Course Code: SCMT390 Course ID: 2565 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Undergraduate
This course focuses on principles and practices that security managers can put to immediate use. The bedrock requirements of effective organization, staff selection, and daily operating procedures are emphasized over abstract concepts. Topics include guard operations, plans, policies, and procedures, workplace violence, managing change, bomb threat management, security awareness training, physical security, securing information systems, investigations, and employee screening.
|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|
|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|
After completing this course the student will be able to:
CO-1: Examine the present and future concepts of security and security management.
CO-2: Distinguish elements related to security risk management.
CO-3: Identify requirements of administering an effective security organization.
CO-4: Evaluate security measures needed for the built environment.
CO-5: Describe business continuity management and association with security practices.
Forum 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 11:55 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 and Final Assignments - 25 percent each
Each of these assignments entail a take-home essay assignment of four questions for which you are expected to develop a 2-3 page essay per question that fully responds to the question being posed to include scholarly sources.
Progress Assignment - 30 percent
Students you will play the role of the person charged with providing security services at a private sector entity. The paper will require students to discuss core responsibilities and identified areas of risk and provide appropriate details and examples regarding detection systems that would be employed at this location.
|Week 1||2.50 %|
|Week 2||2.50 %|
|Week 3||2.50 %|
|Week 4||2.50 %|
|Week 5||2.50 %|
|Week 6||2.50 %|
|Week 7||2.50 %|
|Week 8||2.50 %|
|Midterm Assignment||25.00 %|
|Progress Assignment||30.00 %|
|Final Assignment||25.00 %|
Smith, C., & Brooks, J. (2013). Security science: The theory and practice of security. Boston, MA: Elsevier, Inc.
|Book Title:||Security Science: The Theory and Practice of Security - E-book available in the APUS Online Library|
|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.*|
Not current for future courses.