Security Science (SCTY)

Security Science Courses

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

In this course, the student will be provided descriptions of 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 will be among the issues examined and discussed. Pre-Requisite: one psychology course and one government/history course, or permission of the instructor.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

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

In this course, the student will be given the opportunity to gain practical experience in the intelligence functions of analysis, writing, and briefing. The student will be expected to 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.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

SCTY 400  Airport Security  3 Credits (3,0)

This course will cover specific facets of aviation- related security to include 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. The course will also discuss the current threat, counter terrorism measures, new technologies in the field and the importance of the aviation industry, both passenger and cargo to the global economy.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

SCTY 415  Studies in Intelligence II  3 Credits (3,0)

The course is a simulation of intelligence officers' activities. The student will function as an intelligence desk officer for either a government, global corporation, terrorist group, global criminal organization, or multilateral political organization. Using the simulation, the student will study and practice many components of tactical and strategic intelligence. Some components included will be intelligence collection, evaluation, analysis, production, and dissemination; intelligence oversight; covert and clandestine operations; intelligence bureaucracies; espionage; ethical and moral issues in intelligence; and counterintelligence. The course emphasizes functional interactions.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

SCTY 420  General Aviation Security  3 Credits (3,0)

The focus of this course is to identify what general aviation is and to explore the security and terrorism threats to the general aviation community. Methods of protection of general aviation airports, aircraft, fixed-base operations, hangers and flight schools will be addressed. The establishment of the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association Airport Watch is examined. The use of physical security measures and the establishment of a security force operations will be addressed.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

SCTY 485  Corporate Security  3 Credits (3,0)

The student will be exposed to 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. Beginning with a discussion of the differences between public and private police, students will analyze security needs of business and private establishments, in detail, and the threats that might emanate from tapped phones, bugged offices, stolen papers, covert recording, undercover employees, phony repair people, fax intercepts, etc. The substance of the course will include practical and theoretical elements affecting the field.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.

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.
Prerequisites: RSCH 202.