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HLS-101 Introduction to Homeland Security is a Course

HLS-101 Introduction to Homeland Security


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Course Description:

In this course, students will build a foundational understanding of the need for homeland security and how it has been implemented in the United States. The course will address security conditions prior to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks and security measures implemented immediately following the attacks up to the current homeland security strategy. In addition, students will learn about the critical mission areas and organizational components of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. Finally, students will have the opportunity to reflect on their roles in homeland security and determine how they are an integral part in ensuring the safety and security of the United States.

a.     Need for Homeland Security

b.     Creation and Evolution of U.S. Department of Homeland Security

c.     Critical Mission Areas and Goals

d.     Operational and Support Components of U.S. Department of Homeland Security

e.     You and Homeland Security

Course Learning Objectives/Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of this course, the Learner should be able to:

(1)   Describe the events which lead to the need for Homeland Security.

(2)   Identify the creation and evolution of DHS.

(3)   Describe the critical infrastructure and goals of Homeland Security.

(4)   Identify the Operational and Support components of the DHS.

(5)  Identify ways in which the private sector and everyday citizens can impact the mission of homeland security.