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This course helps the student understand the causes of domestic and international terrorism and the psychological and economic effects of terrorist acts.

This undergraduate-level course is 5 To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 5

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    Counterterrorism in Organizational Security and Management

    • Evaluate the need for communication and cooperation with public agencies.
    • Compare and contrast the benefits and limitations of privatizing elements of counterterrorism.
    • Consider legal issues associated with counterterrorism.
    • Discuss issues associated with protecting the global operations of international corporations.
    • Review current methods of counterterrorism for organizational security and management.
    • Identify the international networks and global reach of terrorism.
    • Assess the economic effect terrorism has had on the global economy.

    After-Action Review of Terrorist Events

    • Analyze the human and economic effect of the Oklahoma City Bombing.
    • Conduct a comprehensive analysis of the attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, identifying the participants, preparations, funding sources, objectives, and short- and long-term human and economic effects of the terrorist act.
    • Evaluate the vulnerabilities exploited in recent terrorist attempts and the countermeasures for overcoming these security shortcomings.
    • Analyze the issues and complexities of recent terrorist attacks and attempted attacks.

    Defining Domestic and International Terrorism

    • Identify distinguishing factors that differentiate domestic and international terrorism.
    • Define the purposes and objectives of domestic and international terrorism.
    • Identify existing domestic and international terrorist organizations.
    • Describe the methodologies of domestic and international terrorism.
    • Define terrorism and identify the complex issues associated with a single definition.
    • Examine the complexities of issues associated with media coverage of terrorism.
    • Evaluate individual and collective fear and other psychological factors associated with terrorism.

    Profile of Terrorism

    • Examine the religious concepts used to justify terrorism.
    • Discuss the familial environment and indoctrination of terrorist groups.
    • Explain terrorism recruitment methods and the complexities of antiterrorism.
    • Identify the cultural factors that contribute to terrorist mentality.
    • Evaluate the socioeconomic implications that may contribute to terrorism.
    • Examine fascism, racism, totalitarianism, radicalism, and the influence of political ideologies on the mentality of terrorists.

    Threats to National and International Interests

    • Evaluate the current threat of terrorism against public and private U.S. organizations.
    • Analyze the risk associated with the threat of terrorism in relation to other threats.
    • Analyze the effects of weapons of mass destruction.
    • Explore issues related to the acquisition and deployment of weapons.
    • Evaluate the hazards associated with biological and chemical weapons.
    • Evaluate terrorist target objectives.
    • Identify and examine other forms of terrorism.
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