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HLSD 280 : Professional Skills in Homeland Security

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College of Arts & Sciences (WARSC)
Professional Skills in Homeland Security
Prepare students to seek and win internships. Personality evaluations, cover letter and resume preparation, interviewing skills. Ethics and professionalism in homeland security.

This course introduces students to several business and professional skills that will assist their transition from a student to a professional and to begin a career in homeland security. Students will identify the overarching characteristics of homeland security as a profession and how that matches individual personality profiles.

1. Measure and understand basic personality types.2. Measure and understand a preferred conflict resolution style.3. Discuss and relate the main characteristics of personality and conflict resolution style to career development.4. Learn how to write a cover letter and resume and to tie them together regarding a specific job.5. Learn interviewing skills.6. Perform a systematic search for an internship that matches the student’s personality profile.7. Develop an understanding of professional ethics and how they apply in the field of homeland security or defense.8. Identify and understand the mission of at least one professional association for Homeland Security professionals.

Located on the Daytona Beach Campus, the Jack R. Hunt Library is the primary library for all students of the Worldwide Campus. The Chief Academic Officer strongly recommends that every faculty member, where appropriate, require all students in his or her classes to access the Hunt Library or a comparable college-level local library for research. The results of this research can be used for class projects such as research papers, group discussion, or individual presentations. Students should feel comfortable with using the resources of the library. 

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Written assignments must be formatted in accordance with the current edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) unless otherwise instructed in individual assignments.

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Undergraduate Grade Scale

90 - 100% A
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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