The subject matter of the course is divided into six modules, each covered sequentially during a specific week of the course. There is also a preliminary module, called Module 0, which provides any orientation to the various procedures and technologies used during the course, as well as an opportunity for course participants to connect with one another.

Each module includes a reading assignment, a lecture, and a live discussion seminar as explained on the Procedures and Requirements page of this website. Students can engage in all requirements at any time they choose, except for the live (synchronous) weekly seminars. Those seminars meet each Thursday at 6:30 p.m. Eastern US Time. (If you live in the Eastern Hemisphere or the Pacific and are interested in the course but this time is wholly unsuitable, please click here and let us know. If six similarly situated students are interested, we will offer a second section of the synchronous seminars at a suitable time.)

The detailed requirements for each module are contained on separate pages at he following links:


Module 0 -- September 23 through 29, 2013

Topic: Orientation and Technology check


Module 1 -- September 30 through October 6, 2013

Topic: Introduction, Terminology, the Nature of Cyberspace and Threats


Module 2 -- October 7 through 13, 2013

Topic: Roles of International Law, the State, and the Private Sector in Cyberspace


Module 3 -- October 14 through 20, 2013 Go to Module 3

Topic: Speech, Privacy and Anonymity in Cyberspace


Module 4 -- October 21 through 27, 2013 Got to Module 4

Topic: Authentication and Identity Management


Module 5 -- October 28 through November 3, 2013

Topic: Current U.S. Cyber Strategies and Proposals


Module 6 -- November 4 through 10, 2013

Topic: What Strategy, Regulations, and Statutes Would We Write?