A study of domestic and international terrorism as it relates to domestic security. Topics include terrorist organizations and motivations, investigating terrorism threats, conducting vulnerability assessments of potential terrorist targets, and the role of government agencies in response to a terrorist incident and recovery afterwards.
This course will introduce students to the vocabulary and important components of Homeland Security. Students will learn about the important agencies associated with Homeland Security and their inter-related duties and relationships. Students will examine historical events that impact Homeland Security. Students will explore state, national, and international laws impacting Homeland Security and students will examine the most critical threats confronting Homeland Security.
Overview of modern border and transportation security challenges (post 9/11 attacks to the present) as related to our transportation infrastructure, including seaports, ships, aircraft, airports, trains, train stations, trucks, highways, bridges, rail lines, pipelines and buses. The course will also explore technology used to enhance security of borders and transportation systems. Students will be required to discuss the legal, economic, political and cultural concerns associated with transportation and border security.
This course examines intelligence analysis and its indispensable relationship to the security management of terrorist attacks or disasters, man-made and natural. It also explores the vulnerabilities of our national defense and private sectors and threats posed to these institutions. Students will discuss substantive issues regarding intelligence support of homeland security measures and explore how the intelligence community operates.