Global Security Studies Minor (18 hours)
Exists as a stand-alone GSS-prefixed minor discipline
(look for Global Security Systems in Course Schedules)
in the College of Behavioral and Health Sciences
Director: Dr. Thomas O’Connor
Location: Bldg. 604, Rm. 105, Ft. Campbell, KY
Phone: (931) 221-1477
OFFICE HOURS: Mondays thru Thursdays 11:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Please feel free to call or email Dr. O’Connor
Global Security Studies considers transnational security issues with global implications
such as the environment, terrorism, population movements, and disease threats. Students
prepare for careers in government, business, education, or international organizations
by complementing a specific major with an understanding of the emerging challenges
posed by a globalizing world.
REQUIRED COURSES (9 HOURS)
GSS 2010 Introduction to Global Security Studies
POLS 2070 International Politics (or appropriate substitute)
POLS 3070 Theories of International Relations (or appropriate substitute)
CHOOSE 3 COURSES (9 HOURS) FROM THE FOLLOWING LIST
Note: While there is no required course distribution across disciplines, the student should work with advisors to select courses which lend depth and breadth to their studies.
AGRI 4110 Agro-Terrorism
COMM 4444 Cultural Context of Communication
CRJ 3100 Network Security
CRJ 3400 Terrorism: Understanding the Threat
CRJ 3410 Domestic Terrorism
CRJ 3420 International Terrorism
CSCI 3200 Information Security
ECON 4610 International Economics
ENGL 360H Literature and Film Across Cultures
GEOG 1030 Geography of the Developing World
GEOG 3130 Geography of the Middle East
GEOG 3150 Geo-Information Systems (GIS)
GEOG 3950 Population and the Environment
HHP 4070 Introduction to Disease
HIST 4730 US Foreign Relations since 1890
HIST 4790 The Military in Nontraditional Roles
PHIL 2200 Religion and the World
PHIL 380B Islam as a World View
PHIL 380C The Battle for God & Jihad
POLS 3060 Terrorism and Counterterrorism
POLS 4170 Power, Morality, and International Relations
POLS 4444 Cultural Context of Political and Social Ideas
PSY 4444 Cross-Cultural Psychology
other appropriate substitutions include: any Military history course in the HIST Dept., or any Terrorism course in the POLS or CRJ Depts., as well as any other course with the words "comparative" or "international" in it.
Students completing this minor are strongly recommended to take HIST 1220, World History II, in their general education core.
Students should recognize that a foreign language and/or a study abroad/intern experience will significantly enhance their qualifications in this field.