Conflict and Cyberspace

Course #DA3105

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


This course examines how cyberspace, particularly the Internet, can serve as a tool of conflict in the hands of both state and non-state actors. Topics include: characteristics of cyberspace, technology trends, power in cyberspace, cyber-based information operations (IO), cyber surveillance, domestic and international laws governing cyber operations, cyber crime, cyber activism and hacktivism, cyber terrorism, cyber warfare, and cyber defense. Prerequisite: None.

Included in degrees & certificates

  • 288

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course, students will be able to:

  • Describe the emerging field of cyber conflict and cyber security from the social science perspective
  • Identify core themes and developments in the study of conflict and strategy from the cyber perspective
  • Develop scientific thinking about social phenomena and cases to construct evidence-based strategy and policy ideas
  • Explain and describe inferences from evidence and theory
  • Critically assess contemporary security debates regarding future of cyber and information interactions and suggest a path forward
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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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