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SCTY 430 : Counterterrorism for Aviation

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Counterterrorism for Aviation
This course will focus to the specific threat to the commercial aviation community from terrorism. An historical overview of aviation terrorism is explored along with terrorist groups and tactics used against the aviation profession, Specific methods of protection to the aviation profession is investigated to include the use of the Transportation security Administration, Airport Security Coordinators, airport law enforcement, personnel screening, access control and physical at airports and on commercial aircraft.

This course is required for students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Security degree. Students will identify the threats to commercial aviation from terrorism and the impact of such acts. The students will be able to compare and contrast the various components of an effective aviation counterterrorism plan at airports and on commercial and general aviation aircraft. The various responses to terrorist threats to aviation will be explored.

1. Define, and describe what terrorism is.2. Define, describe, and critique the importance of aviation to the United States national security.3. Identify and explain examples of threats facing the aviation community.4. Identify and describe the use of physical security measures to provide security protection within the general aviation community.5. Describe the methods of protecting aviation from terrorism, and explores other aspects of the counterterrorism program.6. Identify and discuss various security requirements related to commercial aviation security.7. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter.

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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
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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
Nicole Bier - 3/1/2015
Dr. Daniel J. Benny - 3/1/2015
Dr. Dennis Vincenzi - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
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