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  1. 1. National Security Issues& TerrorismSCTY 488Overview Presented By Jim Bounds
  2. 2. Instructor – Jim BoundsBackgroundCurrently work as an Operational Assessment Analyst, determining the combateffectiveness of Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) training, andOperational Level of War (OLW) Assessments for the Department of the Navy.Retired Navy Commander with over 28 years operational military/civilian experiencein aviation and security arenas.I’ve logged over 3,600 hours of flight time from ships at sea and ashore locationsworld-wide in helicopters and fixed wing aircraft.•Deputy Director Maritime Homeland Defense/Security to U.S. THIRD Fleet•Director of Safety, Security and Emergency Manager•Director of Aviation Safety, Naval Air Reserve Force•Navy Flight Instructor and Check PilotEducationMaster of Science, Homeland Security & Safety Engineering, (2006)Bachelor of Science, Management (1984)Completing a MS in Aeronautical Science at ERAU (Present)
  3. 3. SCTY 488 Course Description• Although terrorism has been a known phenomenon for centuries, it has become the most frequent form of conflict in the late 20th century.• Success in preventing nuclear warfare and in curbing the outbreak of most conventional war has resulted in more forms of low intensity violence, a significant feature of which is overt terrorism. Ideological hardening, ethnic militancy, and religious revivalism have fueled terrorist ambitions.• Broadly speaking, there are three types of terrorism, classified on the basis of actors. The course will address all three types: • Domestic US • International or group directed • State sponsored
  4. 4. SCTY 488 Course Goals• Required for students pursuing a minor in Security & Intelligence• Evaluate the cause, capabilities, limitations, implications, and future of terrorist threats, as well as anti- and counter- terrorist law enforcement/intelligence community responses• Examine the following questions: • How and why terrorism has re-emerged • What are its implications for political and military institutions • What capabilities and limitations bear on combating this threat • What the future portends for national societies and global stability
  5. 5. SCTY 488 Learning Outcomes1. Examine and interpret the basic definitions of terrorism, including domestic terrorism, special interest terrorism, foreign and international terrorism.2. Interpret and analyze the criminological and “war on terrorism” aspects of terrorism and the positive and negative aspects of treating it as a criminal justice problem or a war on terrorism.3. Assess and critique group organizational structures of terrorism; to include the relationship between size and effectiveness, the management problems, financing and the concept of leaderless resistance.4. To critique the basic aspects of religion and terror as was exhibited between Ireland and the United Kingdom and with radical Islam and attacks on western society.5. Chart and explain the origins of modern terrorism from the French & American revolutions to the Bolshevik Revolution in Russian in 1917.
  6. 6. SCTY 488 Learning Outcomes6. Differentiate between the development of religious and historical conflicts in the Middle East and the historical role of terrorism in the area.7. Analyze the theories that were put into use by a Uruguayan terrorist group called the Tupamaros and how this Latin American influence has dominated the world of terrorism for the past fifty years.8. Evaluate Middle Eastern Terrorism and the directions of revolutionary Islam and the spread of terrorism.9. Categorize and interpret terrorism from the left and the right wing perspective.10. Conceptualize and analyze technological terrorism and weapons of mass destruction and appropriate counterterrorism responses to such attacks.11. Assess the issues surrounding terrorism and the impact of the media on the public.
  7. 7. Terrorism & Homeland SecurityWhite, J. R. (2012). Terrorism and homelandsecurity: An introduction (7th ed.). Belmont, CA:Wadsworth Publishing.ISBN: 0495913367Jonathan R. White•A national expert on the topic of terrorism--isexecutive director of the Homeland SecurityInitiative.•Served as dean of Social Sciences at GrandValley State University•Instructed on terrorism, militarism, criminology,police administration, philosophy, and justice inWestern civilization•Adjunct instructor with the State and Local Anti-Terrorism Training (SLATT) Program•Recognized expert on Middle Easternextremism and used his knowledge to developand strengthen the SLATT program oninternational terrorism
  8. 8. Course Paper (30% of your course grade):• National Security & Terrorism theme• 8-10 pages of content using APA 6th Edition standards• College level writing, dont forget the basics; spelling, grammar, and format• Course Papers due on the 8th week (shown on the Course Schedule) The paper must be turned in before you will be allowed to take the final examination• All papers/projects submitted for grading in this course will be submitted to -• A paper/project that is turned in late will be downgraded 5 for each week the paper is late. (One day, -1; two days; -2; and three days through seven days, -3.5.)• This paper is worth 30% and presentation 20% of your final grade
  9. 9. Jack R. Hunt LibraryThe Jack R. Hunt Library, located on the Daytona Beach Campus, is the primary library for all Worldwide Campus students.Web: http://library.erau.eduPhone: (800) 678-9428 (ext. 6947) or (386) 226-7656 (Voicemail is available after hours)Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. EST, Email:
  10. 10. EAGLET & ERAU WritingRubric• Electronic, Access to Grammar, Language, and Essay Tutoring• ERAU Writing Rubric • Organization • Language Style • Research and Citation’s
  11. 11. Participation &Assignments:• All assignments will be completed in a professional manner & on time, unless prior arrangements have been made• This course includes weekly activities, each of which may have grade points associated with them• 20% of your grade is based on participation• Unless prior arrangements have been made with the instructor, you are expected to attend & participate each week• If absent, make-up assignments will be required
  12. 12. Course Policies:Embry-Riddle is committed to maintaining and upholding intellectual integrity. Allstudents, faculty, and staff have obligations to prevent violations of academic integrityand take corrective action when they occur. The adjudication process will include thesanction imposed on students who commit the following academic violations, which mayinclude a failing grade on the assignment, a failing grade for the course, suspension, ordismissal from the University:1.Plagiarism: Presenting as one’s own the ideas, words, or products of another.Plagiarism includes use of any source to complete academic assignments without properacknowledgement of the source. All papers submitted for grading in this course will besubmitted to - where the text of the paperis compared against information contained in the database. Paperssubmitted will be included in the database and become sourcedocuments for the purpose of detecting plagiarism.2.Cheating: A broad term that includes the following: a) Giving or receiving help from unauthorized persons or materials during examinations. b) The unauthorized communication of examination questions prior to, during, or following administration of the examination. c) Collaboration on examinations or assignments expected to be individual work. d) Fraud and deceit, that include knowingly furnishing false or misleading information or failing to furnish appropriate information when requested, such as when applying for admission to the University.3.APA 6 is the ERAU Worldwide standard for all research projects.
  13. 13. SCTY 488 Course Schedule: Date Topic/prep Learning Assignments Outcome(s)Session 1 Course Overview & Requirements 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, Intel Brief DemoXX Aug 6, 7, 11 Read Chap 1-5 Chap 1 Terrorism Defined Chap 2: The Social Underpinnings Chap 3: The Organization & Financing Chap 4: The Media Chap 5 Gender Roles, Tactics & Force MultipliersSession 2 Chap 6 The Roots of Modern Terrorism 1, 4, 5 Read Chapters 6, 7XX Aug Chap 7 Long-Term Separatist Class DiscussionsSession 3 Chap 6 The Roots of Modern Terrorism 4, 5 Read Chapters 11XX Aug (cont) Class Discussions *Paper Topic Due
  14. 14. SCTY 488 Course Schedule: Date Topic/prep Learning Assignments Outcome(s)Session 4 Chap 11 Revolutionary, Counter 4, 5, 6, 7 Read Chapters 9, 10XX Aug Revolutionary, and Religious Terrorism Class Discussions Mid Term Review *Paper Outline References (APA) DueSession 5 Chap 9 Background to the Middle East 6, 8 Read Chapter 12XX Sep Chap 10 Terrorism in Israel & Palestine Midterm (1-6) Class DiscussionsSession 6 Chap 12 Al Qaeda & Jihadist Networks 8 Read Chapter 13XX Sep Class Discussions *Paper References Due
  15. 15. SCTY 488 Course Schedule: Date Topic/prep Learning Assignments Outcome(s)Session 7 Chap 13 Domestic Terrorism 1, 9, 10 Read Chapters 15XX Sep Presentations Class Discussions *Paper Draft DueSession 8 Chap 15 Law Enforcement & Homeland 2, 10, 11 Read Chapters 16, 17XX Sep Security End of course Presentations Evaluation Final Exam ReviewSession 9 Chap 16 Homeland Security & All *Course Paper DueXX Oct Constitutional Issues Chap 17 Security, Terrorism, and the Final exam Future Presentations
  16. 16. Grading:• Participation 20% (10% Team, 10% Instructor)• Midterm Examination 15%• Presentation 20%• Course Paper 30%• Final Examination 15%
  17. 17. Homework & Research• Complete the required readings assignments • Be prepared to discuss material in class• Weekly Current Affairs Research (Group/Team) • Provide an brief (3-5 min) overview of homeland Security/terrorism issues or events in the news • Format: 5 W’s and 1 H (see next slide) • Examples: • Attack(s) • Technology • Financing • Policy • Media
  18. 18. 5 W’s and 1 H• What happened?• Who was there?• Why did it happen?• When did it happen?• Where did it happen?• How did it happen?
  19. 19. Midterm and Final Exams• Each Exam is 15% of your grade, or 30%• Material from Readings, Class discussions, and course lectures.• 50 Questions per exam using the following question types: • Multiple Choice • True/False • Fill in the blank • Essay
  20. 20. Course Project(Group/Team) Project: • Homeland Security/Terrorism• Use APA Format• Peer Review/Evaluation within each group (See Example)• Further project guidance will be given by instructor.
  21. 21. PEER Evaluations for the SCTY 488 Group/Team ProjectHere are four descriptions that characterize the type of contribution a group member could have made:PLEASE READ ALL four carefully and think about which of these descriptions best captures thecontribution each of your group members made. Please do not take these ratings lightly—just as youwould like your group members to rate you honestly and accurately, you should do the same in return.Typically, most students receive a rating of 3. #0 #1 #2 #3Basically A generally Unreliable An inconsistently involved A generally reliable anddid not and/or Unproductive and/or inconsistently productive member whocontribute member; someone who productive member who consistently madeanything clearly contributed much made only contributions to the group less to the project than the occasional/sporadic throughout the semester. other members. contributions to the project.=> If there is a person in your group who (you feel) did exceptional work on the project, add a + to yourrating of 3. In the spaces below, please write in the name of your group members (not including yourself). Ifyou don’t know the person’s full name, write in his/her first name. To the right of each name, circle thenumber of the description that BEST DESCRIBES that person, in your opinion. Your individual ratings willbe kept completely anonymous.
  22. 22. Class Interview (8 mins)• Pair up and interview each other• Interview Questions: • Name • Major area of study & year (Senior, Junior, etc.) • Your Current Job • Why you took this course • Extra Curricular Activities • One “interesting Fact” about you • Dream Vacation Spot and why
  23. 23. Team Instructions• Divide into 6 Teams of 4 individuals• Team Minimums • 1 Senior • 1 Juniors • 1 Sophomore • Freshman must be in separate groups• Create a Name & Logo for your new Team • E-mail name and member list to instructor/ Team members
  24. 24. Experiences With Terrorism1. _________________________________2. _________________________________3. _________________________________4. _________________________________5. _________________________________
  25. 25. *** IMPORTANT *** IMPORTANT *** IMPORTANT*** • It is Worldwide policy that all students who are enrolled in a class, sign into their class through Blackboard on the actual first day of the term and the actual last day of the term. • The purpose of signing into Blackboard on the first day of the term is to look for student assignments, announcements from the faculty teaching the class, check for any last minute changes, and to post a personal introduction. • The purpose of signing into Blackboard on the last day of the term is to look for announcements from the faculty and verify that all coursework submitted has been received. • For this term, the first day of the term is Monday, XX August. The last day of the term is Sunday, XX October.