NOTE: This course is a blended learning course. Students must complete the distance learning phase of the course followed by the resident phase in order to receive credit for the course. Students not accessing and completing the distance learning phase of the course will be ineligible to attend the resident phase of the course.
Description: This course analyzes the impact of culture on society in the context of conflict and special operations. Through discussion, readings, and exercises, students will analyze how culture influences social groups, identity, socioeconomics, social and
political organizations, and the dialect between ethnic groups and nation-states, and apply this information in planning, decision-making, and operations.
Audience: This blended course is taught at the undergraduate level and is designed specifically for the special operations community, interagency, and international partners. The student's profile is E5-E8, W1-W4, O1-O3, and their civilian agency equivalents (i.e., GS5-GS13) assigned to USSOCOM, TSOC, or a component directly supporting joint or coalition special operations.
Prerequisites: There are no prerequisites for this course.
Text and Material: All required texts and materials are available to the student on either JSOU e-Campus or issued upon arrival in the classroom. Each student MUST have after hours – NOT in the classroom – access to commercial internet and the course blackboard site prior to and throughout the course.
Accreditation: JSOU is currently an accredited educational institution accredited through the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) - a national accrediting agency recognized by the Department of Education.