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Terrorism and Homeland Security


Program Duration: 2 Months
Course Contact Hours: 135
Student Tuition: $1,799.99

Overview

In our Terrorism and Homeland Security program, students will learn how terrorism occurs and how it functions. Stuffed with advanced coverage, our training course reviews the most sophisticated ideas of the planet’s finest terrorist experts, while still focusing on the domestic as well as international threat of terrorism and the basic security concerns surrounding terrorism today. Our Terrorism and Homeland Security training course is organized to enhance student learning. We will take a trip through the history of terrorism; from the ethnic, nationalistic, and also separatist perspectives on global terrorism, together with religious and ideological terrorism to conversations on domestic terrorism, homeland security and future trends. Our Terrorism and Homeland Security training course ends with dialogues on emerging trends. Get ready to challenge your mind and become equipped for a position in the Homeland Security and Terrorism workforce.

Prerequisite(s): None

After finishing this training course, you will be able to:

  • Describe terrorism and its beginning.
  • Recall international terrorism as well as the steps to national and ethnic movements.
  • Identify ideological and religious movements of international terrorism.
  • Describe domestic terrorism as well as homeland security.
  • Remember constitutional law and potential trends of homeland security.

Outline

Terrorism and Homeland Security Module 1
Understanding Terrorism

  • Defining Terrorism in Modern History
  • Origins of Terrorism in Western History
  • 1848 and the Radical Democrats
  • Selective Terrorism and the Birth of the Irish Republic
  • Terrorism as a Social Process
  • Terrorism as Practical Criminology
  • Justifying Terrorism
  • Radicalization: Mixed Opinions
  • Models of Terrorism
  • Managing Terrorist Organizations
  • The Political Economy of Terrorism
  • Narcoterrorism
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Terrorism and Homeland Security Module 2
Terrorism Tactics

  • The Media and Social Construction of Images
  • News Frames and Presentations
  • The Internet and Terrorism
  • Issues in the Media
  • The Contagion Effect
  • The Tactics of Terrorism and Multiplying Force
  • Gender and Terrorism
  • Technology and Cyberterrorism
  • Nuclear Terrorism
  • The Media as a Force Multiplier
  • Economic Targeting and Transnational Attacks
  • Suicide Attacks-Conflicting Opinions

Terrorism and Homeland Security Module 3
International Terrorism

  • Ethnic and Nationalist Separatist Terrorism
  • Modern Terrorism in Northern Island
  • The Basque Nation and Liberty
  • Post World War II Anticolonial Terrorism
  • The Russian Federation
  • Endemic Ethnic Terror in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • Preemptive Strikes
  • A Brief Introduction to Islam
  • Militant Philosophy
  • Synopsis of Traditional Middle Eastern Issues
  • Factionalism in Palestinian Terrorism
  • Controversial Counterterrorist Policies

Terrorism and Homeland Security Module 4
Ideological and Religious Movements in International Terrorism

  • Revolutionary Terrorism
  • Would-Be Revolutionaries: FARC, the ELN, and the MeK
  • Maoist Revolutionary Terrorism
  • The Transformation of European Revolutionary Terrorism
  • The Decline of Revolutionary Terrorism
  • Death Squads and Counter Revolutionaries
  • The Rise of Religious Terrorism and the Soviet-Afghan War
  • Bin Laden, Zawahiri, and al Qaeda
  • The Evolution of al Qaeda
  • Al Qaeda’s Operational Capability
  • Al Qaeda’s Political Theology
  • Pakistan and Other Networks in Asia

Terrorism and Homeland Security Module 5
Domestic Terrorism and Homeland Security

  • Understanding Domestic Terrorism
  • Anti-Government Criminal Extremism
  • Change on the Left
  • Homegrown Violent Extremists
  • Single-Issue Criminal Extremists
  • Defining Homeland Security
  • Agencies Charged with Preventing and Interdicting Terrorism
  • Building Intelligence Systems
  • Issues in Homeland Security
  • Perceived Weaknesses
  • Intelligence Reform
  • Intelligence Bureaucracies and the Future

Terrorism and Homeland Security Module 6
Law Enforcement, Constitutional Issues and the Future

  • The Challenge of Bureaucracy
  • Border Protection
  • Infrastructure Protection
  • Governmental Partnerships
  • Responding to Disasters
  • Civil Liberties and Federal Power
  • Terrorism and the Constitution
  • Civil Liberties and Policy Work
  • Security and the Changing Nature of Terrorism
  • Future Tactics
  • Law Enforcement and the Future
  • Probable Strategic Decisions

**Outlines are subject to change, as courses and materials are updated.**

Required Materials:

Materials Included:

Terrorism and Homeland Security by Jonathan R. White

System Requirements:

Internet Access

  • Broadband or high-speed internet access is strongly recommended. Broadband includes DSL, cable, and wireless connections.
  • Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Moodle pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

Hardware

  • Virtually all Windows-Mac hardware configurations and processors are acceptable.
  • 1 GB RAM recommended
  • Software
  • Operating Systems
    • Windows XP or Vista and Mac OS X 10 and higher
  • Web Browsers
    • Mozilla Firefox 2 and 3 (previous versions will work also)
    • Internet Explorer 6, 7 and 8
    • Safari is not currently recommended as it cannot display certain Moodle editing menus for both students and instructors
  • Media Plug-ins (These may be required depending on your course media-click on the links below to download the latest versions)
  • Adobe Flash Player
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Apple Quicktime
  • Windows Media Player
  • Real Player
  • PowerPoint Viewer (use this if you don’t have PowerPoint)