2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog

SOSC 36450 Homeland Security and Defense

This is a core course in the interdisciplinary major and minor in Emergency and Disaster Management. America has been practicing various types of homeland security since the establishment of the country. However, the current concept of homeland security and the establishment of a formal Department of Homeland Security are direct results of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. This course examines homeland security (and to a lesser extent homeland defense) from both a technical view and through a critical lens. The foundation of the course is the application of higher order and critical thinking skills.