Homeland Security - Student Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the program, students will be able to:
- Identify the wide range of threats from terrorism.
- Summarize the strategies and systems involved in protecting and responding to threats.
- Articulate the managerial and organizational issues involved in local crisis planning and response.
- Explain the political and legal issues in homeland security policy and practices.
- Describe the National Incident Management System impact on local planning and practices in homeland security preparedness.
- Articulate the balance of civil liberties and effective homeland security operations.
- Summarize the powers of government in emergencies and extraordinary events.
- Explain the roles of government officials in emergencies and extraordinary events.
- Illustrate the circumstances when martial law may be imposed.
- Explain the provisions of the USA PATRIOT Act.
- Apply the concepts and practices in intelligence collection, analysis, and evaluation.
- Describe the intelligence collection capabilities of state and local law enforcement agencies.
- Summarize the process of using intelligence operations in support of state and local policy formulation.
- Summarize the ethical, Constitutional, and civil liberties issues involved in local intelligence operations.
- Summarize recent alterations in policy and the practices of each level of government in response to the changing landscape of the homeland security industry.
- Articulate the role of the media in homeland security incidents.
- Summarize private sector roles, responsibilities, and relationships with public sector entities involved with Homeland security.
- Articulate the vulnerabilities of corporate entities in critical incidents.
- Explain the role of private sector entities in protecting the infrastructure.
- Explain the process of development of readiness plans for private sector institutions.
- Demonstrate that they have developed the skills and knowledge to develop a threat assessment and a readiness plan using technology, theory, and systems that will enhance the safety of their area of responsibility.
- Apply emerging homeland security theories to current and emerging technologies to improve performance and effectiveness of both public and private entities.
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