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Graduate Studies Calendar 2018-2019 Courses of Instruction Course Descriptions S Strategic Studies STST
Strategic Studies STST

Instruction offered by members of the Faculty of Arts.

Graduate Courses

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

Strategic Studies 601       MSS First Term Co-operative Education
Strategic Studies first term co-operative education work placement.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(4 months)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the co-operative education option of the MSS program.
NOT INCLUDED IN GPA
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Strategic Studies 602       MSS Second Term Co-operative Education
Strategic Studies second term co-operative education work placement.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(4 months)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to the co-operative education option of the MSS program.
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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; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Admission to Military and Strategic Studies graduate program.   
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; H(3-0)
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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; H(3-0)
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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; H(3S-0)
Notes:
Credit for Strategic Studies 613 and History 520 will not be allowed
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Strategic Studies 649       Special Topics in Military and Strategic Studies

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

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Graduate Co-ordinator.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Strategic Studies 653       Research Seminar

Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Prerequisite(s):
Consent of the Graduate Co-ordinator.
MAY BE REPEATED FOR CREDIT
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Strategic Studies 655       Classics of Strategy
Strategic thought from Sun Tzu to Clausewitz, Mahan to Corbett. Analyzes the writings of classic strategic thinkers and then, by way of case studies, examines their theories as they pertain to military and political planners from the Peloponnesian War to the present.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
Also known as:
(History 655)
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Strategic Studies 657       Intelligence; Information Operations; and "Command, Control, Communications and Computers"
An assessment of the history of intelligence, information operations, and command systems for military and diplomatic institutions as well as contemporary theory and practice related to these issues.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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Strategic Studies 659       Sea Power
The meaning of sea power and an assessment of how modern states use it. An analysis of the writings of major naval strategic thinkers and case-study examination of the application of those theories from Nelson to the present.
Course Hours:
3 units; H(3-0)
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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; H(3S-0)
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Strategic Studies 663       War – 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; H(3S-0)
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Strategic Studies 751       Reading Seminar

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