

    Kimberley Thachuk

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    This course provides an overview of the manifold challenges and opportunities for United States security in the current disordered and changing world. It aims to help students assess why events occur and what policies are developed in response. In that endeavor, the course has three major objectives. First, the course will review the major perspectives on, and debates about, U.S. security and the institutions through which policy is made and executed. Second, the course will review some U.S. security issues through scholarly, policy, political, and historical lenses. Third, the course will help students write for both policy and academic audiences. This course is not open to students who have had 470.606 American National Security.

    Technology Fee: $200.00

    470.608.81 - Public Policy Evaluation & the Policy Process

    Paul Weinstein

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    This course is designed to introduce students to the public policymaking process, to the basics of policy analysis, and to the substance of some of today’s major policy debates. The first half of the course focuses on establishing a framework in which to analyze public policy formulation within the United States. The class also reviews the tools for developing and implementing policy. The second half of the course turns to policy analysis of some critical contemporary issues. Building on earlier readings, we will study current debates in economic/tax policy, education, health care, social security, and national security. (Core requirement for the MA in Public Management. Elective option for Government. Analytics students)

    This is a core class for the Masters in Public Management. Technology fee: $200.00

    470.608.82 - Public Policy Evaluation & the Policy Process

    Paul Weinstein

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    This course is designed to introduce students to the public policymaking process, to the basics of policy analysis, and to the substance of some of today’s major policy debates. The first half of the course focuses on establishing a framework in which to analyze public policy formulation within the United States. The class also reviews the tools for developing and implementing policy. The second half of the course turns to policy analysis of some critical contemporary issues. Building on earlier readings, we will study current debates in economic/tax policy, education, health care, social security, and national security. (Core requirement for the MA in Public Management. Elective option for Government. Analytics students)

    This is a core requirement for the MA in Public Management Technology fee: $200.00

    470.624.81 - Health Care Analytics and Policy

    Vanessa Perez

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    This course covers the ways in which analytics are being used in the healthcare industry. Topics include data collection opportunities created by the ACA and other laws, the use of analytics to prevent fraud, the use of predictive modeling based on medical records, the insurance industry's increasing use of data and the ethical issues raised by these practices. Prerequisite: 470.681 Statistics and Political Analysis.

    Prerequisite: 470.681 Statistics and Political Analysis Technology fee: $200.00

    470.625.81 - Resource Development and Marketing in Nonprofits

    Karen Osborne

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    The goal of this course is to prepare future nonprofit leaders and board members with the international resource development and marketing fundamentals that help every nonprofit thrive. The course focuses on how to create and nurture an organizational culture where everyone on the staff and board understands, embraces, and acts on his or her role in developing strategic relationships with funders, potential funders, and media professionals. You will gain an understanding of the process, the metrics that drive the process, and the milestone markers that lead to success. You will explore how to develop a board and/or cadre of volunteers who give generously, share expertise freely, connect you to the right government officials and media leaders, and invite others to join them. Data-driven decision-making and all aspects of fund development, marketing, and communications will be woven throughout the course. Led by an internationally recognized practitioner, consultant, and master teacher, the course will use scenarios, discussion, social media, audio, and video clips so that you will walk away with the knowledge you need to secure private and government funding and social capital as a CEO, senior staff member, board chair, or member, and the confidence to do it all well. Elective course for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    470.631.81 - Economics for Public Decision-Making

    Sarah O'Byrne

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    Economic thinking provides an important set of tools for almost every aspect of public policymaking. This course aims to offer students a basic understanding of economics and its importance in public policymaking. The first half of the course will offer students an understanding of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, including a discussion of when markets can work to achieve policy goals and when “market failures” call for government intervention. The second half of the class will use these economic tools and theories in order to survey several specific policy areas, including health policy, tax policy, and the national debt. (Core course for the MA in Public Management This course counts toward the Economic Security concentration (GSS). Elective option for Government Analytics students.)

    This course is a core requirement of the MA in Public Management. Technology fee: $200.00

    470.631.82 - Economics for Public Decision-Making

    Sarah O'Byrne

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    Economic thinking provides an important set of tools for almost every aspect of public policymaking. This course aims to offer students a basic understanding of economics and its importance in public policymaking. The first half of the course will offer students an understanding of microeconomic and macroeconomic theory, including a discussion of when markets can work to achieve policy goals and when “market failures” call for government intervention. The second half of the class will use these economic tools and theories in order to survey several specific policy areas, including health policy, tax policy, and the national debt. (Core course for the MA in Public Management This course counts toward the Economic Security concentration (GSS). Elective option for Government Analytics students.)

    This is a core requirement for the MA in Public Management program. Technology fee: $200.00

    470.649.81 - Separation of Powers and Democratic Governance

    Ken Masugi

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    The separation of powers is America’s most profound and useful political contribution to the world. Studying its principles, development, and decay is a requirement for understanding American politics and is as well a potential benefit to students of aspiring democracies throughout the world. For the separation of powers enables self-government, putting democratic principles of equality and liberty into practice while moderating the powers of majorities. We will study the principles and practice of the separation of powers by examining how each elected branch of government protects its rights, while checking the rights of others. The separation of powers can be said to have produced a more just and moderate democratic form of government, but it has also occasioned the complaint that it has produced gridlock and incompetence. To investigate the strengths and drawbacks of the separation of powers, we will pay close attention to the classic texts advocating the separation of powers, such as The Federalist Papers; the great changes in American politics effected by the Civil War, the Progressive movement, and the New Deal; and the domestic and foreign policy debates in recent administrations. Special attention will be paid to the seminal opinions of the unelected branch of American government, the Supreme Court. The course will note in particular the contemporary challenges to the separation of powers, evidenced in the rise of the administrative state, the expanding powers of courts, and the growth of party government. We will also note instances of how parliamentary and presidential governments throughout the world might benefit from separation of powers principles.

    This course counts towards the concentration in Democracy Studies and Governance Technology fee: $200.00

    470.661.81 - Political Debates and the US Constitution

    Ryan Emenaker

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    This course explores the political struggles that emerge from the U.S. constitutional system. During the course, we will read contemporary and classic cases in U.S. constitutional law in light of constitutional and political theory. Course discussions will focus on the law as well as the related policy, political, and societal implications of constitutional interpretation. Through paying particular attention to recent decisions and issues before the Court, the course will explore the roles and powers of the branches of federal government, separation of powers, federalism, and the commerce clause. It will also cover individual rights, due process, equal protection, and religious freedoms.

    This course counts towards the Concentration in Democracy Studies and Governance Technology fee: $200.00

    470.663.81 - Human Security

    Syed Ali

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    The multiple crises plaguing the world today make evident the mutual inter-dependence and vulnerability of people and nations. The idea of human security has gained increasing significance within this increasingly complex and interconnected world. Human security places emphasis on the security needs of individual citizens, rather than being preoccupied by traditional, state-centric conceptions of security. It takes into account the impact of security threats such as economic crises, pandemics, and climate change on the lives of individuals within and across national boundaries. The course thus draws attention to alternative interpretations of what constitute security threats and how to contend with the underlying causes of volatility and human insecurity that prevail around the world.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    470.668.81 - The Politics and Process of American Foreign Policy

    John Gans

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    Overuse is not the only problem with the maxim that American “politics stop at the water’s edge.” The slogan has simply never been true. American foreign policy has always been a result not just of the crises and opportunities the nation has faced but its unique politics and policy processes. American national interests are determined through the democratic processes established by the Constitution and other legislation and affected by the politics that drive the nation’s elections, its conversations and its foreign policies. These politics and processes have been remarkably consistent since the founding even as the nation’s interests have grown significantly. A better understanding of both the politics and processes of American foreign policy will help students appreciate how the country’s policies are made today and will be made in the future.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    470.679.81 - Armed Social Movements: Terrorism Insurgency and Crime

    Hans Ucko

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    Drawing on the social movement literature, this course examines the emergence of irregular armed groups and their decisions to use violence. It explains how social movements turnviolent, how violence dictates their nature, and what this nature can tell us in terms of group strengths and weaknesses. It provides the students with the analytical tools needed to distinguish between terrorism, insurgency, and crime – by focusing and understanding group strategies, behavior, and capabilities. Students will thus be familiarized with the theory on armed group formation and evolution – but the course goes further, by counterposing such theory to the complexities of practice through the consideration of key case studies. The course ends with an overview of state strategies intended to counter a wide variety of threats. Particular attention is paid to the notion of operational art and lines of effort to underline the potential and meaning of counterterrorism and counterinsurgency.

    Technology Fee: $200.00

    470.681.81 - Statistics and Political Analysis

    Eric Lindgren

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    Introduces students to the concepts central to social science research design and methods used to summarize and present quantitative data. Applications using political and public policy data will be featured. Topics covered include research question formulation, cross tabulations, controlled comparisons, hypothesis testing and bivariate regression analysis. In addition, students will learn to use R, a powerful software program that is popular among political consulting firms, think tanks and government agencies. Government Analytics core course. The course is at the introductory level; there is no prerequisite.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    470.695.81 - Proseminar: Essentials of Public and Private Management

    Jeremy Kirkland

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    (The purpose of the class is to help equip students to operate effectively in both the public and private sectors. The class will cover three major topics: (1) an overview of managing public and private organizations, with special attention to their differing missions, capabilities, and environments; (2) a survey of important relationships between the public and private sectors; and (3) the need for improved coordination between the public and private sectors to achieve important public purposes. Students will be encouraged to make the course an interactive one and to share their personal knowledge in the context of the issues discussed. Students will be expected to complete a significant paper on a relevant topic approved by the instructor. (Core course for the MA in Public Management and the MA in Government/MBA program)

    This is a core course for the MA in Public Management. Technology fee: $200.00

    470.697.81 - Intelligence and Counterterrorism

    Cynthia Storer

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    Counterterrorism is essentially an intelligence war. By definition, both sides use small forces and clandestine means, hiding their presence and activities not only from each other, but often from friends and allies as well. This course will explore the many roles of intelligence in every facet of counterterrorism, and ask students to evaluate their practical, legal, and moral effects and implications. It will also look at the terrorists’ own intelligence activities, and the “intelligence race” between terrorists and counterterrorists. There are no pre-requisites for this course. However, students would be well served to have a basic familiarity with intelligence and terrorism before the class starts.

    Technology Fee: $200.00

    470.700.81 - Cloud Computing in the Public Sector

    Arman Kanooni

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    This course provides insights into how to utilize shared cloud computing resources through a service provider. These resources can be storage space, software as a service, or compute servers. This is a hands-on course in which students will access a variety of cloud services and work with different cloud providers such as Apple, Microsoft, Google, and Amazon. Students will set up virtual servers, work with cloud file storage, learn about a variety of cloud collaboration options, and much more. This practical course will help students make the transition to working in the cloud from any device, anywhere, anytime. All areas of the public sector, such as education, healthcare and law enforcement, increasingly use cloud computing both to deliver information to clients and share information within and across agencies.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    470.703.81 - Urban Data Analytics

    Eric Lindgren

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    This class applies data analytic skills to the urban context, analyzing urban problems and datasets. Students will develop the statistical skills to complete data-driven analytical projects using data from city agencies, federal census data, and other sources, including NGOs that work with cities. We will examine a variety of data sets and research projects, both historical and contemporary, which examine urban problems from a quantitative perspective. Over the course of the term, each student will work on a real-world urban data problem, developing the project from start to finish, including identifying the issue, developing the research project, gathering data, and analyzing it, culminating in a research paper. Prerequisite: 470.681 Statistics and Political Analysis

    Prerequisite: 470.681 Statistics and Political Analysis Technology fee: $200.00

    470.709.81 - Quantitative Methods

    Vanessa Perez

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    Solutions to both political and policy problems increasingly require an understanding of how to understand and analyze data. Campaigns collect data to identify potential supporters and donors. Government agencies analyze data to evaluate programs. Research organizations use data to support their policy positions. This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to perform a cutting-edge statistical analysis. You will learn how to design and test regression models using Stata, an incredibly powerful and widely-used statistical software package. Other topics include interaction terms, measures of fit, internal and external validity, logistic and probit regression, and translating statistical findings for broad audiences. The focus of the course will be on using statistical methods in an applied manner. We will concentrate on using statistics to answer political and policy questions, not on the underlying mathematical theories. Recommended prerequisite: 470.681 Statistics and Political Analysis

    Recommended prerequisite: 470.681 Statistics and Political Analysis Technology fee: $200.00

    470.709.82 - Quantitative Methods

    Vanessa Perez

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    Solutions to both political and policy problems increasingly require an understanding of how to understand and analyze data. Campaigns collect data to identify potential supporters and donors. Government agencies analyze data to evaluate programs. Research organizations use data to support their policy positions. This course will provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to perform a cutting-edge statistical analysis. You will learn how to design and test regression models using Stata, an incredibly powerful and widely-used statistical software package. Other topics include interaction terms, measures of fit, internal and external validity, logistic and probit regression, and translating statistical findings for broad audiences. The focus of the course will be on using statistical methods in an applied manner. We will concentrate on using statistics to answer political and policy questions, not on the underlying mathematical theories. Recommended prerequisite: 470.681 Statistics and Political Analysis

    Recommended prerequisite: 470.681 Statistics and Political Analysis Technology fee: $200.00

    470.710.81 - Advanced Quantitative Methods

    Jennifer Bachner

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    Extends to the concepts taught in Quantitative Methods. Provides students with the tools needed to construct and evaluate advanced regression models. Topics include logs and polynomials, instrumental variables, fixed effects, time series and forecasting models, dynamic causal effect models and regression discontinuity models. Government Analytics core course. Prerequisite: 470.709 Quantitative Methods.

    Prerequisite: 470.709 Quantitative Methods Technology fee: $200.00

    470.714.81 - The Comparative Politics of Latin America


    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    Technology Fee: $200.00

    470.721.81 - Comparative Federalism: The United States and the European Union

    Alexander Rosenthal

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    Federalism the division of power and sovereignty between a central authority and local governments has emerged as one of the most important themes of contemporary Western politics in both the United States and Europe. For the United States the division of power between the Federal and State governments lies at the very heart of the American Constitution. At the same time disputes over the precise balance of Federal and State power has been a major fault line in American politics since Federalists and anti-Federalists at the time of the founding. For Europe the destruction of two World Wars showed the destructive side of nationalism and acted as an impetus to leverage Europe’s common history and cultural inheritance to forge a supranational political and economic union dedicated to peace and prosperity. Since the end of the Cold War and the Treaty of Maastricht the process of European integration has speeded up rapidly resulting in a common European currency as well as common legal and political institutions. At the same time concerns about the perceived loss of sovereignty, national identity, and democratic accountability have led in some places to backlashes against Brussels and resurgent nationalism. There is also the broader question of the European Union’s goals and identity is it principally an economic union or is it a super-state in the making? In this course we will explore Federalism in its institutional, legal, philosophical, and historical aspects in both America and Europe.

    This course counts towards the Concentration in Democracy Studies and Governance Technology fee: $200.00

    470.723.81 - Western Political and Constitutional Thought

    Alexander Rosenthal

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    Many of the ideas which shape today´s world- democracy, liberalism, conservatism, capitalism, socialism, nationalism - have their roots in a "great conversation" (Robert Hutchins) that spans some 25 centuries from ancient Greece until today. The conversation motivating the Western tradition has included a set of perennial questions such as: Who ought to rule - and how do we decide? What is the purpose of politics? What is the best form of constitution? What makes political authority legitimate? What is political justice? What is citizenship? This course is intended as a broad survey of some the most influential political thinkers in the intellectual tradition of Europe and America. Among the many who will be examined are : Thucydides, Plato, Aristotle, Cicero, St. Augustine, St. Thomas Aquinas, Machiavelli, Thomas Hobbes, John Locke, Voltaire, Baron de Montesquieu, Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Immanuel Kant, Adam Smith, Thomas Jefferson, Edmund Burke, Friedrich Nietzsche, G.W.F. Hegel, Karl Marx, John Stuart Mill, Leo Strauss, and Hannah Arendt.

    Technology Fee: $200.00 This course counts towards the Concentration in Democracy Studies and Governance ?

    470.728.81 - Fundamentals of Nonprofits and Nonprofit Management


    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    (Formerly Influence and Impact of Nonprofits). The goal of this course is to convey the history, size and impact of the nonprofit and philanthropic sector while providing the fundamentals of nonprofit management and the founding of a nonprofit organization. Successful nonprofits today must have strong management systems in place in order to assure quality programs for service and impact. These systems include management of finances, strategic planning, human resources, information technology, marketing, performance measures and other aspects of operations. The course will help the student understand the current thinking regarding "best practices" in managing and improving nonprofit organizations and appreciate the interplay of environmental and organizational factors that influence managerial decision-making. Throughout the course, there will be a comparative perspective that looks at the scope and status of nongovernmental organizations in other countries and the influences on those organizations by their own governments, foreign aid and international philanthropy. Elective course for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

    This is a core course option for the Public Management program. Technology fee: $200.00

    470.733.81 - Origins and Influence of Public Opinion on American Democracy and Elections


    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    In a democracy, the views of citizens are intended to guide lawmakers as they shape public policy. This makes public opinion a central component in the study of democratic politics. In this course, we will investigate the origins, measurement, and structure of American public opinion and the consequences of public opinion for elections and public policy. The course will draw from theories in political science and psychology to explore how ideology, self-interest, group identity, personality, and morality impact opinion formation. Through this we will also investigate the content of contemporary public opinion on a variety of salient topics from immigration, income inequality, to the 2016 election. We will also investigate opinion change and the role of media, political leaders, and elites in shaping public attitudes through framing, agenda setting, and priming. In turn, the course will examine the relationship between public opinion and voting behavior and public policy and thus the implications for democratic theory.

    This is a new course offering that counts for both the Concentration in Political Communications and the Concentration in Democracy Studies and Governance. Technology fee: $200.00

    470.756.81 - Understanding Modern War

    Stephen Grenier

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    This course examines the phenomenon of modern warfare through both a theoretical and historical lens. It will provide insight into the definitions, origins, objectives, strategies, and tactics of modern conflict. Throughout the course you will analyze recent and ongoing conventional, irregular, and hybrid wars and understand what caused them, how they were conducted, and why they ended the way they did. Through a combination of lecture and online discussion, students will analyze these conflicts from a variety of perspectives to include state security and military forces, insurgents, criminals, and terrorists. Prerequisite: AS.470.692 Military Strategy & National Policy.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    470.759.81 - American Political Development

    Douglas Harris

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    This course examines the factors that promote stability and change in American politics. Broad in historical scope, this course considers the development of the American state and its institutions as well as the continuities and complexities of American political culture by analyzing key moments of institution-building and policy change from the American Founding to the present. Key questions include: What explains the character of the American state? What are the consequences of the American state and its policies? Is America “exceptional” in these and other regards? What roles and functions do political institutions perform? What roles do culture, ideas, and rhetoric play in social, political, and economic life? How have these various roles and functions changed over time?

    This is a new course offering that counts towards the Concentration in Democracy Studies and Governance. Technology fee: $200.00

    470.768.81 - Programming and Data Management

    Robert Bird

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    This course introduces students to the R programming language. The R language is one of the most popular tools used today for performing data analytics, statistics, machine learning, data visualization, and much more. By the end of this course, students will understand fundamental programming concepts that apply to all programming languages. These concepts include variables, functions, loops, data structures, and data types. The course will also cover the use of these tools to solve challenging data problems that students may encounter in their academic or professional careers. Note: The course overlaps a bit with 470.681 Statistics and Political Analysis, but this course focuses much more heavily on the fundamentals of programming.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    470.769.81 - Data Science for Public Policy

    Holly Brasher

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    Data science is a methodology for extracting insights from data. This course is an introduction to the concepts and tools that are used in data science with an emphasis on their application to public policy questions. The course covers some advanced data mining and machine learning processes including classification and decision trees, cluster analysis, outlier detection, and text analytics while also providing you with training in the basics of data management and data exploration. All of the work in the course will be conducted to prepare you to proficiently conduct predictive analytics in a real world setting. Some familiarity with R programming language and the RStudio environment is helpful. Prerequisite: 470.681 Statistics and Political Analysis

    Prerequisite: 470.681 Statistics and Political Analysis. Technology fee: $200.00

    470.772.81 - Practical Applications of Artificial Intelligence

    Melvin Greer

    Online 5/15 - 8/21

    Artificial Intelligence and Data Science are transformational technologies that hold the promise of improving lives and our society at large. While the hype around AI is growing, its adoption is anything but straightforward. The successful application of AI to lower risk, understand customers better and automate decision making requires a deep understanding of the right use cases where AI can lead to breakthrough innovations.

    This course will provide students with an opportunity to investigate multiple AI use cases and evaluate their merit. While no coding in R or Python is required, students will develop use cases, develop reference architectures and implementation strategies for nine industry verticals (including healthcare, energy, transportation, smart cities). The course culminates in the development of a lab-to-market strategy for a student-selected use case.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    470.774.81 - Nonprofit Governance & Executive Leadership

    Charles Dambach

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    This course advances our understanding of self-governing nonprofit organizations by focusing on the responsibilities, expectations, challenges, and opportunities of nonprofit boards and their executive leadership. This course covers the basic responsibilities of nonprofit boards according to law, custom, and best practices, and it includes ethical concepts, public attitudes, and contemporary legislative and regulatory issues. The course explores theories of effective governance and executive leadership that have had wide influence, and how ethical considerations relate to perceptions of excellence and shape the way staff and volunteer leaders manage people and money. In the discussions, there will be opportunities to compare the role of boards in US nonprofit groups with those in other countries. Elective course for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    470.779.81 - Computational Modeling for Policy and Security Analysis

    Kyle Joyce

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    This course will introduce computational modeling and demonstrate how it is used in the policy and national security realms. Specifically, the course will focus on agent-based modeling, which is a commonly-used approach to build computer models to better understand proposed policies and political behavior. Agent-based models consist of a number of diverse "agents,'’ which can be individuals, groups, firms, states, etc. These agents behave according to behavioral rules determined by the researcher. The interactions with each other and their environment at the micro-level can produce emergent patterns at the macro-level. These models have been used to understand a diverse range of policy issues including voting behavior, international conflict, segregation, health policy, economic markets, ethnic conflict, and a variety of other policy issues. The course will consist of two parts: First, we will examine the theoretical perspective of computational modeling. Second, you will be introduced to a software platform that is commonly used to develop computational, and, in particular agent-based modeling.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    470.789.81 - International/Non-Governmental Organizations and Civil Society in Conflict Zones

    Karin Orr

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    Since the end of the Cold War the world has seen a scourge of civil conflicts emerging across the globe, such as in Bosnia, Rwanda, Darfur, DRC, South Sudan, and now Syria, global conflicts have put enormous pressure on intergovernmental bodies and governments. Whether too slow to respond, afflicted by political restraints or hindered by bureaucracy, the restrictions on international agencies and governments have often placed NGOs at the fore of response. Partnering with both national governments, military, and international agencies, NGOs have gained recognition for their role in diplomacy, conflict resolution, and peacebuilding. NGOs have gained a prominent role at helping to defuse, mitigate, and prevent conflicts strengthening their influence and recognition. This course will provide an overview on the role that international organizations and civil society (including community based organizations) can have in conflict or post-conflict torn countries. Students will learn how to build strategic partnerships when working with local organizations and NGOs. Elective course for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

    Technology fee, $200.00

    470.792.81 - Social Science in National Security and Intelligence

    Todd Helmus

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    This course examines the role of social science in national security decision making and intelligence. The course lectures, readings and classroom discussion are intended to help students understand the ambivalent relationship between social scientists on the one hand and intelligence personnel and national security policy makers on the other. It also considers the opportunities and limitations in the ways social science could contribute to policy making and how social science has contributed to key national issues. The course will help the student become a savvy consumer of social science.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    470.795.81 - The Constitution and National Security

    Margaret Williams

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    This course exams the interpretation of constitutional powers and rights under conditions of heightened national security. We will consider the Supreme Court's role in constitutional interpretation, and the balance of power among the three branches. The course will also examine the tension between security and liberty during a time of war. Topics covered during this semester will include military tribunals, unitary theory of the executive, congressional oversight, war-making power, intelligence authorities, and treatment of detainees.

    Technology Fee: $200.00

    470.798.81 - Financial Management and Analysis in Nonprofits

    Leana Bowman

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    This course surveys the basic tools for financial management and analysis through the lens of a nonprofit leader. Whether students are interested in a career in nonprofit organizations or in working with nonprofit organizations in other capacities, students will learn to be an informed consumer of financial information and an educated user of financial tools. Students will put themselves into the shoes of a nonprofit leader, understand how financial information and tools play an important role in evaluation and decision-making processes, and ask critical questions using the financial information and tools before making decisions and take actions. The course starts with an internal perspective before turning the focus externally. This course is not intended to make students financial experts. Rather, it will provide basic knowledge for students to ask the right questions, know where to get information and answers, and work effectively with financial experts in the field. Elective course for the Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

    This is a core course option for the Public Management program. Technology fee: $200.00

    470.800.81 - Research & Thesis III: Government

    Dorothea Wolfson

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    (Core course for the MA in Government) Directed research in an appropriate subject determined in consultation with the student's adviser is the focus of this final course. Students are expected to propose research topics based on their classwork and/or on material derived from professional experience. Class meetings are designed to give guidance in the clarification of issues, collection of data, assembly of various parts, and the final writing of the thesis. Graduation is subject to approval of the thesis by the thesis committee. Students may enroll in this course and take their last elective with it. They must have completed 7 electives and all other core classes before registering for this course. Although for financial aid reason, they may take their last elective along with this course. Research and Thesis III is offered in all three terms—in the summer, fall, and spring—to provide as much scheduling flexibility as possible. Prerequisite: Students must have passed either Research and Thesis II or Research and Thesis II: Global Security Studies or have passed 470.709 Introduction to Quantitative Methods.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    470.850.81 - Research and Thesis I: MA in Government

    Jacob Straus

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    (Core course for the MA in Government) The purpose of this core course in the Government Program is for students to refine their thesis topic, develop their research design and complete a working outline for their thesis. Students will begin to research and write their thesis during this class in earnest. The course format is working sessions focused on specific research-oriented tasks. Emphasis will be placed on completing the literature review and methodology sections of the thesis. Students will also complete by semester end a preliminary chapter of their thesis papers and work with the professor to develop a plan for the other two papers that will comprise the portfolio thesis.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    470.850.82 - Research and Thesis I: MA in Government

    Shawn Reese

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    (Core course for the MA in Government) The purpose of this core course in the Government Program is for students to refine their thesis topic, develop their research design and complete a working outline for their thesis. Students will begin to research and write their thesis during this class in earnest. The course format is working sessions focused on specific research-oriented tasks. Emphasis will be placed on completing the literature review and methodology sections of the thesis. Students will also complete by semester end a preliminary chapter of their thesis papers and work with the professor to develop a plan for the other two papers that will comprise the portfolio thesis.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    470.851.81 - Qualitative Methods in Social Science

    Miriam Matthews

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    This course is the first in the Research Study sequence for the Global Security Studies program. The goals of this course are: 1) to help students be producers of scholarly knowledge, 2) to prepare students for later parts of the research study process, and 3) to prepare students to understand and critique others’ uses of various methods. The first part of the course will address fundamental issues, such as measurement, causation, and inference. The second part of the course will address research design, data collection, and analysis, focusing on specific methodological tools including case study analysis, interviews, content analysis, participant observation, survey research, etc.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    470.852.81 - Research and Thesis II: MA in Government

    Adam Wolfson

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    (Core course for the MA in Government. Please note that 470.709 Introduction to Quantitative Methods may be substituted for this requirement with permission from the instructor) This directed research course is designed to help students complete the second paper of their thesis portfolio (and in some cases if a student has two papers ready for revision, both their second and third papers). Students will work closely with the instructor to revise a current paper, turning it into a research paper that 1) is tightly linked to the theme of the student's first paper and overall thesis portfolio; and 2) meets research and writing standards for being included in the thesis portfolio. Class meetings are designed to give guidance on the methods of research and on the clarity and focus of the research question the student is pursuing. Prerequisite: Students must have passed Research and Thesis I or Research and Thesis II: Global Security Studies.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    470.853.81 - Historical Methods

    Jason Ridler

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    Historians reclaim, recover, and revise what we know about the past. They enter a dialog with the dead to make sense of our world for the living, knowing full well that their hard-earned results may be overturned with new data, analysis, or insights. Yet questionable or flawed “history” is routinely to justify a range of experiences, policies, and events. In this course, we instill the key skills and analytical framework in which historians use to uncover and recreate the past, taking the journey from question, to research (onsite and online), to argument and revision (and revisionism). The importance of argument, objectivity, personal and temporal bias, evidence, narrative and cultural context are examined in detail, along with case studies of history being used, misused, and abused by historians and other actors.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    470.862.81 - Capstone for Government Analytics

    Holly Brasher

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    This course is only for students in the MS in Government Analytics Program. The course guides students through the process of developing and executing an original data analysis project aimed at addressing a public policy, political or governance challenge. Prerequisites: Statistics and Political Analysis, Quantitative Methods, Advanced Quantitative Methods.

    This course is only for students who are completing their capstone projects for the MS in Government Analytics program.

    This course is only for students in the MS in Government Analytics program. It should be taken in a student's last or next-to-last term. Technology fee: $200.00

    470.888.81 - Thesis Continuation

    Dorothea Wolfson

    Online 5/29 - 8/21

    Required for those who have completed all of their course work, including the Research and Thesis class, but are still working on their thesis. Details of this offering will be posted soon.

    Technology fee: $200.00

  • Off-Site or International

    470.707.91 - International Security and Intelligence

    Mark Stout

    Sunday 12:00 - 12:00; 5/29 - 8/21

    This course offers a unique opportunity to work with leading British and American practitioners and academics from the security and intelligence worlds. It considers the claims of state secrecy, the threat of nuclear proliferation, of cyberattack, terrorism, the problems generated by the demand for regional security, and the security challenges of revolutions and governing diversity. Intelligence collection, analysis of the product, and its dissemination to customers remain at the core of the intelligence cycle. Counterintelligence and covert action play more opaque but still vital roles at the heart of the nation state. Understanding these perspectives, what intelligence can achieve, but also its limitations, are major themes. This four-week course is offered at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.

    This onsite course meets at Magdalene College, Cambridge University, United Kingdom, July 7 – August 2, 2019. Costs: $3035 tuition plus $2576 fee. Fees cover lodging with shared bathroom and breakfast plus either lunch or dinner each day, two formal dinners in the College’s medieval dining hall, conference attendance, excursions, and entertainment. Students will be selected to attend this course through a competitive application process. In order to be considered, you must register and pay all costs by February 21. Students dropping this course prior to 5:00 PM February 21 will receive a full refund less the application fee. Students not selected to attend this course, will be disenrolled and receive a full refund. Students who drop this course after February 24, you will not receive a refund unless we are able to find a substitute to fill that slot in the course. Please contact the Registration office if you need to drop this course. (REGISTRATION RUNS: February 26, 2019 at 10am to March 13, 2019 at 11:59pm)

    470.707.92 - International Security and Intelligence

    Mark Stout

    Sunday 12:00 - 12:00; 5/29 - 8/21

    This course offers a unique opportunity to work with leading British and American practitioners and academics from the security and intelligence worlds. It considers the claims of state secrecy, the threat of nuclear proliferation, of cyberattack, terrorism, the problems generated by the demand for regional security, and the security challenges of revolutions and governing diversity. Intelligence collection, analysis of the product, and its dissemination to customers remain at the core of the intelligence cycle. Counterintelligence and covert action play more opaque but still vital roles at the heart of the nation state. Understanding these perspectives, what intelligence can achieve, but also its limitations, are major themes. This four-week course is offered at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.

    This onsite course meets at Magdalene College, Cambridge University, United Kingdom, July 7 – August 2, 2019. Costs: $3035 tuition plus $2810. Fees cover lodging with private bathroom and breakfast plus either lunch or dinner each day, two formal dinners in the College’s medieval dining hall, conference attendance, excursions, and entertainment. Students will be selected to attend this course through a competitive application process. In order to be considered, you must register and pay all costs by February 21. Students dropping this course prior to 5:00 PM February 21 will receive a full refund less the application fee. Students not selected to attend this course, will be disenrolled and receive a full refund. Students who drop this course after February 24, you will not receive a refund unless we are able to find a substitute to fill that slot in the course. Please contact the Registration office if you need to drop this course. (REGISTRATION RUNS: February 26, 2019 at 10am to March 13, 2019 at 11:59pm)

    470.707.93 - International Security and Intelligence

    Mark Stout

    Sunday 12:00 - 12:00; 5/29 - 8/21

    This course offers a unique opportunity to work with leading British and American practitioners and academics from the security and intelligence worlds. It considers the claims of state secrecy, the threat of nuclear proliferation, of cyberattack, terrorism, the problems generated by the demand for regional security, and the security challenges of revolutions and governing diversity. Intelligence collection, analysis of the product, and its dissemination to customers remain at the core of the intelligence cycle. Counterintelligence and covert action play more opaque but still vital roles at the heart of the nation state. Understanding these perspectives, what intelligence can achieve, but also its limitations, are major themes. This four-week course is offered at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom.

  • Off-Site or International (Cross-Listed)

    425.618.91 - Energy, Policy and Environmental Impact in China

    Daniel Zachary
    Ulrich Leopold

    MTWThF 9:00 - 5:00; 5/15 - 8/21

    Climate change is a direct result of anthropogenic emissions over decades (since the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution). This most populated country (more than 1.3 billion) in the world has experienced considerable economic growth in the past 20 years, and as a result, some of the world’s largest local environmental impacts have been experienced. The impacts are sweeping, and only recently, the country is attempting to address the issues by monitoring, using replacement technologies and implementing nationwide policies (e.g., favoring electric vehicles and limiting car traffic in cities). This field trip will explore some of the impacted sites from environmental pollution and state-of-the-art research to improve energy technologies and policies to improve the situation in China.

    Tuition: $3858.00 (Tuition subject to change for the Summer 2019) <p> Field Trip Fee: $2,100.00<o:p></o:p></span></p> <p> Registration Information: Registration for the course will begin in early January 28, 2019 at 10:00 AM and close on March 30, 2019 at 11:59 PM. Enrollment is limited to 15 students. Priority is given to EPC students, but non-EPC students may enroll but must contact the course instructor first (d.s.zachary@jhu.edu). The deadline to register is March 30, 2019 at 11:59 PM. (If the course is not filled by March 30, 2019, registration will stay open until April 15, 2019.) Students will register for this course in the JHU SIS. Payment is due at the time of registration (tuition $3,858 + course fee $2,100 = $5,958). Tuition $3858 subject to change for the Summer 2019. If a student decides to drop this course before the March registration deadline, $500 of the tuition is nonrefundable. If a student drops the course on or after the March registration date, all tuition and fees are nonrefundable. Students using financial aid, employer assistance, or tuition remission must also adhere to the nonrefundable tuition policy associated with this course. Students may not drop this course online; instead, an add/drop form must be sent to the registration office. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p> The course website is here: https://advanced.jhu.edu/academics/graduate-degree-programs/energy-policy-and-climate/the-experience/energy-policy-and-environmental-impact-in-china/ <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p> Please note: this course does not follow the regular tuition refund schedule and all tuition and fees for this course are non-refundable after February 15, 2019, unless the minimum enrollment is not reached and the course is canceled. A minimum of 8 students will be needed for the course to run. <o:p></o:p></span></p> <p> For more information about the course, please contact Dr. Dan Zachary (d.s.zachary@jhu.edu) or Dr. Ningping Yu (nyu5@jhu.edu) or Ulrich Leopold (Ulli) (ulrich.leopold@jhu.edu) with any questions you may have about the class. <o:p></o:p></span></p>

  • Online Courses (Cross-Listed)

    420.614.81 - Environmental Policymaking and Policy Analysis

    Helen Serassio
    Rhey Solomon

    Online 6:00 - 8:45; 5/29 - 8/21

    This course provides students with a broad introduction to U.S. environmental policymaking and policy analysis. Included are a historical perspective as well as an analysis of future policymaking strategies. Students examine the political and legal framework, become familiar with precedent-setting statutes such as NEPA , RCRA , and the Clean Air and Clean Water Acts, and study models for environmental policy analysis. Cost benefit studies, the limits of science in policymaking, and the impact of environmental policies on society are important aspects of the course. A comparison of national and international policymaking is designed to provide students with the global perspective on environmental policy. Offered online or onsite, at least twice per year.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    420.665.81 - Climate Change on the Front Lines: The Study of Adaptation in Developing Countries

    Amir Poudel

    Online 6:00 - 8:45; 5/29 - 8/21

    Poor and developing countries are predicted to bear the brunt of climate change. This course will focus on key sectors such as agriculture, forestry, biodiversity, water resources, human health, and tourism and the ways in which poorer and developing counties are impacted by and adapting to climate change. This course may focus on a region or a specific country depending on the instructor. Assessment and evaluation of demographic trends, environmental challenges such as retreating ice, potential flood hazards, ecosystem impacts, as well as health issues will be incorporated. International instruments such as adaptation funds, carbon funds, clean development mechanisms, and reduced deforestation/degradation strategies and policies will be investigated in a comparative analysis of impacts and adaptation responses of countries around the world. Offered online, annually.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    425.637.81 - International Climate Change Policy

    Thomas Peterson

    Online 6:00 - 8:45; 5/29 - 8/21

    This course focuses on the development and implementation of international frameworks, policies, and mechanisms for responding to climate change. It includes a review of the history of international responses to climate change at the multilateral and bilateral levels, including in depth examination of the recent Paris Agreement from COP21. The course explores how climate change impacts and issues relate to the national vision, governmental priorities, and capacity needs of countries, and how these circumstances shape the evolution of climate change policy and related policy areas, such as trade and energy. It also explores the interplay between subnational, national, and international policy formation and implementation. Offered onsite at least once every two years. Prerequisite - Science of Climate Change and Its Impacts, Climate Change Policy Analysis.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    430.601.81 - Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

    Heather Hicks

    Online 6:00 - 8:45; 5/29 - 8/21

    In this introductory course, students become familiar with the concepts and gain the experience necessary to appreciate the utility of Geographic Information Systems in decision-making. Topics covered include the fundamentals of data structures, georeferencing, data classification, querying, cartography, and basic spatial data analysis. The course provides an overview of the capabilities of GIS software and applications of GIS. Class time is divided between lectures and GIS exercises that reinforce critical concepts. Students must complete a term project as part of the course. Offered every semester. Elective option for Govt. Analytics students.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    472.600.81 - Introduction to Geospatial Intelligence

    John O'Connor

    Online 6:00 - 8:45; 5/29 - 8/21

    This course provides an overview of the four disciplines that have merged to create the new discipline of geospatial intelligence and an introduction to the content of the program. The history of imagery analysis and digital cartography, the art of turning observation into insight and communicating those insights to non-experts, the science behind the sensors and platforms, and the mathematics behind imagery collection sampling strategies. The course studies the issues, technologies, and changes over the past 60 years that have developed into geospatial intelligence, and it will introduce the students to the opportunities and challenges of geospatial intelligence as it has shaped intelligence collection, analysis, reporting, and policy decisions. The outcomes of success in this profession have created new industries, and the course will also review the effects of commercial imagery, smallsats, non-governmental collection, and remotely piloted sensors. Students will be introduced to the concepts that will be covered through the remainder of the Master’s program through the Capstone exercise.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    472.611.81 - Analyzing Social Media and Geospatial Information

    Veli-Pekka Kivimaki

    Online 6:00 - 8:45; 5/29 - 8/21

    Social media is now present globally in everyday life, and in conflicts. With its reach, social media has also become an increasingly meaningful information source for scholars, advocacy groups, intelligence agencies, and others who are interested in shaping public discourse. This course introduces students to social media as part of present day open source information gathering, and how to plan collection and conduct analysis of information from social media. The course covers the operations security considerations, monitoring real time events, verification of online material, basics of social network analysis, and how to work with imagery sourced from social media, including geolocation of imagery. Automation and the limits of it in different phases of the process, and future developments in social media exploitation will also be discussed. During the course, students will conduct a hands-on investigation using social media data.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    475.607.81 - Grantsmanship, Grant Writing and Evaluation of Grant Proposals

    John Carfora

    Online 6:00 - 8:45; 5/29 - 8/21

    This course describes the process of applying for, writing, and evaluating grants and sponsored program opportunities offered through non-profit, foundation, think-tank, government, and university settings. Emphasis is placed on how to evaluate opportunities, how to use online resources, how to ensure that prerequisites are met, and how to respond to RFPs with fully-vetted, well- written proposals. Students will be required to write and edit portions of proposals as well as evaluate current opportunities.

    Technology fee: $200.00

    475.613.81 - Advanced Topics in Compliance, Legal, and Regulatory Issues

    Marianne Woods

    Online 6:00 - 8:45; 5/29 - 8/21

    This course examines in-depth advanced issues of compliance, legal and regulatory affairs. Students will examine and discuss critical issues and real world applications in research compliance and research ethics. Topics to be examined include an in-depth examination of research, human tissue centers, use of special populations in research, informed consent, use of primates in research, and misconduct in science. This course will also look at the issues affecting high containment research and facilities, infectious diseases research, and the regulatory agencies that govern these special areas.

    Technology fee: $200.00

  • Washington DC Center (Cross-Listed)

    425.602.51 - Science of Climate Change and its Impact

    Daniel Barrie

    Monday 6:00 - 9:10; 6/3 - 8/19

    The course begins examining the basic processes of the climate system. The course, then, moves to the study of the changing climate. While natural changes will be studied, the emphasis will be on anthropogenic climate change. Various models for predicting future climate change will be presented, including the assumptions and uncertainties embedded in each model. The regional climate impacts and impacts on subsystems will be examined, including changes in rainfall patterns, loss of ice and changes in sea level. The possible ecological effects of these predicted changes will also be examined. Offered online and on twice per year.

    480.614.51 - Communication Strategies for the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Debates

    Robert Guttman

    Wednesday 5:30 - 8:40; 5/29 - 8/21

    The Democrats are planning a dozen primary debates for the 2020 candidates with the first debate to be held this June televised by NBC/MSNBC. The second debate will be held this July hosted by CNN. With a field of presidential candidates that could surpass more than 20 people the Democrats will hold their debates on two consecutive evenings. With such a large field, the Democratic presidential hopefuls are busy planning a communications strategy for the debates and a media plan for the long campaign for 2019/2020. Our lively, timely and interactive class will focus on all of the presidential candidates, their policies, their debate strategies, their overall media and social media plans. We will look at the history and future of presidential debates in American politics. The class will analyze, observe and discuss how the media in all its many forms cover the upcoming debates and how they are covering the many presidential candidates. We will be watching the first two debates as part of our class assignment discussing how the candidates performed and if their communications strategy is helping or hurting their hoped for goal of becoming the Democratic presidential nominee and America's next president.