Carnegie Mellon University

In the News: Analysis of Current National Security Priorities

Course Number: 84-304

This discussion-based course will examine the headlines in international relations and politics, defense, national security and homeland security. We will follow major news stories, breaking down media coverage to go deeper, conducting our own unique analysis as a group but also individually, contextualizing issues within the broader global context. Students will have the opportunity to lead discussions on breaking news stories, but also to draw upon prior past headlines which still dominate the news cycle or have wider implications for international relations. The goal of this course is to encourage students to think deliberately and deeply about current events, and to contextualize those events in the broader international relations and security context.

Academic Year: 2023-2024
Semester(s): Spring, Mini 3
Units: 6
Location(s): Pittsburgh

Spring 2024- Mini 3
Tuesday and Thursday
12:30-1:50 PM

Elective course for the following CMIST degrees:
BS International Relations and Political Science
Additional Major in International Relations and Political Science
BS Economics and Politics
Additional Major in Economics and Politics
Minor in International Relations and Political Science