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INTL440 - Cyber Warfare

Course Details

Course Code: INTL440 Course ID: 3203 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course provides an overview of cyber warfare and the potential impact of its use by military, terrorist, and criminal organizations. By studying the operation of computer networks, the student will gain an appreciation of how they have both benefited society and made portions of its infrastructure more vulnerable. An overview of cyber weaponry will be presented, and various offensive and defensive strategies will be examined via case studies





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: Analyze cyberspace and cyber warfare.

CO-2: Diagram basic computer network operations.

CO-3: Compare selected cyber weapons and their associated attack strategies.

CO-4: Examine defensive strategies for securing networks.

CO-5: Evaluate cyber war capabilities of selected nations.

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 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 is a take-home essay assignment, 4-6 pages in length, to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory. You may also use other academic sources to aid in answering this question.

Progress assignment - 25 percent

This assignment is a take-home essay assignment, 4-6 pages in length, to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory. You may also use other academic sources to aid in answering this question.

Final assignment – 25 percent

This assignment is a take-home essay assignment, 4-6 pages in length, to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. The use of required texts and readings from this course is mandatory. You may also use other academic sources to aid in answering this question.

  • External websites and other assigned reading found in the Lessons area of the classroom.
  • Weekly Lesson Notes and videos or audio files are found in the Lessons area of the classroom.
Book Title:Cyberwarfare: Information Operations in a Connected World- the VitalSource e-book is provided inside the classroom
ISBN:9781284058482
Publication Info:VS-Jones & Bartlett
Author:Chapple, Mike / Seidl, David
Unit Cost:$75.79
Electronic ISBN:9781284070873
Electronic Unit Cost:$35.00

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.