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CR 449 Vulnerability and Security

Explore the theories that influence national security practices.

Format: Offered Online and On-Campus

Duration: 8 weeks

Credits: 3 credits

How does one spot a terrorist? How does one prevent the execution of a terrorist act? How do those in charge of national security answer these questions? In CR 449 Vulnerability and Security, you’ll explore theories and practices behind security and vulnerability assessments.

Throughout this course, discussions, debates, documentaries, group projects and essay assignments will provide you the opportunity to combine knowledge, principles and personal experiences to analyze and evaluate the factors associated with national security.

What You’ll Learn in CR 449

In this course, you’ll examine existing security practices and assessment models used in organizations. You’ll also identify emerging security concerns and solutions, including risk assessment and management, to counter potential threats.

Course Topics

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

  • Homeland Security and Terrorism — A New Priority
  • Terrorist Behavior
  • History of Terrorism
  • Media and Terrorism
  • Terrorism and Liberty
  • Prevention
  • Threat Assessment and Security Enhancement
  • Terrorism Readiness
  • Response and Recovery
  • Terrorism’s Future

Course Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of CR 449, you will be equipped to:

  • Comprehend the pragmatic and rational threat of terrorism in America.
  • Identify the specific areas of vulnerability of the terrorist threat in America and appreciate the quality and efficiencies, and the deficiencies, of the Homeland Security network.
  • Realize and analyze past and present terrorism threats in the United States.
  • Become familiar with local, state and federal agency’s specific responsibilities, and their individual preparedness-levels toward the threat of terrorism.
  • Identify “Public Security” and “Civil Liberties” and how each is affected by the other.
  • Be better prepared as a citizen to improve the security and safety of America.

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