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Course Details

Course Code: HLSS302 Course ID: 4479 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course offers a broad overview of the key operational and policy areas the United States government employs to best ensure the security of the nation. Students will explore and discover central themes that frame the government’s homeland security operations which emerged after the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
03/29/2022 - 09/02/2022 09/05/2022 - 10/30/2022 September Summer 2022 Session D 8 Week session
04/26/2022 - 09/30/2022 10/03/2022 - 11/27/2022 October Fall 2022 Session B 8 Week session
05/21/2022 - 11/04/2022 11/07/2022 - 01/01/2023 November Fall 2022 Session I 8 Week session
06/28/2022 - 12/02/2022 12/05/2022 - 01/29/2023 December Fall 2022 Session D 8 Week session
07/25/2022 - 12/30/2022 01/02/2023 - 02/26/2023 January Winter 2023 Session B 8 Week session
08/29/2022 - 02/03/2023 02/06/2023 - 04/02/2023 February Winter 2023 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1: Describe homeland security as defined in the U.S. national security strategies and policies.

CO-2: Assess U.S. critical infrastructure protection programs.

CO-3: Examine risk management in homeland security operations.

CO-4: Examine the capabilities and limitations of intelligence to support homeland security efforts.

CO-5: Critique the homeland security system’s capability to meet forecast and emergent future challenges.

Forum Discussions – 25 percent

Each week, a discussion question is provided and posts should reflect an assimilation of the readings. Students are required to provide a substantive initial post by Thursday at 11:59 pm ET and respond to two (2) or more classmates by Sunday 11:59 pm ET. Discussion posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Midterm Assignment - 20 percent

Progress Assignment - 25 percent

Final Assignment – 30 percent

NameGrade %
Discussions 25.00 %
W1: Introduction to Homeland Security 3.13 %
W2: Homeland Security Strategic Guidance 3.13 %
W3: Threats to the Homeland and Terrorist Tactics 3.13 %
W4: Critical Infrastructure and Homeland Security 3.13 %
W5: Managing Risk and Cyber-Security in the Homeland 3.13 %
W6: Homeland Security Intelligence 3.13 %
W7: Role of Department of Defense in Homeland Security 3.13 %
W8: Civil Liberties and the Future of Homeland Security 3.13 %
Midterm Assignment 20.00 %
Midterm Assignment 20.00 %
Progress Assignment 25.00 %
Progress Assignment 25.00 %
Final Assignment 30.00 %
Final Assignment 30.00 %

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

CO-1: Describe homeland security as defined in the U.S. national security strategies and policies.

CO-2: Assess U.S. critical infrastructure protection programs.

CO-3: Examine risk management in homeland security operations.

CO-4: Examine the capabilities and limitations of intelligence to support homeland security efforts.

CO-5: Critique the homeland security system’s capability to meet forecast and emergent future challenges.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit http://apus.libguides.com/er.php to locate the course eReserve.
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Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.