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Course Code: HLSS211 Course ID: 2888 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of terrorism in the world today. The course examines the history of international and domestic terrorist groups, both state and non-state actors. The course covers the legal aspects of terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), the composition of WMD that threatens the world including chemical weapons, industrial chemical materials, biological agents, radiological and nuclear materials as well as explosives and explosive devices. The course also addresses the impact of the complexities of terrorism and Chemical Biologic Radiological and Nuclear (CBRN) Weapons on the emergency response community. The course will look at the pre-planning, mitigation, response, and recovery stages. The class will examine the actions necessary to bring the event to termination including: protecting the population and emergency responder, the roles of federal regulations to secure that protection; how the event is treated as a crime and the actions necessary to secure evidence and protect the environment.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
06/28/2021 - 12/03/2021 12/06/2021 - 01/30/2022 December Fall 2021 Session D 8 Week session
07/27/2021 - 12/31/2021 01/03/2022 - 02/27/2022 January Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
08/31/2021 - 02/04/2022 02/07/2022 - 04/03/2022 February Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/2021 - 03/04/2022 03/07/2022 - 05/01/2022 March Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session
10/26/2021 - 04/01/2022 04/04/2022 - 05/29/2022 April Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session
11/30/2021 - 04/29/2022 05/02/2022 - 06/26/2022 May Spring 2022 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

LO1: Describe the most serious contemporary threats created by both domestic and international terrorist groups on the United States.

LO2: Explain the impact of post-Cold War terrorism on the United States.

LO3: Describe the potential impact of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive threats on public health and safety, national security, and economic and political stability.

LO4: Examine the types of detection and monitoring equipment available to the first responder.

LO5: Explain the personal protection and decontamination procedures available to the first responder.

LO6: Distinguish first responders as secondary targets of terrorism.

Discussions: Post answers to the assignment questions in the discussion forums and provide a substantive response to at least two other students answers. While we do not need to agree, we do need to be polite and professional. All the work posted in the Discussions should be properly written in terms of punctuation, spelling, grammar, vocabulary, and syntax. A minimum of a 350 word post is required for your Week 1 Introduction to maintain enrollment in the course. The Discussions are worth a total of 30% of your final grade.

Scenario Assignment:

Throughout this course, you will participate in an unfolding scenario which is intended to illustrate how the topics in the course might play out in an event, and give you opportunity to implement what you have learned and discuss with your peers what you think next steps should be. You will be placed into groups, and collaboratively answer questions about what happened in the scenario. At the end of the course, your group will compile all of your answers into a paper which will be submitted and graded. Grades will depend on the correctness of your group's answers, as well as weekly participation. Students that do not participate fully will have their individual grade reduced. Your group paper is worth 40% of your final grade.

Exams/Quizzes: The Final Examination will count as 30% of the final grade. This examination will cover selected sections of the textbook.

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

LO1: Describe the most serious contemporary threats created by both domestic and international terrorist groups on the United States.

LO2: Explain the impact of post-Cold War terrorism on the United States.

LO3: Describe the potential impact of chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and explosive threats on public health and safety, national security, and economic and political stability.

LO4: Examine the types of detection and monitoring equipment available to the first responder.

LO5: Explain the personal protection and decontamination procedures available to the first responder.

LO6: Distinguish first responders as secondary targets of terrorism.

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
 
Book Title:Counter-Terrorism for Emergency Responders, 2nd Ed-E-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780849399237
Publication Info:Taylor & Francis Group Lib
Author:Burke, Robert
Unit Cost:$113.11
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.