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Course Details

Course Code: HLSS215 Course ID: 2912 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course focuses on the legal and regulatory issues associated with WMD response. Its topics include: associated public law, reporting authorities, jurisdictional and functional issues that govern organizational, technical, medical, scientific, moral/ethical issues, and, other aspects of response.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session
01/25/21 - 07/02/21 07/05/21 - 08/29/21 Summer 2021 Session B 8 Week session
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 09/26/21 Summer 2021 Session I 8 Week session
03/29/21 - 09/03/21 09/06/21 - 10/31/21 Summer 2021 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/21 - 10/01/21 10/04/21 - 11/28/21 Fall 2021 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/21 - 10/29/21 11/01/21 - 12/26/21 Fall 2021 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/21 - 12/03/21 12/06/21 - 01/30/22 Fall 2021 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1 Define the nature and varieties of the primary internal Federal Regulatory efforts that govern Weapons of Mass Destruction.

CO-2 Summarize different Weapons of Mass Destruction regulatory definitions.

CO-3 Analyze the U.S. Government's methods for providing resources to the Weapons of Mass Destruction Counter Proliferation Efforts and non-proliferation treaties.

CO-4 Synthesize the effectiveness of the intelligence community to assess, predict, and prevent the use of WMDs by terrorist organizations.

CO-5 Explain the process of primary care management for behavioral reactions during a weapon of mass destruction incident in the United States.

Discussions – 25 percent

Each week, a discussion question is provided, and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:59 pm ET and respond to 2 or more classmates by Sunday 11:59 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Midterm Assignment - 25 percent

Webography - 25 percent

Journal Article Analysis – 25 percent

All required readings are located under the weekly Content tab in the classroom.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.