Fall 2021

Fall Semester 2021
August 27 – December 15, 2021
Registration Begins March 23, 2021

NOTE: For this semester, these in-person classes will be conducted at the Catholic University building in Alexandria: 2050 Ballenger Ave, 2nd floor, 22314. There is parking in the building and on the street; also a metro stop close-by.  

CPOL 500 - Introduction to International Affairs
Required of all students. Designed to acquaint the student with the recent history of International Affairs, principal subfields in the discipline, major theoretical and methodological debates in the study of world politics, and the importance of proposing parsimonious hypotheses in testing the theories.
Dr. Laura Manning Johnson (UC, Santa Barbara)

CPOL 527 - Religion and International Politics
This course provides a survey of the interplay of religion on a variety of worldwide political issues, including terrorism, war and peace, the economy, globalization, national identity, and the environment.  The role of Catholicism and other religious bodies will be examined, with consideration of religion's role for good or bad in conflict situations, such as in the Middle East, as well as its influence on US foreign policy. 
Dr. Richard Love, US Army War College

CPOL 550 - Counter-intelligence: A Wilderness of Mirrors
This examines the key elements, methods, problems, cognitive, and bureaucratic issues of counter-intelligence analysis and estimation.
Dr. John Fox (U of New Hampshire)

CPOL 594 – Independent Study (3.00 Credits)
CPOL 595A – Congressional Internship (3.00 Credits)
CPOL 595C – Washington Internship (3.00 Credits)
CPOL 694 – Independent Study: Master's Thesis (3.00 Credits)
CPOL 698A – Master's Comprehensive Examination (w/Classes) (0.00 Credits)
CPOL 698B – Master's Comprehensive Examination (w/o Classes) (1.00 Credit)