Motion Introduced by: Curriculum and Academic Programs Committee
Date of First Reading: November 22, 2021
Date of Second Reading: January 31, 2022
Title of Motion: Request from the – College of Liberal Arts and Sciences – School of Politics and Global Studies – for the establishment of a graduate certificate – Global Security and Competitive Statecraft
Action Requested: This curricular proposal has received all college, school, unit and university administrative approvals, and is being presented to the Senate for review and voting decision.
Rationale: This certificateprogram will provide the student with timely and authoritative practitioner insights into the complexity of the contemporary global security environment. The student will be exposed to the dynamics of global politics in an era of increased competition and compounding security challenges by nationally known thought-leading practitioners and scholars. Topics covered in available courses include great power competition, security implications of emerging technology, cybersecurity threats and trends, military adaptation and innovation, implications of urbanization, human rights, migration and climate change, and many more.