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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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    Domestic and International Terrorism

    • Describe the methodologies of domestic and international terrorism.
    • Assess issues associated with media coverage of terrorism.
    • Describe terrorism and the complex issues associated with a single definition of the term.
    • Identify distinguishing factors that differentiate domestic and international terrorism, including their purposes and objectives.

    Profile of Terrorism

    • Summarize the concepts used to categorize both domestic and international terrorism.
    • Identify the cultural factors that contribute to a terrorist mentality.
    • Explain terrorism recruitment methods and the complexities of antiterrorism.
    • Describe Right and Left Wing forms of terrorism and their association with Separatist or National Movements.

    Threats to National and International Interest

    • Assess the current threat of terrorism against U.S. public and private organizations.
    • Analyze the risk associated with the threat of terrorism in relation to other threats.
    • Analyze the effects, including psychological and economic, of weapons of mass destruction.
    • Critique the impact of other forms of terrorism, including cyber terrorism.

    Counterterrorism in Security Management

    • Identify the counterterrorism efforts carried out by local, state, federal, and international partners.
    • Justify the need for communication between public and private organizations.
    • Discuss the economic cost of counterterrorism efforts.
    • Analyze the current methods and legal issues of counterterrorism for security management.

    After-Action Review of Terrorist Events

    • Identify the participants, preparations, objectives, and impact of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.
    • Explore psychological and economic effects of the emerging trend of homegrown terrorism.
    • Analyze the issues and complexities of terrorist attacks and attempted attacks.
    • Assess the vulnerabilities exploited in recent terrorist attempts and the countermeasures for overcoming these security shortcomings.
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