• We are offering three sections of Introduction to Critical Intelligence Studies(292) and three section of Writing and Briefing (483).  


  • If you are looking for policy electives, here are some good options: Defense Policy (790:323 – fills up quickly every semester), Politics of National Security (790:366), Strategy in International Relations (790:322 – new course so please contact me if you pursue this option). If none of these fit in your schedule, please reach out to me to discuss other possible options. For example, Political Change China (790:386) will satisfy the minor, but if you plan to pursue this course, I’ll need to make an exception in Degree Navigator.  Again, please reach out to me if you’d like to discuss other course options. 


  • For students who need to complete their research or internship requirement (790:484 or 790:485) there are multiple options: 
    1. Section 1 of 790:484 is a guided independent study.  Students write a 20–25-page research paper over the course of the semester; there are assignments every couple of weeks that will get you to that final goal.  This course is asynchronous remote, but the expectation is that you will meet with the instructor by phone to discuss your topic and receive feedback throughout the semester. These phone calls will be scheduled with the instructor for a mutually convenient time. I highly recommend that students complete 292 and 483 before registering for this course.
    2. Section 2 of 790:484 is also independent study, but also has reserved spots for students selected to serve on research project teams.  Applications for these research fellowships are open and students are accepted on a rolling basis.  These are competitive positions and great resume builders.  Applications are available HERE. Fall ’23 may seem far away, but these opportunities are limited to a select group of students, so please apply early.
    3. Section 3 of 790:484 is reserved for NC Lab at Rutgers: cyber-social threat identification and forecasting center; enhance your open-source intelligence gathering skills in this cutting-edge opportunity. Students provide 10-15 hours of research support per week, including work in the Lab on Douglass Campus on Wednesdays from 10:20am-1:20pm. Research outside of class time takes place virtually. Apply HERE.
    4. 790:485 Internship in Critical Intelligence Studies: this course is asynchronous remote.  You must complete a minimum of 140 hours (160 hours for an "A" grade) at your internship and complete a 6-page paper at the end of the semester. Explore possible internship opportunities HERE. Options to consider include the NYU Global Security Operations Center and the Environmental Investigation Agency.

 Please feel free to reach out to Professor Majlesi with any questions.