Washington Monument and FlagsThe Certificate in Strategic Soft Power promotes a strategic understanding of the non-coercive tools of foreign policy and national security, and how they are and should be integrated for effective strategy. They include public diplomacy, counterpropaganda, counter-influence operations, humanitarian and economic assistance, political warfare, and the intelligence needed for such tools of statecraft. Graduates of this program are prepared for careers in diplomacy, foreign assistance, information support, intelligence, and counterintelligence.

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Curriculum

This certificate requires five courses, as listed below, for a total of 20 credits.

Program Learning Outcomes

  1. Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic terms, concepts, history, theories, and geography related to strategic soft power.
  2. Students will demonstrate a strategic understanding of the non-coercive tools of foreign policy and national security, and how they are and should be integrated for effective strategy.
  3. Students will demonstrate the ability to assess arguments, identify logical flaws, and obtain supporting or corrective information.
  4. Students will demonstrate the use of clear, effective and persuasive communications.

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