HLS 750 (M1) - Emergent Topics in Homeland Security/Homeland Defense

Emergent Topics

Credits: 4.0
Term: Summer 2018 - UNHM Credit (05/21/2018 - 06/21/2018)
Class Size:   19  
CRN: 71049
HLS 750 will investigate the nature of strategic planning as it relates to homeland security and national security in the United States. In addition, students will explore how strategic planning relates to decision making in more stable environments as well as decision making under uncertainty. Relevant legislation and past decisions (such as the Bay of Pigs and the Cuban Missle Crisis) will be explored. In addition, the basic concepts of the techniques for strategic communication will be explored, developed, and related to decision making along with the characteristics of making high quality strategic decisions. Prereq: HLS 510 and HLS 515 or consent of instructor. Special Fee.
Section Comments: US/UK Comparative Security Study Abroad Trip. In UNHM class 5/21, 5/23, 5/30, 1-4:15PM in Rm. 347, followed by trip to UK. Course fee required. Permission required.
Instructor permission required.

Times & Locations

Start Date End Date Days Time Location
5/21/2018 6/21/2018 Hours Arranged TBA
Additional Course Details: 

HLS 750 supports a summer study abroad to Norther Ireland, Scotland and England June 3-19, 2018.  HLS 750 will support study abroad experiences by introducing the student to a variety of emergent topics relating to homeland security and homeland defense in the US and the UK.  Due to the evolutionary nature of the subject matter, emphasis is placed upon critical thinking and analytical skills, and the ability to discuss, orally in in writing, selected topics.  The focus of HLS 750 will be on asymmetric domestic terrorism as exemplified by the Troubles, including the struggle for Irish independence, and the broader responses of the UK to domestic security threats from WWII to present times.