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IRLS417 - International Civil Order

Course Details

Course Code: IRLS417 Course ID: 2549 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course explores the unique role of international civilian police in peacekeeping operations. Students will gain an understanding of the principles, strategies, operational and tactical considerations that shape the way that international civilian police establish a rule of law that is effective enough to support emerging democratic societies and build sustainable peace. Emphasis is placed on the roles, responsibilities, challenges, and risks facing international civilian police, as well as their relationships with other international actors. This course offers a unique advantage, in that completion of this course will make students eligible to obtain a certificate of completion from the United Nation's Peace Operations Training Institute. It is up to the student to go to the POTI website to find how to obtain the POTI certificate, once this course is completed.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

UN peace operations.

CO-2 Apply strategies for overcoming security, safety, and health risks facing international civilian police.

CO-3 Distinguish between the role of international civilian police and military forces

CO-4 Examine social and cultural awareness within international civilian police working in UN peace operations.

CO-5 Evaluate the efforts of international civilian police to improve peace and security at the micro-, meso-, and macro-levels.

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 - 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 - 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.

NameGrade %
Forums 25.00 %
Week 1 3.13 %
Week 2 3.13 %
Week 3 3.13 %
Week 4 3.13 %
Week 5 3.13 %
Week 6 3.13 %
Week 7 3.13 %
Week 8 3.13 %
Assignments 75.00 %
Week 8 Final Paper/Case Study 25.00 %
Week 6 Progress Assignment/Case Study 25.00 %
Week 3 Midterm Paper 25.00 %

See weekly readings

Book Title:Civilian Oversight of Police: Advancing Accountability in Law Enforcement - e-book available in the APUS Online Library, link also provided inside the classroom Lessons section
ISBN:9781482234183
Publication Info:CRC Press
Author:Prenzler, Tim
Unit Cost:$56.31

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.