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Domestic Terrorism (HLS 315)


Self-study, self-paced.

Various; distance learning format.

December 2023 - Present. 

Instructional delivery format: 
Proficiency exam
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: Define the concept of domestic terrorism and its history and differentiate it from international terrorism.; Analyze the various ideologies that motivate individuals to engage in domestic terrorism; Examine the impact of domestic terrorism on national security, political stability, and economic development; Critically assess the effectiveness of counterterrorism measures implemented to combat domestic terrorism; Explore the challenges faced by law enforcement agencies in detecting and preventing domestic terrorist attacks; and Evaluate the role of technology and social media in the dissemination of extremist propaganda and recruitment for domestic terrorism.


This course examines the phenomenon of domestic terrorism, focusing on acts of terrorism committed within the boundaries of a country by individuals or groups. Students will explore the motivations, ideologies, tactics, and impacts of domestic terrorism on national security, public safety, and social resilience. The course will also critically analyze the methodologies employed by law enforcement agencies and intelligence organizations to counter domestic terrorism.

Credit recommendation: 

In the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Homeland Security, Emergency Management, Criminal Justice, or Political Science (3/24).