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Course Details

Course Code: HLSS498 Course ID: 3000 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate

This senior capstone course allows students majoring in homeland security to analyze specific program related issues and problems using the knowledge and understanding gained by completing the required courses in the program and a significant number of the major courses. Prerequisite: Completion of a minimum of 106 hours towards your program.

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
02/22/21 - 07/30/21 08/02/21 - 09/26/21 Summer 2021 Session I 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: Assess current administration planning for national preparedness.

CO-2: Assess status of the DHS planning.

CO-3: Assess the Intelligence Community view of current and future threats to America.

CO-4: Research how the DHS assesses the same threats.

CO-5: Analyze the performance of DHS sectors.

CO-6: Conduct original, independent research on a homeland security issue.

Discussions – 20 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.

Research Question/Thesis Statement Assignment – 20 percent

Research Paper Outline - 10 percent

Literature Review – 25 percent

Final Paper – 25 percent

Readings are located under the Content tab each week in the classroom.

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.