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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
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session
06/24/19 - 11/29/19 12/02/19 - 01/26/20 Fall 2019 Session D 8 Week session
08/26/19 - 01/31/20 02/03/20 - 03/29/20 Winter 2020 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

CO1: Analyze the role of globalization in transnational crime.

CO2: Analyze how international crime affects U.S. national security.

CO3: Analyze the impact of the Soviet Union’s demise on the rise of international criminal organizations.

CO4: Compare and contrast the history and development of international criminal organizations.

CO5: Evaluate why money laundering is important to criminal organizations.

CO6: Evaluate how successfully U.S. and international law enforcement are combating the ICO problem.

CO7: Analyze international criminal organizations’ impact on the economic and social development of countries.


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 %
Midterm exam 20.00 %
Final Exam 20.00 %

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

Book Title:Transnational Threats-E-book available in the APUS Online Library
Author:Thachuk, Kimberly
Unit Cost:$51.78
Book Title:To find the library e-book(s) req'd for your course, please visit to locate the eReserve by course #.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.