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Course Description: This introductory, special topics course is designed to examine the topic of terrorism. Issues will be examined from a multi-cultural perspective reviewing such issues as the history of terrorism, its global impact, terrorist groups both domestic and international. In addition, the ever-evolving concept of counter-terrorism and how countries around the world are responding.
Educational Philosophy: We will learn through discussion and dialogue. It is critical that all assigned material be read so that students can actively participate in discussions. Questions will be posed to require students to think about issues.
Learning Outcomes:After completion of this course you should have a greater understanding of the following:
1. The origins and types of terrorism.
2. The different types of terrorist groups both
domestic and international.
3. The challegens facing public leadership and the
authors of public policy.
4. The effectiveness of counter-terrorism tactics.
5. The manner in which terrorism impacts different
cultures and reaches not just in America but around
Course Assessment: See below for details of mid-term, homework, presentation, and attendance. Handouts will be provided first night of class outlining mid-term, homework, presentations.
Grading: 30 Points Mid-Term
40 Points Homework
40 Points Presentation (20 verbal/20 written)
8 Points Attendance
Grading Criteria - Points from all assignments are totaled and a letter grade is assigned based upon the following scale: A = 90-100%; B = 80-89%; C = 70-79%; D = 60-69%; F = < 60%
Late Submission of Course Materials: Late submission of course material will decrease available value of points by ten each week late. Exp: Failure to turn in Mid-term by one week: 40pts-10pts= 30pts total available to student.
Classroom Rules of Conduct: Your behavior reflects upon yourself and Park, as such your behavior must be in compliance with Park's policies.
Computers make writing and revising much easier and more productive. Students must recognize though that technology can also cause problems. Printers run out of ink and hard drives crash. Students must be responsible for planning ahead and meeting deadlines in spite of technology. Be sure to save copies of your work to disk, hard drive, and print out paper copies for backup purposes.
Honest disagreement and differences of opinion on issues are critical to the American system. All inividuals are expected to treat each other with respect and encourage classmates to articulate their views.
Course Topic/Dates/Assignments: See below for details. Additional handout will be provided the first night of class.
Plagiarism:Plagiarism involves the use of quotations without quotation marks, the use of quotations without indication of the source, the use of another's idea without acknowledging the source, the submission of a paper, laboratory report, project, or class assignment (any portion of such) prepared by another person, or incorrect paraphrasing. <a href="http://www.park.edu/catalog">
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate Catalog</a> Page 101Any student having any uncertainity about proper documentation of sources should consult their course faculty member.
Instructors are required to maintain attendance records and to report absences
via the online attendance reporting system.
Park University 2004-2005 Undergraduate
Catalog Page 100As this is an abbreviated course schedule it is very important to attend each and every class on time.
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