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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
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session
04/27/20 - 10/02/20 10/05/20 - 11/29/20 Fall 2020 Session B 8 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

CO-1: Examined the connection between transnational crime, narcotics, corruption, and terrorism as a national security policy concern.

CO-2: Analyzed the role of transnational crime, terrorism, and narcotics in the prolongation of conflict

CO-3: Distinguished differences in the origin and impact of transnational crime, terrorism, and narcotics between the developing and developed world.

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

CO-5: Assessed policy options to combat transnational crime, terrorism, and narcotics trafficking.

The course grade is based on the following assessments:

Discussion Forums – 20 percent

Case Study – 25 percent

Policy Paper – 30 percent

Final Assignment – 25 percent

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

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.