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Course Descriptions

HSM 103 - Historical and Contemporary Perspectives on Terrorism and Homeland Security

3 Credits

Terrorism and defending against it are not modern concepts. In fact, terrorism has its roots in America back to the Revolutionary War. This course is about understanding terrorism, counter-terrorism, violence, and how they have impacted America. Students will learn about historical examples of terrorism beginning with the Revolutionary War and extending through the post 9/11 period. Course content will include coverage of various terrorist events at home and abroad, America’s governmental response, its impact to public and private sectors and individuals. Students will also learn about how past and current experiences with terrorism are defining future strategies.

SUNY General Education: SUNY-AH - American History (SAMH)

MCC General Education: MCC-SSD - Social Science and Diversity (MSSD)

Course Learning Outcomes
1. Identify targeting trends such as motivations and tactics used in the past to facilitate terrorism in the United States.
2. Develop a historical timeline on terrorism threats and counterterrorism measures in the United States.
3. Identify terrorist organizations.
4. Describe the roles of governmental agencies as they relate to terrorism.
5. Discuss strategies as they relate to mitigating future trends of terrorism.

Course Offered Fall, Spring

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Fall Semester 2023
Summer Session 2023