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SCMT509 - Contemporary Issues in Security Management

Course Details

Course Code: SCMT509 Course ID: 2585 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course is an in-depth study of contemporary issues in security management. The course will focus on tools that the professional security manager can use to increase productivity and lower operational cost. Topics explored: personnel security issues (background checks), budgeting, security liability, human resources issues and equal opportunity rights.





Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
11/26/18 - 05/03/19 05/06/19 - 06/30/19 Spring 2019 Session I 8 Week session
12/31/18 - 05/31/19 06/03/19 - 07/28/19 Spring 2019 Session D 8 Week session
01/28/19 - 06/28/19 07/01/19 - 08/25/19 Summer 2019 Session B 8 Week session
02/25/19 - 08/02/19 08/05/19 - 09/29/19 Summer 2019 Session I 8 Week session
03/25/19 - 08/30/19 09/02/19 - 10/27/19 Summer 2019 Session D 8 Week session
04/29/19 - 10/04/19 10/07/19 - 12/01/19 Fall 2019 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

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

CO-1: Analyze current strategic planning strategies in security management.

CO-2: Critique security guidelines and policies utilized in security management organizations.

CO-3: Create security management concepts through active participation in discussions with your classmates on contemporary security issues utilizing actual case studies.

CO-4: Implement methods for detecting and preventing employee dishonesty and bad behavior in the workplace.

CO-5: Assess strategies for protecting intellectual property and data in the workplace.

CO-6: Generate strategies for ensuring compliance with security regulatory requirements.

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 and respond to 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 Assignment - 25 percent

This assignment will not have a time limit and you can access it as often as you like but only one submission is allowed. The Midterm Assignment will consist of two (2) short essay topic questions and will cover the required readings found in the "Lessons" (Course Tool Bar) for weeks 1-4. The Assessment can be accessed in the "Assignments" (Course Tool Bar).

Research Paper - 30 percent

Each student will submit a research paper as pertaining to one of the topics discussed in the course (see Assignments tab for details). The research paper will be 15 pages of content, excluding a title page and reference page. The paper is to be written in APA format and prepared in a Microsoft word document which will be uploaded to the "Assignments" (Course Tool Bar).

Final Assignment – 25 percent

This assignment will not have a time limit and you can access it as often as you like but only one submission is allowed. The Final Assignment will consist of two (2) short essay topic questions and will cover the required readings found in the "Lessons" (Course Tool Bar) for weeks 5-8. The Assessment can be accessed in the "Assignments" (Course Tool Bar).

NameGrade %
Discussion Forums 20.00 %
Week 1 Forum 2.50 %
Week 2 Forum 2.50 %
Week 3 Forum 2.50 %
Week 4 Forum 2.50 %
Week 5 Forum 2.50 %
Week 6 Forum 2.50 %
Week 7 Forum 2.50 %
Week 8 Forum 2.50 %
Writing Assignments 50.00 %
Midterm Assignment 25.00 %
Final Assignment 25.00 %
Research Paper 30.00 %
Research Paper 30.00 %

All required readings are located under the Lessons tab in the classroom.

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Links provided inside the classroom in the Lessons section.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.