National Security and Terrorism Seminar

Credits: 2.00
Faculty: Richard Allan

This seminar will examine the intersection of national security issues and terrorism. Students will review the fundamentals of the governments national security powers, examining the use of military force, federal law enforcement procedures, and issues involving intelligence operations at home and abroad. Students will gain an understanding of the roles of intelligence agencies and refer to multiple sources of law, including the Constitution, the National Security Act, the War Powers Resolution, the USA PATRIOT Act, the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act, various federal and state regulations, and the Military Commissions Act. The course will be divided into two parts. The first 6 sessions will be professor driven (lecture and discussion), while the last 8 sections will be student-propelled. Each of the last 8 sessions will be divided into three student presentations, each of which will be followed by class discussion of the topic presented.

Grading and Method of Evaluation

Letter grade with pass/fail option. Grades will be based solely upon the student's individual presentation, participation in the discussion period, and participation during the first six weeks of the semester.