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Course Details

Course Code: EDMG340 Course ID: 3455 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course addresses the potential results from nuclear, biological, and chemical incidents or uses. Topics include public health consequences of such incidents, emergency planning and response measures in place among U.S. agencies, and emerging detection and management technologies. Existing vulnerabilities to these types of incidents and attacks will also be discussed. Objectives of the course include identification of the historical development and use of chemical and biological weapons; definition of the types of chemical and biological weapons and their impacts; analysis of case studies related to the development and use of chemical and biological weapons, and research on chemical and biological warfare.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
08/29/2022 - 02/03/2023 02/06/2023 - 04/02/2023 February Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Evaluate terrorism in its historical roots and differentiate an act of terror from an otherwise terrible act.
  2. Explore the types of nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) agents and their impacts and evaluate their potential for use on the Homeland.
  3. Explore the nature of and the definitional basis for Consequence Management and apply understanding of organizational structure for planning and implementation of response apparatus to consequences of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) use.
  4. Explore and evaluate strategies and technologies considered in the detection of Nuclear, Biological or Chemical (NBC) agents and the response to NBC or WMD incidents.
  5. Explore evolving threats to the Homeland and apply narrative synthetization to evaluate the vulnerability posed by expanding NBC threats, the terrorist use of WMD or the Nation’s ability to respond to and to manage the consequences of such use.

Grades for this course will be based upon graded forums, written assignments, a research paper, and two exams. There are six weekly forums and an initial biography submission which will be graded and that are accessible in the Forums section of the course. The biography need be a minimum of 250 words and must be submitted to the appropriate forum prior to the conclusion of the first week of class. In the case of each weekly forum the student must respond to the topic of discussion and further reply to the postings of a minimum of two other classmates as part of their total grade. Written assignments are to be completed prior to the close of a course week and are to be submitted through the appropriate weekly written assignment window accessible via the Assignments section of the course.

The mid-term and final exams will be comprised of a combination of true/false, matching, fill in the blank and/or short essays.

*Includes biography submitted as a forum submission in week 1. A grading rubric located under the Course Tools > Resources > Rubrics folder guides evaluation and grading of forum assignments less the biography.

** A grading rubric located in the respective Lessons area and within weekly Written Assignment instruction boxes guides evaluation and grading of written assignments.

*** Students are expected to submit classroom assignments by the posted due date and to complete the course according to the published class schedule. As adults, students, and working professionals, it is expected that you manage competing demands on your time. Should you need additional time to complete an assignment however, please contact your course instructor before the respective assignment due date so they can discuss your situation and needs and determine an acceptable resolution.

Assignments otherwise submitted as late without pre-coordination need not be accepted in fulfillment of course requirements. In the case of those assignments that are accepted as late without pre-coordination the following grade deductions can be expected. In all cases, routine submission of late assignments is unacceptable and may result in the unwillingness of the course instructor to accept any late assignments from the respective student or may result in points deducted from your final course grade.

Deductions:

Late forum posts can be penalized up to 5 points per day

Late assignments can be penalized up to 5 points per day

**** If you have an issue with the grade you received, please consult the instructor. All grading issues will be resolved within a week of turning back the assignment.

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Evaluate terrorism in its historical roots and differentiate an act of terror from an otherwise terrible act.
  2. Explore the types of nuclear, biological, and chemical (NBC) agents and their impacts and evaluate their potential for use on the Homeland.
  3. Explore the nature of and the definitional basis for Consequence Management and apply understanding of organizational structure for planning and implementation of response apparatus to consequences of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) use.
  4. Explore and evaluate strategies and technologies considered in the detection of Nuclear, Biological or Chemical (NBC) agents and the response to NBC or WMD incidents.
  5. Explore evolving threats to the Homeland and apply narrative synthetization to evaluate the vulnerability posed by expanding NBC threats, the terrorist use of WMD or the Nation’s ability to respond to and to manage the consequences of such use.
Book Title:Terrorism: The Basics - e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780415573344
Publication Info:Taylor & Francis Group Lib
Author:Lutz
Unit Cost:$25.17
 
Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #.
Author: No Author Specified
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.