BCJ 575 Terrorism and Homeland Security
3 Semester Units
Terrorism and Homeland Security provides a theoretical and conceptual framework that enables students to understand how terrorism arises and how it functions. The most sophisticated theories by the best terrorist analysts in the world are discussed, while still focusing on the domestic and international threat of terrorism and the basic security issues surrounding terrorism today.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Contrast individual and cultural perspectives of terrorism.
- Explain why there are so many definitions of terrorism.
- State the key dilemmas facing terrorist organizations.
- Identify the levels of involvement with a terrorist organization.
- Describe and give examples of the three major categories of threats or hazards.
- Describe broad trends in terrorism, including general statistics about frequency, location, and targets of attacks.