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INTL411 - International Criminal Organizations

Course Details

Course Code: INTL411 Course ID: 3189 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course differentiates historical and contemporary patterns, modus operandi, capabilities, and vulnerabilities of organized crime organizations. Course content includes a review of the contemporary literature of South American, Mexican, Asian, European, and African criminal enterprises, traditional organized crime, Outlaw motorcycle gangs and transnational criminal enterprises.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 01/31/21 Fall 2020 Session D 8 Week session
08/31/20 - 01/29/21 02/01/21 - 03/28/21 Winter 2021 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

Upon completion of this course of study, students will be able to:

CO1: Understand critical issues in the era of homeland security.

CO2: Review the role of globalization in transnational crime.

CO3: Assess how international crime affects U.S. national security.

CO4: Analyze the impact of the Soviet Union’s demise on the rise of international criminal organizations.

CO5: Compare and contrast the history and development of other transnational criminal organizations.

CO6: Further examine the role of globalization in transnational crime.

CO7: Evaluate why money laundering is important to criminal organizations.

CO8: Evaluate how successfully U.S. and international law enforcement are combating the ICO problem.

CO9: Analyze international criminal organizations’ impact on the economic and social development of countries.

CO10: Analyze strategies to combat international organized crime.


Instructions and grading expectations for all forums will appear in the Forums section of the course site.


Instructions and grading expectations for all assignments will appear in the Assignments section of the course site.


Instructions and grading expectations for all exams will appear in the Tests & Quizzes section of the course site.

NameGrade %
Forums 40.00 %
Introduction 4.44 %
Week 1 4.44 %
Week 2 4.44 %
Week 3 4.44 %
Week 4 4.44 %
Week 5 4.44 %
Week 6 4.44 %
Week 7 4.44 %
Week 8 4.44 %
Paper 20.00 %
Research Paper 20.00 %
Exams 40.00 %
Final Exam 411 20.00 %
Midterm exam 20.00 %

Weekly lessons and assigned readings are available in the course site.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.