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Course Details

Course Code: INTL451 Course ID: 3193 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course assesses the impact of terrorism on U.S. national security. With a focus on essential elements related to terrorism as well as on U.S. anti-terrorism and counter-terrorism policies and their challenges, the student will develop a comprehensive understanding of how the United States views terrorism and how its lasting threat affects national security.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

CO-1 Examine definitions, origins and causes of terrorism.

CO-2 Compare objectives, patterns, and actors of terrorism before and after 2001.

CO-3 Evaluate the character and influence of terrorist groups, their goals, structure, logistics and operations.

CO-4 Analyze the current trends and manifestations of terrorism and consequent challenges they pose for U.S. national security policies.

CO-5 Apply contemporary theories and methods derived from anti- and counter-terrorism policies to US national security issues.

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.

Midterm Assignment – 35 percent

This assignment is a take-home essay to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The assignment will be no fewer than or no more than four pages, double-spaced, in 12 pt. font. Its purpose is to assess student learning for Weeks One to Four. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory. Specific instructions are located in the Assignments section of the classroom.

Final assignment – 40 percent

This is a take-home specialized policy paper. Its length is 4 pages. This assignment will assess the last two course objectives. Detailed instructions for this project are located in Assignments in the classroom.

NameGrade %
Discussions 25.00 %
W2: Terrorism before 2001 5.00 %
W3: Terrorism after 2001 5.00 %
W5: Current Trends and Manifestations in Terrorism 5.00 %
W6: Counter-Terrorism Policy 5.00 %
W7: Anti-Terrorism 5.00 %
Midterm Assignment 35.00 %
Midterm Assignment 35.00 %
Final Assignment 40.00 %
Final Assignment 40.00 %

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

CO-1 Examine definitions, origins and causes of terrorism.

CO-2 Compare objectives, patterns, and actors of terrorism before and after 2001.

CO-3 Evaluate the character and influence of terrorist groups, their goals, structure, logistics and operations.

CO-4 Analyze the current trends and manifestations of terrorism and consequent challenges they pose for U.S. national security policies.

CO-5 Apply contemporary theories and methods derived from anti- and counter-terrorism policies to US national security issues.

Book Title:Deadly Connections: States that Sponsor Terrorism-e-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780521548687
Publication Info:Cambridge University Press Lib
Author:Byman
Unit Cost:$22.00
 
Book Title:Inside Terrorism, 2nd Ed-E-book available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780231126991
Publication Info:Columbia University Press Lib
Author:Hoffman, Bruce
Unit Cost:$18.54
 
Book Title:Dynamic Terrorist Threat: An Assessment of Group Motivations and Capabilities in a Changing World-ebook available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780833034946
Publication Info:Rand Corporation Lib
Author:Cragin, Kim/Daly, Sara
Unit Cost:$16.97
 
Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the eReserve by course #.
Author: No Author Specified
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.