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CR 448 Homeland Security and Ethical Issues

Learn how individual rights affect national security policies.

Format: Offered Online and On-Campus

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

As the threat of domestic terrorism escalates, the ethical issues facing Homeland Security become even more complex. In CR 448 Homeland Security and Ethical Issues, you’ll explore the history of Homeland Security, as well as policies used by the government and all sectors of society to prepare, respond and recover from domestic terrorist attacks. You’ll examine the individual rights of US citizens, as well as non-citizens living in the United States.

Throughout this course, a variety of assessment methods will be used to enable you to demonstrate course competencies. These assessment methods may include, but are not limited to, written assignments, oral presentations, research papers, quizzes, service learning projects and class participation.

What You’ll Learn in CR 448

In this course, you’ll identify emerging legal and ethical implementation issues associated with actions taken by response organizations and individuals within those organizations. You’ll also explore new and emerging legislation.

Course Topics

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

  • Individual Rights and Liberties: US Citizens
  • Social Disorganization Theory
  • Individual Rights and Liberties: Non-citizens, Illegal Immigrants, Enemy Combatants
  • Community Risk Management Planning and Emergency Management Planning
  • Sociological Perspectives and Considerations
  • The Future of Homeland Security and Disaster Response
  • Disaster Recovery and Aftermaths
  • Disasters and Civil Rights

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of CR 448, you will be equipped to:

  • Summarize how Homeland Security emerged within our history and how it serves as a policy framework for organizing the activities of government and all sectors of society to detect, deter, mitigate, prepare for, respond to and recover from domestic terrorist attacks.
  • Illustrate, by examples, an understanding of the relation between civil rights, civil liberties and Homeland Security issues for US citizens.
  • Illustrate, by examples, an understanding of the relation between civil rights, civil liberties and Homeland Security issues for noncitizens, illegal immigrants and enemy combatants.
  • Comprehend the value of risk management planning and emergency management planning for communities facing disasters.
  • Analyze disaster studies, sociological theories, disaster myths, formal/informal networks and a new age of volunteerism to understand how individuals, organizations and communities respond to disaster-related community disruptions.

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