The following courses are those offered by NWC's Web-Enabled Program. All are online electives, 12 weeks in length and award three semester credit hours after each successful (B- or better grade) completion. The month each convenes is indicated to the right of the title. For information specific to these courses (including registration process), please see the Web-Enabled Program's webpage on this website.
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African Religion and Politics (EL671)-Jan
The course surveys the major religious systems in Africa from its main heritage of indigenous beliefs, to the expansion of the three great religious traditions of Judaism, Christianity, and Islam in the African continent. Ancient, pre-colonial, and post-independence contexts of religious practice and institutions are referenced to gain an integrated understanding of the continuing importance of varied, often co-existing and syncretistic religious traditions, and their dynamic influence on society and politics in Africa. Note: This course is appropriate only under the Africa Area of Study.
EL674W Non-Lethal Weapons: Supporting the Operational Art Across the Range of Military Operations - Apr, Jul
This courses focuses on a variety of lethal and non-lethal technologies to support mission accomplishment. Use of these technologies requires a grasp of operational concepts, dynamic political policies and the balancing of training and resource requirements.
Non-lethal weapons (NLWs) provide the military a means to accomplish many of today's dynamic mission requirements. By providing the means to control the escalation of violence while conducting a wide spectrum of missions, NLWs provide capabilities to mitigate the adverse potential of "shout or shoot" situations. This provides the military the ability to maintain the "moral high ground" while attempting to win the hearts and minds of both foreign and domestic non-belligerents without losing the right to self-defense. Note: This course is appropriate only under the Irregular Warfare Area of Study.
Homeland Security/Homeland Defense and the Department of Defense (EL 703)– Jan
During this course, students will examine the challenges of homeland security/defense from a variety of perspectives, looking at the responsibilities of the Department of Defense (DoD), primarily in terms of the Defense Support of Civil Authorities (DSCA) mission. Additionally, the course will look at the Interagency process at all levels--Federal, state, local, tribal–to determine the capabilities and limitations of the various services and agencies with responsibilities in this area, as well as the key policy and organizational challenges facing national leaders. The primary focus of this course will be on the aspects of the topics relevant to future military leaders and staff officers, but the topics themselves span far beyond the military sector. Note: This course is appropriate only under the Homeland Security/Homeland Defense Area of Study.
SE Asian Security (EL603W)-Apr
This course looks closely at Southeast Asia in order to help students appreciate the region's importance internationally and to the United States. Rather than a strictly country-by-country survey approach, the course examines the region historically and thematically. Note: This course is appropriate only under the Asia Pacific Area of Study.