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HOMELAND SECURITY (HSEC)


HSEC 180 - INTRODUCTION TO THE HOMELAND SECURITY

Prerequisite: None

Students will study the components of federal, state, and local homeland security agencies and the relationships between these agencies and the private sector. Particular attention will be placed on policy, plans, and procedures for disaster preparation, mitigation, and response in the government as well as private sector. HSEC/CJ credit.

Credit: 3


HSEC 200 - POLICING IN AN ERA OF HOMELAND SECURITY

Prerequisite: HSEC/CJ 180

Students will develop an understanding of police operations within the context of homeland security. Issues to be discussed include a detailed exploration of federal homeland security law enforcement agencies, policing strategies, and contextual tactics.

Credit: 3


HSEC 210 - BORDER AND TRANSPORTATION SECURITY

Prerequisite: HSEC/CJ 180

Provides an introduction to modern border and transportation security challenges as well as different strategies to mitigate issues related to border and transportation security. Students will be required to discuss cultural, economic, legal, and political concerns and impacts associated with border and transportation security.

Credit: 3


HSEC 220 - INFRASTRUCTURE AND ENVIRONMENTAL SECURITY

Prerequisite: HSEC/CJ 180

Provides an introduction to the policy, strategy, and practical application of critical infrastructure and environmental security from an all-hazards perspective. Discusses a strategic context for 21st century risks to critical infrastructure systems and environmental concerns as well as the challenges and opportunities associated with these risks.

Credit: 3


HSEC 250 - COMMAND AND CONTROL SYSTEMS

Prerequisite: HSEC 200, 210, 220

Students will explore the various emergency plans developed to address various homeland security threats including terrorist actions, natural disasters, and manmade catastrophes. Topics include the Incident Command System (ICS), specific roles and responsibilities and communications systems within the ICS, as well as event planning and operations within the Joint Information Center (JIC).

Credit: 3


HSEC 332 - TERRORISM

Prerequisite: HSEC/CJ 180

This course will examine the various definitions of terrorism and terrorist groups. This course will also examine theories explaining terrorist behavior and how economics, race, religion and other factors influence terrorism and motivate terrorist groups. The course will explore the responses to terrorism, and particularly how terrorism is being fought globally through a Homeland Security lens. HSEC/CJ credit.

Credit: 3


HSEC 355 - HOMELAND SECURITY PLANNING

Prerequisite: HSEC 250

Students will explore the concepts of emergency operations plans. Students will analyze and evaluate emergency operations plans that address terrorist events and natural and manmade disasters using all-hazards risk analysis. Students will evaluate the processes of hazard identification and plan creation to address the events presented.

Credit: 3


HSEC 403 - FIELD EXPERIENCES IN HOMELAND SECURITY

Prerequisite: HSEC 410 or 432; Sr. Status

Provides an opportunity for Homeland Security students to apply learned knowledge and experience field work in an appropriate homeland security program, under the supervision of experienced homeland security and/or emergency management personnel.

Credit: 3


HSEC 410 - INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS

Prerequisite: HSEC 250

Students will explore the collection, analysis, sharing and dissemination of information in local, state and federal governments and the private sector. Students will examine the interdependence of intelligence-gathering agencies. Students will compare and contrast criminal and national security intelligence. Students will apply domestic and international intelligence efforts to policy decisions.

Credit: 3


HSEC 432 - EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Prerequisite: HSEC/CJ 180

This course will introduce students to homeland security and emergency management protocols, natural disaster management, and the network of government, business, and non-profit resources. The course will also discuss policies and processes involved in emergency management. HSEC/CJ Credit.

Credit: 3