Security Science (SCTY)

Security Science Courses

SCTY 310  Introduction to Security  3 Credits (3,0)

Historical development, legal and ethical aspects of the security profession and the role of security today as part of the criminal justice system, business and society; current security disciplines such as contract security, private investigations, industrial security, aviation security, cultural property security, physical security and information security.

SCTY 315  Studies in Intelligence I  3 Credits (3,0)

The varied ways strategic intelligence is used by world leaders to shape policy and its effect on world events; intelligence collection, analysis, and dissemination and counterintelligence are among the issues examined and discussed.

SCTY 385  Intelligence Collection and Analysis  3 Credits (3,0)

Practical experience in the intelligence functions of analysis, writing, and briefing; demonstrate an "intelligence-oriented mind" and ability to work under time pressure. The student will become familiar with analytical methodologies and writing styles that make complex world events explicable to military decision makers and senior policy makers.

SCTY 400  Aviation Security  3 Credits (3,0)

Investigation into specific facets of security in aviation. Physical and procedural controls, regulations of the Department of Homeland Security, the Transportation Security Administration, the Federal Aviation Administration and ICAO, as well as international treaties. Current threats, counter terrorism measures, new technologies in the field and the importance of the aviation industry, both passenger and cargo, to the global economy.

SCTY 485  Corporate Security  3 Credits (3,0)

Issues in the field of private/corporate security; private security firms work with public law enforcement strengthening the overall security posture of firms, schools, etc. The differences between public and private police; security needs of business and private establishments, and the threats that might emanate from tapped phones, bugged offices, stolen papers, covert recording, undercover employees, phony repair people, fax intercepts, etc.

SCTY 488  National Security Issues and Terrorism  3 Credits (3,0)

Although terrorism has been a known phenomenon for centuries, it has become the most frequent form of conflict in the late 20th century. Success in preventing nuclear warfare and in curbing the outbreak of most conventional war has resulted in more forms of low intensity violence, a significant feature of which is overt terrorism. Ideological hardening, ethnic militancy, and religious revivalism have fueled terrorist ambitions. Broadly speaking, there are three types of terrorism, classified on the basis of actors. The course will address all three types: domestic US, international or group directed, and state sponsored.