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Course Details

Course Code: HLSS523 Course ID: 3225 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course traces the history, emergence, and growth of domestic terrorist and extremist groups within the United States. Students will assess various groups' intentions, capabilities, and activities within contexts of and ramifications on political, national security, and legal paradigms.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/30/20 - 04/30/21 05/03/21 - 06/27/21 Spring 2021 Session I 8 Week session
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
03/29/21 - 09/03/21 09/06/21 - 10/31/21 Summer 2021 Session D 8 Week session
05/21/21 - 10/29/21 11/01/21 - 12/26/21 Fall 2021 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

CO-1: Analyze domestic terrorism and extremism in the United States.

CO-2: Differentiate domestic terrorists/extremists, domestic terrorist and extremist organizations, and domestic terrorist and extremist events since the end of World War II.

CO-3: Examine contemporary accounts on the emergence of domestic terrorism and extremism in the United States.

CO-4: Deconstruct the influence of globalization and technology on domestic terrorism and extremism recruitment, membership, and its sustained impact.

CO-5: Evaluate past and present attempts to counter domestic terrorism and extremism in the United States.

Discussion Forums – 20%

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 Paper Framework Assignment – 15%

Domestic Extremism and Terrorism Research Paper – 35%

Final Assignment – 30%

Readings are located under the weekly Content tab.

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.