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CRM-230 Terrorism and Homeland Security

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course examines terrorism with a focus on the contemporary societal experience, although historical perspectives will provide context as well.  Differentiating characteristics of domestic and international terror groups will be identified.  Legal implications of anti-terrorist measures and homeland security enforcement will be reviewed.  Prerequisite: CRM-101. [3 credits]

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

  1. Explain the foundations of Homeland Security in the United States
  2. Explore the evolution of Homeland Security as it relates to terrorism
  3. Examine the origins of modern terrorism and terrorist organizations
  4. Differentiate between Homeland Security and law enforcement
  5. Review counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence

COURSE REQUIREMENTS: 

  1. Terrorist Organization Research Paper        
  2. Two exams and a final                                                                      
  3. Individual Presentation                                    
  4. Class Participation

REQUIRED/RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK(S) OR MATERIALS:

Access the bookstore website at www.ndm.bncollege.com  for textbook information.

OTHER COURSE INFORMATION:

Assignments and/or chapter(s) being discussed on the first day of class are indicated in the course syllabus found on the Joule course site and require reading/completion prior to coming to class.