ghs583 | Graduate

Multi-disciplinary Global And Homeland Security Issues

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This course explores current and future issues in global and homeland security. Students will evaluate domestic border security and global immigration control. Students will understand the importance of planning for the prevention of domestic and international terrorism acts and other critical incidents and develop an understanding of gathering, using, and sharing appropriate intelligence. They will explore the collaboration and development of partnerships with private security organizations. Students will develop methods for coordinating emergency management efforts and discuss the psychological and sociological effects of terrorism and other critical incidents. The new skills and knowledge gained will add to the protection, safety, and security of our society.

This graduate-level course is 6 weeks This course is available as part of a degree or certificate program. To enroll, speak with an Enrollment Representative.

Course details:

Credits: 3
Continuing education units: XX
Professional development units: XX
Duration: 6 weeks

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    Constitutional Issues and Critical Incidents

    • Explain the constitutional issues related to civil liberties and homeland security.
    • Explain ethical dilemmas of profiling related to terrorism and critical incidents.
    • Assess how government data mining is used in investigation and prevention strategies.

    Border Security and Global Immigration Control

    • Determine transnational public safety issues relating to border security and global immigration control.
    • Describe how international trade agreements affect border security.
    • Assess the cooperative border security efforts between Mexico and the United States.
    • Explain how immigration affects various levels of the U.S. economy.

    Planning for the Prevention of Critical Incidents

    • Describe the challenges faced by regional and local agencies.
    • Explain the roles of various government agencies and private sector organizations.
    • Apply risk assessment processes.

    Information Sharing

    • Describe how different types of intelligence are gathered and used.
    • Explain information security issues that affect communication between intelligence, security, and law enforcement organizations.

    Coordinating Emergency Management Response Efforts

    • Explain roles of government and the private sector in response to critical incidents.
    • Explain technology issues related to interagency cooperation and interoperability.
    • Evaluate responses to critical incidents.

    Post-Incident Psychological and Sociological Effects

    • Describe the short-term and long-term psychological and sociological effects of terrorist acts and critical incidents.
    • Describe how terrorist acts and critical incidents may contribute to radicalization.
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