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HLSD 110 : Introduction to Homeland Security

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College of Arts & Sciences (WARSC)
Introduction to Homeland Security
The primary focus of this course is on issues dealing with the security of the citizens and industries of the United States, with emphasis on the transportation system and critical infrastructure protection roles of states, cities, and municipalities. Specific subjects introduced include the mission; the functions and responsibilities; and the legislative and regulatory framework governing the various agencies of the Department of Homeland Security; criminal acts against transportation; emergency management within the United States; the intelligence community and its role in homeland security; and issues pertaining to air; airtime; surface; and cargo security.

This course introduces students to the field, infrastructure, goals and challenges of homeland security in the United States today as well as the structure and opportunities of the homeland security programs at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University (ERAU).

1. Discuss and relate the main functions and components of the US Department ofHomeland Security.2. Discuss the structure and regulatory authority for homeland security.3. Discuss the history of emergency management and the current and historical inter- relationships between emergency management and homeland security.4. Identify and discuss the basic laws, acts and policy that characterize homeland security.5. Discuss the main concepts of emergency management including the core components, responsibilities and authority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA).6. Discuss general concepts of transportation and industrial security.7. Discuss, define and identify major incidents of terrorism and its history in the US.8. Describe the intelligence function in HS and its relationship to the study of terrorism.9. Discuss and identify what critical infrastructure and risk analysis activities include in homeland security.10. Discuss and identify the major components of environmental security and the basic technological systems common to the practice of homeland security11. Discuss the major components of cyber security and information assurance as it relates to the homeland security enterprise.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

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80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
60 - 69% D
0 - 60% F

Graduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
80 - 89% B
70 - 79% C
0 - 69% F
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