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POL 320 International Legal Systems

This course provides an introduction to international legal systems and investigates how those systems affect the administration of Homeland Security in the United States. The course will examine how the United States interacts with the world community in a legal sense. Students will explore the multiple forums that apply to international legal issues and the ways in which these forums complicate the imposition of Homeland Security processes by the United States. Four credit hours. Offered as needed.

POL 321 The Constitution and the Patriot Act

This course provides the student with a solid introduction to and understanding of the Constitution of the United States and its relationship to Homeland Security. Students will examine the Patriot Act and discuss related issues involving civil liberties and civil rights. Course topics include the roles of federal, state and local law enforcement authorities, as well as the effect of the Patriot Act on the investigation and dismantling of terrorist organizations. Four credit hours. Offered as needed.

POL 340 Systems of International Terrorism

The course will examine international terrorism in detail, including the definition, origins, history, tactics and behavior of international terrorists. Students will compare and contrast motivation, specifically the differences between politically motivated terrorists, nationally or ethnically motivated terrorists, and religiously motivated terrorists. The course will also examine terrorist networks and the financing of international terrorism. Four credit hours. Offered as needed.

POL 341 Systems of Domestic Terrorism

The course will examine domestic terrorism in detail, including the origins of terrorism within the United States as well as a definition and explanation of the tactics and behaviors of domestic terrorists.  The course will attempt to classify terrorism within the area of criminal justice by exploring the definition and differences between terrorist acts and non-terrorist related criminal acts. The course will provide an introduction to related concepts such as eco-terrorism, militias, conspiracies and anti-abortion violence. Four credit hours. Offered as needed.

POL 422 International Political Systems and Homeland Security 

This course provides an introduction to and overview of international political systems and focuses on the manner in which those political systems affect the Homeland Security of the United States. Course activities will examine the ways in which the United States interacts with the world community economically, politically, and socially. Students will evaluate the ways in which national interests, diplomacy, and economic power complicate the imposition of Homeland Security processes by the United States. Four credit hours. Offered as needed.