Perspectives of Homeland Security
3 Credit Hours

This course is designed for students majoring in criminal justice. Terrorism has captured global attention to a degree without historical parallel. This course explores the events of 9/11 and beyond. In an uncertain world that has emerged since 9/11, intergovernmental organizations, national governments, policy analysts, law enforcement groups, scholars, and society at large, are all faced with the arrival of difficult times that challenge older notions about international terrorism. At the same time, recent developments on the American scene remind us, despite unprecedented scope of the 9/11 catastrophes, that homegrown terrorism and the extremist beliefs that accompany it remain a threat to public order in the United States. This course will explore these domestic groups and their ideologies. This course will help students refine their critical thinking skills as they evaluate various topics and concepts while searching for underlying connections between the concepts, which is a skill that should be beneficial in criminal justice careers.