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HS 101 - Introduction to Homeland Security

Credits: 3
Lecture Contact Hours: 3
Description: This course is an introduction to the concept of homeland security. The course will define and explain homeland security. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security will be thoroughly analyzed and its mission will be investigated. This course will also address chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive devices and the use of these weapons of mass destruction. The importance and basic elements of a planned response, methods used to prevent the importation of weapons of mass destruction into the U.S. and what can and is being done to prevent another large-scale terrorist incident in the United States will be covered.

Prerequisites: None.
Corequisites: None.
Recommended: None.

Course Category: Occupational
This Course is Typically Offered: Fall, Winter
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Course Competencies
  1. Outline the essential characteristics of national and international acts of terrorism.
  2. Analyze the concept of Homeland Security as it applies to U. S. security strategies and policies.
  3. Convey factual information effectively as it applies to coordinating governmental and non-governmental agencies.
  4. Develop an understanding of the Department of Homeland Security infrastructure, its bureaus, and affiliated agencies.
  5. Classify the roles, functions of, and interdependency between local, federal, and international law enforcement and military agencies as it applies to counter-terrorism.
  6. Differentiate between ethical and unethical attitudes and actions regarding the execution of Homeland Security practices.
  7. Analyze potential hazards within the U. S. with appropriate responses to those hazards.
  8. Evaluate the effectiveness of groups, organizations, and structures involved in response and recovery.
  9. Generate useful information for local, national, and international law enforcement agencies using effective strategies.
  10. Solve problems as an individual and in a coordinated team setting.
  11. Write clear, concise, and accurate reports to provide factual information, accurate data analysis, and sound recommendations.

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