This course will examine the evolution of US approaches to international terrorism from the emergence of terrorism as a global phenomenon in the 1960s through the challenges of today. Students successfully completing this course will be able to:

? Understand the evolution of US approaches to terrorism.

? Appreciate the roles of perception, contingency and foreign actions in shaping US counterterrorism policy.

? Analyze the roles of intelligence and technology in shaping US policy responses to terrorism.

? Analyze the interplay between the White House and the constituents of the National Security Council.

? Appreciate the human factor, especially the strengths and weaknesses of the US president, in policy outcomes.

? Appreciate the role of domestic politics in US counterterrorism policy.

? Acquire competencies (knowledge, skills and attitudes) to participate effectively as an analyst or decision maker.

9:00am-3:00pm on Sunday at MRSE B104 (Apr 17, 2016 to Apr 17, 2016)
9:00am-5:00pm on Saturday at MRSE B104 (Apr 16, 2016 to Apr 16, 2016)
6:00pm-9:00pm on Friday at MRSE B104 (Apr 15, 2016 to Apr 15, 2016)
Morse B104