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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 weeks To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

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

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    Threats to National and International Interest

    • Assess the current threat of terrorism against US public and private organizations.
    • Analyze the risk associated with the threat of terrorism in relation to other threats.
    • Analyze the effects of weapons of mass destruction.
    • Identify issues related to the acquisition and deployment of weapons
    • Evaluate terrorist target objectives.
    • Critique other forms of terrorism to include cyber terrorism.

    Counterterrorism in Organizational Security and Management

    • Identify the counterterrorism efforts carried out by local, state, federal, and international partners.
    • Justify the need for communication between public and private organizations.
    • Compare and contrast the benefits and limitations of privatizing elements of counterterrorism.
    • Analyze the current methods of counterterrorism for organizational security and management.
    • Critique legal issues associated with counterterrorism.

    After-Action Review of Terrorist Events

    • Analyze the 9/11 terrorist attacks by identifying participants, preparations, objectives, and impact.
    • Evaluate the emerging trend of homegrown terrorism.
    • Analyze the issues and complexities of recent terrorist attacks and attempted attacks.
    • Assess the vulnerabilities exploited in recent terrorist attempts and the countermeasures for overcoming these security shortcoming.

    Fundamentals of Domestic and International Terrorism

    • Describe terrorism and the complex issues associated with a single definition.
    • Identify distinguishing factors that differentiate domestic and international terrorism.
    • Explain the purposes and objectives of domestic and international terrorism.
    • Identify existing domestic and international terrorist organizations.
    • Describe the methodologies of domestic and international terrorism.
    • Assess issues associated with media coverage of terrorism.

    Profile of Terrorism

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