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University of Calgary Calendar 2023-2024 COURSES OF INSTRUCTION Course Descriptions S Strategic Studies STST
Strategic Studies STST

For more information, see the Centre for Military, Security and Strategic Studies: cmss.ucalgary.ca.

Graduate Courses

Only where appropriate to a student's program may graduate credit be received for courses numbered 500-599.

Strategic Studies 603       Questions and Methods
A Block Week introduction to research design and methods in Military and Strategic Studies. Introduces the field, its history, major methodological debates and challenges of interdisciplinary research.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to Military and Strategic Studies graduate program.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Strategic Studies 604       MSS First Term Internship
Strategic Studies first term internship work placement.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2 months)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Military and Strategic Studies program.
Also known as:
(formerly Strategic Studies 601)
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Strategic Studies 605       MSS Second Term Internship
Strategic Studies second term internship work placement.
Course Hours:
3 units; (2 months)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Military and Strategic Studies program.
Also known as:
(formerly Strategic Studies 602)
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Strategic Studies 609       The Canadian Military in the Second World War
An examination of the political parameters imposed by the Canadian government, the quality of Canadian leadership, and the "fit" between British forms of military organization and the fighting quality of Canadian soldiers, sailors and airmen.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Strategic Studies 610       Questions and Methods
An introduction to methodological and professionalization questions and issues applicable to the practical and academic practice of military, security and strategic studies.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; (1.5/2-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to a Military, Security and Strategic Studies graduate program.
Notes:
Strategic Studies 610 and 612 are a required two-course sequence that must be completed in the same academic year.
Also known as:
(formerly Strategic Studies 603)
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Strategic Studies 611       Canadian Military Studies
Canadian military studies, excepting the two world wars. Topics will include the evolution of Canadian defence policy, past or present, the development and evolution of the Canadian Forces or any of its main elements (army, navy or air force), Canadian military operability with the military forces of Allied nations, and the relationship between Canadian foreign policy and the use of the Canadian military.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
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Strategic Studies 612       Questions and Methods II
Methodological and professionalization questions and issues applicable to the practical and academic practice of military, security and strategic studies.
Course Hours:
1.5 units; (1.5/2-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Strategic Studies 610 and admission to a Military, Security and Strategic Studies graduate program.
Notes:
Strategic Studies 610 and 612 are a required two-course sequence that must be completed in the same academic year.
Also known as:
(formerly Strategic Studies 603)
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Strategic Studies 613       The Canadian Military in the First World War
The development and operational achievements of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, wartime civil-military relations and conscription politics.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
Antirequisite(s):
Credit for Strategic Studies 613 and History 520 will not be allowed.
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Strategic Studies 647       21st Century Security Issues
An introduction to a variety of 21st century security issues with an emphasis on the political, economic, historical, and social contexts in which security issues arise.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the Master of Strategic Studies graduate program and consent of the Graduate Program Director.
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Strategic Studies 649       Special Topics in Military, Security and Strategic Studies

Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Strategic Studies 651       Reading Seminar

Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Graduate Program Director.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Strategic Studies 653       Research Seminar
A research paper will be written as part of this course.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Graduate Program Director.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Strategic Studies 662       Advanced Studies in Canadian Arctic Security
The Canadian Arctic is an emerging area of concern due to changes scarcely imaginable even a few years ago. Examines the nature of some of these changes – e.g. climate change and the northern seas’ dramatically changing ice conditions, growing recognition of the region’s resource wealth, and evolving international relations in the circumpolar region – and what they mean for Canadian Arctic Security.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
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Strategic Studies 663       Wars – Causes and Aftermaths
An examination of the complexity and experience of conflict and war as well as the broader institutions that govern post-conflict recovery and transition in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Special attention will be paid to the methodological complexities of studying violence.
Course Hours:
3 units; (3S-0)
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Strategic Studies 751       Reading Seminar

Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Graduate Co-ordinator.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Strategic Studies 753       Research Seminar

Course Hours:
3 units; (3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Graduate Co-ordinator.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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