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SCMT510 - Security Management Ethics

Course Details

Course Code: SCMT510 Course ID: 2597 Credit Hours: 3 Level: Graduate

This course is an examination of issues of professional and ethical behavior within the security industry. Key issues examined include professional behavior of the individual and the agency. Current topics such as sexual harassment, professionalism, and industry standards are discussed.

Course Schedule

Registration Dates Course Dates Session Weeks
03/30/20 - 09/04/20 09/07/20 - 11/01/20 Summer 2020 Session D 8 Week session
05/25/20 - 10/30/20 11/02/20 - 12/27/20 Fall 2020 Session I 8 Week session
06/29/20 - 12/04/20 12/07/20 - 01/31/21 Fall 2020 Session D 8 Week session
07/27/20 - 01/01/21 01/04/21 - 02/28/21 Winter 2021 Session B 8 Week session

Current Syllabi

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to

CO-1: Reconstruct and explore the basis for modern ethical thought from the security management viewpoint.

CO-2: Select and examine the basics of successful security operations and apply them to overseas ethical scenarios.

CO-3: Synthesize an ability to use proven methods, concepts, and theories to develop unique solutions to problems associated with rapidly changing social, economic, and technological situations.

CO-4: Test and validate new paradigms regarding the management of international business relations viewed from ethical and cultural perspectives of various cultures.

CO-5: Evaluate the impact of job discrimination and affirmative action programs as they apply to a security department in the 21st Century.


Postings to the discussion forums are required each week. Students must post a reply to the forum questions and reply to at least two (2) other students for each Forum. This means that each week you should have a main post and two (2) responsive (peer) posts. Replies must be posted in the week due and replies after the end of each week will not be graded. The Forums are for student interaction and input should be submitted before the week ends in order to fully participate in the discussions. Students should demonstrate their own knowledge in the forums and avoid copying and pasting from websites. As a reminder, students are also expected to respond to posts to their main posting. These responses do not count toward the two peer posts required.


  • Post the initial response to each forum by 11:55pm, ET, Thursday.
  • Initial responses should be no less than 500 words.
  • Attribution to sources should be provided.
  • Initial responses are to be original in content and demonstrate a thorough analysis of the topic.
  • Reply to at least 2 of your classmates in each forum by 11:55pm, ET, Sunday.
  • Replies to classmates should be no less than 250 words.
  • Responses to classmates are significant to advance the forum.
  • All forums can be accessed in the Forums section of the course.


Assignments in this class are due weeks 3, 4, and 8.

NameGrade %
Forums 20.00 %
Week 1 Forum 3.33 %
Week 2 Forum 3.33 %
Week 3 Forum 3.33 %
Week 5 Forum 3.33 %
Week 6 Forum 3.33 %
Week 7 Forum 3.33 %
Research Paper 30.00 %
Research Paper 30.00 %
FEMA Decision Making 20.00 %
FEMA - Decision Making and Problem Solving 20.00 %
Midterm Assessment 30.00 %
Midterm Assessment 30.00 %

See Lessons tab in the classroom

Book Title:Various resources from the APUS Library & the Open Web are used. Please visit to locate the course eReserve.
Author: No Author Specified

Previous Syllabi

Not current for future courses.