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HLSS303 - Homeland Security Risk, Threats and Consequences

Course Details

Course Code: HLSS303 Course ID: 4696 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course examines the homeland security threat landscape. Students will evaluate the risks and threats facing homeland security and discuss the consequences if they were realized.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

CO-1: Investigate the concept of all hazards related risk at the national, state and local levels.

CO-2: Investigate the relationships between consequence, risk and threat.

CO-3: Examine the six strategic challenges driving current and future risks as provided in the 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review

CO-4: Relate the six strategic challenges driving current and future risks (as provided in the 2014 Quadrennial Homeland Security Review) to the 16 critical infrastructure areas at all levels of government; and in both, the private and public sectors

CO-5: Critique existing homeland security strategies for current and future effectiveness.

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 11:55 pm ET (Sunday at 11:55 pm ET for week 1 only) and respond to two (2) or more classmates by Sunday 11:55 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Midterm Assignment - 25 percent

This assignment is an essay of 4-5 pages and the use of a minimum of 5 academically acceptable sources. Research outside of the course material is highly encouraged.

Progress Assignment - 25 percent

This assignment is an essay of 4-5 pages and the use of a minimum of 5 academically acceptable sources. Research outside of the course material is highly encouraged.

Final Assignment – 25 percent

This assignment is an essay of 8 – 10 pages and the use of a minimum of 8 academically acceptable sources. Research outside of the course material is highly encouraged.

NameGrade %
Assignments 75.00 %
Progress Assignment 25.00 %
Midterm Assignment 25.00 %
Final Assignment 25.00 %
Discussion Forums 25.00 %
DF1 3.13 %
DF2 3.13 %
DF3 3.13 %
DF4 3.13 %
DF5 3.13 %
DF6 3.13 %
DF7 3.13 %
DF8 3.13 %

All required readings are located in the classroom under the weekly Lessons tab.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author:No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.