The Counterterrorism Certificate examines American counterterrorism policy at home and abroad, including intelligence policy, enemy threat doctrine, and national security strategy in a historical and cultural context. Students who complete it are prepared for careers in intelligence, homeland security, law enforcement, and the military.
Program Learning Outcomes
- Students will demonstrate knowledge of basic terms, concepts, history, theories, and geography related to counterterrorism.
- Students will demonstrate an understanding of American counterterrorism policy at home and abroad, including intelligence policy, enemy threat doctrine, and national security strategy in a historical and cultural context.
- Students will demonstrate the ability to assess arguments, identify logical flaws, and obtain supporting or corrective information.
- Students will demonstrate the use of clear, effective and persuasive communications.
- IWP 610 Counterintelligence in a Democratic Society
- IWP 633 Strategic Terrorism (2 credits) OR IWP 695 American Domestic Terrorism in the Modern Era (2 credits)
- IWP 659 Enemy Threat Doctrine of Global Jihadism
- IWP 669 Counterterrorism and the Democracies
(Choose a total of six credits)
- IWP 616 U.S. National Security Strategy and Emerging Threats
- IWP 632 U.S. Intelligence in the Cold War and Beyond
- IWP 637 Public Diplomacy
- IWP 640 Cultural Intelligence for Strategy and Analysis
- IWP 641 Political Warfare: Past, Present, and Future
- IWP 644 Spies, Subversion, Terrorism and Influence Operations
- IWP 664 Foundations of Homeland Security
- IWP 670 Counter-Terror through Full Spectrum Cultural Engagement
- IWP 673 Human Rights and Counter-Radicalization
- IWP 678 Covert Action and National Security
- IWP 683 Violent Non-State Actors in Today’s Security Environment (2 credits)
- IWP 686 Terrorist Advocacy and Propaganda (2 credits)
- IWP 692 Cyber Terrorism and Intelligence (2 credits)
- IWP 708 Female Roles in Contemporary Insurgencies & Small Armies (2 credits)