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HLS 200 - Theory and Practice of Terrorism


A study of terrorism and why the United States is a terrorist target.  Includes methods of terrorism, domestic and international terrorism, Islam and Radical Islam, terrorist operations, cyber terrorism, narco-terrorism, the mind of the terrorist, and organized crime's impact on terrorism.

Credits: 3
Hours
3 Class Hours
Note
Required in a degree/certificate program

Course Profile
Objectives of the Course:

1.  Identify the economic and environmental impact on public administration and the private sector.
2.  Document the legal changes required to combat terrorism.
3.  Present research results on terrorism from the 1980s to the present either through internet sources, declassified documents, interviews, and text materals.

Learning Outcomes of the Course:

Upon successful completion of this course the student will be able to:

1.  Describe the evolving definition of the terrorist personality and the goals of terrorism.
2.  Explain the identified roles within terrorist organizations.
3.  Identify the various active terrorist organizations and their relationships to each other and their respective goals.
4.  Explain various models for combating terrorism and the roles of government organizations in this effort.
5.  Identify the terrorists' organizations rationale for terrorism.
6.  Compare and contrast terrorist goals to freedom fighters' goals.
7.  Identify the economic and environmental impact on public administration and the private sector.
8.  Document the legal changes required to combat terrorism.
9.  Present research results on terrorism from the 1980s to the present either through internet sources, declassified documents, interviews, and text materials.



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