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Course Code: INTL446 Course ID: 4487 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course surveys the role of narcotics and the illicit drug trade as risks to national security, international development, and progress. The purpose is to assess both domestic and foreign intelligence gathering and analysis, with an emphasis on counter-narcotics policies and strategies. Students will be able to critically analyze, strategically assess effective intelligence collection, and evaluate the impact of current drug interdiction efforts by federal domestic and international agencies.

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
12/28/2021 - 06/03/2022 06/06/2022 - 07/31/2022 June Spring 2022 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

CO-1 Explain the illicit drugs available in the United States and the major organizations and countries involved in production, trafficking and distribution of these drugs.

CO-2 Distinguish U.S. and international counter-narcotics policies and strategies and their objectives.

CO-3 Assess the ability of U.S. agencies and foreign partners to address coordinating counter-narcotics operations.

CO-4 Examine the links between narcotics trafficking and other crimes (including terrorism) and the effect on national security.

CO-5 Evaluate the effectiveness of various intelligence disciplines applicable to the U.S. counter-narcotics mission.

Forum 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 11:55 pm ET and respond to 2 or more classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Assignments

Midterm assignment - 25 percent

This assignment is a take-home essay assignment of 2 questions, 3 pages each, to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory.

Progress assignment – Research Paper - 25 percent

Specialized Exercise. 8-10 pages including research and analysis.

Final assignment – 25 percent

This assignment is a take-home essay assignment of 2 questions, 3 pages each, to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory.

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

CO-1 Explain the illicit drugs available in the United States and the major organizations and countries involved in production, trafficking and distribution of these drugs.

CO-2 Distinguish U.S. and international counter-narcotics policies and strategies and their objectives.

CO-3 Assess the ability of U.S. agencies and foreign partners to address coordinating counter-narcotics operations.

CO-4 Examine the links between narcotics trafficking and other crimes (including terrorism) and the effect on national security.

CO-5 Evaluate the effectiveness of various intelligence disciplines applicable to the U.S. counter-narcotics mission.

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.