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DS360 COURSE DETAILS


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DS360 (Version: 2023 2) COURSE DETAILS


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
DS360 SPECIAL OPS: THEORY & PRACTICE 2023 2 Military Instruction 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course explores the nature and dynamics of low-intensity conflict in contrast to conventional and high-intensity warfare. Specifically, cadets will examine the strategy and tactics of insurgency, counterinsurgency, international terrorism, and peace operations. Another component of this course examines Special Operations Forces (SOF) by exploring the unique methods of special operators and their relationship with irregular warfare. Cadets will examine how U.S. SOF are organized, how special operations in general succeed, and why SOF are well-suited for low-intensity conflict. Several relevant guest speakers are integrated into the instruction throughout the course.
LESSONS: 30 @ 75 min (2.000 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Research paper and oral presentations.

DS360 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
DISQUALIFIER  
  MS360 2007 1 1 Y

DS360 (Version 2023-2) COURSE OFFERINGS


AYT #SECT/SIZE CPBLTY ENRLD WAIT SEATS CLOSED DETAILS
2025 - 1 3 18 54 48 0 6 N Hours

2026 - 1 3 18 54 45 0 9 N Hours

2026 - 2 2 18 36 12 0 24 N Hours

2027 - 1 3 18 54 6 0 48 N Hours


DS360 (Version: 2012 1) COURSE DETAILS (ARCHIVED)


COURSE TITLE EFF YEAR EFF TERM DEPARTMENT CREDIT HOURS
DS360 SP OPNS/LOW-INTENSITY CONFLICT 2012 1 Military Instruction 3.0 (BS=0.0, ET=0.0, MA=0.0)
SCOPE
This course is divided into two sub-courses. The first sub-course examines the class of military operations commonly referred to as low intensity conflict (LIC). It explores the nature and dynamics of LIC with particular attention to the differences between LIC and conventional, mid to high intensity conflict. Specifically, cadets will examine insurgency and counterinsurgency, international terrorism, and peace operations and strategy and tactics appropriate for each. The second sub-course examines Special Operations Forces (SOF). This sub-course explores the unique methods of special operators and the close relationship between SOF and LIC. Cadets will examine how U.S. SOF are organized; how special operations in general succeed; and why SOF are particularly well suited to LIC. Several subject matter expert guest speakers are integrated into the instruction throughout the course.
LESSONS: 40 @ 55 min (2.500 Att/wk) LABS: 0 @ 0 min
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Research paper and oral presentations.

DS360 COURSE REQUISITES


TYPE COURSE EFF YEAR EFF TERM TRACK RED BOOK FLG
DISQUALIFIER  
  MS360 2007 1 1 Y