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SCTY 310 : Introduction to Security

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College of Aeronautics (WAERO)
Introduction to Security
This course provides an overview of the historical development of the security profession and the role of security today as part of the criminal justice system, business and society. The current security disciplines such as contract security, private investigations, industrial security, aviation security, cultural property security, physical security and information security will be explored. Legal and ethical aspects of the security profession are explored along with a review of the development of an effective professional proprietary security.

This course is required for students pursuing the Bachelor of Science in Aviation Security Degree. Students will be introduced to the role of security in society as well as the historical aspect of the security profession. Physical security and information security methods will also be covered. The various types of security to include cultural property security, government security, and educational institution security will be investigated.

1. Define and analyze the role of private security in society.2. Define, analyze, and critique the importance of historical aspects of the security profession.3. Identify and discuss examples of physical security and fire safety sensors, methods of transmission of security alarms and the security central station.4. Identify the physical security measures utilized to provide security protection within various types of facilities.5. Describe the methods of protecting a security disciplines.6. Identify and analyze legal and liability issues related to private security.7. Analyze and discuss the appropriate selection and application of a research methodology and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter.8. Demonstrate appropriate selection and application of a research method and statistical analysis (where required), specific to the course subject matter.

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
Nicole Bier - 3/1/2015
Dr. Daniel J. Benny - 3/1/2015
Dr. Dennis Vincenzi - 3/1/2015
Dr. Kenneth Witcher - 3/1/2015
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