The New Age of Terrorism

Assignments
Students will complete the following assignment activities. When completing your written
assignments in either Microsoft Word or rich text format (using Times New Roman size 12 font
ONLY) – not Word Perfect, use APA CITED textbook concepts to analyze the issues. If you just
complete the assignments in broad terms without applying text concepts using APA citations,
your grade will be significantly lower. While older sources are fine, students must include the
required number of citations from the textbook and more current sources. Note: The paper must
be written, using your own words, supported by your citations, More than 90 percent of
the words, sentences, paragraphs, and pages must be written – using your own words.
I strongly recommend students review a grammar/writing guide prior to submitting assignments.
My goal is assignments will be reviewed and grades posted within 48 hours of their submission.
Assignments submitted late will have a 10 % penalty assessed for each week late. . Cover,
reference, appendix, images, charts, bulleted items, and table pages DO NOT count towards the
page length requirements. There is NO extra credit or makeup assignments offered in the course,
so every assignment contributes to students’ final course grades. Assignments MUST be posted
to the BB site and do NOT get emailed to me.
Research Assignment # 1: 150 Points
DUE DATE: February 3
Prepare a ten page (double-spaced) paper, using your own words, of any ONE of the terms
(related to emergency management) listed in the textbook Index. The title must list the selected
term. This assignment will ensure you become the subject matter expert on this element of the
course curriculum. Please utilize at least five text citations and five citations from other sources
(published after Jan. 2014) to support your discussion of how the topic is a critical WMD or
terrorism topic. While older sources are fine, students must include the required number of
citations from the textbook and more current sources. Using headers to break up the various
section of this assignment is Mandatory.