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About the CCPS International Conflict Credential

This credential is designed to cover current international issues and U.S. policy. The course content spans the globe, while giving extra attention to the Middle East.

Upon completion of this credential, students will be able to describe the challenges facing world leaders today, U.S. policy and response, as well as better understand the people and places involved.


EMMT 203: Introduction to Terrorism
3 credit hours

This course focuses on the historical roots of terrorism and stresses the importance of understanding the past to adequately prepare for the future. Through a historical perspective, this course provides basis for and discusses aspects that make contemporary terrorism of today different from traditional terrorism of the past.

PLSC 152: Introduction to International Relations
3 credit hours

A study of the historical background and contemporary organization of the international political system and the world economy.

PLSC 302: U.S. Foreign Policy
3 credit hours

Examination of foreign policy in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries, with analysis of the U.S. foreign policy-making processes, institutions and actors.

PLSC 375: Arab-Israeli Conflict
3 credit hours

An in-depth examination of the history of Arab-Israeli conflict, tracing its historical, political, cultural and religious roots. This course also uses the Arab-Israeli conflict to address broader issues of international conflict and conflict resolution.

Degree pairings

This credential may be a good fit for students pursuing degrees or working in the following fields:

What is a credential? 

  • Designed to pair with and customize a Drury bachelor’s degree, a credential will make a resume stand out with an additional focused area of study.
  • 12-hour block of classes.
  • Will be noted on your transcript.