The AWC distance learning (DL) program is a Senior Developmental Education (SDE) program. The curriculum consists of one elective and four core courses. The elective must be completed first, within 6 months of initial enrollment. The core courses should be completed in the following order: Foundations of Strategy (FS), International Security Studies (ISS) (which replaced National Security and Decision Making (NSDM) and Global Security (GS) on 17 Aug 2011), Warfighting (WAR), which replaced Joint Military Operations (JMO), and Joint Strategic Leadership (JSL). All elective and core course requirements must be completed within 60 months of initial enrollment.