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ESVS 410 : Terrorism: Roots and Responses

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College of Arts & Sciences (WARSC)
Terrorism: Roots and Responses
This course examines the development and evolution of terrorism, including historical and contemporary contexts within domestic and international settings. The course provides a framework for understanding terrorist organizations, their motivations, intended impacts, financing, and the role of media in proliferation of terrorist activity. Counterterrorism measures, response, and emergency management roles and responsibilities are examined within the pre and post-9/11 construct. Chemical, biological, nuclear, cyber terrorism, low-intensity warfare, super terrorism, explosives, suicide killers are explored, with the future of terrorism and society?s ability to prevent, respond, and recover studied.

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

ActivityPercent of Grade
Input Grading Item100

Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
Written and oral communications, aviation applications of subject matter, and computer skills are emphasized in each course offered throughout the Worldwide Campus.
Mary Kathleen Gorman - 2/27/2015
Dr. Ronald T. Wakeham - 2/27/2015
Dr. Ronald T. Wakeham - 2/27/2015
Dr. James Schultz – 2/27/2015
1-5 Bachelor of Fire Science PO 1 - Employ leadership and supervisory knowledge to effectively manage fire and emergency services resources and programs.
PO 2 - Apply research, critical thinking, and analytical decision-making skills to contemporary public safety challenges.
PO 3 - Comprehend and apply foundational fire and emergency services scientific and technical concepts and principles.
PO 4 - Comprehend and implement management, protection, prevention, mitigation, response, recovery, and planning strategies to be responsive to the needs of the community.
PO 5 - Demonstrate a proficiency in identifying and solving problems related to the specialty area using Fire Science knowledge and the interrelationships to historical, organizational, legal, social, political, economic, and physical constructs.
Key: 101