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Fall 2021

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CRJ119 - Homeland Security

Credits: 3

Catalog Description: Presents a comprehensive overview of homeland security from an all-hazards perspective. Examines threats to homeland security stemming from natural and technological disasters, domestic and international terrorism, and weapons of mass destruction. Reviews the roles and responsibilities of governmental agencies, not-for-profit and private agencies, and individual citizens concerning homeland security operations. Fall only.

Lecture: 3 hrs.

Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs):
Upon the successful completion of this course, a student will be able to:
1. Describe the history of homeland security in the United States.
2. Explain the role that homeland security plays in the United States.
3. Identify the categories of terrorist activities faced by the United States.
4. Analyze the different motives for terrorist activities.
5. Describe the phases of a terrorist operation.
6. Describe the various emergencies or disasters (technical and natural) faced by the United States.
7. Differentiate among the elements of an all hazards approach (mitigation, prevention, preparedness, response, recovery strategy) as they relate to the maintenance of a secure homeland.
8. Describe the responsibilities of all levels of government in responding to a terrorist act.
9. Describe the various challenges of maintaining a secure homeland.
10. Critique the preparedness of the United State to respond to homeland security threats.
11. Communicate effectively in a professional setting.


Effective Term: Spring 2020