F SC 145 Introduction to Homeland Security (3)
Credit, Degree Applicable
The course introduces the students to the fundamentals of Homeland Security. Examines the history and events leading up to the creation of the Department of Homeland Security. The interoperation between local, state, federal and non-governmental organizations regarding mitigation, preparation, prevention, response and recovery in an all-hazards environment.
Offered Fall semesters
After successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
- Outcome 1: Summarize the concepts and organizational structure that inform and affect homeland security.
- Outcome 2: Identify and explain the history of the threat of terrorism and threats to the homeland.
- Outcome 3: Identify the role of intelligence and counterintelligence within the homeland security discipline.
- Outcome 4: Summarize how border security, immigration and customs enforcement support the mission of the Department of Homeland Security.
- Outcome 5: Describe what cyber security and critical infrastructure protection measures are essential to homeland security.
- Outcome 6: Identify the proper steps regarding mitigation, protection, prevention, preparedness, emergency response and recovery with regards to all-hazards events.
- Outcome 7: Describe how the role of risk communication, warning communication and crisis communication assist with the mission of homeland security.
- Outcome 8: Assess how science and technology support the goals of homeland security.
- Outcome 9: Summarize the future role and challenges for homeland security.