College of DuPage


Criminal Justice 1147: Introduction to Domestic and International Terrorism

3 Credit Hours

Two hands hold the earth in their palms.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the field of homeland security will experience average growth over the next 5 years. This means that a demand for qualified practitioners will remain fairly steady. The College of DuPage understands the demands some professionals and students have on their lives and provides a convenient online course to assist those with other commitments. If you want to get a job in the field of homeland security, criminal justice, or pursue a promotion in your current career, an associate degree or certificate will help prepare you.

Introduction to Domestic and International Terrorism is one of several courses offered at the College of DuPage to help you get started accomplishing your goals. In this particular course, students will examine the threat of domestic and international terrorism and the complex origins, motivations, ideologies, goals and tactics of various domestic and international terrorist groups. Cultural, religious and economic influences on terrorism will be considered. Topical issues including state, political, and revolutionary terrorism, religious and apocalyptic violence, weapons of mass destruction, and terrorist tactics and targeting, as well as the practical strategies and approaches of counterterrorism

Students who register for this course should expect to spend from 9 - 12 hours a week, during the 16-Week session, working on their selected reading materials, course assignments and completing online discussions.

Prerequisites: None

For more information about this online course, contact the instructor.