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Syllabus - Syllabus and Course Information POS-364:...

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Syllabus and Course Information POS-364: National Security and International Terrorism SLN: ASU at the Polytechnic Campus Fall, 2007 ****Internet Class**** Instructor: Charles Loftus, Ph.D. E-mail: [email protected] Phone: +01-480-965-4839 Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM -8 GMT Office: Public Safety-Police Complex, Tempe Campus Course Description The goal of POS-364 is to develop a foundation and understanding of how the United States of America approaches its National Security and threats from Terrorism. The class will introduce the history of significant events, current events, actors and organizations, and how the future of national security issues affects the internal and external politics of the United States of America. We will also examine the problems that have been faced, created, and how other actors in the world arena react to the United States approach to protect itself and combat terrorism. A Special Notice: This class studies a very volatile and controversial subject. This class is directed from the position that National Security is needed and the United States is in danger from terrorist threats. That said, any positions from the students are welcomed and encouraged as long as they are supported in an appropriate academic format. Any discussions or content which I may detect as offensive or otherwise inappropriate for the class will be dealt with in accordance with my responsibilities as an academic professional. I have closed the course to outside viewers so discussions can be limited only to the members of this class. I strongly encourage discussion and the creation of discussion topics. This is the only way we can learn from each other. We all see the world through a different set of lenses and the use of the discussion boards are very beneficial in this area. The class will involve readings along with homework and research assignments. The final exam is based on readings and exercises. There is a final examination based on the readings and course materials. All grades will be posted on Blackboard, which students can check throughout the class.
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The instructor reserves the right to modify conditions of this syllabus if events necessitate a change is warranted or something was omitted. Please consider anything posted on Blackboard the most current data regarding this class. In other words, I will not be going back and modifying this syllabus if something changes. All assignments and the final exam MUST be turned in on-time for full credit. ALL assignments are due no later than December 5th, 2007. IT IS YOUR RESPONSIBILITY TO MAKE SURE YOUR ASSIGNMENTS ARE TURNED IN BY THAT TIME. Computer-related problems (i.e., "my email isn't working" or "I wasn't near my computer") ARE NOT acceptable excuses. The window for the syllabus exam will close on August 24 th , 2007 at 1100 PM. (2300 hours -7 GMT [1600 Zulu] for all the military overseas.) The last day to take the final exam is December 8 th , 2007 at 11:00 PM (GMT-
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