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Course Details

Course Code: INTL434 Course ID: 3187 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course examines nation-states and the theories, characteristics, and impacts of threats to decision-making. Various historical and modern threats will be discussed throughout the course. An understanding of threats to the state and its vulnerabilities is developed through a discussion of the types of nation-states and non-state actors as well as terrorist, economic, military and emerging threats among others. This course will focus on these specific threats as well as the conditions that create them. This course provides the opportunity to examine these specific threats through analysis and research. This course is a prerequisite to any of the Intelligence Studies country analysis courses.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
02/22/2021 - 07/30/2021 08/02/2021 - 09/26/2021 August Summer 2021 Session I 8 Week session
03/29/2021 - 09/03/2021 09/06/2021 - 10/31/2021 September Summer 2021 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/2021 - 10/01/2021 10/04/2021 - 11/28/2021 October Fall 2021 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/2021 - 10/29/2021 11/01/2021 - 12/26/2021 November Fall 2021 Session I 8 Week session
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

Current Syllabi

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

CO-1 Identify threats to states.

CO-2 Describe the difference between traditional and non-traditional threats to states

CO-3 Demonstrate the ability to identify how to counter threats to states

CO-4 Assess the ethical issues involved in countering non-traditional threats

CO-5 Analyze a non-traditional threat and ways to counter that threat

Discussions – 25 percent
Each week, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to at least 3 classmates (more than 3 substantive replies are necessary for maximum credit) by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Discussion posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas. See the rubric in the discussion section.

Assignment 1 - 30 percent
For this assignment, you will select a foreign nation-state and describe a threat to that nation as well as the nation’s perception and response to that threat. This will be 4-page double-spaced, not including front or back-matter. See the Assignments tab in the classroom for full details.

Assignment 2 – 45 percent
This assignment builds on your first paper. You will take your chosen case-study from Assignment 1 and provide your analytical opinion (thesis) and then detail the threat in a nine-section Threat Assessment format.

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

CO-1 Identify threats to states.

CO-2 Describe the difference between traditional and non-traditional threats to states

CO-3 Demonstrate the ability to identify how to counter threats to states

CO-4 Assess the ethical issues involved in countering non-traditional threats

CO-5 Analyze a non-traditional threat and ways to counter that threat

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.