Career Elective Homeland Security III

This course discusses evolution of international and domestic threats to homeland security. It also describes effects of nuclear, chemical, and biological, and chemical weapons and appropriate security personnel activities and actions. This course is presented in two semesters.

Semester 1 details existing and emerging terrorist threats to homeland security. It also describes characteristics and effects of various biological and chemical weapons.

Semester 2 defines effects of radiation, describes terrorists’ use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) and details preparation and response procedures for potential and actual WMD incidents. It discusses bomb types, composition, and functionality, describes bomber goals and motivations, and details bomb threat evaluation and management procedures. It also identifies domestic terrorist groups and describes their motivations, theories, tactics, and goals, and discusses how protection officers can best manage a crisis situation.

1 Credit

Career Elective Homeland Security I
Career Elective Homeland Security II

Homeland Security III Semester 1

Emerging Threats
Terrorism Defined
Techniques and Tactics
Types of Terrorists
Introduction to Recent History of Terrorism
Overview of Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs)
The Protection Officer: Basic Guidelines
Introduction to Biological Weapons
Potential Biological Weapons
Biological Attack: Detection and Defense
Security and Risk Analysis
Chemical Weapons and Protection Protocols
Nerve Agents
Choking and Blood Agents
Blister Agents
Incapacitating Agents
Homeland Security III: Semester 1 Test

Homeland Security III Semester 2

Response to a WMD Event
Nature of the Threat
Recent History of Terrorism
Why Bombs?
Explosive Trains
Bomb Threats
Evaluating the Threat
The Search
Domestic Weapons of Mass Destruction
Domestic Terrorist Groups
Domestic Terrorists' Techniques and Goals
Domestic Bioterrorism
Introduction to Crisis Management
Dynamics of a Disaster
Bomb Incidents
Psychological First Aid
Working with the Media
Homeland Security III: Semester 2 Test

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