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Global Security

  • Minor

This interdisciplinary program of study provides students a broad perspective on the contemporary, policy-based considerations affecting the formulation of strategies for global security.  A crucial part of the minor, comprising a significant portion of the credits, develops the philosophical, theological and historical context of the current issues impacting global security today. 

Curriculum Requirements

  • Requirements for a Minor in Global Security

    The course of study leading to the award of a Minor will require the student to successfully complete a series of upper level courses totaling 18 credits.

    The student will select three courses from each of the two groups of courses below. The courses in Group A provide an important philosophical, theological and historical context for issues involving global security. The courses in Group B address contemporary, policy-based considerations affecting the formulation of strategies for global security in the current context.

    A student required to take any of these courses to fulfill a requirement for their Major may not also count the course towards completion on the Minor. No more than two courses may be taken from any one Major field.

    Group A:
    HI 209 Issues in Contemporary East Asia - 3 credits
    HI 228 20th Century America - 3 credits
    HI 233 History of Latin America - 3 credits
    HI 280 Islamic Civilization I - 3 credits
    HI 281 Islamic Civilization II - 3 credits
    PL215 Ethics - 3 credits
    PL271 Catholic Political Thought - 3 credits
    PL303 Eastern Thought - 3 credits
    TH255 Religion and Politics - 3 credits
    TH380 World Religions - 3 credits 

    Group B:
    PS 242 International Politics - 3 credits
    PS 343 Comparative Politics - 3 credits
    PS 375 International Law - 3 credits
    PS 341 Global Terrorism - 3 credits
    CLS 320 White Collar Crime - 3 credits
    CLS 340 Homeland Security - 3 credits
    CLS375 International Criminal Law - 3 credits
    CLS 376 Federal Criminal Law - 3 credits
    CLS 344 Financing of Criminal Organizations - 3 credits
    One of the following:  
    CS 225 Cybersecurity - 3 credits  
    CS 321 Data Communications and Networking Security - 3 credits  
    CS 325 Advanced Topics in Cybersecurity - 3 credits

Student Learning Outcomes

Student completing the minor will have:

  • engaged with cultures, other than our own, in a philosophical, theological and/or historical context beyond the requirements of the College’s core curriculum, and,
  • demonstrated a knowledge of strategic and policy-based considerations in several major areas impacting global security today.