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Course Code: HLSS322 Course ID: 4869 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This course provides an overview of legal and ethical issues in homeland security. Homeland security legislation and executive orders will be discussed, as will international law, conventions, and declarations. The central focus of the course is the balance of goals, strategies, and objectives for effective homeland security while preserving civil liberties. Issues surrounding intelligence and the use of surveillance, rights of U.S. citizens and foreign nationals, immigration, transportation security, and cyber security will all be examined.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Start Month Session Weeks
07/27/2021 - 12/31/2021 01/03/2022 - 02/27/2022 January Winter 2022 Session B 8 Week session
08/31/2021 - 02/04/2022 02/07/2022 - 04/03/2022 February Winter 2022 Session I 8 Week session
09/28/2021 - 03/04/2022 03/07/2022 - 05/01/2022 March Winter 2022 Session D 8 Week session
10/26/2021 - 04/01/2022 04/04/2022 - 05/29/2022 April Spring 2022 Session B 8 Week session
11/30/2021 - 04/29/2022 05/02/2022 - 06/26/2022 May Spring 2022 Session I 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

CO-1: Describe the major homeland security laws, policies, and executive orders.

CO-2: Recognize the constitutional articles and amendments that provide both the legal authority and limitations of the U.S. Government to protect the homeland.

CO-3: Evaluate the application of law and policy in homeland security.

CO-4: Examine the major international conventions and declarations governing individual and prisoner rights.

CO-5: Justify laws and procedures in times of emergency while remaining within parameters of due process.

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. Discussion 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

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

CO-1: Describe the major homeland security laws, policies, and executive orders.

CO-2: Recognize the constitutional articles and amendments that provide both the legal authority and limitations of the U.S. Government to protect the homeland.

CO-3: Evaluate the application of law and policy in homeland security.

CO-4: Examine the major international conventions and declarations governing individual and prisoner rights.

CO-5: Justify laws and procedures in times of emergency while remaining within parameters of due process.

Book Title:Understanding Homeland Security: Foundations of Security Policy - eBook available in the APUS Online Library
ISBN:9780367259044
Publication Info:Routledge Lib
Author:Zaffar, Ehsan
Unit Cost:$42.95
 

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.