Certificate in Scenarios, Models, and Military Games

The Certificate in Scenarios, Models, and Military Games will give students a grounding in the use of scenarios, models, and gaming in the analysis of national security issues. The initial courses provide a broad overview of the relationship between technology and military operations. An additional requirement consisting of a class in Geographic Information Systems (GIS) introduces the student to geographically distributed data and the usage of maps for spatial analysis. The subsequent courses build upon that and teach students to apply advanced computational and analytic methods to national security issues.

Requirements

  • Twelve hours of coursework in INTA and CP, as indicated below.
  • Courses required by name and number and/or used to satisfy core areas A through E in a student's major degree program may not be used in satisfying the course requirements for a certificate.
  • A course may not be counted toward more than one minor and/or certificate.
  • All courses for the certificate must be taken on a letter-grade basis, and a grade of C or better is required in each course counted toward the certificate.
  • No more than six credits of special topics (4803) and three credits of special problems (4903) may be used towards the certificate.
  • To receive the Certificate in Scenarios, Models and Military Games, the student must complete all requirements for a bachelor's degree at Georgia Tech.

Courses that qualify for the Certificate:

It is suggested that students take their chosen courses in the following order:

  1. Take one of the following:
    • INTA 4011 - Technology and Military Organization
    • INTA 4016 - Strategy and Arms Control
    • INTA 4803 - War in the 20th Century
  2. Take the following:
    • CP 4510 - Introduction to GIS
  3. Take one of the following two courses:
    • INTA 4014 - Scenario Writing and Path Gaming
    • INTA 3111 - United States Foreign and Security Strategy
  4. Take the following:
    • INTA 4742/CX 4232 Modeling, Simulation, and Military Gaming