Homeland Security (HLS)
Division: Social Sciences Division
This course is an overview to all of the important components of homeland security. The course will examine the agencies associated with homeland security and their inter-related duties, a description of the state, national, and international laws impacting homeland security, and an examination of historical events that led up to the present day critical threats that America now faces.
This course focuses on the importance of intelligence analysis and its interrelated relationship to the security management of terrorist attacks and other threats. Students will explore threats to and vulnerabilities of our national defense and private sectors posed by terrorists, man-made disasters and natural disasters.
Provides an in-depth view of modern border and transportation security. Specific topics include security for seaports, ships, aircraft, trains trucks, pipelines, buses, etc. along with system and industry changes since 9-11. Discussions continue with the technology needed to detect terrorists and their weapons, as well as discussions on the legal, economic, political, and cultural aspects of the problem.