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Counterterrorism: Constitutional and Legislative Issues explores the evolution of homeland security as a concept, a legal framework, and a redirection of national policies and priorities. The political, economic, and practical issues of implementation are examined. The course provides an overview of the history of the terrorist threat, United States responses, and an introduction to fundamental policy legislation and documents, such as national security strategies, homeland security decision directives, the National Response Plan, and National Incident Management System. The Department of Homeland Security model of planning, protecting, responding, and recovering from a natural disaster and terrorist attacks is also described.
Advisory: To be successful in this course, students should have earned 6 credits in homeland security or have comparable knowledge and experience.
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