End of November Reminders

Dear 2022’er,

As you approach the end of the semester, please take care of yourself as you tend to your academic and personal obligations. Here are a few reminders:

Last day to withdraw from full semester & 2nd quarter classes Friday, November 30, 2018 5:00 PM (ET)

Click here for form

Form must be signed by course instructor and faculty advisor prior to Class Dean.

Come to Dean’s Drop-in Sessions: Mon. 2-3 p.m., Tues. 3-4 p.m., Wed. 4-6 p.m., Thurs. 11 a.m.-noon, Fri. 2-4 p.m.


Final Examinations

If a student has three or more final examinations on one day or four in two days, the student may request a rescheduled examination from one instructor.

If a student is absent from the final examination with the permission of the instructor, a grade of absent will be assigned. A grade of absent will be accompanied by a provisional grade that will become the final grade if the final examination is not made up by the end of the first full week of classes of the subsequent semester.


Gap Year Gathering – Class of 2022

Whether you traveled halfway around the world or a couple feet down the road from your home, join us for a gathering of students in the class of 2022 who took part in gap year experiences!

Date: W: Sept. 26
Time: 12:30 – 1:30 pm
Place: Allbritton 103

In observance of Yom Kippur, the gathering has been rescheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 26. There is still plenty of time to sign-up.

CSPL 330 now open to First Year Students

Open to First Year Students
Policy and Strategy in War and Peace

CSPL 330
Fall 2018
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: GOVT 330

This course explores how the relations, relationships, and discourse between senior national civilian and military leaders influence the development and execution of policy and strategy in war and peace. In theory, the purpose of war is to achieve a political end that sees a better peace. In practice, the nature of war is to serve itself if it is not influenced and constrained by continuous discourse and analysis associated with good civil-military relations between senior leaders. This course begins with discussion of the key foundational works to build a common understanding. It then explores how civil-military interaction influenced strategy in war and peace for each decade from the Vietnam War to the present. The readings and seminar discussions also examine how the outcomes of wars influenced civil-military relations and the subsequent peace or wars. This course lies at the intersection of international relations, history, and conflict studies. Students will gain greater understanding of how U.S. policy makers, strategy, and war interact, while honing their critical thinking and writing skills.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS CSPL
Course Format: Seminar Grading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (GOVT)(GOVT-Intl.)

Robert M. Cassidy, Ph.D.

Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired)
Chamberlain Project Teaching Fellow
Allbritton 207

Drop/Add, Family Weekend, Drop-ins, & more

Greetings 2022’ers!

I hope you are having a good experience in your courses and community experiences at Wes. Here are a couple of things to keep in mind: