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Course Code: HLSS522 Course ID: 3234 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course explores the threat of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) as a unique phenomenon within the homeland security landscape. Specifically, this course provides students with a historical perspective on the development and use of WMD from both an international and a domestic perspective. The course also explores the efforts to prevent, prepare, and respond to the use of WMDs.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
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:

CO-1: Evaluate evidence that shows WMDs are used by terrorists.

CO-2: Analyze the effect of CBRN weapon use on targeted populations.

CO-3: Examine the potential effects of agroterrorism, as a sub-set of biological terrorism.

CO-4: Prepare a threat assessment for a CBRN event.

CO-5: Generate new ideas for WMD planning.

The course grade is based on the following assessments:

Discussion Forums – 20 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. Discussion posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Research Question Assignment – 15 percent

Research Paper – 35 percent

Final Assignment – 30 percent

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

CO-1: Evaluate evidence that shows WMDs are used by terrorists.

CO-2: Analyze the effect of CBRN weapon use on targeted populations.

CO-3: Examine the potential effects of agroterrorism, as a sub-set of biological terrorism.

CO-4: Prepare a threat assessment for a CBRN event.

CO-5: Generate new ideas for WMD planning.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.