This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the definition, origins, and development of Homeland Security in the United States. The terminology of the Department of Homeland Security will be discussed as well as the presidential directives that created this new department. This course will explore state, national, and international laws impacting homeland security. The course will examine the most critical threats and challenges confronting homeland security. This course will also discuss how DHS has changed over the past several years in reaction to different terrorist events and the future of protecting the homeland. Lecture: 3 hours
This course examines intelligence analysis and its indispensable relationship to the security management of terrorist attacks, man-made disasters and natural disasters. It also explores vulnerabilities of our national defense and private sectors, as well as the threats posed to these institutions by terrorists, man-made disasters, and natural disasters. Students will discuss substantive issues regarding intelligence support of homeland security measures implemented by the United States and explore how the intelligence community operates. Lecture: 3 hours
Provides an in-depth view of modern border and transportation security. Specific topics include security for seaports, ships, aircraft, trains, trucks, pipelines, buses, etc. Focuses on the technology needed to detect terrorists and their weapons as well as includes discussion on legal, economic, political, and cultural aspects of the problem. Lecture: 3 hours
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