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HLS 106 AIRPORT AND AVIATION SECURITY

HLS 106 – Airport and Aviation Security

Course Outline

Course Number & Name:  HLS 106 Airport and Aviation 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:  This course examines airport and aviation security and the U.S. policy and strategy in the age of global terrorism.  Students will learn about threats to and vulnerabilities of airport and aviation security posed by terrorists.  Students will explore and engage in discussions about effective airline and air cargo security measures taken to prevent terrorist strikes after 9/11, possible new threats, and the need to provide homeland security and preserve civil liberties.

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

  1. define, explain, and analyze the importance of U.S. airport and aviation security measures and the continued need to evaluate new risks and provide homeland security;
  2. analyze and explain present as well as possible new threats to and vulnerabilities of airport and aviation security posed by terrorists; and
  3. describe and outline the airline and air cargo security measures implemented to prevent terrorist strikes after 9/11.