Schedule of Classes




2021 Fall: August 18 - December 14
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Course Class No. Section Start & End Date Day Time Status Location
HMLS 302 Introduction to Homeland Security (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An introduction to the theory and practice of homeland security in both the public and private sector at national, regional, state, and local levels. The objective is to apply management concepts to homeland security, identify legal and policy issues related to homeland security, and compare the four phases of homeland security. An overview of the administrative, legislative, and operational elements of homeland security programs and processes (including a review of homeland security history, policies, and programs) is provided. Topics include the threat of terrorism and countermeasures, including intelligence, investigation, and policy that support U.S. homeland security objectives.
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80715 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Murtha, Mark E Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 302 Introduction to Homeland Security (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An introduction to the theory and practice of homeland security in both the public and private sector at national, regional, state, and local levels. The objective is to apply management concepts to homeland security, identify legal and policy issues related to homeland security, and compare the four phases of homeland security. An overview of the administrative, legislative, and operational elements of homeland security programs and processes (including a review of homeland security history, policies, and programs) is provided. Topics include the threat of terrorism and countermeasures, including intelligence, investigation, and policy that support U.S. homeland security objectives.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
80944 6381 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Roberts, Matthew A Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 302 Introduction to Homeland Security (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An introduction to the theory and practice of homeland security in both the public and private sector at national, regional, state, and local levels. The objective is to apply management concepts to homeland security, identify legal and policy issues related to homeland security, and compare the four phases of homeland security. An overview of the administrative, legislative, and operational elements of homeland security programs and processes (including a review of homeland security history, policies, and programs) is provided. Topics include the threat of terrorism and countermeasures, including intelligence, investigation, and policy that support U.S. homeland security objectives.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
81654 6382 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Oberuch, Michael K Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 302 Introduction to Homeland Security (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An introduction to the theory and practice of homeland security in both the public and private sector at national, regional, state, and local levels. The objective is to apply management concepts to homeland security, identify legal and policy issues related to homeland security, and compare the four phases of homeland security. An overview of the administrative, legislative, and operational elements of homeland security programs and processes (including a review of homeland security history, policies, and programs) is provided. Topics include the threat of terrorism and countermeasures, including intelligence, investigation, and policy that support U.S. homeland security objectives.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
82172 6980 22 Sep 2021-16 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Murtha, Mark E Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 302 Introduction to Homeland Security (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An introduction to the theory and practice of homeland security in both the public and private sector at national, regional, state, and local levels. The objective is to apply management concepts to homeland security, identify legal and policy issues related to homeland security, and compare the four phases of homeland security. An overview of the administrative, legislative, and operational elements of homeland security programs and processes (including a review of homeland security history, policies, and programs) is provided. Topics include the threat of terrorism and countermeasures, including intelligence, investigation, and policy that support U.S. homeland security objectives.
83174 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Tapia, Luis A Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 302 Introduction to Homeland Security (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An introduction to the theory and practice of homeland security in both the public and private sector at national, regional, state, and local levels. The objective is to apply management concepts to homeland security, identify legal and policy issues related to homeland security, and compare the four phases of homeland security. An overview of the administrative, legislative, and operational elements of homeland security programs and processes (including a review of homeland security history, policies, and programs) is provided. Topics include the threat of terrorism and countermeasures, including intelligence, investigation, and policy that support U.S. homeland security objectives.
83349 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Johnson, James R Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 302 Introduction to Homeland Security (3)
Prerequisite: WRTG 112 or equivalent. An introduction to the theory and practice of homeland security in both the public and private sector at national, regional, state, and local levels. The objective is to apply management concepts to homeland security, identify legal and policy issues related to homeland security, and compare the four phases of homeland security. An overview of the administrative, legislative, and operational elements of homeland security programs and processes (including a review of homeland security history, policies, and programs) is provided. Topics include the threat of terrorism and countermeasures, including intelligence, investigation, and policy that support U.S. homeland security objectives.
Stateside hybrid classes scheduled for 2021 Fall have transitioned to an online format to ensure the health and safety of our community. These courses will include synchronous faculty and student engagement via Zoom.
85627 5015 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 T 6:00P-9:00P Open LaPlata-Hybrid
Faculty: Torres, Nelson Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 304 Strategic Planning in Homeland Security (3)
Prerequisite: HMLS 406. Recommended: HMLS 310, HMLS 408, HMLS 414, and HMLS 416. An examination of the fundamentals of strategic planning, necessary for the maintenance of domestic security and the operation of the homeland security organization in the public and private sectors. The goal is to develop and analyze homeland security strategic plans. Topics include organizational priorities, planning documents, policy development, legislation, financial operations, and the evaluation process. Analysis covers threat, risk, vulnerability, probability, and impact as parameters for decision making and resource allocation.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
81220 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Jenkins, Gina M Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 304 Strategic Planning in Homeland Security (3)
Prerequisite: HMLS 406. Recommended: HMLS 310, HMLS 408, HMLS 414, and HMLS 416. An examination of the fundamentals of strategic planning, necessary for the maintenance of domestic security and the operation of the homeland security organization in the public and private sectors. The goal is to develop and analyze homeland security strategic plans. Topics include organizational priorities, planning documents, policy development, legislation, financial operations, and the evaluation process. Analysis covers threat, risk, vulnerability, probability, and impact as parameters for decision making and resource allocation.
83741 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Ditch, Robert L Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 304 Strategic Planning in Homeland Security (3)
Prerequisite: HMLS 406. Recommended: HMLS 310, HMLS 408, HMLS 414, and HMLS 416. An examination of the fundamentals of strategic planning, necessary for the maintenance of domestic security and the operation of the homeland security organization in the public and private sectors. The goal is to develop and analyze homeland security strategic plans. Topics include organizational priorities, planning documents, policy development, legislation, financial operations, and the evaluation process. Analysis covers threat, risk, vulnerability, probability, and impact as parameters for decision making and resource allocation.
84683 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Childress, Alisha J Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 304 Strategic Planning in Homeland Security (3)
Prerequisite: HMLS 406. Recommended: HMLS 310, HMLS 408, HMLS 414, and HMLS 416. An examination of the fundamentals of strategic planning, necessary for the maintenance of domestic security and the operation of the homeland security organization in the public and private sectors. The goal is to develop and analyze homeland security strategic plans. Topics include organizational priorities, planning documents, policy development, legislation, financial operations, and the evaluation process. Analysis covers threat, risk, vulnerability, probability, and impact as parameters for decision making and resource allocation.
Stateside hybrid classes scheduled for 2021 Fall have transitioned to an online format to ensure the health and safety of our community. These courses will include synchronous faculty and student engagement via Zoom.
85381 5160 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 W 6:30P-9:30P Open Shady Grove- Online Hybrid
Faculty: Baker, Paul R Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 310 Homeland Security Response to Critical Incidents (3)
Prerequisites: HMLS 302 and HMLS 406. A real-world assessment of the issues involved in responding to homeland security critical incidents. The aim is to prepare for future challenges, integrate critical incident responses at all levels, and analyze the effect of regulations and laws on critical incident response. Discussion covers historical and potential incidents as they relate to resources, cooperation, politics, regulations, operations, and post incident response.
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81328 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Landahl, Mark R Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 310 Homeland Security Response to Critical Incidents (3)
Prerequisites: HMLS 302 and HMLS 406. A real-world assessment of the issues involved in responding to homeland security critical incidents. The aim is to prepare for future challenges, integrate critical incident responses at all levels, and analyze the effect of regulations and laws on critical incident response. Discussion covers historical and potential incidents as they relate to resources, cooperation, politics, regulations, operations, and post incident response.
83745 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Heavens, James A Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 310 Homeland Security Response to Critical Incidents (3)
Prerequisites: HMLS 302 and HMLS 406. A real-world assessment of the issues involved in responding to homeland security critical incidents. The aim is to prepare for future challenges, integrate critical incident responses at all levels, and analyze the effect of regulations and laws on critical incident response. Discussion covers historical and potential incidents as they relate to resources, cooperation, politics, regulations, operations, and post incident response.
84604 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Minetree, James L Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 406 Legal and Political Issues of Homeland Security (3)
Prerequisite: HMLS 302. A study of the legal aspects of and public policy in homeland security. The aim is to analyze governmental and private-sector roles and form a model homeland security policy. The development of public policy in homeland security is examined at local, regional, national, and international levels. Topics include surveillance, personal identity verification, personal privacy and redress, federal legislation passed in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 2001, the rights of foreign nationals, the rights of U.S. citizens, the governmental infrastructure for decisions concerning legal rights, and the difficulties of prosecuting terrorist suspects (such as jurisdictional issues, rules of evidence, and prosecution strategies).
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
80571 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Williams, William C Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 406 Legal and Political Issues of Homeland Security (3)
Prerequisite: HMLS 302. A study of the legal aspects of and public policy in homeland security. The aim is to analyze governmental and private-sector roles and form a model homeland security policy. The development of public policy in homeland security is examined at local, regional, national, and international levels. Topics include surveillance, personal identity verification, personal privacy and redress, federal legislation passed in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 2001, the rights of foreign nationals, the rights of U.S. citizens, the governmental infrastructure for decisions concerning legal rights, and the difficulties of prosecuting terrorist suspects (such as jurisdictional issues, rules of evidence, and prosecution strategies).
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
81066 6381 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Baker, Paul R Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 406 Legal and Political Issues of Homeland Security (3)
Prerequisite: HMLS 302. A study of the legal aspects of and public policy in homeland security. The aim is to analyze governmental and private-sector roles and form a model homeland security policy. The development of public policy in homeland security is examined at local, regional, national, and international levels. Topics include surveillance, personal identity verification, personal privacy and redress, federal legislation passed in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 2001, the rights of foreign nationals, the rights of U.S. citizens, the governmental infrastructure for decisions concerning legal rights, and the difficulties of prosecuting terrorist suspects (such as jurisdictional issues, rules of evidence, and prosecution strategies).
83747 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Wiley, Jerry L Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 406 Legal and Political Issues of Homeland Security (3)
Prerequisite: HMLS 302. A study of the legal aspects of and public policy in homeland security. The aim is to analyze governmental and private-sector roles and form a model homeland security policy. The development of public policy in homeland security is examined at local, regional, national, and international levels. Topics include surveillance, personal identity verification, personal privacy and redress, federal legislation passed in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 2001, the rights of foreign nationals, the rights of U.S. citizens, the governmental infrastructure for decisions concerning legal rights, and the difficulties of prosecuting terrorist suspects (such as jurisdictional issues, rules of evidence, and prosecution strategies).
83748 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Andrews, Terrence Michael Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 406 Legal and Political Issues of Homeland Security (3)
Prerequisite: HMLS 302. A study of the legal aspects of and public policy in homeland security. The aim is to analyze governmental and private-sector roles and form a model homeland security policy. The development of public policy in homeland security is examined at local, regional, national, and international levels. Topics include surveillance, personal identity verification, personal privacy and redress, federal legislation passed in the aftermath of the terrorist attacks of 2001, the rights of foreign nationals, the rights of U.S. citizens, the governmental infrastructure for decisions concerning legal rights, and the difficulties of prosecuting terrorist suspects (such as jurisdictional issues, rules of evidence, and prosecution strategies).
Stateside hybrid classes scheduled for 2021 Fall have transitioned to an online format to ensure the health and safety of our community. These courses will include synchronous faculty and student engagement via Zoom.
85646 4155 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 T 6:00P-9:00P Open Joint Base Andrews Hybrid
Faculty: Torres, Nelson Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 408 Infrastructure in Homeland Security (3)
Prerequisite: HMLS 406. An examination of infrastructure protection at international, national, regional, state, and local levels. The objective is to assess threat, risk, and vulnerabilities and recommend protective measures. Topics include critical infrastructure at all levels of government, the private sector, and the international community. An overview of U.S. homeland security policy as it relates to the protection of critical infrastructures and key assets (including the roles of the federal, state, and local governments and the private sector in the security of these resources) is provided. Focus is on risk reduction and protection of critical infrastructures using available resources and partnerships between the public and private sectors.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
80402 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Kirkland, Robert O Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 408 Infrastructure in Homeland Security (3)
Prerequisite: HMLS 406. An examination of infrastructure protection at international, national, regional, state, and local levels. The objective is to assess threat, risk, and vulnerabilities and recommend protective measures. Topics include critical infrastructure at all levels of government, the private sector, and the international community. An overview of U.S. homeland security policy as it relates to the protection of critical infrastructures and key assets (including the roles of the federal, state, and local governments and the private sector in the security of these resources) is provided. Focus is on risk reduction and protection of critical infrastructures using available resources and partnerships between the public and private sectors.
83749 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Weed, James David Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 408 Infrastructure in Homeland Security (3)
Prerequisite: HMLS 406. An examination of infrastructure protection at international, national, regional, state, and local levels. The objective is to assess threat, risk, and vulnerabilities and recommend protective measures. Topics include critical infrastructure at all levels of government, the private sector, and the international community. An overview of U.S. homeland security policy as it relates to the protection of critical infrastructures and key assets (including the roles of the federal, state, and local governments and the private sector in the security of these resources) is provided. Focus is on risk reduction and protection of critical infrastructures using available resources and partnerships between the public and private sectors.
84599 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Elahi, Murat M Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 414 Homeland Security and Intelligence (3)
Prerequisite: HMLS 406. A study of the role of intelligence in homeland security. The objective is to interpret the concepts of information; analyze the production of intelligence; and recognize the U.S. intelligence and law enforcement communities, as well as other agencies and organizations that have a part in the nation's homeland security intelligence activities. Topics include the various steps of the intelligence process: the collection, analysis, sharing, and dissemination of information between governments and between government and the private sector. Emphasis is on evaluating current intelligence and enforcement efforts. Discussion also covers future challenges and opportunities for intelligence operations.
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81940 6980 22 Sep 2021-16 Nov 2021 Open Online
Faculty: LaCroix, Hunter C Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 414 Homeland Security and Intelligence (3)
Prerequisite: HMLS 406. A study of the role of intelligence in homeland security. The objective is to interpret the concepts of information; analyze the production of intelligence; and recognize the U.S. intelligence and law enforcement communities, as well as other agencies and organizations that have a part in the nation's homeland security intelligence activities. Topics include the various steps of the intelligence process: the collection, analysis, sharing, and dissemination of information between governments and between government and the private sector. Emphasis is on evaluating current intelligence and enforcement efforts. Discussion also covers future challenges and opportunities for intelligence operations.
83750 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Mitchell, Kathleen Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 414 Homeland Security and Intelligence (3)
Prerequisite: HMLS 406. A study of the role of intelligence in homeland security. The objective is to interpret the concepts of information; analyze the production of intelligence; and recognize the U.S. intelligence and law enforcement communities, as well as other agencies and organizations that have a part in the nation's homeland security intelligence activities. Topics include the various steps of the intelligence process: the collection, analysis, sharing, and dissemination of information between governments and between government and the private sector. Emphasis is on evaluating current intelligence and enforcement efforts. Discussion also covers future challenges and opportunities for intelligence operations.
84509 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Lieberman, Norman A Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 416 Homeland Security and International Relations (3)
Prerequisite: HMLS 406. An examination of the relationship of international institutions to U.S. homeland security policy, intelligence, and operations. The aim is to incorporate a global perspective in the development of U.S. homeland security, analyze international institutions that influence U.S. homeland security, and integrate international information sharing in public- and private-sector approaches to security. Domestic security operations abroad are compared to U.S. policy, laws, and procedures. Topics include the commonality of global approaches to domestic security everywhere and the value of information sharing between governments and international institutions.
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80531 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Barber, Kenneth R Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 416 Homeland Security and International Relations (3)
Prerequisite: HMLS 406. An examination of the relationship of international institutions to U.S. homeland security policy, intelligence, and operations. The aim is to incorporate a global perspective in the development of U.S. homeland security, analyze international institutions that influence U.S. homeland security, and integrate international information sharing in public- and private-sector approaches to security. Domestic security operations abroad are compared to U.S. policy, laws, and procedures. Topics include the commonality of global approaches to domestic security everywhere and the value of information sharing between governments and international institutions.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
81581 6381 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Wertman, Carl A Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 416 Homeland Security and International Relations (3)
Prerequisite: HMLS 406. An examination of the relationship of international institutions to U.S. homeland security policy, intelligence, and operations. The aim is to incorporate a global perspective in the development of U.S. homeland security, analyze international institutions that influence U.S. homeland security, and integrate international information sharing in public- and private-sector approaches to security. Domestic security operations abroad are compared to U.S. policy, laws, and procedures. Topics include the commonality of global approaches to domestic security everywhere and the value of information sharing between governments and international institutions.
83752 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Mattingley, George M Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 495 Public Safety Policies and Leadership (3)
(Intended as a final, capstone course to be taken in a student's last 15 credits.) Prerequisites: At least 15 credits in upper-level FSCN, EMGT, HMLS, or PSAD courses (numbered 300 or 400). A study of leadership theories, skills, and techniques used in the public safety professions. The interdisciplinary perspective--encompassing criminal justice, emergency management, fire science, and homeland security--is designed to support integrated public safety management. A review of current issues and contemporary leadership styles in the public safety professions integrates knowledge and principles gained through previous coursework. Case studies and exercises are used to address challenges in strategic planning. Other tools focus on evaluation of personal leadership styles and techniques.
Start date has passed. Please register for the next start date.
80361 6380 18 Aug 2021-12 Oct 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Mueck, Robert P Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 495 Public Safety Policies and Leadership (3)
(Intended as a final, capstone course to be taken in a student's last 15 credits.) Prerequisites: At least 15 credits in upper-level FSCN, EMGT, HMLS, or PSAD courses (numbered 300 or 400). A study of leadership theories, skills, and techniques used in the public safety professions. The interdisciplinary perspective--encompassing criminal justice, emergency management, fire science, and homeland security--is designed to support integrated public safety management. A review of current issues and contemporary leadership styles in the public safety professions integrates knowledge and principles gained through previous coursework. Case studies and exercises are used to address challenges in strategic planning. Other tools focus on evaluation of personal leadership styles and techniques.
84399 7380 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Closed Online
Faculty: Kirkland, Robert O Syllabus Course Materials
HMLS 495 Public Safety Policies and Leadership (3)
(Intended as a final, capstone course to be taken in a student's last 15 credits.) Prerequisites: At least 15 credits in upper-level FSCN, EMGT, HMLS, or PSAD courses (numbered 300 or 400). A study of leadership theories, skills, and techniques used in the public safety professions. The interdisciplinary perspective--encompassing criminal justice, emergency management, fire science, and homeland security--is designed to support integrated public safety management. A review of current issues and contemporary leadership styles in the public safety professions integrates knowledge and principles gained through previous coursework. Case studies and exercises are used to address challenges in strategic planning. Other tools focus on evaluation of personal leadership styles and techniques.
84950 7381 20 Oct 2021-14 Dec 2021 Open Online
Faculty: Elg, Christopher L Syllabus Course Materials
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