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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
11/30/20 - 04/30/21 05/03/21 - 06/27/21 Spring 2021 Session I 8 Week session
12/28/20 - 06/04/21 06/07/21 - 08/01/21 Spring 2021 Session D 8 Week session
01/25/21 - 07/02/21 07/05/21 - 08/29/21 Summer 2021 Session B 8 Week session
03/29/21 - 09/03/21 09/06/21 - 10/31/21 Summer 2021 Session D 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

CO-1: Describe the "all hazards" concept as it relates to risk at the national, state and local levels.

CO-2: Demonstrate understanding concerning relationships between consequence, risk and threat.

CO-3: Examine identified strategic challenges driving current and future U.S. homeland security initiatives.

CO-4: Recognize public and private sector responsibility regarding nation's critical infrastructure related to identified strategic challenges.

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

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 (Sunday at 11:59 pm ET for week 1 only) and respond to two (2) or more classmates by Sunday 11:59 pm ET. Forum posts are graded on timeliness, relevance, knowledge of the weekly readings, and the quality of original ideas.

Midterm Assignment - 25 percent

Progress Assignment - 25 percent

Final Assignment – 25 percent

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

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.*

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.