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Course Details

Course Code: HLSS310 Course ID: 4868 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course provides an overview of critical infrastructures and their relationships to one another. Critical infrastructure sectors will be analyzed to determine prioritization, potential areas of vulnerability to threats, and potential counter-measures that can be utilized. Students will explore issues pertaining to planning, securing, and responding to these infrastructures under serious threat to ensure continuity of operations. Factors that should be considered in the response to minimize disruption and improve first responder safety will also be discussed.

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: Identify how critical infrastructure aspects relate to national security.
CO-2: Examine dependencies/interdependencies between the critical infrastructure sectors.
CO-3: Evaluate risks/threats/hazards/vulnerabilities as they relate to national security.
CO-4: Analyze critical infrastructure resiliency to ensure continuity of operations.
CO-5: Explore how to minimize disruption of critical infrastructures to improve first responder safety.
CO-6: Assess how physical attacks, cyber events, and natural disasters impact critical infrastructures.

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 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 - 20 percent

Research Paper Assignment - 30 percent

Final Assignment – 25 percent

NameGrade %
Discussions 25.00 %
W1: Introduction to Critical Infrastructure Systems Protection and Water and Wastewater Systems Sector & Transportation Systems 3.13 %
W2: Chemical Sector & Critical Manufacturing Sector 3.13 %
W3: Agriculture Food Sector & Defense Industrial Base Sector 3.13 %
W4: Energy Sector & Communications Sector 3.13 %
W5: Healthcare and Public Sector & Information Technology Sector 3.13 %
W6: Emergency Services Sector & Financial Service Sector 3.13 %
W7: Dams Sector & Nuclear Reactors Materials and Waste Sector 3.13 %
W8: Government Facilities Sector & Commercial Facilities Sector 3.13 %
Assignment 3 30.00 %
Assignment 3 30.00 %
Assignment 1 22.50 %
Assignment 1 22.50 %
Assignment 2 22.50 %
Assignment 2 22.50 %

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

CO-1: Identify how critical infrastructure aspects relate to national security.
CO-2: Examine dependencies/interdependencies between the critical infrastructure sectors.
CO-3: Evaluate risks/threats/hazards/vulnerabilities as they relate to national security.
CO-4: Analyze critical infrastructure resiliency to ensure continuity of operations.
CO-5: Explore how to minimize disruption of critical infrastructures to improve first responder safety.
CO-6: Assess how physical attacks, cyber events, and natural disasters impact critical infrastructures.

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.