Seminar in Strategic Studies

Course #NS4990

Est.imated Completion Time: 3 months


This course studies the theory and practice of national defense strategy, approached by means of selected theoretical texts and historical case studies in military and political decision-making. Topics include combined-arms land warfare, maritime strategy, strike warfare, nuclear strategy, and revolutionary insurgency. A significant independent research paper is required.

Included in degrees & certificates

  • 738


  • NS3000

Learning Outcomes

·       Understand the basic canon of strategic theory as they have evolved since the 19th century.

·       Understand the application of these theories to the practice of war on land, at sea, and in the air up to the present.

·       Critically assess the relevance of these theories to contemporary strategic thinking.

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Application Deadlines

  •  08 Jul 2024

    Fall Quarter applications due

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