HSSP IC CAE-INSS Related Instruction
Summer I-International Relations/Geopolitics:
The main objective of this introductory course is to provide the foundation for collegiate level study of international relations and Geopolitics. This objective is achieved by intermixing lecture, the internet and film clips in order to maintain students’ interest. The goals of this course are as follows:
- Improve knowledge of world Geography.
- Improve knowledge about the structure of the international system using basic concepts: states, anarchy, sovereignty,international law, power, etc.
- Introduce key problems and issues of security: WMD, weapons systems, US intelligence community and military.
- Introduce problem of terrorism: Why, what, how, and counterterrorism options.
Summer II- International Relations/Geopolitics:
The main objective of this course is to build on the foundation provided during Summer I International Relations/Geopolitics course. Students in this course take an in-depth look at Terrorism including:
- Main components of terrorism.
- Typology of terror.
- Work of Al Qaeda before 9/11.
- Roots of terrorism.
- Problems the US must overcome in combating terrorism.
- Risk assessments.
- Options to combat terrorism.
- Democracy, ethics and counter terrorism.
Current events, movie clips and other academic materials were used to cover the topics listed above.
This introduction to Intercultural Communications course covers a number of topics including:
- Introduction to Intercultural Communication.
- Race, Ethnicity, Gender, and Religion.
- Overt, Covert, and Inferential Types of Racism/Discrimination, Stereotypes, Tokenism, and Racial Profiling.
- Culture and Difference Hofstede’s Cultural Model: Power Distance, Uncertainty Avoidance, High Context/Low Context, Individualism/Collectivism, Masculinity/Femininity.
- Cultural Competence and Negotiation.
This course builds on the topics covered last during Summer I, expanding on the topics of:
- Geert Hofestede’s Cultural Dimensions.
- Communication Competence.
- Aspects of Intercultural Communications Competence.
- Face-Negotiation Theory.
- Revised Face-Negotiation Theory.
Last Updated: 05/26/2010