Course

Course Summary
Credit Type:
Course
ACE Course Number:
PLNS-0046
Organization Course Number:
PLNS-0046
Organization:
Location:
Classroom-based
Length:
12 -- 15 weeks (120.2 hours)
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Upper-Division Baccalaureate 3 Homeland Security
Description

Objective:

The course objective is to address the functions of homeland security, critical infrastructure, and asset protection as they relate to government, industry, and the community. The key functions of threat prevention, crisis response, and operations recovery are addressed from a variety of perspectives given that homeland security is a responsibility that is shared by government agencies, the private sector, and individuals; encompassing a broad spectrum of professional career positions throughout our society. This course provides an overview of the elements involved in the homeland security function, as well as the challenges critical infrastructure managers in government and industry can/will face while maintaining mission operations and staff accountability in the midst of multiple overlapping roles and responsibilities in our rapidly changing world.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to compare national security policy before 9/11 with changes to that policy as a consequence of 9/11 and the formation of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
  • Explain the concept of terrorism
  • Examine the use of intelligence
  • Analyze intelligence
  • Examine cyber terrorism
  • Examine how transportation systems are at risk and protected from terrorist threats
  • Examine the effects of terrorism on public health
  • Describe the U.S. approach to emergency management
  • Describe the Incident Command System (ICS)
  • Write a response plan to an emergency situation
  • Describe the ethical considerations involved in homeland security issues
  • And describe the role of higher learning institutions in preparing graduates for understanding their role in homeland security
  • Describe the purpose and organization of the DHS
  • Describe critical infrastructure and key resources
  • Describe the purpose and structure of the National Response Framework (NRF)
  • Describe how incident response situations are managed
  • Describe the purpose, structure, and function of the ICS
  • Describe the use of communication technologies in emergency situations
  • Examine the role of various fields in preparing for and responding to emergencies

General Course Topics:

  • What is homeland security?
  • Terrorism
  • Intelligence
  • Critical infrastructure
  • Cyber terrorism
  • Transportation
  • Public health
  • National Response Framework (NRF)
  • Emergency management
  • Incident Command System (ICS)
  • All-hazards approach
  • ICS roles and procedures
  • Ethics
  • Emergency communications
  • Careers and the role of education
Instruction & Assessment

Instructional Strategies:

  • Audio Visual Materials
  • Computer Based Training

Methods of Assessment:

  • Examinations
  • Performance Rubrics (Checklists)
  • Quizzes

Minimum Passing Score:

70%
Supplemental Materials

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