Homeland Security/Emergency Management

Courses

CJ 1010 - Introduction to Criminal Justice (SS,DV) 3 cr
Exposes students to theories, concepts, and methods used to facilitate understanding, predicting and responding to issues of deviance and crime in America. Also includes development and evolution of components of American Criminal Justice System, including the history of racial, ethnic and gender discrimination on charging, conviction, incarceration and employment.

CJ 2450 - Terrorism 3cr
Prereq: CJ 1010. This course examines the history and development of terrorism in modern society and the destructive methods that terrorists use to accomplish their goals. Also included is a section on bio-terrorism.

HSEM 1360 - Introduction to Homeland Security 3cr
Prereq: CJ 1010, HSEM 1450. This course will address the national strategy for homeland security in the U.S., the various agencies and bureaucracies that make up the infrastructure of homeland security, and the role of local law enforcement and first-responders in homeland security. 

HSEM 1370 - Law, Policy and Privacy in Homeland Security and Emergency Management 3cr
Prereq: HSEM 1450Examines the legal aspects of homeland security. Students will learn how the US Constitution applies to critical homeland security issues, and reviews laws and regulations that impact homeland security and emergency management programs and policies.

HSEM 1380 - Introduction to Intelligence Analysis 3cr
Prereq: HSEM 1450. This course explores the history of intelligence gathering and analysis in the United States and in comparison to other nations, covert operations and counterintelligence, the relationships between intelligence officers and policy makers, the dangers of intelligence politicization, and the failures of intelligence that led to the attacks of 9/11/2001 and the invasion of Iraq.

HSEM  1400 - First Responders in Homeland Security and Emergency Management 3cr
Prereq: HSEM 1450Explores the roles and responsibilities of first responders during crisis events and how policies and procedures impact the on-scene decision-making process. Students will learn the actions each type of responder will take in an emergency scenario to secure scenes, reduce loss of property and save lives.

HSEM 1410 - Emergency Planning for Homeland Security and Emergency Management 3cr
Prereq: HSEM 1450. Proper emergency planning can significantly reduce the effects of man-made or natural disasters. This course covers the fundamentals of emergency planning and analyzes the roles of federal, state and local agencies responsible for protecting lives and property in the event of an emergency.

HSEM 1420 - Emergency Communications Management 3cr
Prereq: HSEM 1450. This course provides an introduction to communications management from a homeland security and emergency management perspective. Focus is on the design of policies and centralized communications systems that facilitate effective interagency communications and coordination.

HSEM 1430 - Protecting and Restoring Critical Infrastructure 3cr
Prereq: HSEM 1450. An in-depth look at the critical infrastructure systems that are vulnerable to man-made and natural disasters and the methods used to protect them. The course focuses on the development of threat and risk assessments and control measures that can be implemented to mitigate these risks.

HSEM 1440 - Continuity of Operations 3cr
Prereq: HSEM 1450. Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP) is critical for ensuring that government and private enterprises can communicate during emergencies and continue operations after an emergency. Topics covered include the development of COOP plans using existing models and templates, identification of essential functions, security of facilities and personnel, chain of command, and securing resources necessary to continue operations.

HSEM 1450 - Critical Thinking and Logic in Homeland Security and Emergency Management 3cr
Introduces students to critical thinking and logic skills through analyzing and evaluating arguments and a basic logical framework. Students develop judgment about the application of critical thinking and logic skills as applied to issues that arise in the context of terrorist attacks or natural disasters through critical reading, thinking, writing, research and analysis.