INSS Minor Requirements


To earn the INSS minor, students complete six courses (18 credit hours), four of which are the required core for the INSS track (12 hours), plus two additional courses related to INSS (6 hours).

  • (1) Four required courses:

    • POLS 125 Intelligence: Supporting National Security
    • POLS 130 US Intelligence Community
    • POLS 325 Intelligence Analytics
    • POLS 345 Counterintelligence
  • (2) Plus two elective courses from the approved list below:
    • POLS 356 Government & Politics in East Asia
    • POLS 361 Politics of the Middle East
    • POLS 371 U.S. Foreign Policy
    • POLS 375 Russian Foreign Policy
    • POLS 378/678 Chinese Foreign Policy
    • AAAS 415 Women in Islam
    • POLS 419 Counterproliferation
    • POLS 425 Extremist Groups and Government Response
    • POLS 452 Politics in Europe
    • POLS 468: Reform in Contemporary China
    • POLS 472 International Political Economy
    • POLS 477 U.S. National Security Policy
    • POLS 480 Politics & Government in Israel
    • POLS 482 Transnational Terrorism
    • GIST 550/SLAV 379, Iran Soft Power
    • GEOG 571/AAAS 520 The Gray Zones in Africa
    • POLS 648: Western European PoliticsĀ 
    • POLS 682 Trafficking, Organized Crime and Terrorism: U.S. Government Response
    • POLS 687 Introduction to Cyberintelligence (Previously listed POLS 629)
    • POLS 688 US Counterterrorism Approaches to International and Domestic Terror Groups