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HLS 207 - Homeland Security and Emergency Mgmt

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

This course provides the student with a management perspective and understanding of organizations. mitigation, prevention, planning, preparedness, readiness, response and recovery relating to homeland security events. The focus is on U.S. policies and programs to address the hazard posed by international and domestic terrorism, particularly the risks posed by weapons of mass destruction since 9/11.
Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Outline the management issues related to a major homeland security event.
  2. Summarize organizations involved in homeland security.
  3. Explain mitigation efforts.
  4. Describe prevention techniques.
  5. Identify preparation and readiness techniques.
  6. Describe national incident response capabilities.
  7. Explain recovery efforts should a homeland security event occur.
  8. Evaluate Homeland Security and Emergency Management services and systems.
Listed Topics
  1. Defining homeland security and terrorism
  2. Weapons of mass destruction
  3. History of international and domestic terrorism
  4. The nature of the terrorism hazard/threat
  5. The intergovernmental context of homeland security
  6. The policy and organizational context of homeland security
  7. Mitigation and prevention
  8. Planning/preparedness/readiness
  9. Response
  10. Recovery
Reference Materials
Required Text(s): A contemporary text in the field.
Approved By: Johnson, Alex Date Approved: 05/19/2010

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