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HLS 101 INTRODUCTION TO HOMELAND SECURITY

HLS 101 – Introduction to Homeland Security

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  HLS 101 Introduction to Homeland Security

Credit Hours:  3.0             Contact Hours:  3.0          Lecture:  3.0       Lab:  N/A             Other:  N/A

Prerequisites:  None

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: 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.

Course Goals: Upon successful completion of this course, students should be able to do the following:

  1. outline the essential characteristics of national and international acts of terrorism;
  2. construct a historical timeline that includes all significant terroristic threats and events in the United States and globally; and
  3. examine and interpret forensic evidence to reconstruct crime and terrorism events.