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INTL646 - Transnational Crime and Narcotics

Course Details

Course Code: INTL646 Course ID: 4183 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course will provide an overview of transnational crime and narcotics and its effects on national security, political, social, and economic development of countries around the world. The focus of this class will be the proliferation and expanding influence of organized crime groups, the increasing links among crime groups, corruption, and links to terrorism from transnational crime and narcotics. This class will examine the diverse dimensions of transnational crime and narcotics in the context of increasing globalization and the exponential impact of technology advances





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 the significance of transnational crime and narcotics and the linkages between transnational crime, narcotics, corruption and terrorism as a national security policy concern.

CO-2: Analyze the role of transnational crime and narcotics in the prolongation of conflict.

CO-3: Distinguish how transnational crime and narcotics are perceived in the developing world as opposed to the developed world.

CO-4: Assess the impact of technology as a facilitator of transnational crime and narcotics trafficking.

CO-5: Apply significant policy and practical opportunities and challenges to combating transnational crime and narcotics trafficking.

The course grade is based on the following assessments:

Discussion Forums – 30 percent

Discussion questions will be provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings and respond to the assigned topic(s). Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:55 pm ET and respond to two 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 – 20 percent

This assignment is a take-home essay assignment of two questions, 2-3 pages each, to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. Focus on the required class readings for your answers.

Specialized Project – 30 percent

This project will demonstrate your ability to synthesize discipline specific material. This is a task based exercise. 12-15 pages.

Final Assignment – 20 percent

This assignment is a take-home essay assignment of two questions, 2-3 pages each, to test knowledge and assimilation of the course objectives. Focus on the required class readings for your answers.

NameGrade %
Forums 30.00 %
Forum One 3.75 %
Forum Two 3.75 %
Forum Three 3.75 %
Forum Four 3.75 %
Forum Five 3.75 %
Forum Six 3.75 %
Forum Seven 3.75 %
Forum Eight 3.75 %
Assignments 40.00 %
Mid Term Assessment 20.00 %
Final Assignment 20.00 %
Project 30.00 %
Specialized Project 30.00 %

All required readings are located under the weekly Lessons tab in the classroom.

Book Title:There are no required books for this course.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.