Introduces and explains international and domestic terrorism. Explores the historical and philosophical underpinnings of terrorism and local and international prevention efforts.
Upon completion of this course, students should be able to
- Discuss terrorism; its organization, tactics and its relationship with politics religion, and the media
- Summarize the history of terrorism using examples from the Middle East, Latin America, and Ireland and its influences on terrorism today
- Demonstrate an understanding of present-day geopolitical situations in which terrorism plays a prominent role; Identify key terrorist groups and networks in an international and domestic setting
- Discuss U.S. Homeland Security, history of development, organization, links to first responders, and its impact on civil liberties
- Summarize key topics related to terrorism and homeland security as presented in supplemental lectures including: Risk Assessment Planning; Chemical, Biological and Nuclear Attacks; Border Security; Transportation Security, etc.
The course description, objectives and learning outcomes are subject to change without notice based on enhancements made to the course. March 2012