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CR 445 Homeland Security

Examine the coordinated efforts that keep our country safe.

Format: Online and/or Classroom

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

The threat of terrorism is real, and the role of homeland security is more important than ever. In CR 445 Homeland Security, you will explore homeland security concepts and how different organizations work together in the event of a security challenge.

Throughout this course, discussions, debates, documentaries, group projects and essay assignments will give you the opportunity to combine knowledge, principles and personal experiences to analyze and evaluate the factors associated with the increasing threats to our national security and the course of action in the event of an actual occurrence.

What You’ll Learn in CR 445

In this course, you’ll explore terminology and concepts used by professionals in the field of homeland security and examine the role of first responders (i.e. FEMA, Secret Service, police departments, etc.) and the challenges and problems associated with each.

Course Topics

Throughout this course, weekly topics may include but are not limited to:

  • History of Homeland Security
  • Domestic Counterterrorism and Homeland Defense
  • Transnational and Domestic Terrorism
  • Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) and the All Hazards Approach
  • Critical Infrastructure, Vulnerability and Preparedness
  • Handling a Serious Incident
  • Future of Homeland Security

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of CR 445, you will be able to:

  • Define homeland security and terrorism and recognize how they have evolved over the past several decades though 9/11 to present day.
  • Outline the organization, strategy, programs and principles of homeland security at the local, state and national levels.
  • Compare and contrast the difference between terrorist groups involved in both domestic and international terrorism.
  • Explain how to identify chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive (CBRNE) weapons and how they can be obtained and deployed.
  • Assess cyber terrorism’s potential effects on critical infrastructure and identify the means to protect against these dangers.
  • Apply safety, vulnerability and preparedness concepts to business, community and personal case scenarios.
  • Appraise the future of homeland security by defining a response balanced with concerns for safety and civil liberty.
  • Identify ethical, intercultural and legal issues related to homeland security.

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*Disclaimer: Course content and outcomes may vary and are subject to change without notice.

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