PSCI 0392

Spec Ops Research Practicum

Special Operations Research Practicum
The prevalence of civil conflict, asymmetric threats, and global counterterrorism have resulted in the dramatic growth of special operations, security cooperation, and peacebuilding in civil conflict environments. To what extent have we learned the lessons of the post 9/11 world, and to what extent is the global policy community prepared for the asymmetric, embedded, and culturally aware operations that characterize 21st century conflict? Examples will be drawn from around the globe and we will take a comparative approach to conflicts within and across regions, noting their impacts on institutions, policy processes, and human social systems. This course uses the ongoing development of the Special Operations Research Database (SORD) as a platform for learning about global counterterrorism and for students’ training in all phases of research methodology, including fieldwork interviewing techniques. 3 hrs. lect. (International Relations and Foreign Policy)/
Political Science
Political Science
Social Sciences
Requirements Fulfilled:
Equivalent Courses:
PSCI 0278 *


Fall 2019

PSCI0392A-F19 Lecture (Lewis)

Spring 2019

PSCI0392A-S19 Lecture (Lewis)

Spring 2018

PSCI0392A-S18 Lecture (Lewis)

Spring 2017

PSCI0392A-S17 Lecture (Lewis)

Spring 2016

PSCI0392A-S16 Lecture (Lewis)

Spring 2015

PSCI0392A-S15 Lecture (Lewis)
PSCI0392Z-S15 Discussion (Lewis)