Introduction to Homeland Defense

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Reaction papers
Reaction papers are a critical component of the conversation that will take place in this course. There
will be a total of five different reaction papers throughout the course. Each of the five reaction papers
will be approximately two pages in length. The text will be double-spaced and formatted using APA
format. Students should clearly identify their topic and present their personal viewpoint or perspective;
however, students must also present a factual basis for that viewpoint (as opposed to an opinion paper).
All references supporting the factual basis must be properly cited to the original sources in accordance
with APA guidelines.
Additionally, there will be a discussion on the reaction papers in the subsequent module. Students will
post responses to at least one classmate’s paper by the Thursday of the following module following the
same guidelines and expectations used for the active learning discussion questions. Below is the
schedule for the reaction papers.
You are required to follow APA guidelines for each of your Reaction Papers. This means that the
finished paper will be 5 pages. No more….no less. Page 1 is your title page; page 2 is your Abstract,
page 3 & 4 will be the body of the report and page 5 will be your Reference page. Papers exceeding 5
pages will receive a grade reduction. The goal of these papers is to get you to be concise in both
thought and writing. It is critical that you follow the above outline exactly, with two full pages of
content. You should be writing the paper in a style as thought the person reading it has no prior
knowledge of the topic you are covering.
Module 1
Module 2
Module 3
Module 5
Module 7
CRM 222
Reaction Paper Instructions and Rubric
Instructions:
Reaction papers are a critical component of the conversation that will take place in this course. There will
be a total of five different reaction papers throughout the course. For each of the papers, students should
clearly identify their topics and present their personal viewpoints or perspectives; however, students must
also present a factual basis for those viewpoints (as opposed to an opinion paper). All references
supporting the factual basis must be properly cited to the original sources in accordance with APA
guidelines. All papers must be the work of the individual student – these are not group assignments.
Papers will be submitted to the Assignment box and posted to their respective Discussion Boards no later
than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT of the modules in which they are assigned. (These Assignment boxes
maybe linked to Turnitin.)
Additionally, there will be a discussion on the reaction papers in the subsequent module. Students will
post responses to at least one classmate’s paper by the Thursday of the following module following the
same guidelines and expectations used for the active learning discussion questions. Below is the
schedule for the reaction papers.
Assignment:
Reaction Paper 1
Reaction Paper 2
Reaction Paper 3
Reaction Paper 4
Reaction Paper 5
Paper to be Submitted to
Dropbox/Posted to Discussion
Board (worth up to 16 points each):
No later than Sunday 11:59 PM
EST/EDT of Module 1
No later than Sunday 11:59 PM
EST/EDT of Module 2
No later than Sunday 11:59 PM
EST/EDT of Module 3
No later than Sunday 11:59 PM
EST/EDT of Module 5
No later than Sunday 11:59 PM
EST/EDT of Module 7
Responses to Classmate’s Paper to be
Posted (worth up to 4 points each):
No later than Thursday 11:59 PM
EST/EDT of Module 2
No later than Thursday 11:59 PM
EST/EDT of Module 3
No later than Thursday 11:59 PM
EST/EDT of Module 4
No later than Thursday 11:59 PM
EST/EDT of Module 6
No later than Thursday 11:59 PM
EST/EDT of Module 8
The completed reaction paper should be typed in a double-spaced format with the correct APA citations,
formatting, and references. The scholarly paper assignment is to be no longer than two, typed, doublespaced pages in summary format and it is expected that each student will devote a great deal of initiative
toward producing a quality, scholarly product worthy of the high academic standards established at Saint
Leo University.
The paper will be evaluated based on the following criteria (see the rubric on the next page for the scoring
breakdown):
a. Thoroughness: How extensively does the paper develop the issue? Does the student show depth
and understanding of the subject, or is the analysis superficial? Does the paper clearly identify its
focus and logically analyze and discuss the topic?
b. Scholarly quality: Does the assignment meet acceptable college level standards with respect to
form and substance? Are the ideas presented in a clear, concise manner? Are there numerous
typographical, spelling, or grammatical errors? (Each such error deducts points off the grade).
Do not quote or cut and paste information to develop or write your paper. Use your own words
and summarize. Papers with over 20% of content from other sources will not be accepted.
Rubric (20 points possible):
Students will complete the assignment with attention to the following criteria:
Exceptional corresponds to an A- to A (90-100). Performance is outstanding; significantly above the
usual expectations.
Proficient corresponds to a grade of B- to B+ (80-89%). Skills and standards are at the level of
expectation.
Basic corresponds to a C to C+ (74-79%). Skills and standards are acceptable but improvements are
needed to meet expectations well.
Novice corresponds to a D to C- (60-73%). Performance is weak; the skills or standards are not
sufficiently demonstrated at this time.
Not Attempted corresponds to a grade of F (0-59%). This criterion is missing or not in evidence.
Rating
Not
Attempted
Criteria
Novice
Basic
Proficient
Exceptional
Score
The paper extensively
develops the issue
0-2.3
2.4-2.9
3.0-3.1
3.2-3.5
3.6-4.0
___/4.0
(4 points)
Shows depth and
understanding of the
subject, with appropriate
0-4
2.4-2.9
3.0-3.1
3.2-3.5
3.6-4.0
___/4.0
analysis
(4 points)
Clearly identifies focus and
logically analyzes and
0-4
2.4-2.9
3.0-3.1
3.2-3.5
3.6-4.0
___/4.0
discusses the topic
(4 points)
Meets acceptable college
level standards with
respect to form and
0-1.7
1.8-2.1
2.2-2.3
2.4-2.6
2.7-3.0
___/3.0
substance
(3 points)
Presents ideas in a clear,
concise manner
0-1.7
1.8-2.1
2.2-2.3
2.4-2.6
2.7-3.0
___/3.0
(3 points)
Typed in a double-spaced
APA format with footnotes
and bibliographic
0-1.1
1.2-1.4
1.5
1.6-1.7
1.8-2.0
___/2.0
references
(2 points)
[APA is the only acceptable and recognized writing format- Wikipedia is not an acceptable or reputable source.
Please do not use dictionaries or the textbook as reference material]
Total Score: ____/20
Instructor Comments:
CRM 222 Research Paper Instructions and Rubric
Students will write a 1500-1700-word Research Paper on one of the following topics:
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Chemical, biological, nuclear, radiological, or explosive training drills or exercises
First responders and planning, preparation, response, and recovery
Homeland Security strategies
Weapon delivery and/or defense methodologies
National response plan
National Incident Management System
Homeland Security related legislation
Intelligence; e.g., HUMINT, SIGINT, etc.
Students will select and submit their paper topics to the Assignment box no later than 11:59 PM
EST/EDT of Module 3.
The paper will include the following:
(1) An overview of the subject
(2) Major relevant points relative to economic, social, and/or legal implications; or, the impacts due to
the lack of attention paid to the economic, social, and/or legal implications
(3) A discussion on how your subject relates to the Saint Leo core values of excellence and
integrity. Examples of questions that you should ask yourself include:
a. Is there a commitment by any of the members of the organizations to achieve excellence
and live their mission while delivering on its promise? How so?
b. Does anyone pledge to be honest, just, and consistent in word and deed? How do you
know these things?
c. What are the indicators of their integrity or lack of integrity?
d. What can you take away from what you have learned?
The paper must include a running head, page numbers, cover page, abstract, body, and reference page.
References must be cited (in-text) using the APA format. A minimum of five references are required, with
no more than two from Internet sources. Do not use Wikipedia references or similar type references
in your paper. Additional grading criteria will include clarity of presentation, quality of content, mastery of
content, care and attention to detail, organization, originality of presentation, and the value and interest of
the presentation, as well as proper grammar and punctuation. The paper should consist of your original
work. You are required to use no more than 15% of others’ quoted work when completing any
assignments within this course of study. Your research paper must therefore be 85% original. Final
papers are to be submitted to the Assignment box no later than Sunday 11:59 PM EST/EDT of Module
6. (This Assignment box maybe linked to Turnitin.)
Your paper will be assessed using an individual grading rubric, which is on the next page for your
reference. This tool and process helps students identify and the instructor measure the key points
necessary to successfully complete written assignments.
Important notes:
? Points will be deducted for non-APA formatted papers. APA format and style information is
available via the course Resources section.
? All work must be completed using Microsoft Office products. Word Perfect and other similar
products will not be accepted due to “read” and “compatibility” issues. Rich text files (.rtf) are also
acceptable.
? No previously-submitted papers, articles, reports, or projects, in whole or in part, to Saint
Leo University, or to any other university or college will be accepted. Violation of this will
make you subject to referral to the Academic Standards Committee for self-plagiarism.
Rubric (100 points possible):
Students will complete the assignment with attention to the following criteria:
Exceptional corresponds to an A- to A (90-100). Performance is outstanding; significantly above the
usual expectations.
Proficient corresponds to a grade of B- to B+ (80-89%). Skills and standards are at the level of
expectation.
Basic corresponds to a C to C+ (74-79%). Skills and standards are acceptable but improvements are
needed to meet expectations well.
Novice corresponds to a D to C- (60-73%). Performance is weak; the skills or standards are not
sufficiently demonstrated at this time.
Not Attempted corresponds to a grade of F (0-59%). This criterion is missing or not in evidence.
Compute an analytic score by assigning points for each element, following the point ranges indicated
below.
Rating
Criteria
Extensively develops the
issue in relationship to the
student’s approved topic.
Paper shows depth and
understanding of the
subject with appropriate
analysis
(20 points)
Clearly identifies focus and
logically analyzes and
discusses the topic
(16 points)
Meets acceptable collegelevel standards with respect
to form and substance
(16 points)
Ideas presented in a clear
and concise manner
(16 points)
APA style and format
(16 points)
Turnitin.com score <15% (16 points) Not Attempted Novice Basic Proficient Exceptional Score 0-11 12-14 15 16-18 18-20 ___/20 0-9 10-11 12 13-14 15-16 ___/16 0-9 10-11 12 13-14 15-16 ___/16 0-9 10-11 12 13-14 15-16 ___/16 0-9 10-11 12 13-14 15-16 ___/16 0-9 10-11 12 13-14 15-16 ___/16 Total Score: ____/100 Instructor Comments: Research Paper Students will write a 1500-1700 – word Research Paper on one of the following topics: •Chemical, biological, nuclear, radiological, or explosive training drills or exercises •First responders and planning, preparation, response, and recovery •Homeland Security strategies •Weapon delivery and/or defense methodologies •National response plan •National Incident Management System •Homeland Security related legislation Active Learning Discussions Students are required to participate in active learning discussions. In the Active Learning threaded discussion areas for each module, using materials assigned in each module, respond to the stated question, including any relevance to and implications on the field of homeland security and defense. These discussions are intended to create thought-provoking, lively, and respectful discussions. Remarks can include your opinion(s), but must be based on experience, research, and/or prior learning. Use this exercise to foster a rich dialogue with your colleagues about issues that are important to the field of homeland security and defense. Each post must be a minimum of 300 words. Module 1 1. Discuss how the federal, state, and local governments, law enforcement officials, first responders, and private citizens should prepare for future terrorist attacks. Make sure you consider what form these future attacks might take and what might be the most effective counter-terrorist strategies. 2. Discuss some of the failures of the Federal Aviation Administration before and during 911. 3. What were the deficiencies and what were the red flags that should have been detected that might have prevented the events of September 11th? Module 2 1. What is the CBRNE spectrum and which poses the greatest real threat to the United States? 2. Discuss the three different motives or rationales for terrorists to use WMD. 3. Who or what is ISIS? What are their goals and why do they pose a threat to our homeland security? Module 3 1. Discuss what the authors says is the basic dilemma in combating terrorism. Discuss why you agree or disagree with what the author writes. 2. What issues do we face in combating terrorism and keeping it off of our soil? Are we doing a good job of that within our country and how well prepared are we to deal with it after should such an attack be successful? Active Learning Discussions Module 4 1. Discuss the advantages and disadvantages of increased intelligence activities. 2. Is Edward Snowden the protector of our Constitutional rights or a traitor to the United States. Discuss in detail. 3. Freedom fighter or terrorist. How do you tell the two apart? Module 5 1. Define and discuss "critical infrastructure". Include examples that can be found at the local, state, and federal levels. 2. Explain how the effects of a biological attack significantly differ from those of a chemical or nuclear attack. 3. How do we protect what we need? This week you will examine those areas defined as critical infrastructures. What are they, and how do we secure them from attack? How much involvement should the government have in controlling (protecting) our infrastructure when most of it is owned by private business? Module 6 1. Discuss some of the inherent public service issues and how might the TSA address them. 2. Discuss the drug wars in Mexico and the United States’ role in the world to stop the flow of drugs across the Mexican border. Does this have any connection with terrorism and our national security? Why or why not? 3. What are the Israelis doing (when it comes to screening travelers) that is so different from our methods in the United States? Are we doing it wrong? Module 7 1. Discuss the function of the National Counterterrorism Center (NCTC) 2. What is the Posse Comitatus Act? Explain when National Guard forces are exempt from Posse Comitatus. 3. As police departments shrink due to decreased budgets, is it time to use the National Guard for routine law enforcement duties? Active Learning Discussions Module 8 1. Looking forward, discuss who or what is the main problem for Homeland Security as it related to the United States. Why? 2. This week you will examine the five (5) main missions of the Department of Homeland Security. While making your responses this week, also give thought to how science and technology has aided to the protection of our country and our interests abroad. With over 240,000 employees and having 22 federal agencies reporting to them, has DHS gotten to big to be effective? ... Purchase answer to see full attachment

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