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HLS 104 TRANSPORTATION AND BORDER SECURITY

HLS 104 – Transportation and Border Security

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  HLS 104 Transportation and Border Security

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

Prerequisites:  Grade of “C” or better in HLS 101 or permission of the instructor

Co-requisites:  None                                                      Concurrent Courses:  None

Course Description: 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.

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

  1. discuss transportations and border security and threats and potential solutions;
  2. analyze alternatives, risks, and consequences to selected methods of security operations; and
  3. demonstrate geographical literacy by analyzing and interpreting graphical information (maps, geographical surveys, aerial photographs, weather patterns, diagrams) to explain how they can be used as possible threats in border patrol and transportation systems