This course provides the student with an understanding of the origins of terrorism in the 20th Century and the evolution of modern terrorism. The course will provide an overview of major terrorist groups, their organizational structure, composition, tactics, and purpose. Students will be introduced to law enforcement countermeasures employed in stopping past terrorist acts. Students will learn the structure of international terrorist organizations (Al Qaeda, The Taliban & Jihadist) their support apparatus for maintaining operations, and the nature and tactics of radical Islamic terrorist. Case studies will assist the student in understanding their role and contribution in the War on Terrorism. This class is tailored for the law enforcement and military personnel charged with protecting citizens at home and/or abroad from destructive acts of terrorism. The course format will be seminar with some lecture and case study discussion. This 40-hr course meets daily from 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM.