NS2013: Research and Writing for Homeland Security
Syllabus — text.
Lauren Wollman and John Rollins.
The purpose of the research sequence (NS 2013 and NS 4081) is to advance your critical thinking, research and inquiry skills; you will use these skills to produce a strong thesis proposal (in this course sequence), and then later for the final thesis. We will identify and practice the main steps and modalities of good research.
The goal of the sequence is to support the degree objectives of the CHDS Master’s program by preparing you to conduct graduate-level, policy-relevant research and deliver the results of this research in an academically rigorous thesis. The thesis is arguably your primary deliverable in the Master’s program. By the end of the NS 2013-NS 4081 sequence, you will have prepared a proposal for a thesis that is intellectually rigorous, feasible, and reflects the policy interests and needs of the homeland security community.
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Updated August 2017
This course is taught as part of the CHDS Master’s program curriculum.