Investigation of the role of government agencies and emergency responders during the threat of domestic and international terrorism. Explores the definition of terrorism and the political context in which it exists. Reviews the development of 20th century and contemporary terrorist movements and groups and their historical antecedents. Focuses on the effects of terrorist attacks and their differences from natural and non-terrorist human-caused disasters. Threat assessment, analysis, and planning promotes the inclusion of this element of emergency management in preparation, incident management, and response/recovery. 3 Credits (3 Lecture)