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CRM-230-20, Terrorism & Homeland Security (SP14)

INSTRUCTOR: Mischelle Van Brakle

SCHEDULE/DAY/TIME: SEMESTER/Monday/6:00-8:45pm, 01/27/2014-05/12/2014

CONTENT:

This course provides students with an introduction to Homeland Security in the United States as it relates to terrorism. The course is designed to analyze the development of Homeland Security and the creation of agencies and policies designed to deal with terrorist threats. The course also includes an examination of modern terrorist organizations, as well as methods for countering terrorism.

LEARNING OBJECTIVES:

-Understand the foundations of Homeland Security in the United States

-Explore the evolution of Homeland Security as it relates to terrorism

-Examine the origins of modern terrorism and terrorist organizations

-Differentiate between Homeland Security and law enforcement

-Review counter-terrorism and counter-intelligence

METHODS:

Lectures

At least on Guest Lecturer

Class participation

Individual Presentations

Research Paper 

REQUIREMENTS AND ASSIGNMENTS: 

Terrorist Organization Research Paper - 100 points

Exam 1 - 100 points

Exam 2 - 100 points

Final Exam - 100 points

Individual Presentation - 50 points

Class Participation - 50 points

Total - 500 points

REQUIRED TEXT(S) OR MATERIALS: 

Homeland Security, Larry K. Gaines and Victor E. Kappeler, 2012

RECOMMENDED READINGS OR MATERIALS: 

To be assigned during the semester

READINGS AND/OR ASSIGNMENTS TO BE DONE PRIOR TO THE FIRST CLASS:

Chapters 1 and 2 of Homeland Security, Larry K. Gaines and Victor E. Kappeler, 2012