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ClassID Name Description Credits
HLS 3000 Introduction to Homeland Security This course is designed to introduce the student to the scope of issues facing the American public, the private sector and law enforcement on securing the country against threats posed by domestic and international terrorist groups. Threats to American interests abroad will also be analyzed. 3
HLS 3200 Emergency Management and Recovery This course exposes students to emergency management, mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery. The course concentrates on the recovery phase, which involves bringing the affected area back to status quo ante and explores how mitigation for the next event ties in with recovery. Included is discussion of eminent domain in the disaster recovery context as well as the roles of federal, state, and local governments. 3
HLS 3500 Infrastructure Protection This course is designed to familiarize the student with the principles of Homeland Security infrastructure protection as outlined in presidential directives, executive orders and federal and state law, court opinions, regulations, policies, and procedures. 3
HLS 4000 Financial Investigations This course will cover the background priorities and laws of the United States in fighting money laundering. Title 18 Sections 1956 and 1957 will be discussed, as well as, the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 170), the Patriot Act and other Federal and United Nations acts. Any additional acts, resolutions, court opinions, or amendments regarding money laundering will also be analyzed and explored. 3
HLS 4200 Transportation Security This course will allow the student the ability to recognize some of the challenges facing transportation security and to formulate possible solutions to address these challenges. Students will examine current security responses by federal, state and local governments, as well as, private industry in the area of aviation, marine, highway and rail safety. 3
HLS 4210 Corporate Private Security This course teaches students with the methods of securing the infrastructure of the United States. The student will have an understanding of all aspects of security, including the ability to identify threat elements to civil aviation operations, transportation, trains, rivers, bridges, and roads. Further the student will be able to apply their knowledge in providing briefings regarding their independent research into the methods utilized in the infrastructure protection by private and corporate security. 3
HLS 4500 Homeland Security Law and Policy Prerequisites HLS3000. This course is designed to give the student an overview of homeland security law and policy. Students will explore emergency response, emergency management, and terrorism after 9112001. 3
HLS 4640 Homeland Security Theory, Policy and Practice Prerequisites HLS 3000, 3200, 3500. This course will serve as a capstone course for the homeland security concentration. Students will demonstrate their knowledge of theory, policy and practice in homeland security through their participation in a project that addresses a contemporary issue in homeland security. Best practices in homeland security will also be discussed. 3
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