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HLSS212 - Chemical, Biological, and Radiological Hazards

Course Details

Course Code: HLSS212 Course ID: 2910 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course provides an in-depth study of the history of CBRN agent and material development and use by nations, nation-states, state-sponsored organizations, and terrorists. This course further examines CBRN threats worldwide and reviews CBRN Arms Limitations, Treaties, Organizations, Regimes and Agreements. Finally, the course discusses various approaches to deter use of CBRN agents, materials, and weapons.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1 Describe chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear (CBRN) weapons

CO-2 Identify basic threats associated with CBRN weapons

CO-3 Summarize past terrorist use of CBRN weapons based on case studies

CO-4 Compare and contrast various CBRN weapons that could be used in a terrorist attack

CO-5 Examine critical knowledge of the current CBRN threat

Forum Discussions – 25 percent

Each week, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to two (2) or more classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Midterm Assignment - 25 percent

This assignment consists of five essay questions to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory.

Progress Assignment - 25 percent

This assignment consists of five essay questions to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The exclusive use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory.

Final Assignment – 25 percent

This assignment requires students to select one of the CBRN categories, and then pick one particular agent from that category to write a 5-page paper from the perspective of a terrorist and then provide your perspective on how to prevent such an attack. All work must be supported by a variety of academic material to give your opinion more validity.

NameGrade %
Forums 25.00 %
Forum 1 3.13 %
Forum 2 3.13 %
Forum 3 3.13 %
Forum 4 3.13 %
Fourm 5 3.13 %
Forum 6 3.13 %
Fourm 7 3.13 %
Forum 8 3.13 %
Assignments 75.00 %
Final Assignment 25.00 %
Midterm Assignment 25.00 %
Progress Assignment 25.00 %

All required readings are located in the Weekly Lessons in the classroom.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.